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ORWH Announces a Science Policy Scholar Travel Award
The award, of up to $3,000 each, will support the attendance of two investigators at the Organization for the Study of Sex Differences (OSSD) Annual Meeting on May 2-5, 2022, in Marina del Rey, CA.
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Vice President Kamala Harris Announces First Ever Federal Maternal Health Day of Action
The Biden-Harris Administration is showing its commitment to improving maternal health outcomes. Please read more about these efforts in the ORWH Director’s Blog.
ORWH Releases Video Highlighting Leading Women in HIV Research
The scientific community has reached remarkable milestones in the 40 years since the 1st reported cases of HIV. As we reflect on these scientific advances, ORWH is proud to uplift the voices of some of the women leading the way in HIV research.
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ORWH Updates Maternal Morbidity & Mortality Web Portal
ORWH completely redesigned the Maternal Morbidity & Mortality web portal, improving access to its science-based resources relevant to maternal health across the lifespan for scientists, researchers, consumers, and advocates.
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ORWH’s In Focus Publication Explores Chronic Debilitating Conditions
The latest issue of Women’s Health in Focus at NIH explores chronic debilitating conditions affecting women—from arthritis, cancer, and diabetes to anxiety, depression, and PTSD.
ORWH's E-Learning Courses
Gain an up-to-date understanding of sex and gender influences on health and disease and NIH requirements on factoring sex as a biological variable into research designs through three online courses.
ORWH Women, Science, and the Impact of COVID-19 Webpage
This webpage describes: (1) NIH efforts to ensure that research on COVID-19 appropriately incorporates the consideration of sex and gender influences; (2) the pandemic’s effects on the careers of women in biomedical and other STEMM fields and how NIH is offering support; and (3) the NIH-Wide Strategic Plan for COVID-19 Research and how it intersects with ORWH’s mission areas.
Janine Austin Clayton, M.D., FARVO
Janine Austin Clayton, M.D., FARVO, was appointed Associate Director for Research on Women’s Health and Director of the Office of Research on Women’s Health at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in 2012. Dr. Clayton has strengthened NIH support for research on diseases, disorders, and conditions that affect women. She is the architect of the NIH policy requiring scientists to consider sex as a biological variable across the research spectrum, including research designs, analyses, and reporting in vertebrate animal and human studies. The policy serves as the keystone of NIH's initiative to enhance research reproducibility, rigor, and transparency.
Featured NIH-Wide Resources & Initiatives
A public-private partnership to develop a coordinated research strategy to speed the most promising COVID-19 vaccines and treatments.
A new science agency proposed by President Joseph Biden as part of NIH to drive biomedical breakthroughs and provide transformative solutions for all patients.
A research effort to revolutionize how we improve health and treat disease.
A bold venture to help identify new treatments and cures for diseases.
An initiative to speed innovation in the development, commercialization, and implementation of technologies for COVID-19 testing.
NIH does not tolerate pervasive or severe harassment of any kind, including sexual harassment.
Trans-agency effort to speed scientific solutions to stem the national opioid crisis.
NIH-supported research has had a major positive impact on nearly all of our lives.
A new research initiative to understand, prevent, and treat the long-term effects of COVID-19.
Learn more about NIH’s efforts to end structural racism in biomedical research through the UNITE initiative.
Learn about participating in clinical trials and where to find them.
Important initiatives aimed at improving medical research.