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Women's Reproductive Health Research Program (WRHR) Announced

The NIH/NICHD Women's Reproductive Health Research (WRHR) Career Development K12 Award, titled "Duke Women's Reproductive Health Research Scholars," was received by Ob/Gyn Department Chair Matthew Barber, MD, MHS (PI); Evan Myers, MD, MPH (Research Director); and Friederike Jayes, DVM, PhD (Program Coordinator). 

The Duke WRHR training program combines cutting-edge research experiences with an innovative and proven career development framework to help develop the next generation of Ob/Gyn clinician-scientists. 

Duke joins an impressive NIH/NICHD-funded 15-site network of Ob/Gyn departments across the U.S. Our program will support up to two WRHR early stage faculty at any one time, across six research areas of excellence aligned with departmental and institutional expertise and priorities:

  • Reproductive Infectious Disease and Immunology
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Peri-conceptional Wellness and Early Human Development
  • Pregnancy and Perinatology
  • Pelvic Floor Disorders
  • Innovative Research Methods

In addition to the leadership team, a stellar group of mentors with expertise in these areas has been assembled along with an Advisory Committee charged with selecting scholars and monitoring their progress.

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