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 over $35 million in research funding. We continually support the continued training and career development of women’s health research. Additionally, through the development of core networks we are able to harness the creativity that emerges when transdisciplinary research is nurtured.
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.
- Permanent Versus Absorbable Colpopexy Trial (PACT)
- Xenform Postmarket Surveillance Study: A Prospective, Non-Randomized, Parallel Cohort, Multi-Center Study of Xenform vs. Native Tissue for the Treatment of Women with Anterior/Apical Pelvic Organ Prolapse
- Biomarkers of Infertility (Time to Conceive extension) - - Study Website
- Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women's Health (BIRCWH) - - Study Website
- Cesarean Section Optimal Antibiotic Prophylaxis (C/SOAP) Study
- Cooperative Multicenter Maternal Fetal Medicine Units Network - - Study Website
- Cooperative Multicenter Reproductive Medicine Network UNC Clinical Site
- Determination of Fetal Gene Expression in Women with Preterm & Term Birth
- Diet, Obesity, and Weight Change in Pregnancy (PEAS) - - Study Website
- HIV and Drug Use in Georgian Women
- Improving Women's Sexual Health While in Drug Addiction Treatment
- Methods for estimating sex differences in safety and effectiveness of drugs
- Mood, mother and infant: The psychobiology of impaired dyadic development
- Mothers and Others: Family-based Obesity Prevention for Infants and Toddlers
- Pelvic Floor Disorders Network Data Coordinating Center
- Pharmacogenomics of Preterm Birth Prevention and Treatment
- Progesterone Action in the Endometrium of Women with Endometriosis
- Transitional Research in Pelvic Floor Disorders
- Understanding the Response to Fesoterodine through Genetic Evaluation in the Elderly (URGE)
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