Current and Previous ORWH U3 Projects

Since its inception in 2017, the ORWH U3 Administrative Supplement Program has funded research projects across geographical regions and spanning divergent diseases and conditions affecting underserved populations of women. 

U3 Featured Researcher

Nina Stachenfeld, Ph.D

Nina Stachenfeld, Ph.D.

John B. Pierce Laboratory

Dr. Stachenfeld is a senior research scientist within the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences at Yale School of Medicine. She also serves as the director of the Laboratory for Metabolic Testing and Performance, and fellow of the John B. Pierce Laboratory. In 2020, Dr. Stachenfeld received the ORWH-sponsored U3 administrative supplement for her examination of racial differences in autonomic regulation of blood pressure in women with and without androgen excess polycystic ovary syndrome (AE-PCOS). This work builds on a parent study that examined mechanisms for androgen- driven sympathetic contribution to blood pressure control using a female mouse model. The project involves animal models and human studies with a cohort of racially and ethnically diverse women.