Sex, Gender, Health Initiative

Community Health Forum: Women's Health Initiative

Women's Health Initiative.

Friday, August 9

4:30-5:30 p.m.

150 Farber Hall (Butler Auditorium), South Campus
Free and open to all

Jean Wactawski-Wende
Dean, School of Public Health and Health Professions
SUNY Distinguished Professor

Dr. Wactawski-Wende will be discussing the Women's Health Initiative(WHI), a long-term national study focused on the aging of post menopausal women. WHI has had an important influence on the way health care providers prevent and treat major diseases in women, as well as a profound impact on direct medical costs nationwide. This groundbreaking study will have a lasting effect on women's health for generations.

“Pink” Concussions: How Gender Affects Care for Traumatic Brain Injury

Martina Anto-Ocrah

 March 5, 2019
 11 am - 1 pm
 Location: 210 Student Union, UB North Campus
 Free and open to the public

Dr. Anto-Ocrah.

Martina Anto-Ocrah, Ph.D., M.P.H, is an Assistant Professor at the University of Rochester Medical Center. An expert on "pink" concussions, Dr. Anto-Ocrah suggests that differences in recovery time for traumatic brain injury between male and female patients is due to gender differences in treatment.

Eating Disorders and Body Love: The Things Mama Didn't Tell You

Thursday, September 20, 2018
4:00 - 6:00 pm
120 Clemens Hall, UB North Campus

Gloria Lucas.

Gloria Lucas is a Xicana womxn and the person behind Nalgona Positivity Pride. Straight from the Inland Empire, the DIY punk community in Riverside taught her how to organize since age 18. She has helped put together Ladyfest IE, Ladyfest LA, IE Riot Grrrls, and Women of Color for Decolonization. In 2014, she founded Nalgona Positivity Pride from years of dealing with the violent lack of women of color representation in the eating disorder-awareness community. Like the chingona womxn of color that came before, she creates spaces for marginalized folks to support each other and heal from the trauma of colonialism, eurocentric beauty ideals, and disordered eating in communities of color. She has lectured across the nation in different universities and community organizations. Gloria’s work has been featured at the Huffington Post, MiTú, Bitch Magazine, and The Body is not an Apology. Her most recent project is SageSpoon, an online support group for indigenous people and people of color with eating problems. She lives in Los Angeles with her partner and their cats, Pepita and Mister Orange.