57th Meeting of the NIH Advisory Committee on Research on Women’s Health

Date and Time

– October 18, 2022, 04:00 PM EDT

Virtual only.

Event Information

The 57th Meeting of the NIH Advisory Committee on Research on Women's Health (ACRWH) will provide a forum for ACRWH members to give advice and make recommendations on priority issues affecting women's health and sex differences research.

The NIH Revitalization Act of 1993 established the Advisory Committee on Research on Women's Health (ACRWH), a Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) committee, to give advice and make recommendations on priority issues affecting women's health and sex differences research. ACRWH members are selected from among physicians, practitioners, scientists, and other health professionals who are not federal employees.

The ACRWH's responsibilities are to:

  • Advise the ORWH director on appropriate NIH research activities in women's health
  • Review the women's health research portfolio for NIH
  • Survey goals for scientific career development
  • Assess inclusion of women and minorities in NIH clinical research


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Videocast Link: https://videocast.nih.gov/watch=46212

Agenda (Download)

9:30 a.m.–9:45 a.m.Call to OrderSamia Noursi, Ph.D.
Executive Secretary, ACRWH
Associate Director, Science Policy, Planning, and Analysis, NIH Office of Research on Women's Health (ORWH)

9:45 a.m.–10:30 a.m.


ORWH Director's ReportJanine A. Clayton, M.D., FARVO
Chair, ACRWH
Associate Director for Research on Women's Health, NIH
Director, ORWH
10:30 a.m.–11:00 a.m.Accelerating Medicines Partnership® Autoimmune and Immune-Mediated Diseases (AMP® AIM) ProgramLindsey A. Criswell, M.D., M.P.H., D.Sc. 
Director, National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases
11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.How Climate Change Impacts Women and Their HealthRick Woychik, Ph.D.
Director, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)
12:00 p.m.–12:30 p.m.Open DiscussionJanine A. Clayton, M.D., FARVO
12:30 p.m.Virtual Group Photo
12:30 p.m.–1:00 p.m.LUNCH BREAK
1:00 p.m.–2:30 p.m.Panel: Epidemiologic Contribution to Understanding the Environmental Impact on Women’s HealthRegine Douthard, M.D.
Panel Moderator
Senior Medical Officer, ORWH
 Women’s Risk of Endometriosis (WREN) StudyKristen Upson, Ph.D., M.P.H. 
Assistant Professor of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Michigan State University
Postdoctoral Fellow, NIEHS
 Study of Environment, Lifestyle & Fibroids (SELF)Quaker E. Harmon, M.D., Ph.D.
Staff Scientist, Women’s Health Group, NIEHS
 The NIEHS Sister StudyDale Sandler, Ph.D.
Senior Investigator, Chronic Disease Epidemiology Group, NIEHS
2:30 p.m.–2:50 p.m.2024–2028 NIH-Wide Strategic Plan for Research on the Health of Women: Content Area Discussion and Member Vote

Samia Noursi, Ph.D.

Kelly Chandler, Ph.D.
Health Science Policy Analyst, ORWH

Ching-yi Shieh, Ph.D.
Statistician/Health Science Policy Analyst, ORWH

2:50 p.m.–3:20 p.m.Gender and Measurement: Concept ClearanceElizabeth Barr, Ph.D.
Social and Behavioral Scientist Administrator, ORWH
3:20 p.m.–3:30 p.m.ORWH E-Learning Courses: Demonstration

Elizabeth Barr, Ph.D.

Emily Gericke
Administrative Specialist, ORWH

3:30 p.m.–3:55 p.m.Open Discussion Janine A. Clayton, M.D., FARVO
3:55 p.m.–4:00 p.m.Closing StatementJanine A. Clayton, M.D., FARVO

Sign language interpreting services are available upon request. Individuals who need interpreting services and/or other reasonable accommodations to participate in this event should contact Sarah Heilman at sarah.heilman@nih.gov.