Changing policies impact NIH-funded studies involving human subjects

August 21, 2017

Message to NIH grant applicants/awardees, contractors, researchers and research administrators from Dr. Michael S. Lauer, Deputy Director for Extramural Research at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) regarding upcoming changes to human subjects reporting. If you are conducting NIH-funded research that involves human subjects, or are considering applying to NIH for support of such research, … Continued

NIH-funded study to investigate pregnancy outcomes in young cancer survivors

July 8, 2017

In a newly funded study led by Dr. Hazel Nichols, researchers will compile an evidence base for counseling women who must make difficult decisions about their future childbearing intentions while simultaneously confronting a cancer diagnosis. In the United States, more than 45,000 adolescent and young women are diagnosed with cancer each year. Fertility and reproductive … Continued

NIH to change funding approach with index system

May 3, 2017

The National Institutes of Health is working on a Grant Support Index (GSI) to more equally distribute funding amongst investigators. In an effort to more equally distribute funding, the NIH will be discussing the implementation of a Grant Support Index (GSI) with their Advisory Councils in the next few weeks. The GSI, which you may … Continued

NC women at a greater risk for poor mental health

March 28, 2017

A 2015 survey of North Carolina women found higher rates of depression in the state’s women compared to men, likely due to adverse childhood events. Mackenzie Self, Center for Women’s Health Research North Carolina women are at a higher risk for poor mental health due to an increased exposure to stress throughout their lifecycle. The … Continued

Early pregnancy treatment of subclinical thyroid dysfunction has no impact on infant cognitive outcomes

March 15, 2017

A comprehensive clinical trial, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, challenges three decades worth of observational studies by conclusively demonstrating that treatment between eight and 20 weeks of gestation does not have an impact on adverse outcomes in children through five years of age. Jennifer Rumbach, Center for Women’s Health Research at UNC … Continued

Biostatistical support at UNC: Tips, resources and more

February 15, 2017

A how-to guide for determining when to contact a biostatiscian, how to most effectively utilize their expertise, and where to find services on campus. One of the many advantages of working at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is the wealth of biostatistical support services available. However, choosing which service to utilize, and … Continued

NC women face physical activity challenges, yet solutions exist

January 30, 2017

Personal and cultural barriers contribute to the ongoing struggle many women face trying to meet national recommendations for physical activity. North Carolina women struggle in particular, but solutions do exist. Mackenzie Self, Center for Women’s Health Research at UNC As the end of January nears, many find themselves losing steam on the resolutions they set … Continued

CWHR launches vetted list of Facilities and Resources

January 9, 2017

The Center for Women’s Health Research has identified the most commonly used UNC resources for the past two years, refined and verified the accuracy of the content. This Facilities and Resources list is now available to all CWHR investigators. One of the more challenging aspects of a grant application is ensuring that all of the … Continued

NIH’s ORWH announces administrative supplement grant for research on sex/gender influences

December 19, 2016

Applications are due Feb. 14, 2017 and offer up to $65k with possible F&A The NIH Office of Research on Women’s Health (ORWH) has released the funding opportunity announcement, Administrative Supplement for Research on Sex/Gender Influences (Admin Supp), https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-17-078.html , announcing the availability of 1-year administrative supplements for basic, preclinical, clinical and behavioral studies. Supplement … Continued

Oliver addresses questions regarding financial program management

October 24, 2016

A recap of the second CWHR Speaker Series event featuring Patsy Oliver, Associate Dean for Finance and Business Operations in the UNC School of Medicine. On October 24, Patsy Oliver, Associate Dean for Finance and Business Operations in the UNC School of Medicine, spoke to a group of researchers and finance administrators in Bondurant Hall … Continued