* Wendy Bennett, Chair of Women's Health Research Group, discusses how the group was formed and our unique interdisciplinary mission for women's health.
The Women's Health Research Group (WHRG) is an interdisciplinary collaborative research group, among the Schools of Medicine, Public Health and Nursing at The Johns Hopkins University.
The mission of the WHRG is to:
Create a forum for the discussion of research related to women's health and gender-based differences.
Build and foster interdisciplinary collaborations that bridge clinical, epidemiological and basic biomedical research relevant to women's health and sex-based differences.
Provide mentorship and training opportunities to students, fellows and junior faculty who do research related to women's health and sex/gender differences.
Encourage faculty development from underrepresented groups in academic medicine, such as women and racial/ethnic minorities.
WHRG Goals and Objectives
To promote the visibility of the WHRG's activities, including research focused on women's health and gender-based differences, as well as other relevant research at Johns Hopkins.
To build our funding base to have continued support for networking sessions, symposia, as well as several upcoming events for early-stage researchers (individuals identified in the BIRCWH application process), and women's health research mentors.
To establish an external advisory committee.
To continue our role as a resource in identifying funding opportunities in women's health and sex-differences research.
To conduct networking sessions and annual symposia aimed at identifying research gaps and building interdisciplinary collaborations that bridge clinical, epidemiological and basic biomedical research in women's health and sex-differences research.