Celebrating ORWH's 30th's Anniversary


ORWH in 2020: Marking 30 Years of Research for the Health of Women
ORWH Director Janine Clayton, MD, marks ORWH’s 30th anniversary with reflections on women’s health advances and the challenges ahead.
NIH Office of Research on Women’s Health 30th Anniversary
Since its establishment in 1990, ORWH has served as the focal point for women’s health research at NIH. Over its 30-year history, ORWH has endeavored to grow the relevance of medical research to the health of all women.

BIRCWH Annual Meeting Videocasts

Karen M. Freund

2023 BIRCWH Annual Meeting (December 5, 2023)

Ruth L. Kirschstein Memorial Lecture: Karen M. Freund, M.D., M.P.H.
Legacy of Leadership: Lindsay A. Criswell, M.D., M.P.H., D.Sc

2022 BIRCWH Annual Meeting (November 2, 2022)

Ruth L. Kirschstein Memorial Lecture: Katherine E. Hartmann, M.D., Ph.D.
Legacy of Leadership: Judith A. James, M.D., Ph.D.

2021 BIRCWH Annual Meeting (December 13, 2021)

Ruth L. Kirschstein Memorial Lecture: Molly L. Carnes, M.D., M.S.
Legacy of Leadership: Claire Pomeroy, M.D., M.B.A.

2020 BIRCWH Annual Meeting (December 14, 2020)

Ruth L. Kirschstein Memorial Lecture: Patricia Molina, Ph.D., M.D.
Legacy of Leadership: Claire Sterk, Ph.D.

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Diverse Voices: Intersectionality and the Health of Women

Jessica Opoku-Anane, M.D. Headshot

Endometriosis (March 28, 2024)

Jessica Opoku-Anane, M.D. and Bruce J. Nicholson, Ph.D. 
Headshot of Dr. Melissa DuPont-Reyes

Graphic Medicine (January 25, 2024)
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MK Czerwiec, RN, M.A. and Whit Taylor, M.P.H.
Headshot of Dr. Melissa DuPont-Reyes

Social Determinants and Uptake of Infectious Disease Control Measures (September 28, 2023)

Vincent Guilamo-Ramos, Ph.D., M.P.H., L.C.S.W, RN, ANP-BC, PMHNP-BC, FAAN and Liesl Nydegger, Ph.D., M.P.H., CHES
Headshot of Dr. Melissa DuPont-Reyes

Intersectional Approaches to Substance Use and Misuse (July 27, 2023)

Jaimie P. Meyer, M.D., M.S. and Stephanie Meyers-Pantele, Ph.D.
Headshot of Dr. Melissa DuPont-Reyes

Intersectional Stigma and Mental Health (March 23, 2023)

Melissa Dupont-Reyes, Ph.D., M.P.H., and Janet M. Turan, Ph.D., M.P.H.
Headshot of Dr. Scarlett Lin Gomez

Cancer Disparities: Methods and Measurement of Racial and Ethnic Diversity (January 26, 2023)

Scarlett Lin Gomez, Ph.D., M.P.H., and Laura Fejerman, Ph.D., M.Sc.
Headshot of Natacha De Genna

Violence and Women: Trauma and Addiction Impacts on Pregnant/Postpartum Women (September 29, 2022)

Natacha De Genna, Ph.D., and Sahnah Lim, Ph.D., M.P.H., M.I.A.

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Facebook Live Videos

Facebook Live Q&A: Women in STEMM Leadership Roles

Host: Janine Austin Clayton, M.D., FARVO; Moderator: Xenia Tigno, Ph.D.
Panelists: Kizzmekia Corbett, Ph.D, Rosemarie Ramos, Ph.D., M.P.H., Kandice Tanner, Ph.D.

Facebook Live Q&A: A discussion about mentorship & women of color in science

Moderator: Melissa Ghim, Ph.D.
Panelists: Sadhana Jackson, M.D., Yarimar Carrasquillo, Ph.D., Sherine El-Toukhy, Ph.D., M.A.

Scientist Spotlight Q&A: Dr. Faustine Williams

Scientist Spotlight Q&A: Dr. Sadhana Jackson

Pearls of Wisdom

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Marie A. Bernard, M.D.

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Jon R. Lorsch, Ph.D.

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Anna María Nápoles, Ph.D., M.P.H.

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Sex & Gender in Health and Disease Scientific Interest Group 

Headshot of Natasha Karp, Ph.D.

