OSSD Newsletter Fall 2015
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Election Results Are In...


Dear Members and Friends of the OSSD,
I am very pleased to announce the winners of our recent elections. Dr. Sabra Klein is our new President-Elect.  Drs. Liisa Galea, C. Neill Epperson and Judith Lichtman are our new Council Members, and Dr. Kristen Pleil is our newest Young Investigator Council Member.  A very warm congratulations to all!  Thanks to our members who voted and a very special thank you to our members who were candidates for this year's election.
      Dr. Louise D. McCullough, President of the OSSD 

Our 2016 meeting in Philadelphia is coming together nicely under the leadership of our Program Committee Chair, Dr. Kathryn Sandberg, and our Local Hosts, Drs. Tracy Bale and C. Neill Epperson. OSSD 2016 will take place May 24-26th, 2016 at the University of Pennsylvania with a special pre-meeting reception on May 23rd including a Plenary Lecture by Dr. Eric Nestler. Topics to be covered at this year's meeting include sex differences in human embryo development, neural and glial function, cancer, learning and memory, metabolic disease, neural circuits and behavior, cardiovascular function, stress, bones and joints, smoking behavior, gut-brain connections and sensorimotor control. Be sure to check for more details and updates to be posted soon!  
Dr. Peg McCarthy discusses sex differences in the brain in the October edition of The Scientist.  To read Peg's article, click here.  
Our journal, Biology of Sex Differences, received an impact factor of 4.84 this year! To mark this accomplishment our Editor-in-Chief, Dr. Art Arnold, was interviewed in the blog On Biology that offers insight and opinions from Biomed Central.  Click here to read his interview. 

Recently Published in Biology of Sex Differences

Characterization of juvenile play in rats: importance of sex of self and sex of partner
Argue KJ and McCarthy MM
Biology of Sex Differences 2015, 6:16 (10 September 2015)

Sex differences in metabolic homeostasis, diabetes, and obesity
Mauvais-Jarvis F
Biology of Sex Differences 2015, 6:14 (3 September 2015)

Sex differences in the brain: a whole body perspective
de Vries GJ and Forger NG
Biology of Sex Differences 2015, 6:15 (15 August 2015)

Sex differences in gut fermentation and immune parameters in rats fed an oligofructose-supplemented diet
Shastri P, McCarville J, Kalmokoff M, Brooks SPJ, and Green-Johnson JM
Biology of Sex Differences 2015, 6:13 (6 August 2015)
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