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Registration Now Open!!

Trauma Spectrum Disorders: The Role of Gender, Race & Other Socioeconomic Factors: Sponsored by Dod/DCoE, NIH and the DVA, October 1 and 2, 2008, Natcher Conference Center, NIH, Bethesda, MD.
To access registration, please go to:

ORWH Announces New Deputy Director

The Office of Research on Women’s Health (ORWH), National Institutes of Health (NIH) is pleased to announce the appointment of Janine Austin Clayton, M.D. as the new Deputy Director of ORWH.  

Save the Date!

Fifth Annual Interdisciplinary Women’s Health Research Symposium
November 19, 2008
Lister Hill Auditorium, NIH, Bethesda, MD
For registration information: Click here...

Teen Dating Violence Conference: Developing a Research Agenda to Meet Practice Needs

Proceedings from the Teen Dating and Violence scientific conference are available at :

NLM and ORWH Announce New NIH Web Site for Women’s Health Information

Two Videos of ORWH Past Events Now Available!

Vulvodynia Awareness Campaign Press Conference

Grantsmanship Workshop for Research on Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Please note that videos of the Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Grantsmanship Workgroup and the Vulvodynia Awareness Campaign Press Conference can be found at

FDA Takes Action Against Compounded Menopause Hormone Therapy Drugs

NIDDK Publishes Resources About Women's Bladder Control Problems

Women with bladder control problems can learn about treatments and techniques to help them manage their condition in a new resource from the National Kidney and Urologic Diseases Information Clearinghouse (NKUDIC), an information dissemination service of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), one of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

This NIH News Release is available online at:

ORWH is proud to announce a new women’s health awareness campaign. Please click below to find out more!

Vulvodynia Awareness Campaign

Vulvodynia Career Award Opportunity

The National Vulvodynia Association (NVA) is pleased to invite medical and allied health care professionals to apply for the Dr. Stanley C. Marinoff Vulvodynia Career Development Award. The award was established to encourage medical professionals to pursue their clinical and/or academic interest in vulvodynia. The deadline is Friday, October 17, 2008. For additional information, please contact: Christin Veasley, Associate Executive Director, National Vulvodynia Association at


New Pod Cast on Depression and Women (Podcast) (transcript) P D F icon (199kb)

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Upcoming Events

Trauma Spectrum Disorders: Effects of Gender and Race
A Scientific Conference presented by:

1 - 2 October 2008 Bethesda, MD [Download Flyer]

NIH Health Disparities Summit in December 16-18 2008 / Registration Open

Online Training
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Office of Research on Women’s Health (ORWH), in collaboration with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Office of Women’s Health (OWH), announces the launch of a new online course, “The Science of Sex and Gender in Human Health.” The course offers participants a basic scientific understanding of the major physiological differences between the sexes, their influence on illness and health outcomes, and their implications for policy, medical research, and health care. More Information








About ORWH

ORWH Brochure (Fact Sheet) P D F icon (260kb)


new Vulvodynia Career Award Opportunity


WHSIG Presents: Bone Loss and Depression, June 13th!P D F icon(66kb)

"Women are Scientists" series: video available for ordering!

"Women in Dental Research" the fifth in a video series: "Women are Scientists" designed to encourage middle school girls to consider careers in science can be ordered by going to: NIH Office Of Science Education

For additional information on women and science education, please go to: University Of North Carolina Dentistry News

2008 Women's Health Seminar Series

The ORWH Women’s Health Seminar Series features nationally recognized leaders in women’s health research who present the latest information on topics important to women’s health.

Seminars are free and open to the public.

March 27, 2008
Sex/Gender Differences: Substance Abuse

Lipsett Amphitheater
NIH Clinical Center, Building 10

July 17, 2008
Sex/Gender Differences: Pain

Lipsett Amphitheater
NIH Clinical Center, Building 10

October 16, 2008
Sex/Gender Differences: Urinary Tract

Lipsett Amphitheater
NIH Clinical Center, Building 10

Women’s Health Directory of Residency and Fellowship Programs Now Available!Exit Disclamer

The Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Working Group (CFSWG) is working on a new CFS PA. Until it is issued through the NIH guide, applicants should continue to apply under the existing parent applications. PA-07-263, PA-07-264, PA-07-265. Even though the expiration dates read 11-06-2007, the OER will keep them active until the new PA is approved and published.

ORWH Research Priorities for 2008 Announced. P D F icon (30kb)

These recommendations were approved at a meeting of the Advisory Committee on Research on Women's Health on October 23, 2007.

NIH Leads Effort to help Women in Science and Medicine Fulfill Potential

Parental Leave & Child Care Policies: FAQs

An answer for new research in women's health: ANSWHR research grant program announced

New Publications

ORWH Brochure (Fact Sheet) P D F icon (284kb)

Science Series:
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome P D F icon (167kb)
Pituitary Disorders P D F icon (254kb)
Sexually Transmitted Infections P D F icon (115kb)
The ORWH Reentry Program P D F icon (116kb)
Family Hormonal Health P D F icon (849kb)

Directory of Residencies and Fellowship Programs in Women’s Health Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine
Now available at: http://www.liebertonline.comExit Disclamer

Regulation of Inflammatory Responses: Influence of Sex and Gender September, 2006 Workshop Summary:

PDF for printing P D F icon (248kb)

2005-2006 Office of Research on Women's Health and NIH Support for Research on Women's Health Issues P D F icon (4.34mb)


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