Yale BIRCWH Scholar Program on Women's Health and Addictive Behaviors

The Yale Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women's Health (BIRCWH) Scholar Program provided interdisciplinary research skill development through mentoring, coaching and team science experience for junior faculty interested in a research career focused on women’s health and addictive behaviors. Its goal was to develop independent investigators with the skills necessary to make enduring contributions to the prevention and treatment of addictive behaviors which result in direct practical benefit for women and their families. The program was funded by a $2.5 million grant from the National Institute on Drug Abuse, the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, and the National Institutes of Health Office of Research on Women’s Health. Each junior faculty scholar had the opportunity to work intensively with at least two of 25 mentors who all have extensive independent research programs.

Will the Next Generation Study Women's Health?

Will the Next Generation Study Women's Health?

WHRY is investing in the future by mentoring and training scientists to factor gender into their research, emphasizing translation of their findings to benefit and improve health.