January 30, 2024

Tufts research advancing women’s health

Despite ongoing progress towards gender equality in medical care around the world, disparities in women’s health are still prevalent, affecting both the level of care that women receive and medical understanding of conditions specific to women. Four Tufts University School of Engineering faculty members recently received grants from the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center (MLSC) Women’s Health Initiative for four separate projects, each addressing an understudied aspect of women’s health.

The grants, which include First Look Awards for Assistant Professor Nisha Iyer and Assistant Professor Juan Gnecco, and Women’s Health Innovation Grants for Professor Sameer Sonkusale and Frank C. Doble Professor Fiorenzo Omenetto, promote research in health issues that disproportionately affect women, in an effort to narrow the gender disparity in medical knowledge and research.