M-BRISC

Michigan Biological Research Initiative on Sex Differences in Cardiovascular Disease

The M-BRISC Mission:

Welcome to the University of Michigan Frankel Cardiovascular Center's Michigan Biological Research Initiative on Sex Differences in Cardiovascular Disease (M-BRISC) program. This innovative program aims to increase investigation designed to understand the mechanisms of cardiovascular disease that differentially affect women and factors underlying the health of women.

M-BRISC researchers seek fundamental knowledge about the nature and behavior of living systems and use the application of that knowledge to enhance health, lengthen life, and reduce illness and disability. These objectives will be furthered by supporting innovative basic, translational, and clinical research projects that encompass the fundamental biology of sex differences as it applies to cardiovascular disease.

M-BRISC Announcements:

Gordon Research Conference will be hosting Sex Differences in Immunity on April 2-7, 2023!

Please join Dr. Durga Singer as she presents on Hormonal and Metabolic Influences on Sex Differences in Immunity!

Click HERE for more information about the event and registration.

Upcoming Seminar:

Join us December 21st, 2022 for our next seminar featuring a talk from Dr. Jennifer DuPont of Tufts University School of Medicine titled "Sex differences in vascular aging".

Check out our events page for more information!

First Annual M-BRISC Scientific Symposium (Virtual)

February 2022

Keynote Speaker:

Dr. C. Noel Bairey Merz with The Smidt Heart Institute at Cedars Sinai

“Sex Differences in the Cardiovascular System: An example of Biological Variable (SABV)”

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Including a special message from Dr. Chyren Hunter with the NIH Office of Research on Women's Health