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House & Senate Unanimously Passes Endometriosis Bill

State One Step Closer to Getting Answers About Endometriosis Photo (c) Jackson Laboratory. Legislators from both the state Senate and House unanimously passed House Bill 6672 – An Act Concerning Endometriosis – which will establish the program by January 1 so researchers can continue their work towards early detection as well as therapies to manage […]

Consumer Advocate Again Serves on Scientific Peer Review Panel of the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program for the Department of Defense

Katie Boyce Donahue

For Immediate Release SCIENTIFIC PEER REVIEW OF CONGRESSIONALLY DIRECTED MEDICAL RESEARCH PROGRAMS’ PEER REVIEWED MEDICAL RESEARCH PROGRAM FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE The Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs’ (CDMRP), Peer Reviewed Medical Research Program (PRMRP) consumer advocate recently participated again in the evaluation of research applications submitted to the PRMRP. Katie Boyce was nominated for […]

Endometriosis linked to higher stroke risk, NIH-funded study suggests

Individuals with endometriosis may have a higher risk for stroke, suggests the National Institutes of Health. A recent analysis found that compared to those without the disease, those who had been diagnosed with endometriosis had a 34% higher risk. Study authors concluded that ‘physicians should consider counseling patients with endometriosis about their risk for stroke […]

Rep Jillian Gilchrest pushes legislation to address endometriosis

Congratulations to Rep. Gilchrest on the passage of her legislation to improve the lives of those with endometriosis. Her Endometriosis Working Group efforts have resulted in the passage of Connecticut House Bill 5278, “An Act Concerning Intimate Examinations, Continuing Medical Education In Screening For Endometriosis And The Effects Of Systemic Racism, Bias, Racial Disparities, And […]

Endometriosis Research to Receive Funding from the US Dept of Defense Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program

Thanks to Shannon Cohn and the Endo What? Coalition working tirelessly with Senator Elizabeth Warren and Senator Orrin Hatch on a groundbreaking, bi-partisan initiative to create widespread awareness and meaningful change for the millions of people living with endometriosis, endometriosis will now receive research funding from the Dept. of Defense for the first time in […]