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
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.
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