Office of Research on Women’s Health (ORWH)
Select SCOR Programs FY 2007 - FY 2011 Accomplishments
Research from the second cycle of SCOR programs has provided numerous insights into the sex differences observed in pain, including visceral pain and pelvic floor dysfunction; mental health, including depression, the stress response, and sex differences in the brain’s response to drug cues; and new potential therapeutic targets for recurring urinary tract infections. In addition, SCOR PIs are drawing more attention to the need to perform sex/gender analyses of scientific results.
Examples of the interdisciplinary sex and gender research that has been conducted by the second round of SCOR sites (FY 2007–FY 2011) include the following:
- “A Coordinated Study of Stress, Pain, Emotion, and Sexual Factors Underlying the Pelvic Visceral Disorders of Irritable Bowel Disorder and Interstitial Cystitis” at the University of California, Los Angeles.
- “Fetal Antecedents to Sex Differences in Depression” at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.
- “Role of Sex and Gender Differences in Substance Abuse Relapse” at the Medical University of South Carolina.
- “Sex, Stress, and Substance Use Disorders” at the Yale University School of Medicine.
- “Sex and Gender Influences on Addiction and Health: A Developmental Perspective” at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.
For citations of select FY 2011-FY 2012 SCOR publications, including sex and gender analyses, see Appendix E, of the Report of the Advisory Committee on Research on Women’s Health, Office of Research on Women’s Health and NIH Support for Research on Women’s Health