Sex As a Biological Variable (SABV) Policy and Sex-Inclusive Research: Making Progress, Taking Stock, and Visioning the Future (November 30, 2023)

Natasha A. Karp, Ph.D., Shirin Heidari, Ph.D., and Barbara Stranger, Ph.D.
Headshot of Dr. Tiffany Powell-Wiley

Trends in Methamphetamine Use, Use Disorder, and Related Overdose Deaths Among Adults in the United States (September 13, 2022)

Beth Han, M.D., Ph.D., M.P.H., and Emily Einstein, Ph.D.
Headshot of Dr. Tiffany Powell-Wiley

Biobehavioral Approaches to Address Cardiovascular Health Disparities Among Women (June 14, 2022)

Tiffany Powell-Wiley, M.D., M.P.H.

Incorporating Sex and Gender in NIH Research: Sex and Gender in Health and Disease SIG Panel Discussion (April 12, 2022)

Paule Joseph, Ph.D., M.S., FNP-BC, FAAN, Jill Barnholtz-Sloan, Ph.D., Koyeli Banerjee, Ph.D., and Nina F. Schor, M.D. 

Interferon-gamma: When a Good Cytokine Goes Bad (February 8, 2022)

Howard Young, Ph.D.

LGBT Mental Health: Findings from the Report of the National Academies Study (September 21, 2021)

Katharine B. Dalke, M.D., M.B.E.

Using Primary Cell Model Systems to Evaluate the Role of Biological Sex in HIV Latency and Cure Strategies Webinar (June 15, 2021)

Alberto Bosque, Ph.D., M.B.A.

Moving Microbiome Research into Population Studies (April 20, 2021)

Rashmi Sinha, Ph.D.

Sexual acceptability’s role in contraceptive choices and behavior (February 16, 2021)

Jenny A. Higgins, Ph.D., M.P.H.

Challenges in evaluating gender differences in environmental risk factors: The case of pesticides and cancer risk (November 17, 2020)

Melissa Friesen, Ph.D.

U3 Women's Health Lecture Series 

Headshot of Annie Belcourt

Gender-Based Violence Prevention and Intervention Programs: Dissemination of Tools and Resources to Support Survivors Webinar (November 17, 2021)

Annie Belcourt, Ph.D., and Nancy E. Glass, Ph.D., M.P.H., M.S., RN
Headshot of Grace Aldrovandi

Targeted Strategies to Address Gender Disparities in Care Utilization for HIV as a Chronic Condition (August 19, 2021)

Grace M. Aldrovandi, M.D., and Susan E. Cohn, M.D., M.P.H.
Headshot of Marie Lynn Miranda

Improving Chronic Disease Outcomes Through Approaches that Address Social Determinants of Health (July 22, 2020)

Marie Lynn Miranda, Ph.D., M.A., and Leah H. Rubin, Ph.D., M.P.H.

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Women's Health Webinars

NIH Technology Accelerator Challenge Showcase Webinar (August 4, 2022)

National Institutes of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB)

Women in HIV/AIDS Research: Commemorating 40 Years of Accomplishments & Advances (December 1, 2021)

NIH Office of Research on Women's Health

Incorporating a Sex-and-Gender Lens from Bench to Bedside: Neurology (September 1, 2020)

Farida Sohrabji, Ph.D.


Improving the Health and Well-being of Young Transgender Women – Intersections of Research, Policy, and Practice (December 6, 2018)

Nadia Dowshen, M.D., M.S.H.P.

Sex and the Head-Heart Connection (June 7, 2018)

Nakela Cook, M.D., M.P.H., FACC.; Jill Goldstein, Ph.D.; Ana Langer, M.D.; Virginia Miller, Ph.D.

Sex Differences in Vaccine Efficacy (March 20, 2018)

Sabra Klein, M.S., Ph.D.

Sex and Pain: What's the Story? (December 7, 2017)

Jeffrey Mogil, Ph.D.


Other Videos

Perspectives on Mentorship (October 15, 2019)

Ofelia Olivero, Ph.D.

Sex as a Biological Variable Workshop (October 26, 2017)

Virginia Miller, Ph.D.

The Science of Caregiving: Bringing Voices Together (August 7, 2017)

Judy Woodruff

Evidence-Based Innovations to Support Women in Biomedical Research Careers (June 6, 2016)

Shirley Malcom, Ph.D.