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, 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 4th Ruth L. Kirschstein Memorial Lectureship 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 “Innovation Talk” to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the BIRCWH program will close the event.
30th Anniversary Scientific Symposium
This symposium, titled “Advancing the Health of Women Through Science,” will feature opening remarks by NIH Director Dr. Francis Collins, a keynote address on women’s mental health across the life course, and a panel of directors from several NIH Institutes and Centers 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.
The Specialized Centers of Research Excellence on Sex Differences, or SCORE, program is the only NIH cooperative agreement program supporting disease-agnostic research on sex differences. Each center serves as a national resource for translational research to identify the role of biological sex differences in the health of women. At this year’s SCORE Annual Meeting, Dr. Jocalyn Clark, Executive Editor of The Lancet, will present the keynote address: “Sex Differences Research and the Health of Women: An Editor’s Perspective.”
Virtual Q&A for the 3 Scholars : 11:45 am-12:00 pm EST/ 8:45 am - 9:00 am PST
Senior Advisor for Public Health, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)
Director, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)
Associate Director for Research on Women's Health, National Institute of Health (NIH) and Director, NIH Office of Research on Women's Health
Director of the National Institutes of Health
Acting Deputy Director, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)
Sara Murray Jordan Professor of Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine Vice Chair, Department of Medicine, Tufts Medical Center
Deputy Director, National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD)
Executive Director, Global Neuroscience Initiative Foundation Adjunct Professor of Neuroscience, Virginia Tech University
Director, National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH)
Professor of Psychiatry, Psychology, and Obstetrics & Gynecology Director, Women's Mental Health Research Program, University of Illinois at Chicago
Professor Emeritus, Surgery and Physiology, Mayo Clinic
Director, Center for Women's Health Research Director, Divisions of General Internal Medicine and Cardiology
Director, National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Professor of Medicine, Research Assistant, Vanderbilt University Medical Center ORWH BIRCWH Scholar
Director, National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
President, Research!America Member, National Academy of Medicine Member, National Academies Board on Life Sciences and Board on Higher Education and Workforce