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14.11.2022 - BUA Diversity and Excellence Lecture Series, starting Thu Nov 24 6pm at Charité Paul Ehrlich Lecture Hall - Prof. Londa Schiebinger (Stanford): Gendered Innovations: Importance and Relevance

The BUA lecture series will be held at Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Freie Universität Berlin, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin and Technische Universität Berlin, as well as virtually.

Prof. Londa Schiebinger will start the lecture series on November 24 with her talk Gendered Innovations: Importance and Relevance across different Disciplines in the Paul Ehrlich Lecture Hall at the Charité starting at 6 pm.

Londa Schiebinger is a historian and theorist of science with expertise in the field of Gender and Science. In addition to her own research, Londa Schiebinger has extensive experience in diversifying science. She currently holds a professorship at Stanford University (USA) in the history of science and is also the director of the Clayman Institute for Gender Research and the EU/US Gendered Innovations in Science, Health & Medicine, Engineering and Environment Project.

More information on the lecture series can be found here: https://www.berlin-university-alliance.de/news/items/2022/221028-diversitaet-exzellenz.html

02.11.2022 - Delegation from the Austrian Green Party

Foto: Delegation from the Austrian Green Party

In October, the GiM welcomed a delegation from the Austrian Green Party. The Austrian Green Party Health Spokesperson, Ralph Schallmeiner, and Women's and Gender Equality Spokesperson, Meri Disoski, and their team met face-to-face with Prof Gertraud (Turu) Stadler and Pichit Buspavanich to exchange knowledge and expertise and discuss the latest findings, challenges and necessary measures.

 

Media Coverage & Science Communication (Selected Contributions)

Media coverage regarding close relationships and health:

Schwenkenbecher, J. (2022, August 29). Emotionale Unterstützung - „Hilft man falsch oder unbedarft, kann das schädlich sein“. Welt, 167, 8. https://www.welt.de/wissenschaft/plus240722891/Emotionale-Unterstuetzung-Hilft-man-falsch-oder-unbedarft-kann-das-schaedlich-sein.html 

Schwenkenbecher, J. (2022, June 11). Ich bin da. Geht es Freunden schlecht, will man helfen. Nur: Wie geht das eigentlich am besten? Süddeutsche, 133, 31. https://www.sueddeutsche.de/wissen/psychologie-freundschaft-helfersyndrom-1.5600966?reduced=true 

Media coverage regarding gender and health:

McPhillips, D. (2022, September 21). Women’s health got worse in 2021, global survey finds. CNNhttps://edition.cnn.com/2022/09/21/health/global-womens-health-index-2021/index.html 

Fritzsche, J. (2022, July 3). RESPEKT: Toxische Männlichkeit [TV feature]. ARD Alpha

https://www.br.de/extra/respekt/toxische-maennlichkeit-rollenerwartungen100.html 

Förster, T. (Feature Author & Interviewer). (2022, June 22). Gesundheitsrisiko Mann - Wie Männer gesund bleiben [TV feature]. RBB. https://www.rbb-online.de/rbbpraxis/reportagen/gesundheitsrisiko-mann-wie-maenner-gesund-bleiben.html 

Seitler, P. (Feature Author & Interviewer). (2022, March 23). Gefährliche Wissenslücke: Die Medizin ignoriert bis heute die Besonderheiten von Frauen. Buzzfeedhttps://www.buzzfeed.de/news/gender-data-gap-medizin-daten-wissen-luecke-frauen-forschung-gefahr-91430704.html

Schröder, A. (2022, March 8). Interview: Warum die Genderforschung gegründet wurde und wie weit die Erkenntnisse der Forschung sind. [Radio broadcast]. RBB Radio Fritz https://www.fritz.de/av/audios/aktuell_interviews/2022/03/aktuell_interviews_frauentag_2022_gendermedizinerin_prof_dr_gertraud_stadler_20220308.html?cq_ck=1646730817553

