Linda Griffith - Towards mechanism-based molecular classification of women with endometriosis

Linda Griffith - Towards mechanism-based molecular classification of women with endometriosis

EFA’s Sixth Annual Medical Conference: Ending Endometriosis Starts at the Beginning

Towards mechanism-based molecular classification of women with endometriosis

Linda Griffith, PhD

 

Thank you so much. As you can see from this slide I do not treat patients of any kind but I do see them. I teach physical chemistry at MIT and this is what Dr. As-Sanie would call a stressor. It is a mid-term exam, the most difficult one. They have to use the grand canonical partition function to solve multi equilibria binding problems and they are very stressed. And actually a non-trivial number of girls in my class, it is a very large class of sophomores, do come to me with problems that ultimately end up being diagnosed as endometriosis. They are typically around 18, 19 or 20 years old and have suffered in the environment of MIT and not been taken seriously, not been able to cope and some of them drop out of MIT and were even worried about coming in the first place. I am really, really glad to be at this meeting because it was really the Endometriosis Foundation that stimulated me to think in the context of MIT a school that…

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