• Jul 17, 2019:A Game-Changing Pledge to Bring Greater Diversity to Scientific Panels

    dr claytonWorking at NIH, I often see the amazing advancements and achievements made by the biomedical research enterprise. One recent important advance is not a scientific finding or new technology, but a strong stand on principle made by NIH Director Dr. Francis Collins.

  • Jul 11, 2019:July Is National Dry Eye Awareness Month
    Dr. Clayton Answers Questions About This Common Eye Condition. Are your eyes often irritated—as if dust or sand were in them? Do your eyes sting or burn? Are they sensitive to light? Has driving at night or wearing contact lenses become more difficult? If so, you may have dry eye disease. 
  • May 07, 2019:National Women’s Health Week/Strategic Plan

    The NIH Office of Research on Women’s Health has joined the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office on Women’s Health (OWH) to observe the 20th anniversary of National Women’s Health Week (NWHW), May 12–18. NWHW calls attention to women’s physical and mental health. The observance period helps to remind women to build positive health habits, such as visiting the doctor regularly, eating healthful foods, getting enough sleep, and managing stress.

  • Aug 22, 2018:Epigenetics and the Health of Future Generations

    We typically learn in school how parents pass along their genes to their children, and how those genes can influence their children’s characteristics. Statements like — "She has her mother’s eyes" and "He has his father’s dimples" — are not uncommon.

  • May 15, 2018:National Women’s Health Week: A Reminder that Putting Yourself First Doesn’t Mean Putting Others Last

    National Women's Health Week is a time when we shine a national spotlight on the health of women and encourage women to make their own health a priority.

    During this week, and the rest of the year, we should remember that making sure we are the healthiest we can be does not mean taking anything away from those we love. Actually, we can only give our best when we are at our best, and this starts with our health.

  • Mar 20, 2018:Celebrating Women’s History Month

    During March, we celebrate Women's History Month to recognize the extraordinary achievements of women. At the Office of Research on Women's Health (ORWH), we are acknowledging the contributions of women scientists and clinicians.

    Although millions of individuals are vaccinated every year, we rarely think about the dedicated researchers behind them. One of them is Ruth L. Kirschstein, M.D., who made important contributions to vaccines for polio, measles, and rubella.

  • Feb 26, 2018:Celebrating American Heart Month
    Celebrating American Heart Month
  • Jan 25, 2018:Celebrating National Mentoring Month
    Dr. Clayton discuss the NIH-Wide Strategic Plan for Research on Women’s Health
  • Nov 07, 2014:Back to Basics: New Publishing Guidelines to Enhance Reproducibility and Relevance
    This week, Science and Nature report on new principles and guidelines in reporting preclinical research that were developed at a meeting organized in conjunction with NIH.
  • Sep 23, 2014:Stepping Stones to the Future
    Dr. Clayton; James Anderson, M.D., Ph.D.; and Elizabeth Wilder, Ph.D., announce $10 million in administrative supplement grants so that a sex/gender lens can be added to currently funded research projects.
  • Sep 11, 2014:A Conversation Worth Having
    NIH releases a Request for Information seeking input from the research community and others on key questions about the consideration of sex in NIH-funded studies.
  • Jun 27, 2014:Answering Questions on Considering Males and Females in Preclinical Research
    A Q & A guide is now available to answer questions about new NIH policies being developed to expand the consideration of sex in biomedical research with animals and cells.
  • Jun 23, 2014:Women Can Soar in STEM
    An update from the White House Summit on Working Families highlights findings from NIH-funded research examining why women may not progress to their full potential in the scientific workplace.
  • May 14, 2014:Questions Worth Asking of Science on Mother’s Day — and Every Day
    Highlighted on the occasion of National Women's Health Week, the Women's Health Research in Review slideshow catalogues advancements in women's health in recent decades.
  • May 14, 2014:Filling the Gaps: NIH to Enact New Policies to Address Sex Differences
    Nature publishes an announcement from NIH Director Dr. Francis Collins and Dr. Clayton about a plan requiring grant applicants to address sex-based considerations and analyses in preclinical research.
  • Mar 31, 2014:Science Gets a Second Chance
    Research grant supplements issued through a new ORWH program are giving scientists the opportunity to strengthen their research by adding a sex/gender lens to their currently funded research.
  • Feb 14, 2014:Sex Is in the News… And It Matters
    CBS' 60 Minutes and the Huffington Post take up the topic of sex differences in disease and responses to medication, shining a light on the importance of women's health research.
  • Jan 01, 2014:The Three Rs of Good Science
    Rigor, reproducibility, and relevance drive good science, and ORWH is shining a light on one area where research sometimes comes up short: accounting for differences between males and females.