The Office of Research on Women’s Health, part of the NIH Office of the Director, was created in 1990 to ensure that women’s health research is part of the scientific framework at the NIH—and throughout the scientific community. Read more about its history and accomplishments.
: Into Our 26th Year, Confident and Committed
Dr. Clayton discusses the 26th year.
: Domestic Violence Awareness: A Task for Everybody, Everywhere
Dr. Clayton discusses the domestic violence problem and NIH's research on violence against women.
: An ORWH Concern: Women’s Health Around the World
Dr. Clayton discusses why global health is an important part of ORWH's work.
: Using Science to Achieve Workforce Diversity
Dr. Clayton discusses the investments that NIH and others have been making to investigate why women are underrepresented in the scientific workforce.
: Women's Health Research: 25 Years of Progress (and Counting)
In commemoration of National Women's Health Week, Dr. Clayton reflects on the contributions of champions who helped establish the field of women's health research.
: Minority Health: A Milestone on the Road to Precision Medicine
ORWH, NIH, and FDA offer resources to help investigators recruit the most diverse populations for their clinical studies.
: Happy 25th Birthday ORWH!
In celebration of ORWH's 25th anniversary, 200 people gathered for a special hearing on Capitol Hill. Dr. Clayton reflects on the office's founding and its future outlook.
: Better Health for All Americans – April is Minority Health Month
Ethnicity and race play a significant role in the nation's health. As part of its efforts to support the best research toward improving the health of all Americans, ORWH and other institutes make science-based health information available to women of colo
: Studying sex differences provides new insights into disease
ORWH advances priorities for research on women's health and sex and gender differences laid out in the NIH Strategic Plan for Women's Health Research. Pursuing these priorities has resulted in progress toward understanding how men's and women's health dif