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Vita Prof. Dr. med. Dr. h.c. Vera Regitz-Zagrosek
Cardiologist and founder of the Institute of Gender in Medicine at Charite, Berlin, and of the International Society Gender Medicine (IGM). Coordinator of 3 gender related European projects, EUGENMED - Roadmap to Gender implementation in Biomedicine, EUGIM -European Curriculum in Gender Medicine, and GENCAD - Gender in coronary artery disease. Coordinator of the DZHK partner site Berlin, PI in BMBF project Gender and Age. Coordinator of first DFG Training and Research groups on Sex and Gender in heart failure, 2001 -2015, and the pilot project “Gender Medicine” (BMBF). Task Force Leader and guideline coordinator on “Cardiovascular Diseases in Pregnancy” of the European Society of Cardiology in 2011 and 2016-18. Focus of work: sex- and gender specific mechanisms in cardiovascular diseases.
She has published more than 200 scholarly articles, over 30 book chapters and two European standard works on gender medicine and gender-specific drug therapy. Set up the only German curriculum for gender medicine in a medical study program at the Charité Berlin, as well as a gender database and an elearning program. Organizer of international congresses, reviewer of numerous international journals, member of prize committees and review panels.
Founding president of the German and the International Society for Gender-specific Medicine, longtime chairman and board member of both. Honorary doctor of the Medical University of Innsbruck and guest professor at the University of Utrecht. In autumn 2019, she will take over the Anna Fischer Dückelmann Guest Professorship for Gender Medicine at the University of Zurich.
In November 2018, she was awarded the Federal Cross of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany for her achievements in gender medicine.