Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women's Health




Welcome to the Oregon BIRCWH

The Office of Research on Women's Health (ORWH), in the Director's Office of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), 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.


Announcements & Updates

We are currently accepting applications! 

Congratulations to our recently funded graduates!

Congratulations to Janne Boone-Heinonen, PhD on her reappointment as a BIRCWH Scholar. 

Janne is an epidemiologist from the Department of Public Health and Preventive Medicine. Janne is interested in the extent to which maternal effects on offspring health can be mitigated by healthy diet and physical activity. 

Congratulations to Jing Xu, PhD on her reappointment as a BIRCWH Scholar.

Jing is an Assistant Scientist from the Oregon National Primate Research Center. She is interested in studying the mechanisms and regulation of ovarian folliculogenesis, as well as endocrine/paracrine pathways that influence follicular development and oocyte maturation in primates.

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