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Funded Programs & Principal Investigators

The Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women's Health (BIRCWH, pronounced "BIRCH") is a mentored career-development program. It connects junior faculty, known as BIRCWH Scholars, to senior faculty with shared research interest in women's health and sex-differences research. Since the program was created in 2000, 77 grants to 41 institutions supporting more than 613 junior faculty have been awarded by ORWH and BIRCWH program co-sponsors. For fiscal year 2016, there are twenty-four (24) active BIRCWH programs listed below. ORWH and the NIH Institutes and Centers contribute over $10 million per year to support this career development program.

For further information, visit the Career Development page.

2016 Active BIRCWH Programs

  • Brigham & Women's Hospital, Dr. Jill Goldstein
  • Duke University, Dr. Andrews
  • Emory University, Dr. Claire Sterk
  • Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Daniel Ford
  • Magee-Womens Research Institute and Foundation, Dr. Yoel Sadovsky
  • Mayo Clinic, Dr. Virginia Miller
  • Medical University of South Carolina, Dr. Kathleen Brady
  • Northwestern University, Dr. Andrea Dunaif
  • Oregon Health Sciences University, Dr. Jeanne-Marie Guise
  • Pennsylvania State University, Dr. Carol Weisman
  • Tulane University, Dr. M. "Tonette" Krousel-Wood
  • University of California Davis, Dr. Ellen Gold
  • University of California San Francisco, Dr. Claire Brindis
  • University of Colorado, Dr. Judy Regensteiner
  • University of Kentucky, Dr. Thomas Curry
  • University of Illinois Chicago, Dr. Stacie Geller
  • University of Maryland, Dr. Kate Tracy
  • University of Minnesota, Dr. Nancy Raymond
  • University of North Carolina, Dr. Kim Boggess
  • University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Neill Epperson
  • University of Texas Medical Branch, Dr. Abbey Berenson
  • University of Utah, Dr. Michael Varner
  • University of Wisconsin, Dr. Elizabeth Burnside
  • Vanderbilt University, Dr. Katherine Hartmann