48th Meeting of the Advisory Committee on Research on Women's Health

Date and Time

– April 10, 2019, 04:00 PM EDT

NIH Main Campus, Natcher Conference Center (Building 45), Room D

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Conference Venue

NIH Main Campus

Natcher Conference Center
Conference Room D
Bethesda, MD 20814

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9:00 a.m.–9:15 a.m.

Call to Order

Introduction of New Members

Recognition of Outgoing Members

Elizabeth Spencer

Deputy Director

Office of Research on Women’s Health (ORWH), NIH


9:15 a.m.–10:00 a.m.


ORWH Director’s Report



Janine A. Clayton, M.D.

Associate Director for Research on Women’s Health, NIH

Director, ORWH, NIH


10:00 a.m.–10:30 a.m.

NIH Anti-Harassment Program

Hannah Valantine, M.D., MRCP

Chief Officer

Scientific Workforce Diversity Office, NIH


10:30 a.m.–10:45 a.m.




10:45 a.m.–11:45 a.m.




NIH Institute Update: National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

Gender in Opioid Research: Basic, Clinical, and Translational Implications


Nora D. Volkow, M.D.

Director, NIDA, NIH




11:45 a.m.–11:55 a.m.

ACRWH Committee Photograph

ACRWH Members


11:55 a.m.–1:00 p.m.

No-Host Lunch







1:00 p.m.– 1:45 p.m.


NIH Inclusion Update


Dawn Corbett, M.P.H.

NIH Inclusion Policy Officer, Office of Extramural Programs, Office of Extramural Research, NIH


1:45 p.m.–2:15 p.m.



Sex as a Biological Variable Program Update


Chyren Hunter, Ph.D.

Associate Director for Basic and Translational Research, ORWH, NIH


2:15 p.m.–3:30 p.m.


ACRWH Members


3:30 p.m.

Closing Remarks


Janine A. Clayton, M.D.


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Individuals with disabilities who need reasonable accommodations to participate in the event or those needing to reserve the lactation room should contact elizabeth.sekine@nih.gov.