The Center for Women’s Health Research (CWHR) released the eleventh edition on July 20, 2020. This document is a progress report on the health and health care needs of North Carolina’s 5+ million women. Research efforts that require the most attention are identified through the collection and analysis of data for the report card. Current areas of research targeted by the Center include prevention, cancers affecting women, chronic disease (including cardiovascular health, diabetes, and obesity), women’s mental health, and substance abuse. It is the only health report of its kind in North Carolina.
College students are a diverse yet distinct population with specific health risks and needs. Having current, relevant data about our students’ health can only help enhance our campuswide health promotion and prevention services. Health issues surveyed include Alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use; Sexual health; Weight, nutrition, and exercise; Mental health; and Personal safety and violence. Data is stratified by sex and is available at both the institutional (UNCG) and national level.
ORWH is part of the Office of the Director of NIH, and works in partnership with the 27 NIH Institutes and Centers to ensure that women’s health research is part of the scientific framework at the NIH—and throughout the scientific community. Multiple resources are available at this website.
These courses, offered free of charge by NIH Office of Research on Women’s Health, give users a thorough and up-to-date understanding of sex and gender influences on health and disease and NIH requirements on factoring sex as a biological variable into research designs. Users will be able to apply this knowledge when designing and conducting research or interpreting evidence for clinical practice. Offerings include: Bench to Bedside: Integrating Sex and Gender to Improve Human Health, Sex as a Biological Variable: A Primer [coming soon], and Introduction to the Scientific Basis of Sex- and Gender-Related Differences [coming soon].
The Organization for the Study of Sex Differences (OSSD) is a unique scientific organization that seeks to enhance knowledge of sex/gender differences by facilitating interdisciplinary communication and collaboration among scientists and clinicians of diverse backgrounds.