The mission of the Penn State Center for Women’s Health Research is to promote research on women’s health and on sex/gender differences related to health by supporting a network of faculty members in multiple disciplines who are interested in research collaborations to study various aspects of women’s health. The Center maintains information about active projects, data sets, and funding opportunities; promotes the development of interdisciplinary research teams around specific topics; provides mentoring opportunities for junior faculty members; and facilitates preparation of grant applications. The goal is to advance science and contribute to the development of health promotion, disease prevention, health services delivery, and health policy approaches to improving women’s health and well-being across the life span.
The Penn State Center for Women’s Health Research shares the following resources for thinking about and conducting research on sex and gender:
- NIH Statement: Considering Sex as a Biological Variable (SABV) in NIH-funded Research
- Expanded Rationale for NIH policy of SABV
- FDA Policy on the Inclusion of Women in Clinical Trials
For more information about the Penn State Center for Women’s Health Research, check out the About Us page.
SPECIAL PRESENTATION: APRIL 10
Join us! Sarah Roberts, DrPH, Associate Professor, Bixby Center for Global Reproductive Health, will be visiting the Penn State College of Medicine on April 10, 2018. Dr. Roberts will be speaking at the HSBR Seminar on from 12-1 p.m. in the Academic Support Building (ASB), Room 2008 on the Hershey campus.
Dr. Roberts focuses on way that policies and healthcare systems punish, rather than support, vulnerable pregnant women. Please see the attached flyer for more details about Dr. Roberts expertise. We hope to see you at her presentation. Please contact Diana Velott (email@example.com) for more information regarding Dr. Roberts visit.
For more about Dr. Roberts, please click on the flier.
NEW ABSTRACT ONLINE
Journal of Women’s Health 2017: Considering SABV, update 2017