01/17/2014

Medicine’s Gender Gap

17:04 minutes

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for American women. Yet by one recent estimate, only a third of the study subjects in cardiovascular clinical trials are women. Virginia Miller, a professor at Mayo Clinic, describes that disconnect in an editorial in the journal Physiology.

 

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Virginia Miller

Virginia Miller is the immediate past president of the Organization for the Study of Sex Differences; director of the Specialized Center of Research on Sex Differences; and professor of surgery and physiology at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.

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