The Yale Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women’s Health (BIRCWH) Scholar Program developed research skills across health fields. Junior faculty members learned through mentoring, coaching, and team science. The National Institutes of Health funded the program. The program developed independent investigators with the skills necessary to make lasting contributions to the prevention and treatment of addictive behaviors. The scholars who have graduated from the program earned research positions supported with grant funding.
WHRY also collaborated with the student editors of the Yale Journal of Biology and Medicine (YJBM) to publish an issue on the influence of sex and gender on health. The issue came out in June 2016 with peer-reviewed articles on smoking, stress and depression; the effect of tobacco smoking on mothers’ brains; the preference patients show for the gender of their physicians in a hospital’s Emergency Department; the effects of gender-based violence on unwanted pregnancy and abortion; the effect of marijuana on the female reproductive system; and other topics.
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