The Duke/NCCU BIRCWH Program provides advanced training, mentoring, and career guidance for junior faculty leading to an independent interdisciplinary scientific career. BIRCWH research spans the entire spectrum of Women’s Health topics and sex/gender similarities or differences in biology, health or disease. The program is open to all types of disciplines, clinicians and non-clinicians.
The BIRCWH Program is a K12 institutional career development grant funded by the NIH Office of Research in Women’s Health currently administered by NICHD. The goal of the program is to provide training and education for junior faculty members conducting research applicable to women’s health with an emphasis on a multidisciplinary approach. The purpose of the BIRCWH is to promote interdisciplinary research and transfer findings that will benefit the health of women, as well as research involving sex/gender similarities or differences in biology, health or disease.