BIRCWH associate Melissa Lamar receives travel scholarship

BIRCWH associate Melissa Lamar received a travel scholarship from the Emory Center for AIDS Research to attend their upcoming conference on HIV and Aging: From Mitochondria to the Metropolis. She was also chosen to participate in a pre-conference workshop for new investigators to the field of HIV and Aging given her recently funded grant looking at accelerated brain aging in women with HIV


Tonda Hughes appointed to Associate Dean of Global Health in UIC College of Nursing

Congratulations to Tonda Hughes on her new appointment to Associate Dean of Global Health in the UIC College of Nursing (CON)! Dr. Hughes is currently serving as the Interim Executive Director of the Global Health Leadership Office (GHLO) and is a Professor in the Department of Health Systems Science (HSS). As Interim Executive Director, she has done an exceptional job advancing CON’s international academic mission and has increased the visibility of the CON internationally.


Nuriya Robinson receives two teaching awards

BIRCWH scholar Nuriya Robinson received two teaching awards for 2014: the Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics (APGO) teaching award and the UIC Family Medicine Department Specialty Attending Teacher of the Year award.  She also received an academic career development fellowship: the National Institutes of Health/National Medical Association Academic Medicine Fellow, 2014.


Former BIRCWH Scholar Julienne Rutherford Interviewed on WBEZ’s Morning Shift

Julienne Rutherford, assistant professor in the College of Nursing and former BIRCWH scholar, was interviewed by WBEZ’s Morning Shift about her new study concerning harassment and assault of female researchers in field settings. Listen to the story at: http://m.soundcloud.com/morningshiftwbez/new-study-finds-women-in-stem


BIRCWH Application

The Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women’s Health program is accepting applications for junior faculty scholars. At this time, we are currently not accepting any applications for the BIRCWH program.

Please be aware of the following requirements when considering your application to the BIRCWH Program.

Eligible BIRCWH Scholar applicants will:

  1. Have a doctoral degree in a clinical or research discipline (e.g. MD, PharmD, DVM, DDS or PhD) and are engaged in women’s health research in such fields as nursing, medicine, pharmacy, social work, epidemiology, psychology, sociology, biostatistics.
  2. Have completed any postgraduate training normally expected for a faculty appointment in their field (including clinical or postdoctoral fellowship training or residency).
  3. Have no more than six years of research or research training experience beyond their last doctoral degree (excepting those who may have had a career hiatus due to family responsibilities or uniformed service).
  4. Have a full-time faculty appointment at UIC.
  5. Identify mentors with extensive women’s health research experience.
  6. Be US citizens or non-citizen nationals, or lawfully admitted for permanent residence.
  7. Be able to commit 75% of full-time professional effort in the BIRCWH program and its related research activities.

Those who are ineligible include:

  1. Individuals who are or have been a Principal Investigator on mentored career development grants (K-series) or who have had substantial independent funding (e.g., R01, P01, P50) or other equivalent research grant awards.
  2. Non-U.S. citizens or individuals on temporary or student visas.

The leadership of the BIRCWH Program strongly encourages individuals from all health disciplines and backgrounds to apply.

The BIRCWH Program is an NIH funded K-12 institutional training grant and structured mentoring program for junior faculty members who conduct women’s health or sex/gender-based research. The overall goal of the UIC BIRCWH program is to train a cadre of researchers to advance women’s health and sex/gender-based science.

For additional information regarding women’s health, please visit:
Office of Research on Women’s Health
National Institutes of Health
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
http://orwh.od.nih.gov

If you have any questions about the BIRCWH program, please contact:
Center for Research on Women and Gender (M/C 980)
1640 W. Roosevelt Rd.
Chicago, IL 60608
OR
Email: abbykoch@uic.edu


Congratulations to our 2014 Dan Dissertation Award Winners!

The Center for Research on Women and Gender is pleased to announce the 2014 Alice J. Dan Dissertation Research Award winners. The winners are Molly McGown from the Department of Anthropology, Norma Jane Mejias from the Department of Disability and Human Development, and Cara Smulevitz from the Departments of Art History and Gender and Women’s Studies. The annual Dan Dissertation award encourages original and significant research about gender and/or women by UIC doctoral students. Recipients are awarded monetary support to assist with their research. To learn more about the Dan Dissertation Award, visit our Dan Award page.


Former BIRCWH scholar Julienne Rutherford’s op-ed published on Huffington Post

Dr. Julienne Rutherford and her team have written an op-ed, based on their study of sexual harassment and field sciences, and it was recently published at Huffington Post. The article can be read here


CRWG Director Receives Chancellor’s Discovery Fund Award

Congratulations to CRWG Director Stacie Geller and colleagues, recipients of the Chancellor’s Discovery Fund for Multidisciplinary Research! Their project is titled, “Testing of a Prototype Obstetrical Medical Device for Auto Transfusion in Life Threatening Postpartum Hemorrhage.” The multidisciplinary team includes collaborators from the Emergency Medicine, the Center for Global Health, Obstetrics and Gynecology, and Cardiothoracic Surgery in the College of Medicine, as well as the Bioengineering Department in the College of Engineering.


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Ambassador Application

The UIC WISE Outreach Program is currently seeking undergraduate and graduate students to be WISE Ambassadors.  If you are interested in a service project AND want to work with students in grades k-12, please send e-mail toWISE_outreach@uic.edu
List your major, current class schedule, and experience with k-12 students. A WISE staff person will contact you for an interview if you are selected as a WISE Ambassador.

Thank you for your interest in the WISE Outreach Program!