2022 BIRCWH Annual Meeting Event Recording Now Available
In November, ORWH hosted the 2022 Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women’s Health (BIRCWH) Annual Meeting. Valuable career-development insights and exciting progress to support women in science were shared during the 2022 BIRCWH Annual Meeting.
New ORWH Notice of Special Interest (NOSI)
This NOSI highlights the availability of administrative supplements to support research highlighting health inequities among populations of women in the United States who are understudied, underrepresented, and underreported (U3) in biomedical research.
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ORWH Maternal Morbidity & Mortality Fact Sheet
This fact sheet provides a comprehensive overview of recent scientific research and evidence-based practices relating to maternal morbidity and mortality.
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ORWH’s In Focus Publication Explores Oral Health
The latest issue of Women’s Health in Focus at NIH explores oral health. The feature story discusses oral health issues, sex and gender differences in oral health, and NIH efforts to support diversity in the dental, oral, and craniofacial workforce. Additional articles in this issue describe ongoing efforts across several major ORWH initiatives and journal articles related to oral health during pregnancy and how HPV affects risks for oral and gynecological cancers.
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.
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.