59th Meeting of the Advisory Committee on Research on Women's Health

Date and Time

– October 18, 2023, 04:00 PM EDT


Event Information

The 59th 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 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 



Videocast Link: https://videocast.nih.gov/watch=52518

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9:30 a.m.–9:45 a.m. 

Call to Order 

Samia Noursi, Ph.D. 
Executive Secretary, ACRWH 
Associate Director for Science Policy, Planning, and Analysis; Office of Research on Women’s Health (ORWH); NIH 


9:45 a.m.–10:30 a.m. 

ORWH Director’s Report 

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


10:30 a.m.–11:30 a.m.  

NIGMS’ Role in Supporting Women’s Health Research 

Jon R. Lorsch, Ph.D. 
Director, National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS), NIH 


11:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m. 

Open Discussion  

Janine A. Clayton, M.D., FARVO 


12:00 p.m. 

Virtual Group Photo 


12:00 p.m.–12:30 p.m. 

Lunch Break 


12:30 p.m.–1:50 p.m. 

Panel: Women’s Health and the Institutional Development Awards (IDeA) States Programs 

Moderator: Regine Douthard, M.D., M.P.H.  

Ovarian Stimulation with Gonadotropins Promotes Unique Dynamics of Ovarian Immune Microenvironment  Tia Brodeur, M.D., Ph.D.  
Collecting Pregnancy Data in the Strong Heart Study   Emily Harville, Ph.D.  
Trends in Premature Mortality with a Focus on Women’s Health   Emily Haozous, Ph.D., RN, FAAN 

1:50 p.m.–2:15 p.m. 

Concept Clearance: Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women’s Health (BIRCWH) Request for Applications (RFAs) 

Lisa Begg, Dr.P.H., RN 

2:15 p.m.–2:40 p.m. 

Concept Clearance for Reissuance: Research on the Health of Women of Understudied, Underrepresented and Underreported (U3) Populations Administrative Supplement, and Program Evaluation (FY 17—21)  

Miya Whitaker, Psy.D., M.A. 

2:40 p.m.–3:05 p.m. 

Concept Clearance: Notice of Special Interest: Health Influences of Gender as a Social and Structural Variable  

Elizabeth Barr, Ph.D. 

3:05 p.m.–3:30 p.m. 

Concept Clearance: Women and HIV 

Elizabeth Barr, Ph.D. 

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 Statement 

Janine 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 Erik Roodzant at erik.roodzant@nih.gov. Requests should be made at least five days prior to the event.