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Dr. Hampson is a full professor in the Department of Psychology at Western University, a core member of Western's Graduate Program in Neuroscience, and a member of the Brain and Mind Institute.  She holds a cross-appointment in the Department of Psychiatry at Schulich School of Medicine.  Her work on reproductive hormones in the human nervous system and their implications for cognitive function, memory, aging, and mood has been internationally recognized for more than two decades.  Dr. Hampson has received the Curt P. Richter Prize for advances in neuroendocrinology, and has been supported by a Chair in Women's Health from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research.  She serves on the editorial boards of a number of peer-reviewed scientific journals, and is a member of the advisory board of the Society for Behavioral Neuroendocrinology.  As an invited member of a Washington-based expert panel, the Isis Fund Network on "Sex, Gender, Drugs and the Brain", and as an independent researcher, Dr. Hampson's work has helped to highlight the importance of sex as a biological variable in medical research.  She is a founding member of the Organization for the Study of Sex Differences.