2011 Circle of Giving Awards

Women's Health Grant Recipient Announced

May 2011

The Center for Women's Health Circle of Giving has announced Martha Goetsch, M.D., M.P.H., as the recipient of the 2011 Women's Health Research Award. Dr. Goetsch will receive $125,000 for her project entitled Therapy to Prevent Sexual Pain in Menopausal Survivors of Breast Cancer.

Dr. Goetsch specializes in evaluation and treatment of vulvar pain (vulvodynia, and  vestibulodynia) minimally invasive procedures, menopausal health and international family planning. Dr. Goetsch's project is designed to help  determine whether pain with sex can be reduced in breast cancer survivors by determining the true site of pain during sexual intercourse and to determine whether a non-hormonal topical treatment that targets nerve endings in the vulvar vestibule (the skin leading to the vaginal opening) is more efficacious in reducing painful sex than a treatment that targets increasing moisture in the vagina.   

About the Circle of Giving

Established in 2006, the Center for Women's Health Circle of Giving was created to support research that will lead to improvements in women's health. The program is supported philanthropically by a group of women who are passionate about advancing women's health research at OHSU.