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 depart UNC on November 7 to pursue an exciting opportunity.

Sijing Liu has a background in budget and financial management, internal auditing, and project management. She has worked in federal government, public higher education, and private business industries. Sijing’s educational background includes a Master of Accountancy and Master Certificate in Federal Financial Management.  Nancy Armstrong is presently familiarizing Sijing with Center processes and accounts.  CWHR will provide opportunities for investigators to meet with Sijing in the upcoming weeks.

Jennifer Rumbach joined the center in January 2012 as a part-time administrative assistant and became indispensable as our full-time Public Communications Specialist. She has accepted an exciting opportunity as a member of the Duke Clinical Research Institute’s Enterprise Communications Team. Recruitment efforts are underway to identify our next Public Communication Specialist with a similar skill set.


I wish to thank Nancy Armstrong for the financial leadership she has provided CWHR since October 2016.  In her current role as Business Office for the School of Medicine Finance and Business Office, Nancy will remain available to CWHR as a consultant during and after Sijing’s transition.

Please stop by the Center to welcome Sijing, to thank Nancy and to extend your best wishes to Jennifer.


Wendy R, Brewster MD., PhD

Director, Center for Women’s Health Research

The mission of CWHR is to improve the health of women by research that focuses on diseases, disorders and conditions that affect women only, women predominately, and/or women differently than men. Research efforts that require the most attention are identified through the collection and analysis of data for the report card. Current areas of research targeted by the Center include perinatal health, cancers affecting women, obesity, diabetes, women’s cardiovascular health, pelvic floor health, women’s mental health and substance abuse.