Office of Research on Women’s Health (ORWH)
NIH Working Group on Women in Biomedical Careers
The NIH Working Group on Women in Biomedical Careers was created in 2007 in response to the National Academies report, Beyond Bias and Barriers: Fulfilling the Potential of Women in Academic Science and Engineering, which called for broad, innovative action to overcome institutional and environmental barriers to advancement at all career stages for women.
The Working Group is co-chaired by the NIH Director, Francis S. Collins, M.D., Ph.D., and the ORWH Director, Janine Austin Clayton, M.D. the NIH Deputy Directors and the Office of the Director (OD) senior staff, the Institute and Center (IC) Directors, and other representatives of NIH intramural and extramural staff comprise the group. The Working Group has sponsored national workshops on mentoring women in biomedical careers, among other programs. The NIH Working Group’s mandate is
- To maximize the potential of women scientists and engineers
- To consider how programs and policies it has created give attention to the NIH intramural communities and the concerns of intramural women
- To consider the broader context of girls and women in science
- To provide special attention to issues of barriers, minority women scientists and mentoring.
- Research Findings Drive Scientific Workforce Changes for Women
- Research on Causal Factors and Interventions
- NIH Updates on Women in Science Newsletter
- Women of Color Research Network
- National Leadership Workshop on Mentoring Women in Biomedical Careers and Women in Biomedical Research
- Women in Science at NIH 2007-2008