UTMB's BIRCWH Program Overview
Tradition of promoting women's health
The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston
(UTMB) through the Center for Interdisciplinary Research in Women's
Health and with the support of numerous UTMB research centers, offices,
divisions and their faculty are offering this NIH supported program for
training junior faculty to become successful, independent clinical and
translational investigators in women's health.
The BIRCWH program supports the young scholar by providing 75% salary support and protecting 75% of time for research. At UTMB, research must focus on one of five training areas: Health Disparities, Reproduction, Infectious Disease & Immunology, Adolescent Health, or Aging. Each focal area is supported by nationally recognized mentors, chosen for their research, mentoring records, and dedication to advancing interdisciplinary women's health research. To enhance interdisciplinary collaborations, BIRCWH scholars are encouraged to select a second mentor from another discipline.
Applicants can send a complete application packet to Abbey B. Berenson, MD, PhD