The NIH Advisory Committee on Research on Women’s Health (ACRWH) will meet virtually on October 18 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. EDT. The meeting will feature presentations from Lindsey A. Criswell, M.D., M.P.H., D.Sc., Director of the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases, and Rick Woychik, Ph.D., Director of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences. There will be a panel discussion titled “Epidemiologic Contribution to Understanding the Environmental Impact on Women’s Health.” For the agenda and to access the videocast, please click here.
The NIH Revitalization Act of 1993 established the ACRWH 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 adherence to NIH’s inclusion policies regarding women, minorities, and people of all ages in NIH-funded clinical research