Annual Women’s Health and Career Development Symposium

This annual symposium is organized by the UNC and Duke/NCCU Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women’s Health (BIRCWH-K12) and Women’s Reproductive Health Research (WRHR-K12) programs. It is just another way the three universities can share resources to nurture the careers of junior faculty at all institutions while bringing fresh perspectives to the field of women’s health.

2022 Symposium (February 18)

Scholars, mentors, and leaders of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC) and Duke University Women’s Reproductive Health Research (WRHR) programs and Duke/North Carolina Central University (NCCU) Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women’s Health (BIRCWH) program met virtually on Friday, Feb. 18, 2022.

Recordings and other details can be found here.

Agenda and details about the symposium  |  Recordings of select presentations


2021 Symposium (February 12)

The Symposium included:

  • Chairs' Perspectives: Avoiding Common Pitfalls in Academic Research Careers
  • Scholar Presentations
  • Small Group Breakouts
    • When Things Don't Go as Planned
    • Managing Professional Relationships
    • Work-Life Integration
    • Leading a Research Team
  • Panel Discussion: The Scientific Importance of Race and Racial Diversity in Research
  • Scholar Networking


Program Contacts

PI of the Duke/NCCU BIRCWH Award and Program Director: Cindy Amundsen, MD
Site-PI NCCU: K. Sean Kimbro, PhD
Program Coordinator: Friederike Jayes, PhD – please forward any questions to the BIRCWH Program Coordinator