Women & Sex/Gender Differences Research Group

Travel Award Available

The NIH Office of Research on Women’s Health (ORWH) has established the Science Policy Travel Scholar Award (PDF, 357KB) to assist two junior investigators with travel to the Annual Meeting of the Organization for the Study of Sex Differences (OSSD)The 2020 meeting will take place in Marina del Rey, CA, May 4 – 7.

The goal of this program is to support the development of new investigators who are focused on women’s health and sex/gender differences, and who also have an interest in research policy.

What We Do:

The mission of the Women and Sex/Gender Differences Research Program is to promote the conduct, translation, and dissemination of drug abuse research on sex/gender differences and topics specific to women; and to foster career development in women.

Meeting Reports:

  • Special Issue of the Journal of Women’s Health entitled “Intimate Partner Violence, Consequences on Women’s Health, and Promising Interventions”  - 1/15
    The individual articles were published electronically in December 2014, and as a combined special issue collection in January 2015. These articles derive from the successful 2013 Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) Research Symposium that was hosted by NIH on behalf of HHS.  The Special Issue was guest edited by Samia Noursi, Ph.D. and Lisa Begg, Dr.P.H. It included 7 articles and an introduction.  Among these articles an article that focused on identifying and intervening with substance-using women exposed to intimate partner violence: phenomenology, comorbidities, and integrated approaches within primary care and other agency settings.
  • The Intimate Partner Violence Screening (IPV) and Counseling Research Symposium - 12/9/13, Rockville, MD

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Any questions or concerns regarding the Women and Gender Research Group please contact Cora Lee Wetherington, Ph.D. (301) 435-1319 or wetherington@nih.gov