Charité-Universitätsmedizin Berlin is the only German medical faculty with a regular Institute of Gender in Medicine (GiM) and the only German faculty teaching Gender Medicine in the regular curriculum.
It is the greatest university hospital in Germany and one of the largest university hospitals in Europe with a yearly budget over 1.3 billion EUR. About 3700 doctors and scientists work here, do research and teach at top international level. Charité has an international reputation for excellence in training. It extends over four campuses with large research units and 3213 patient beds. Recognized to be one of the leading medical faculties in Europe, the faculty has more than 250 professors and is distinguished by the highest female participation in faculty in Germany with 50 female professors.
TheInstitute of Gender Medicine (GIM) has been founded in 2003 as a loose centre and has been turned into a regular institute in 2007. Staff members are one full professor, 12 postdocs, 7 assistants, 20 students. Associated members are 14 working groups of Charité, with 22 professors. It has at present more than 200 sqm laboratory rooms and office space.
Director of GiM, Vera Regitz-Zagrosek is founding president of International Society of Gender Medicine, president of the German Society DM. She was head of a gender research training programme (DFG: 2001-2011), is head and coordinator of a DFG research group (2008-2014), partner and coordinator for Berlin in German Cardiovascular Research Centre (DZHK), Coordinator of EU projects: EUGIM, PI and gender coordinator in EU projects, partner GenderBasic, expert in Gendered innovations, organizer of yearly national or international gender conferences since 2004, director of German program “Hör auf dein Herz” (Cardiovascular prevention in women),
V. Regitz-Zagrosek is editor of 2 books of in Gender Medicine with Springer “Sex and Gender Aspects in Clinical Medicine” (2011) and “Sex and Gender Differences in Pharmacology, Handbook of Experimental Pharmacology” (2012). She has published more than 200 research articles, more than 100 related to Gender Medicine and is very present in lay media, in ARTE, Spiegel, and Focus. The European guidelines „Management of Cardiovascular Diseases in Pregnancy" were compiled under the guidance of Prof. Vera Regitz-Zagrosek.