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Office of Research on Women’s Health (ORWH)

ORWH Specialized Centers of Research (SCOR) on Sex Differences Awards FY 2012 – 2016

SCOR Projects and Themes

Eleven new and competing renewal awards comprised the third round of SCORs awarded in August 2012 by ORWH, cosponsoring ICs, and the FDA. These funded SCORs explore sex and gender differences in musculoskeletal diseases, pain, depression, vascular dysfunction and cognitive decline, substance use, tobacco dependence, and health of the urinary tract, as well as reproductive health, such as polycystic ovary syndrome, hormonal transitions, and the pelvic floor consequences of the reproductive process. The SCOR programs are excellent models for stimulating interdisciplinary research and for human translational research, with significant applications to gender-specific human health.

Institution & SCOR Director Research Theme
Mayo Clinic
Virginia Miller, Ph.D.
Sex-Specific Risk for Vascular Dysfunction and Cognitive Decline
Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston
Kathleen Brady, M.D., Ph.D.
Sex and Gender Differences in Addictions and Stress Response
Northwestern University
Andrea Dunaif, M.D.
Genes, Androgens and Intrauterine Environment in PCOS
University of California, Davis
Nancy Lane, M.D.
Sex Differences in Musculoskeletal Diseases
University of California, Los Angeles
Emeran Mayer, M.D.
Center for Neurovisceral Sciences and Women’s Health (Sex Differences in Pain)
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, Denver
Wendy Kohrt, Ph.D.

Metabolic Consequences of Loss of Gonadal Function

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
John DeLancey, M.D.
Birth, Muscle Injury and Pelvic Floor Dysfunction
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
Marilyn Carroll, Ph.D.
Sex Differences and Progesterone effects on Impulsivity, Smoking and Cocaine Stress 
University of Pennsylvania
C. Neill Epperson, M.D.
Pre-pubertal Stress, Windows of Risk and Sex Bias for Affective Disturbance
Washington University, St. Louis
Scott Hultgren, Ph.D.
Molecular and Epidemiologic Basis of UTI in Women
Yale University
Sherry McKee, Ph.D.
Gender-Sensitive Treatment for Tobacco Dependence
This page last reviewed on May 22, 2014

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