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To ensure accountability to the communities we serve, the NIH ORWH and Office of AIDS Research (OAR) seek comments and input from women with lived experience of HIV, the advocacy and research communities, and others interested in research on HIV and women.
President Biden standing with other leaders after signing the Women's Health Research Initiative
The White House has announced the establishment of the Women’s Health Research Initiative within the Office of the First Lady. The initiative aims to improve women’s health in the United States by accelerating research on the unique health needs of women across their lifespans and therefore fundamentally change how we approach and fund women’s health research.
The NIH Sex and Gender in Health and Disease (SGHD) Scientific Interest Group (SIG) will be hosting a webinar, titled Sex as a Biological Variable (SABV) Policy and Sex-Inclusive Research: Making Progress, Taking Stock, and Visioning the Future on November 30, 2023, from 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM EDT.
The 59th meeting of the NIH Advisory Committee on Research on Women’s Health (ACRWH) will be held virtually on October 18, 2023, from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. EDT. The meeting will feature a presentation from Dr. Jon Lorsch, director of the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS), on NIGMS’s role in supporting women’s health research. 
In partnership with the National Library of Medicine, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, and Sexual & Gender Minority Research Office, ORWH is pleased to announce the five recipients of the new Galvanizing Health Equity Through Novel and Diverse Educational Resources (GENDER) Research Education Program (R25).
A special issue of the Journal of Women's Health (JWH) examines the necessity for robust training and support to strengthen the science and research of sex and gender as it relates to cardiovascular, gastrointestinal, immune, mental health conditions, and addiction.
The latest issue of Women’s Health in Focus at NIH explores issues relevant to neuroscientific research. The feature story focuses on sex differences in neurological conditions involving glia, historically understudied cells in the central and peripheral nervous system.
The July 2023 session of Diverse Voices: Intersectionality and the Health of Women, titled “Intersectional Approaches to Substance Use and Misuse,” will feature presentations from Drs. Meyer and Meyers-Pantele. Dr. Meyer will discuss integrated solutions to address HIV and substance use disorders (SUDs) among women involved in carceral systems, and Dr. Meyers-Pantele will explore experiences of intersectional stigma among racially and ethnically diverse women who use drugs.
On April 12, 2023, ORWH Director Janine A. Clayton, M.D., FARVO, announced the establishment of the NIH Office of Autoimmune Disease Research (OADR) during the 58th Meeting of the Advisory Committee on Research on Women’s Health.
ORWH recently awarded two Science Policy Scholar Travel Awards to support the development of junior investigators focused on women’s health or sex and gender differences who are also interested in research policy. Each recipient received up to $3,000 to cover the costs of attending the Organization for the Study of Sex Differences' (OSSD) annual meeting on May 7-11, 2023, in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.