REGISTRATION OPEN: Gender & Health Scientific Workshop
Join ORWH on October 26 for the “Gender and Health: Impacts of Structural Sexism, Gender Norms, Relational Power Dynamics, and Gender Inequities” workshop. Registration is now open.
NIH recently announced the launch of the Rapid Acceleration of Diagnostics Technology (RADx® Tech) for Maternal Health Challenge, a competition offering up to $8 million in cash prizes to accelerate development of technologies to improve maternal health outcomes for those who live in areas lacking access to maternity care.
ORWH Pearls of Wisdom Series featuring Dr. Gary Gibbons, NHLBI Director
ORWH’s Pearls of Wisdom series features Gary H. Gibbons, M.D., Director of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI). In this video clip, Dr. Gibbons talks about leadership and how “your lived experience is a credential.”
New Report: Perspectives on Advancing NIH Research to Inform and Improve the Health of Women
In response to Congress, ORWH developed a strategy to collect input on the three high-priority areas: (1) rising rates of maternal morbidity and mortality, (2) rising rates of chronic debilitating conditions in women, and (3) stagnant cervical cancer survival rates. This report provides opportunities for future NIH research on women's health.
Submit Input for the NIH-Wide Strategic Plan for Research on the Health of Women
ORWH published a request for information (RFI), NOT-OD-22-186, to solicit input from stakeholders across the scientific research, advocacy, and patient communities, as well as the public, to inform the topics that will be included in the forthcoming NIH-Wide Strategic Plan for Research on the Health of Women.
View MMM Fact Sheet
ORWH Maternal Morbidity & Mortality Fact Sheet
ORWH recently released the fact sheet, "Maternal Mortality and Morbidity: What Do We Know? How Are We Addressing It?" This fact sheet provides a comprehensive overview of recent scientific research and evidence-based practices relating to maternal morbidity and mortality.
ORWH e-Learning Course Addressing Sex and Gender Offers CME Credits
The ORWH e-learning course, Bench to Bedside: Integrating Sex and Gender to Improve Health, offers up to six American Medical Association Physician Recognition Award (AMA PRA) Category 1 CreditTM.
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.