CWHR welcomes Sijing Liu, bids farewell to Jennifer Rumbach

October 24, 2017

The Center for Women’s Health Research’s (CWHR) at UNC is in the process of transitioning two team members. On behalf of the Center for Women’s Health Research, I am pleased to welcome Sijing Liu as the CWHR Finance Director effective October 16.  Regretfully, I must inform you that Jennifer Rumbach, our Public Communications Specialist, will … Continued

September Grant Submissions

October 5, 2017

LNG IUS: Measuring User Experience and Its Influence on Uptake and Discontinuation among Women of Reproductive Age (16 -45) in North Carolina Jes Morse, MD, MPH; Division of Family Planning R01 Submission, Subcontract to FHI360 Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH) Submitted: September 29, 2017   A Decision Aid to Improve Pregnant Couples’ Decision Making … Continued

The opportunity to shape the future health of women

October 5, 2017

Scientists, advocacy groups, and patient communities across UNC have the opportunity to drive research, funding, and policy on women’s health research across the country by visiting the UNC Response to ORWH’s RFI website by Nov. 9. The site is a coordinated effort between the Center for Women’s Health Research (CWHR), UNC Research, and the Office … Continued

August Grant Submissions

September 14, 2017

Vaginal progesterone to decrease recurrent preterm delivery in women on 17-OHPC Tracey Manuck, MD; Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine R01 Subcontract to Columbia University Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH) Submitted: August 21, 2017   View all FY2018 CWHR Submissions

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

July Grant Submissions

August 2, 2017

The Center for Women’s Health Research is pleased to congratulate our investigators on their July grant submissions. Ovarian Cancer Clinical Follow-up Victoria Bae-Jump, MD, PhD; Division of Gynecologic Oncology R01 Subcontract to University of Virginia Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH) Submitted: July 22, 2017 Best wishes! View all FY2018 CWHR Submissions

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

June Grant Submissions

July 5, 2017

The Center for Women’s Health Research is pleased to congratulate our investigators on their June grant submissions. Obesity-driven Metabolic and Molecular Biomarkers of Metformin Response in Endometrial Cancer Victoria Bae-Jump, MD, PhD; Division of Gynecologic Oncology R01 Submission Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH) Submitted: June 5, 2017 HMRI Subk Evaluation of the effect of … Continued

May Grant Submissions

June 6, 2017

The Center for Women’s Health Research is pleased to congratulate our investigators on their May grant submissions. Metabolic and Molecular Biomarkers of Metformin Response in Obesity-driven Endometrial Cancer Victoria Bae-Jump, MD, PhD; Division of Gynecologic Oncology Foundation Grant Sponsor: V Foundation Submitted: May 2, 2017 Inflammatory mediators of endometrial progesterone resistance Steve Young, MD, PhD; … 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