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ORWH Upcoming Events

NIH Scientific Interest Group

Sex and Gender in Health and Disease
Mapping Sex Differences in the Brain Using Neuroimaging
January 23, 2018, 3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
NIH Main Campus (Bldg. 40) Room 1201/1203

Women's Health Seminar Series

Sex Differences in Immunology & Vaccine Acceptance
March 20, 2018, 1 – 3 p.m.
NIH Main Campus, Clinical Center
(Bldg. 10) Masur Auditorium

Advisory Committee on Research on Women's Health (ACRWH)

Sex Differences in Immunology & Vaccine Acceptance
April 18, 2018 Opening meeting 9 – 3pm
NIH Main Campus Natcher, Room D

26th Anniversary Congress on Women's Health 2018 Pre-Conference Symposium

Addressing Health Challenges of Women Across the Life Course: Novel
and Emerging Research
Crystal Gateway Marriott Hotel
May 3, 2018, 1 – 5 p.m.
1700 Jefferson Davis Highway
Alexandria, Virginia 22202

ORWH Women's Health Seminar Series

Women, Heart and Brain
June 7, 2018, 1 – 3:30 p.m.
NIH Main Campus Lipsett Auditorium


Studying sex & gender in preclinical research

Sex and gender influence health and disease, and must be considered as factors in the entire research process.

Including women in clinical research

ORWH works to ensure that women and minorities are included in NIH-funded clinical research.

Career Development

Career development and mentoring

ORWH develops and supports opportunities to recruit, retain, and advance women in biomedical careers.

News & Updates

Our Mission

The Office of Research on Women's Health (ORWH) is the first Public Health Service office dedicated specifically to promoting women's health research within and beyond the NIH scientific community.

ORWH crafts and implements the NIH Strategic Plan for Women's Health Research in partnership with NIH Institutes and Centers (ICs) and co-funds research on the role of sex and gender on health. ORWH also collaborates with NIH ICs, the NIH Office of Extramural Research, and the NIH Office of Intramural Research to monitor adherence to NIH's inclusion policies, which ensure that women and minorities are represented in NIH-supported clinical research.

Director's Corner

Janine Austin Clayton, M.D.

NIH Associate Director for Research on Women's Health

Portrait of Dr. Clayton