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. This symposium is just one of the ways we share our resources to nurture the careers of our junior faculty while bringing fresh perspectives to the field of women’s health.

2023 Symposium (Feb 17) at Duke Trent Semans Great Hall

This year’s event will be a research-career-oriented meeting with presentations by BIRCWH and WRHR scholars and a panel discussion led by Geeta Swamy, MD, Duke University’s Associate Vice President for Research and Vice Dean for Scientific Integrity. Additional details and a full agenda will be available once registration is open in early January.

The meeting will be held from 12:30-4:30 p.m. followed by a 1-hour reception.



2022 Symposium (2/18/2022)

  • Scholar Presentations

  • Q&A: Patient and Community Engagement and Retention

  • Panel Discussion: Pregnancy as Inclusion/Exclusion Criteria: Ethical and Pragmatic Consequences for Women’s Health Research

2021 Symposium (2/12/2021)

  • 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