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Office of Research on Women's Health (ORWH)

ACRWH Responsibilities

The Advisory Committee on Research on Women’s Health (ACRWH) was established with congressional mandate by the NIH Revitalization Act of 1993 as a mechanism for eliciting advice and recommendations on priority issues affecting women’s health and sex differences research. These duties are to:

  • Advise the director of ORWH on appropriate research activities with respect to research on women's health; research on gender differences in clinical drug trials, including responses to pharmacological drugs; research on gender differences in disease etiology, course, and treatment; research on obstetrical and gynecological health conditions, diseases, and treatments; and research on women's health conditions which require a multidisciplinary approach
  • Report to the director of ORWH on this research and provide recommendations regarding activities of the office and research priorities
  • Assist in monitoring compliance regarding the inclusion of women in clinical research
  • Prepare a biennial report describing the activities of the committee.

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This page last reviewed on May 13, 2013

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