Women's Brain Project

Differential research for equal treatment

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Our Cause

Several diseases of the brain disproportionately affect women, both as patients and as caregivers.

Yet, women are underrepresented at many levels of the therapeutic development process and lack specific social support.

Founded in 2016, we are a group of scientists hailing from various disciplines including medicine, neuroscience, psychology, pharmacy and communication who work together with caregivers, patients and their relatives, policymakers and other stakeholders.  The Women’s Brain Project (WBP) aims to stimulate a global discussion on gender and sex determinants of female vulnerability to brain and mental disease.

WBP aims to address these issues through scientific research, debate, public engagement and advocacy.

"1st International Forum on Women's Brain Health"

12th December 2017

Rolex Learning Center, Lausanne Switzerland

Our Mission

"Identifying specific needs related to women's brain health, advocating for change, and positioning the findings for the benefit of the society."

- Women's Brain Project

Publish high impact peer-reviewed papers that address sex and gender differences in brain and mental health > read more

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Promote basic, clinical, social and artificial intelligence research that can help identify tools for better diagnosis, treatment and care in brain and mental health conditions affecting women > read more

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Advocate by generating social awareness and providing a platform for women passionate about and/or suffering from brain and mental diseases > read more

 Engage with policy makers, scientists, patients, drug developers, regulators and organizations to discuss evidence on female vulnerability to brain and mental disease, and propose solutions > read more

Get to know Sofia as she shares her stories about living daily with Alzheimer's disease

- Advocator

Take a look at our gallery.   Click here >

Meet our Team

Board of Directors

MariaTeresa Ferretti, PhD

MariaTeresa Ferretti

PhD

A junior group leader at University of Zurich working on biomedical research in the field of Alzheimer’s disease.  Read more >

Gautam

Gautam Maitra

Fil. lic. Stockholm University

Chemist and regulatory affairs professional.  Member of the European Advisory Council of the Regulatory Affairs Professionals Society.  Read more >

Annemarie Schumacher Dimech, PhD

Annemarie Schumacher Dimech

PhD

A health psychologist working at the Interdisciplinary Competence
Center for Ageing, University of Applied Sciences St. Gallen.  Read more >

Executive Committee

Advisory Board

Prof. Ann Kato
Department of Basic Neuroscience, University of Geneva

Prof. Claudio Cuello - view profile
McGill University 

Meryl Comer
Women against Alzheimer

Brooks Kenny
Women against Alzheimer 

Prof. Sabina Misoch - view profile
Interdisciplinary Competence Center for Ageing, University of Applied Sciences St. Gallen 

Tania Dussey-Cavassini - view profile
Vice-Director, Ambassador for Global Health and Head of the International Affairs Division of Federal Office of Public Health since 2013 

Lynn Posluns
Women's Brain Health Initiative USA 

Prof. Andrea Pfeifer 
CEO AC Immune

Prof. Harald Hampel
Département de Neurologie, Institut de la Mémoire et de laMaladie d’Alzheimer (IM2A), Hôpital Pitié-Salpêtrière, France

Prof. Hélène Girouard - view profile
Universite' de Montreal 

Prof. Staci Bilbo - view profile
Harvard Medical School 

Emily Cook 
Alzheimer's Research UK

 

Our Ambassadors

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Sylvia Day  >

an international comedian, actress, writer, lyricist, impressionist, singer, pianist, director, producer and all-around entertainer

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Sofia Petersson  >

impacted by Alzheimer's Disease for more than half of her life,she shares her stories

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Brandy Butler  >

one of the most highly respected musicians and vocalists in the Swiss Scene

"Don't let your struggle become your identity"

  - C.Tang

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