October 8, 1998
To help advance research in women’s reproductive health, twelve centers have been awarded a total of $4 million to support early research careers in the field of obstetrics and gynecology. The centers will provide universities and hospitals with the opportunity to build national programs for developing new investigators in women’s health research.
The centers, funded by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) and the Office of Research on Women’s Health at the National Institutes of Health, will help to build the next generation of investigators in obstetrics and gynecology by giving clinicians the experience needed to become researchers.
"The new women’s reproductive health centers will be a powerful tool to advance the field of women’s health by training more new researchers to conduct cutting-edge science," said Dr. Duane Alexander, Director of NICHD.
Once the centers are established, research candidates will apply directly to the sites for the opportunity to participate in the programs. Investigators with established research programs will serve as mentors and advisors at each new center.
The new Women’s Reproductive Health Research Career Development Centers are: