MUIOn December 14, 2020, from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Eastern Time, the Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women’s Health (BIRCWH) Annual Meeting will kick off the ORWH 30th Anniversary Virtual Meeting Series by bringing BIRCWH Scholars and senior faculty together to share research and career experiences. Celebrating its 20th anniversary, the BIRCWH (pronounced “birch”) program is a mentored career-development program connecting junior faculty, known as BIRCWH Scholars, to senior faculty with shared interests in women’s health and sex differences research. The event will include:

  • The Ruth L. Kirschstein Memorial Lectureship—provided by Patricia E. Molina, M.D., Ph.D., the Richard Ashman Professor of Physiology at the Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans—which will focus on the importance of, and improvements made in, mentoring young investigators 
  • A plenary session with presentations on research findings by leading BIRCWH Scholars
  • A special Legacy of Leadership presentation—delivered by Claire Sterk, Ph.D., President Emerita and Charles Howard Candler Professor of Public Health at Emory University—to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the BIRCWH program

The virtual meeting series also includes the ORWH 30th Anniversary Scientific Symposium on December 15 and the Specialized Centers of Research Excellence (SCORE) Annual Meeting Keynote Address on December 16. This three-day series will offer a wide range of enlightening presentations on health research, scientific advances in the influence of sex and gender on health and disease, and progress for women in biomedical careers.

The BIRCWH Annual Meeting is free and open to the public. You can register for this event here

Information on the other meetings can be found on the ORWH website.


Federal Registry Notice, Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women's Health (BIRCWH) Annual Meeting, and the Specialized Centers of Research Excellence (SCORE) Annual Meeting Keynote Address