Difference Matters: Women are 50% more likely than men to have adverse reactions to prescription drugs, yet most drugs do not have different dosages based on a patient's gender. Difference Matters: Men are more likely than women to die after an osteoporotic hip fracture. Difference Matters: Aspirin is more effective at preventing heart attacks in men and preventing strokes in women. Difference Matters: 75% of people living with autoimmune disorders like lupus and rheumatoid arthritis are women.

Scientific Investigation

The Institute's grant program provides seed money to fund novel research unique to women's health that highlights critical issues for women or focuses on the vital differences in etiology, symptomatology and treatment of medical conditions.

Sex & Gender Specific Health

The Institute is committed to educating healthcare practitioners about the role of sex and gender in medicine. Visit our YouTube page to view our latest short videos on sex and gender differences in certain diseases.

Upcoming Events

February 7, Thursday


Day of the Woman


February 12-13, Tue-Wed

San Angelo

Eat with the Expert - Cooking from the Heart


February 20, Wednesday

Fort Worth

Lunch & Learn - Women's Health Symposium and Luncheon


February 23, Saturday

San Angelo

GiRL Power


March 20, Wednesday


Lunch & Learn


April 1, Monday


Coffee & Conversation - Woman to Woman: Expert Advice from 20-90


April 3, Wednesday

San Angleo

Laura Bush Institute Presents - featuring Mrs. Laura Bush


April 10, Wednesday


Power of the Purse - featuring Marlee Matlin