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ORWH 30th Anniversary

Advancing the Health of Women Through Science

In 2020, ORWH commemorated 30 years of supporting women's health research within and beyond the NIH scientific community. This milestone anniversary year included many engaging activities highlighting the progress made in women's health research, understanding the possible influences of sex and gender on health and disease, and supporting the advancement of women in biomedical careers.

ORWH Historical Timeline

Key ORWH Accomplishments

ORWH 30th Anniversary Virtual Meetings

The anniversary year culminated with the ORWH 30th Anniversary Virtual Meeting Series: Advancing the Health of Women Through Science. This series comprised three virtual meetings to celebrate 30 years of women's health research and sex and gender studies within and beyond the NIH scientific community.

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Wednesday, February 27, from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. EST

A discussion about women of color in STEM  Panelist: Sadhana Jackson, M.D. Assistant Clinical Investigator Neuro-Oncology Branch, NCI Have Your Questions Ready  #BlackHistoryMonth #WomenOfColorInSTEM


Wednesday, March 4, 2020, from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. ET

A discussion about mentorship and women of color in science  Moderator Dr. Melissa Ghim NIH Office of Research on Women’s Health Panelists Dr. Sadhana Jackson National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke Dr. Yarimar Carrasquillo National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health Dr. Sherine El-Toukhy National Institute of Minority Health and Health Disparities #ScienceNeedsWomen


Wednesday, August 5, 2020, from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. EDT

A discussion about leadership among women in STEMM fields  Host Janine Austin Clayton, M.D. Director, NIH Office of Research on Women’s Health (ORWH) Moderator Xenia Tigno, Ph.D. Associate Director for Careers, ORWH Panelists Kizzmekia Corbett, Ph.D. Senior Research Fellow NIH Vaccine Research Center Scientific Lead, Coronavirus Vaccines & Immunopathogenesis Team National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Rosemarie Ramos, Ph.D., M.P.H. Biostatistician Defense Health Agency Kandice Tanner, Ph.D. S


ORWH 30th Anniversary Quarterly Issues

ORWH developed a quarterly publication series that provided information on the office's history and work in advancing its mission areas. The issues highlight women in science careers, sex as a biological variable (SABV), and the inclusion of women in clinical studies.

ORWH 30th Anniversary Media Resources

ORWH developed a 12-part Director's Message series, 30th anniversary video, and 30th anniversary presentation to further frame its work in supporting research on the health of women, promoting the importance of considering sex and gender in health and disease in biomedical studies, and supporting the advancement of women in biomedical careers. The presentation also contains information about women’s health research advances across NIH.

ORWH Poster Series

For the 30th Anniversary Virtual Meeting Series, ORWH developed posters on six major topics. Read and download them here.