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Pauline Maki

PAULINE M. MAKI, PHD

Professor of Psychiatry and Psychology, University of Illinois at Chicago, 912 S. Wood Street, Chicago, Illinois 60612

OBJECTIVE: As a member of the International Menopause Society (IMS) Board 2018–2020, I aim to serve the Society’s goals and work with my colleagues to advance knowledge and research about menopause and aging in women. I am honored to serve as a member of the Scientific Committee for the 17th World Congress on Menopause in 2020 in Melbourne, Australia. Through the work of the IMS, and in collaboration with the Council of Affiliated Menopause Society (CAMS), we can improve the lives of women across the globe.

EDUCATION AND TRAINING

B.A. Psychology and French (1987), Magna Cum Laude, College of Saint Benedict/Saint John’s University, Saint Joseph, MN

Ph.D. Experimental Psychology (1994), University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, Minneapolis, MN

Postdoctoral Dementias of Aging (1994-1996), Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD

Postdoctoral Neuroimaging (1997-2000), National Institutes of Health, National Institute on Aging, Baltimore, MD

APPOINTMENTS AND POSITIONS

1/2010–present     Director, Women’s Mental Health Research, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL

7/2011–present     Professor, University of Illinois at Chicago, Departments of Psychiatry and Psychology, Chicago, IL

11/2011–present   Senior Director of Research, UIC Center for Research on Women & Gender, Chicago, IL

SELECT HONORS AND AWARDS

2018      American Medical Women’s Association Woman in Science Award

2017      North American Menopause Society /Thomas Clarkson Outstanding Clinical & Basic Science Research Award

2009-2010 Hedwig van Ameringen Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine (ELAM) Program for Women

LEADERSHIP POSITIONS IN SCIENTIFIC SOCIETIES

North American Menopause Society            
President (2014-15), Board of Trustees (2009-2016),
Treasurer (2012), Secretary (2011),
Chair of Scientific Program Planning Committee (2015-16)

Society for Women’s Health Research         
Interdisciplinary Network on Alzheimer’s Disease, Elected Chair (2016-present)

International Menopause Society                  
Board of Trustees (2018-2020)
Scientific Committee for the Melbourne World Congress in 2020 (2018-present)

SELECT POSITION PAPERS AND CONFERENCES RELATED TO MENOPAUSE

International Menopause Society
Hormone Replacement Therapy in Climacteric and Aging Brain (2003)
HRT in the Early Menopause: Scientific Evidence and Common Perceptions (2008)
Recommendations on Women’s Midlife Health and Menopause Hormone Therapy (2016)

National Institutes of Health
Chair, NIH-funded Symposium on Cognition and Mood in the Perimenopause: State of the Science (2009)
Steering Committee, Stages of Reproductive Aging Workshop + 10 (STRAW=10) (2010)
Chair, NIA-Funded Workshop on Thermoregulation and Vasomotor Symptoms (2015)

North American Menopause Society            
Hormone Therapy Position Statement (2011, 2015)
Alternative Treatments for Menopausal Symptoms

SELECT RESEARCH FUNDING

2016-2021 Menopausal Vasomotor Symptoms and Brain Aging in Women, National Institutes of Health (NIA, RF1), Multi-PIs: Thurston, Maki

2016-2021 Stellate Ganglion Blockade for the Management of Vasomotor Symptoms, National Institutes of Health (NIA, R01), Co-Investigator

2009-2015 Effects of Estradiol and Phytoestrogens on Stress Responsivity, National Institutes of Health (NIMH, R01), Principal Investigator

2004-2009 Botanical Menopausal Therapies Mechanisms of CNS Action, National Institutes of Health (NCCAM, K01), Principal Investigator

2004-2006 Effects of Botanicals on Cognition in Midlife Women, National Institutes of Health (NCCAM, R21), Principal Investigator          

SELECT PUBLICATIONS (from over 140)

Maki PM, Resnick SM. Longitudinal effects of estrogen replacement therapy on PET cerebral blood flow and cognition. Neurobiology of Aging. 2000 Mar 1;21(2):373-83.

Maki PM, Zonderman AB, Resnick SM. Enhanced verbal memory in nondemented elderly women receiving hormone replacement therapy. American Journal of Psychiatry. 2001 Feb 1;158(2):227-33.

Maki PM, Drogos LL, Rubin LH, Banuvar S, Shulman LP, Geller SE. Objective hot flashes are negatively related to verbal memory performance in midlife women. Menopause. 2008 Sep;15(5):848.

Maki PM, Rubin LH, Fornelli D, Drogos L, Banuvar S, Shulman LP, Geller SE. Effects of botanicals and combined hormone therapy on cognition in postmenopausal women. Menopause. 2009 Nov;16(6):1167.

Maki PM, Dennerstein L, Clark M, Guthrie J, LaMontagne P, Fornelli D, Little D, Henderson VW, Resnick SM. Perimenopausal use of hormone therapy is associated with enhanced memory and hippocampal function later in life. Brain Research. 2011 Mar 16;1379:232-43.

Maki PM, Henderson VW. Hormone therapy, dementia, and cognition: the Women's Health Initiative 10 years on. Climacteric. 2012 Jun;15(3):256-62.

Maki PM. The critical window hypothesis of hormone therapy and cognition: a scientific update on clinical studies. Menopause. 2013 Jun;20(6):695.

Harlow SD, Gass M, Hall JE, Lobo R, Maki P, Rebar RW, Sherman S, Sluss PM, De Villiers TJ, STRAW+ 10 Collaborative Group. Executive summary of the Stages of Reproductive Aging Workshop+ 10: addressing the unfinished agenda of staging reproductive aging. Climacteric. 2012 Apr;15(2):105-14.

SELECT INVITED ORAL PRESENTATIONS FROM PAST 7 YEARS

International Menopause Society Annual Meeting (2011, 2014, 2016)

North American Menopause Society (2013, 2015, 2016)

South African Menopause Society (2013, 2016)

European Congress on Menopause and Andropause (2015, 2017)

British Menopause Society (2016)

Nordic Federation on Obstetrics and Gynecology (2016)

International Society for Gynecologic Endocrinology (2012, 2014, 2016)

SIGMA, the Canadian Menopause Society (2015)

Australasian Menopause Society (2012)