ORWH Established New Office of Autoimmune Disease Research
On April 12, 2023, ORWH Director Janine A. Clayton, M.D., FARVO, announced the establishment of the NIH Office of Autoimmune Disease Research (OADR-ORWH), a new office mandated by Congress in the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2023 (Public Law 117–328). OADR-ORWH is working with NIH leadership, other ICOs, researchers, clinicians, patient advocacy groups, and the public to ensure that plans for the new office synergize with other NIH efforts, observe congressional directives, address research gaps, and serve patients with autoimmune disorders.
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NOSI: EXposome in Autoimmune Disease Collaborating Teams PLANning Awards (EXACT-PLAN)
This NOSI invites applications for exploratory, early, and conceptual stage research projects aimed at the design, development, and implementation of a future national, interdisciplinary, collaborative, team science research network that will advance the study of the exposome in autoimmune diseases. Applications are being accepted through June 16, 2023.
New ORWH Notice of Funding Opportunity (R01 Research Project Grant)
ORWH recently released Understanding Chronic Conditions Understudied Among Women (R01 Clinical Trial Optional) to support research on chronic conditions that affect women and individuals assigned female at birth. Applications are being accepted through June 20, 2023.
New ORWH Notice of Funding Opportunity (R21 Exploratory/Development Research Grant)
ORWH recently released Understanding Chronic Conditions Understudied Among Women (R21 Clinical Trial Optional) to support research on chronic conditions that affect women and individuals assigned female at birth. Applications are being accepted through June 20, 2023.
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.
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