Building Interdisciplinary Research in Women’s HealthUTMB'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 4 early career investigators as scholars, who receive 75% salary support and 75% protected time for research. At UTMB, the BIRCWH program has 4 research focus areas: Aging, Cancer, Infectious Disease, and Reproductive Health. 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 Berenson MD, PhD.

The UTMB BIRCWH Program is supported by a research career development award (K12HD052023: Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women’s Health Program –BIRCWH; Principal Investigator, Abbey Berenson) from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), and the Office of the Director (OD), National Institutes of Health.
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