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Women & Sex/Gender Differences Research Group

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 issues specific to women.

Trans-NIH Strategic Plan for Research on Women’s Health

The NIH Office of Research on Women’s Health has published a Request for Information (RFI) on the next Trans-NIH Strategic Plan for Research on Women’s Health.  It can be found in the NIH Guide (https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-17-108.html).  We would appreciate everyone’s thoughts on our preliminary goals for the future of research on women’s health.  A link within the RFI will take you to a form where you can submit your ideas. We are requesting feedback by November 10, 2017

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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 and/or Samia Dawud Noursi, Ph.D. (301) 594-5622.

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