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RESEARCH

The Science of Sex & Gender in Human Health | ONLINE COURSEThe Institute for Women’s Health provides leadership in the development, enhancement, and promotion of women’s health research at Virginia Commonwealth University. We initiate and support innovative studies on women’s health with a special focus on gender-based analysis working to translate findings into practice. Significant improvements in health care can be made when innovative, collaborative research knowledge is translated into medical and personal practice.

IWH RESEARCH GOAL
Develop, support, and facilitate interdisciplinary research including basic, clinical, behavioral, and translational and community engaged research in women’s health and gender differences.

NEW DISCOVERIES EVERY DAY IN WOMEN'S HEALTH RESEARCH AT VCU
At Virginia Commonwealth University, a national leader in women’s health research, experts are exploring all facets of research that affect women across the lifespan through basic, preventive, clinical and applied research. This commitment is evident in the breath and diversity of specialized women’s health research being undertaken. VCU researchers are collaborating to study depression and menopause, treatments for cancer, addiction and abuse of drugs, alcohol and tobacco, reproductive biology, osteoporosis, preterm birth and infant mortality, diabetes, obesity and metabolic syndrome, mood and anxiety disorders, incontinence, health disparities and community engaged research addressing pressing community identified needs, to name of few of the current areas focusing specifically on women.

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Rashel Charles | Director of Grants Managment
Phone: 804-827-2241 or e-mail: rcharles@vcu.edu

Why Women’s Health Research Matters

Research in Women’s Health: History and Importance

Information from: The Society for Women's Health Research which is the nation’s only non-profit organization whose mission is to improve the health of all women through research, education and advocacy. www.womenshealthresearch.org

VCU RESEARCH RESOURCES
Virginia Commonwealth University has established the Center for Clinical and Translational Research to enhance the research infrastructure and promote collaboration. For more information

VCU ACROSS THE SPECTRUM – Women's Health Research issue

 

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