The Institute has built an infrastructure that facilitates and supports women’s health research across both VCU campuses. This includes building relationships with investigators and utilizing interdisciplinary research capabilities in women’s health. IWH remains involved with a number of initiatives intended to enhance the University’s research grant submission capacity, such as actively supporting the Center for Clinical and Translational Research and the Clinical and Translational Science Award grant.
The Institute holds an Annual Women’s Health Research Day, at which faculty and students from across VCU come together to share their research in women’s health and sex/gender differences. The Institute also holds an Annual Congress on Women’s Health each year in Washington, D.C. in collaboration with the Academy of Women’s Health, the Journal of Women’s Health, the NIH Office of Research on Women’s Health, and the DHHS Office on Women’s Health. In addition, the Journal of Women’s Health is edited at VCU, with the executive director serving as editor-in-chief.
The Institute offers a variety of services that support and facilitate the submission of externally funded grant submissions for VCU researchers. Additionally, the Institute actively engages with early stage women’s health scholars providing mentorship, training, and infrastructure support to submit research grants. Two rounds of community-based seed grants were also sponsored by the Institute.
The Institute invites all VCU researchers interested in women’s health and sex/ gender differences research to become a part of this exciting and innovative community and take advantage of the resources and opportunities available through the Institute for Women’s Health.
For additional information or assistance with research grant development/submission, contact:
Director of Research Development and Grants Management
Phone: 804-827-2241 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
WOMEN'S HEALTH RESEARCH PORTAL
The women's health research portal was established with funding from the National Library of Medicine to promote VCU investigators and research projects in women's health to local, national, and international audiences.