Advancing the careers of women’s health researchers is an ORWH priority. Learn more about efforts the Office has supported to expand mentoring and other professional opportunities, investigate disparities, and diversify the scientific workforce in the articles below.
: 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.
: American Heart Month: A Time to Reflect
Heart disease research highlights the importance of investigating sex differences. Given the value of covering health differences between men and women in medical curricula, ORWH offers courses on sex and gender for continuing medical education credit.
: Keeping Scientists in Science: NIH Re-Issues Re-Entry Supplements Funding Opportunity
An NIH-wide program provides up to 3 years of funding for candidates with a doctoral degree who left active research and want to return. Eighty-one percent of participants have secured a scientific research position.
: 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.
: Playing in the Sandbox: Advancing Women in Science
There has been substantial progress on providing opportunities and support for women in the scientific workforce, but it is equally important to find ways to accelerate change. There is still much to do.