Theater Kampnagel. (2022, January 29). Panel Gender Medizin [Recorded panel discussion]. http://www.kampnagel.de/de/programm/panel-quotgender-medizinquot/

Schmidt, J. (2022). Gendermedizin: Darauf sollten Hausärzte achten. MMW - Fortschritte der Medizin, 164(2), 23. doi: 10.1007/s15006-022-0737-y

Verlinden, B. (Host). (2021, December 12). Gendermedizin: Ein Einstieg [Audio podcast]. AMBOSS Podcast – Medizin zum Hören. https://amboss.podigee.io/75-gendermedizin

Holzer, D. (2021, September 24). Frauen-und Männergesundheit, Ungerechtigkeit durch Gleichbehandlung. Mein Medizinportal.dehttps://www.mein-medizinportal.de/themenwelten/frauen-und-maennergesundheit/ungerechtigkeit-durch-gleichbehandlung_24539310.htm

Rudnick, H. (2021, June 17). Erkrankung, Diagnose, Behandlung: Warum Frauen in der Medizin häufig benachteiligt sind. Business Insiderhttps://www.businessinsider.de/wissenschaft/gesundheit/erkrankung-diagnose-behandlung-fuer-frauen-ist-viel-noch-nicht-erforscht/

Braunwarth, A. & Aulehla, I. (2021, May 25). Geschlechtsorientierte Krankheitsprävention - Wie gendermedizinische Erkenntnisse den ärztlichen Alltag verändern könnten. Medical Tribunehttps://medical-tribune.ch/10075965/2021/krankheitspraevention-sollte-sich-staerker-am-geschlecht-orientieren/

Braunwarth, A. & Aulehla, I. (2021, April 9). Männlich, weiblich, nicht-binär: Gendermedizin wird den hausärztlichen Alltag verändern. Medical Tribune, 56(14)

https://www.medical-tribune.de/meinung-und-dialog/artikel/maennlich-weiblich-nicht-binaer-gendermedizin-wird-den-hausaerztlichen-alltag-veraendern/

Linde, G. & Pegelow. M. (2021, March 22). Operation Gleichberechtigung. FUrios.  https://furios-campus.de/2021/03/22/operation-gleichberechtigung/

Eisenreich, R. (2021, February 23). Semesterbeginn: Studiert wird nur der Mann. Zeithttps://www.zeit.de/campus/2021/02/medizinstudium-maenner-frauen-exemplare-gleichberechtigung-biologie#comments

Wildermuth, V. (2020, October 10). Gendermedizin – Frauen sind anders krank [Radio feature]. SWR2 Wissen. https://www.swr.de/swr2/wissen/gendermedizin-frauen-sind-anders-krank-swr2-wissen-2020-11-11-100.html

Schuchardt, P. (2021, April 23). Gendermedizin - was die Geschlechter unterscheidet [TV feature]. Deutsche Welle In Good Shape - Das Gesundheitsmagazin, https://p.dw.com/p/3fhKH

Ficociello, N. (2020, July 19). Toxische Männlichkeit - Warum Männer Feministen werde müssen  [Radio feature]. Bayrischer Rundfunk. https://archive.org/details/2020-07-19-toxische-mannlichkeit-warum-manner-feministen-werden-mussen-nicole-ficociello-br

Schmidt, K. (2020, August 6). Gendermedizin - Warum das Geschlecht einen Unterschied macht [Radio feature]. MDR Wissen. https://www.mdr.de/wissen/audios/warum-wir-gendermedizin-brauchen100.html

Ritscher, A (2020, April) Gender-Medizin: Frauen werden falsch behandelt, Männer sterben früher. Freitag, 12https://www.freitag.de/autoren/der-freitag/diagnose-frau

Deter, A. (2020, April 1). Der Gender Data Gap [Podcast]. Verquer Radio Mecklenburg Vorpommern. https://bildung-verquer.de/radio/vera104-gender-data-gap-ii/

Vissmann, J. (2020, October 20). Der kleine Unterschied [Podcast]. RBB Talking Science. https://www.rbb-online.de/talkingscience/podcast/der-kleine-unterschied.html

