ORWH 30th Anniversary
Advancing the Health of Women Through Science
ORWH 30th Anniversary Virtual Meetings
December 14–16, 2020
ORWH is hosting three virtual meetings to celebrate 30 years of women's health and sex and gender research within and beyond the NIH scientific community.
Celebrating its 20th year, the Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women's Health (BIRCWH) 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 annual meeting brings BIRCWH Scholars and faculty together to share research and experiences. The Ruth L. Kirschstein Memorial Lectureship, presented by Patricia E. Molina, M.D., Ph.D., will focus on the importance of, and improvements made in, mentoring young investigators. The plenary session will feature presentations on research findings by leading BIRCWH Scholars. A special Legacy of Leadership presentation will be delivered by Claire Sterk, Ph.D. The meeting will conclude with an informal virtual networking session. Learn more.
Capping ORWH's anniversary celebration, this symposium, titled “Advancing the Health of Women Through Science,” will feature opening remarks by NIH Director Francis Collins, M.D., Ph.D.; a keynote address by Pauline M. Maki, Ph.D., on women’s mental health across the life course; a plenary presentation from Mary Woolley, M.A.; and a panel of leaders from across NIH discussing their perspectives on women’s health. Additional presentations will discuss high-priority women’s health topics, such as applying the principle of studying sex as a biological variable across scientific disciplines. Learn more.
At this year’s Specialized Centers of Research Excellence on Sex Differences (SCORE) Annual Meeting, Jocalyn Clark, Ph.D., Executive Editor of The Lancet, will present the keynote address, “Sex Differences Research and the Health of Women: An Editor’s Perspective.” Note that only the keynote address is open to the public; the remainder of the event is a business meeting for SCORE investigators. Learn more.