51st Meeting of the NIH Advisory Committee on Research on Women’s Health

Date and Time

– October 20, 2020, 04:00 PM EDT

Virtual only.

All times are in the Eastern Time zone.

Event Information

Videocast Recording: https://videocast.nih.gov/watch=38647


9:30 a.m.–9:45 a.m.

Call to Order

Introduction of New Members

Recognition of Outgoing Members

Elizabeth Spencer, B.S.N.
Senior Advisor for Workforce Development, Division of Program Coordination, Planning, and Strategic Initiatives (DPCPSI), NIH

9:45 a.m.–10:30 a.m.


ORWH Director’s ReportJanine A. Clayton, M.D.
Associate Director for Research on Women’s Health, NIH Director, Office of Research on Women’s Health (ORWH), NIH

10:30 a.m.–11:30 a.m.



Whole Person HealthHelene Langevin, M.D.
Director, National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH), NIH

11:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m.



Sex Differences in COVID-19 ImmunitySabra Klein, Ph.D.
Professor of Molecular Microbiology & Immunology,
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
12:00 p.m.Virtual Group Photo 
12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m.BREAK 

1:00 p.m.–1:30 p.m.


Bioengineering for COVID-19: The RADx Tech program at NIBIBBruce Tromberg, Ph.D.
Director, National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB), NIH

1:30 p.m.–2:30 p.m.

Panel: COVID-19 and the Health of Women

Monica Webb Hooper, Ph.D.
Deputy Director, National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD)

Not Just a Women’s Health Problem

Alyson McGregor, M.D., M.A., FACEP
Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine, The Warren Alpert Medical School
Co-Founder and Director, Division of Sex and Gender in Emergency Medicine (SGEM), Department of Emergency Medicine, Brown University

System Disruptions to Childbirth Care During COVID-19

Neel Shah, M.D., M.P.P.
Assistant Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology, Harvard Medical School
Director, Delivery Decisions Initiative, Ariadne Labs

NIH Scientific Initiatives: Women’s Health and the Intersections with Underserved Populations

Monica Webb Hooper, Ph.D. 
Deputy Director, NIMHD

2:30 p.m.–3:00 p.m.

Preliminary Report on the BIRCWH Program Evaluation

Lisa Begg, Dr.P.H., RN
Senior Research Program Officer, ORWH, NIH

3:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.

Open Discussion

Janine A. Clayton, M.D.
Associate Director for Research on Women’s Health, NIH 
Director, ORWH, NIH


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