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.

2021 BIRCWH Northwest Women's Health and Sex/Gender Differences Research Conference

Check back for more information on our 2021 conference!

This conference is designed to ignite cross-institution, multidisciplinary research partnerships within the Portland area and the greater state of Oregon. Previous conferences have been incredibly successful in developing new partnerships that have progressed to grant proposals, funding, and research.

We use several innovative approaches to help investigators learn about other institutions and investigators to promote new collaborations: 

  • Nationally-recognized keynote speakers

  • Expert panelists from NW research organizations highlight current research activities and future opportunities

  • Round tables for participants and institutions to meet

  • Poster session for attendees to highlight current work

  • Research speed networking for attendees to meet others with shared interests

  • Dissemination of national and local funding opportunities

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Announcements and updates

Headshot for Dr. Jae Downing

Welcome to Jae Downing, PhD, our newest Oregon BIRCWH Scholar!

Dr. Downing is an Assistant Professor in the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health whose research studies the health of transgender and gender nonconforming (TGNC) individuals. Learn about Dr. Downing and their project here.

Congratulations to BIRCWH alumnus Michael Shapiro, DO on receiving the inaugural Fred M. Parrish Professorship of Cardiology and Molecular Medicine at Wake Forest University. Read more about Michael's work here.
 
Thank you to all who participated in the 2019 NW Women's Health and Sex/Gender Differences Research Conference on Thursday, May 16, 2019! The day was extremely successful and we hope to build upon these success in 2021.
Congratulations to all of our recently funded graduates!

News and events

2020 National BIRCWH Meeting (virtual) - December 14, 2020

2021 BIRCWH Northwest Women's Health and Sex/Gender Differences Research Conference - Date TBA

BIRCWH & WRHR joint peer-to-peer meetings - occur every other Friday from 1:00-2:30 p.m