Menstrual Cycle is a Vital Sign. Period.

October 25, 2021, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Seminar Title: Menstrual Cycle is a Vital Sign. Period. 

Presenter: Dr. Sofia Ahmed, Professor, Libin Cardiovascular Institute, University of Calgary and Alberta Health Services

Dr. Sofia Ahmed is a Professor in the Department of Medicine, Cumming School of Medicine at the University of Calgary. She is the Vice-Chair of Research for the Department of Medicine at the University of Calgary, a nephrologist and clinician-scientist with a focus on sex differences in human cardiovascular and kidney physiology and outcomes. Dr. Ahmed is an Advisory Board member for the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Institute of Gender and Health, the Education Chair for the Organization for the Study of Sex Differences and is the Sex and Gender Champion of the CIHR-funded Canadians Seeking Solutions and Innovations to Overcome Chronic Kidney Disease (Can-SOLVE CKD), a pan-Canadian patient-oriented kidney research network. She completed her MD and internal medicine residency at the University of Toronto and a nephrology fellowship at Brigham and Women’s and Massachusetts General Hospitals in Boston. She completed her Master’s in Medical Sciences at Harvard University. Dr. Ahmed is a strong proponent of the importance of mentorship and fostering excellence in the next generation of kidney and cardiovascular researchers.

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First Nations land acknowledegement

We acknowledge that the UBC Point Grey campus is situated on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territory of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) people.

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