UPDATE: Three Oregon BIRCWH Scholars awarded independent NIH grants in April 2012!
Welcome to the Oregon BIRCWH program! The National Institutes of Health (NIH), Office of Research on Women's Health (ORWH), established the BIRCWH program in 2002 to advance mentored research career development of junior faculty who will be engaged in interdisciplinary basic, behavioral, clinical, or health services research in women’s health. The Oregon BIRCWH program is dedicated to training tomorrow’s leaders in women’s health research.
Research can modify the course of disease at any point in a woman’s lifespan, which will affect the rest of her lifelong development and aging. In recognition of this, the Oregon BIRCWH program supports the career development and training of junior faculty members involved in interdisciplinary research in women’s health across the lifespan.
The Oregon BIRCWH program fosters strong scholar-mentor relationships to develop productive interdisciplinary investigational careers in women’s health and sex and gender based medicine. BIRCWH mentors are outstanding scientists with a strong commitment to interdisciplinary research and well-funded research programs who hold an impressive track record of training and developing the next generation of research scientists and leaders.
Interdisciplinary integration is inter-departmental and Center driven to enhance collaborations between scientists, clinicians, and trainees in the Center for Women’s Health, Oregon Clinical and Translational Research Institute (OCTRI – OHSU-Kaiser CTSA program; Primate Research Center; Cancer Institute; the Center for Gender Based Medicine; and others, and to leverage sophisticated research technologies ranging from cellular and molecular biology to computer technologies and population research.
Thank you for your interest in our Program. We hope that our website will provide answers to your inquiries. If you have any other questions, please contact us: BIRCWH Director Jeanne-Marie Guise, MD, MPH at
, or BIRCWH Program Administrator Tahroma Alligood, MPH at