Office of Research on Women’s Health (ORWH)
The Office of Research on Women’s Health (ORWH) develops and supports opportunities to recruit, retain, and advance women in biomedical careers, and programs that support both women and men in women’s health and sex differences research careers. ORWH works to increase the number of scientists studying women’s health and sex differences research and supports mentored career development and NIH intramural training and education programs to ensure that women’s health research remains at the forefront of the NIH research agenda.
BIRCWH is a mentored career development program that aims to increase the number of women’s health and sex differences investigators.
This working group develops and evaluates policies for recruiting and retaining women scientists in the NIH intramural and extramural communities.
These programs provide a bridge between research training and research independence.
This supplement program to help scientists re-establish research careers in biomedical or behavioral science after taking time off for family-related responsibilities.
ORWH support for training programs prepares NIH trainees become biomedical research leaders and supports projects that promote women's health and sex differences research.
For more information about ORWH's Career Development Programs, contact the ORWH office: 301-402-1770.
Career Development Resources
- Fact Sheet: ORWH Career Development Initiatives
- Building the Women’s Health Research Workforce: Fostering Interdisciplinary Research Approaches in Women’s Health
- NIH Initiatives for Advancing Women in Science
- Women of Color Research Network: An online community that addresses the challenges faced by all women in scientific careers
- Mentoring Resources
- Women in Science at NIH 2007-2008
- Local Legends: Celebrating America’s Local Women Physicians