In achieving its goal of developing independent OB-GYN physician-researchers in basic, translational and/or clinical areas related to women’s reproductive health, the WRHR career development program will not only develop the next generation of clinician investigators, it also will ensure that our scholars are prepared to serve as future leaders and mentors in the field of women’s reproductive health research.
Our training format is a mentor-based experience. scholars are paired with successful investigators (clinical or basic research) for a minimum of two (and up to five) years. During this period, the scholar devotes 75% of his/her time to research. The research scope is open for the scholar and mentor to direct, and encompasses all areas of obstetrics and gynecology and its subspecialties. We anticipate that four scholars will be trained during the next five years. Each scholar/mentee will attend the NIH hosted annual WRHR Program conference meeting each year.
It is our expectation that this proposed training program will significantly and positively impact the field of women’s reproductive health research, by helping to build a national pool of well-trained physician-scientists, particularly those from underserved communities that are committed to improving the health care of all women. In addition, we expect that the research of each scholar will be funded extramurally by the time of graduation from this program. Our intent is to foster a spirit and culture of collaboration and cooperatively among our scholars, such that they have the greatest potential through their collective efforts, to make major contributions and improvements in the field of women’s reproductive health. To determine preliminary eligibility for the program, please review the eligibility requirements below:
Individuals from under-represented backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.
The following expenses will be covered by the program: