Faculty Development Research Team Awarded $3 Million To Continue BIRCWH Program

Cindy L. Amundsen, MD, principal investigator and director of the Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women’s Health (BIRCWH) Program, and program assistants Friederike Jayes, DVM, PhD, and Rebecca Kameny, PhD, have been awarded $3 million over five years to continue the NIH/NICHD K12 program. The BIRCWH program promotes career development of junior faculty pursuing interdisciplinary basic, translational, behavioral, clinical and/or health services research relevant to the health of women and, where appropriate, consideration of sex as a biological variable on health and disease.

This new award will lead to 25 years of continued funding for the BIRCWH program, a partnership with the Duke University School of Medicine and North Carolina Central University (NCCU). The Duke/NCCU BIRCWH program will increase the availability of a diverse pool of highly trained women’s health researchers to address the nation’s biomedical, behavioral and clinical needs.

Learn more about the BIRCWH Program