Recently Funded Studies

Women’s Health Research at Yale supports inventive new research designed to discover and develop solutions to health conditions affecting women today. This year’s Pilot Project Program research areas include cannabis use, obesity, ovarian cancer, and heart attacks. 

The reach and productivity of the Pilot Project Program have been dramatically increased with the Wendy U. and Thomas C. Naratil Pioneer Award, for investigations that are highly inventive or close to a major breakthrough in advancing women's health. 

Click here for the 2016 Awards Press Release



Cannabis Use

Dr. Kelly Cosgrove

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Dr. Matthew Rodeheffer

Ovarian Cancer

Ovarian Cancer

Dr. Anthony N. van den Pol

Heart Attack

Heart Attacks

Dr. Erica S. Spatz

Women’s Health Research at Yale was founded in 1998 to address disparities in medical research by initiating and supporting groundbreaking studies on the health of women and gender-specific aspects of health and disease. WHRY has since grown into a national model and one of the largest interdisciplinary research centers of its kind in the country. WHRY's Pilot Project Program funds studies on women's health and gender-specific medicine that demonstrate new approaches to major challenges in women's health and describe a clear path to implementation for clinical or public health benefit.

Since its inception, WHRY has awarded more than $4.9 million in annual pilot grants to more than 80 investigators who have obtained more than $85 million in external grants to further their research.