Traditionally, it was assumed that a woman’s body functioned quite similarly to a man’s. Today we understand that sex and gender differences have a profound impact on an individual’s overall health. It impacts a person biologically and psychologically.
The Center for Women’s Health Research at UNC is committed to understanding these differences and advancing women’s health through research. Since the Center was founded in 1999 we met this challenge by bringing in $30 million in research funding. We also support the continued training and career development of women’s health research.
The knowledge gleaned from these efforts does not remain in-house. The Center for Women’s Health Research continues to share information with the public through social media, our biennial report card on women’s health in North Carolina, and literature designed for the public.