The Center for Women’s Health and Wellness was established in September of 2002 as an initiative of the current Dean, David H. Perrin (2001-2007), to facilitate interdisciplinary research on women’s health and wellness within the School of Health and Human Sciences, across the University, and with other institutions and community partners. Dr. Diane Gill was instrumental in working with Dean Perrin to establish the Center, and served as its inaugural Director from 2002-2004. The Center continued to grow under the leadership of Dr. Paige Hall Smith from 2004 – 2020. It is now my privilege to serve as the Center’s third Director.
Designated as a research center, we are strongly committed to advancing high quality translational research that improves the lives of girls and women. Although classified as a research center, we are equally committed to educational, networking, and community offerings to train the next generation of scholars and practitioners, and promote the health and wellness of girls and women in Greensboro and the global community. While uniquely focused on women’s health and wellness, our “DNA” is inextricably linked to the UNCG and the School of HHS Strategic Plans where Health and Wellness serves as one of three thematic focal points to transform our students, our knowledge, and our region.
Please take a moment to meet our staff and review our 2021-2025 strategic initiatives to learn of the exciting directions we plan to go over the next 3-5 years. Whether you are a student, faculty, staff, or community member, we trust that you will find multiple opportunities to engage with the Center. Visit our website often for updates on our research and activities.
Yours in Health and Wellness,