There are increasing initiatives for integrating gender dimensions in research. In this regard, the GENDER-NET ERA-NET program, has received funding from the EU FP7 framework to engage EU member states into implementing gender equality plans in their institutions, and relevant to us: ensure that all phases of basic and applied research integrates sex and gender dimensions.
TIGER emerges from the European School of Interdisciplinary Tinnitus (ESIT), a H2020 funded program integrating an interdisciplinary approach in tinnitus research with the aims to educate future tinnitus researchers with a set of skills necessary for achieving innovative treatment options. Within the first years of ESIT, using data from the Swedish Tinnitus Outreach Project (STOP), it was found that women with constant tinnitus are accompanied with a greater burden (stress, anxiety, sensitivity to noise, physical and psychological life quality) than men. This opened the possibility of different pathophysiological mechanisms operating in men and women, which was granted financial support from the GENDER-NET PLUS ERA-NET Co-Fund to investigate further the sex and gender differences in tinnitus.
TIGER (Tinnitus Genetic and Environmental Risks), aims at investigating the combined role of genetic and environmental risk factors in the gender-specific development of severe tinnitus.
Welcome to TIGER!
Thirteen projects were selected for financing, of which 5 include Karolinska Institutet as a partner.
Dr. Cederroth will coordinate the project TIGER (Tinnitus Genetic and Environmental Risks), in collaboration with Jose Antonio Lopez-Escamez (Spain), Silvano Gallus (Italy) and Jan Bulla (Norway).
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