Overview

Illustration of a woman's reproductive system.

Mayo Clinic's Interdisciplinary Women's Health Research Program is funded by a Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women's Health (BIRCWH) award from the Office of Research on Women's Health, part of the National Institutes of Health.

This research program offers opportunities for young scientists/clinical investigators to develop their research projects in areas of women's health, which is the study of diseases which are either unique to women, occur more frequently in women, or are expressed differently in women.

The goal of this initiative is to promote the performance of research and transfer of findings that will benefit the health of women.

The program accomplishes these goals by bridging:

  1. Advanced training with research independence
  2. Scientific disciplines or areas of interest

Our program augments the number and skills of investigators through a mentored research experience leading to an independent scientific career addressing women's health concerns.

This program is funded by the Public Health Service Office of Women's Health Research.