Vera Regitz-Zagrosek, MD

Prof. Vera Regitz-Zagrosek has been Director of the Institute of Gender in Medicine (GiM) at Charité - University Medicine Berlin since 2007, where she coordinates numerous gender research and teaching projects. She is a cardiologist, clinical and basic cardiovascular researcher and founder of the Institute of Gender in Medicine and of the International Society Gender Medicine (IGM). She is coordinator of three European Gender Medicine projects; EUGENMED - Roadmap to Gender implementation in Biomedicine; EUGIM - European Curriculum in Gender Medicine; and GENCAD - Gender in Coronary Artery Disease. She is also Coordinator of the DZHK Standort Berlin (Excellence cluster of CV research in Germany); Founder and Coordinator of first DFG (German Research Foundation) Training and Research projects on Sex and Gender, 2001-2015, “Gender in myocardial hypertrophy”; and the pilot project “Gender Medicine” (BMBF).

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Why gender is a crucial — but overlooked — factor in heart disease
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