Ficociello, N. (2020, March 9). Gender Data Gap: Warum es Frauen gefährdet, wenn sie unsichtbar sind [Radio feature]. Bayern 2 Zündfunk. https://www.br.de/radio/bayern2/sendungen/zuendfunk/gender-data-gap-warum-es-frauen-gefaehrdet-wenn-sie-unsichtbar-sind-102.html

Behrens, I. (2021). Gendermedizin: Frauenherzen schlagen anders – und nicht nur das: Warum es an der Zeit ist für eine geschlechtsspezifische Medizin. Natürlich gesund und munter, 2, 14-24 https://natuerlich.io/2/21-gendermedizin

Nothnagel, M. (2021, May 26). Wo bleiben die Daten für Gendermedizin? Falter Heureka https://www.falter.at/heureka/20210526/wo-bleiben-die-daten-fuer-gendermedizin/_da0b5617ba?ref=related

Featuring Shrout, Stadler, et al., (2018):

Joy, H. (2017). People overstate their negative feelings in surveys. Medindia, retrieved December 22, 2017 from http://www.medindia.net/news/people-overstate-their-negative-feelings-in-surveys-175600-1.htm

Riordan, C. (2017). Patients exaggerate illnesses and injuries when first questioned. The Times, retrieved December 22, 2017 from https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/patients-exaggerate-illnesses-and-injuries-when-first-questioned-hsbhlck7t, featuring Shrout, Stadler, et al., (2017).

 

News from the Gender in Medicine (GiM)

Photo by Angiola Harry on Unsplash

Digital platform on inherited cancer risk funded with 4.3 million euro

In Germany, around 69.000 women and 700 men fall ill with breast cancer every year. Around 30 percent of these patients have an increased inherited cancer risk. For this particular group pf patients better treatment options are becoming more readily available. However, these interventions are most successful if the inherited cancer risk is discovered early on.

In a new project funded by the Innovationsfonds of the “Gemeinsamer Bundesausschussa new digital care platform for people with inherited cancer risk and their treating doctors will be developed. Specialist knowledge about breast cancer will be available through the platform and the network of carers and patients will be strengthened.

The scientists leading the project are based at the Gender in Medicine institute of the Charité University hospital, TU and HU Berlin. They want to investigate if the care platform can aid with early cancer detection and can improve the quality of life for patients. The experience of the project leaders with law and ethics surrounding digital technologies will be a crucial piece of the final product.

The digital platform will be funded with ~ 4.3 million euro over the course of four years. The Innovationsfonds usually facilitates projects that go beyond regular statutory health insurance. Should the pilot phase encourage it, the digital platform could be integrated into regular care in the future, where the focus could expand to other illnesses as well.

Dr. Friederike Kendel is particularly excited about the colloaboration with experts in medicine, ergonomics and law: “Digital transformation offers many exciting opportunities to improve medical care. However, there are clear ethical, psychosocial and legal risks associated with it, for which there are currently not many concrete solutions available. These solutions can only be found if we work closely together as part of an interdisciplinary endeavour.

Project partners at Charité, TU and HU

  • PD Dr. Dorothee Speiser, Charité, Centre for Familial Breast and Ovarian Cancer
  • Prof. Dr. Friederike Kendel, Charité, Gender in Medicine
  • Prof. Dr. Markus Feufel, TU Berlin, Institute for Ergonomics
  • Dr. Sven Asmussen, HU Berlin, Law

Also: BKK VBU, Deutsche Krebsgesellschaft e. V., ID Information und Dokumentation im Gesundheitswesen GmbH & Co. KGaA, Dr. Konrad Neumann (Biometrie, Charité); Prof. Dr. Getraud Stadler (Gender in Medicine, Charité)

Original press release: https://innovationsfonds.g-ba.de/downloads/media/243/2021-01-28_Liste-gefoerderte-Projekte-NVF_FBK-2019-12-12.pdf