Institute for Research & Education on Women and Gender
Ph. (716) 645-0827
Glenna Bett, Deputy Director for the Sex and Gender Health Initiative
Ph. (716) 829-2603
Becky Burke, Gender Institute Staff Assistant
Ph. (716) 645-5200
Areas of Expertise:
Projects & Campaigns
Sex and Gender Medicine is distinct from women’s health (ovaries, uterus, etc) and men’s health (prostate, erectile dysfunction, etc). Understanding the intersections between sex, gender and wellbeing will improve health outcomes for all. Men (and male animals) have been the basis of much biomedical research, but males are not normative for the whole species, and females are not a deviation from the norm. Both sex and gender differences have been found in:
Our bi-weekly luncheon meetings offer opportunities for faculty and graduate students to discuss their research, explore key texts of classic and emerging feminisms, and develop research and teaching collaborations. The workshop also provides chances for graduate students and junior faculty to meet potential committee members or mentors beyond the boundaries of their home departments.
Opportunities, Grants & Fellowships
The Gender Institute invites applications for two dissertation fellowships ($6,000 each).
The Gender Institute is delighted to announce our new Isabel S. Marcus International Research Fellowship, established to recognize the distinguished contributions to research and education on women and gender of Professor Isabel S. Marcus, co-founder and co-director of the Gender Institute (1997-2003) and recipient of UB's 2012 Award for Outstanding Contributions to International Education.
The Gender Institute invites UB undergraduate students who are interested in conducting research related to women and gender to apply for a $1000 merit scholarship.
Upon request, the Gender Institute provides goodwill cosponsorships in the form of publicity to all reputable events related to research and education on women and gender in Western New York.
The Gender Institute invites applications from UB faculty for grants ranging from $500 to $5,000 to cosponsor events related to research and education on women and gender. Due to the amount of staff time it takes to review and process such grants, we will not consider requests for less than $500.