Research is at the heart of our mission. CWHR faculty leadership pursue long-term, nationally funded projects at the highest level of inquiry, initiating and participating in collaborative projects with other renowned scientific institutions. They also mentor faculty researcher scientists whose careers gain focus and momentum at the Center for Women’s Health Research.
CWHR faculty leadership are actively engaged in the mentoring and training of our faculty researchers. Mentoring is typically provided through an interdisciplinary team approach with one primary mentor and others participating both as content and career mentors.
CWHR has 65 MD and PhD junior faculty researchers studying the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular disease, diabetes and the intersection of mental and physical health in those diseases in women. Funding for CWHR Faculty Researchers is based on their writing a strong scientific project, showing promise in their career trajectories, and having a primary mentor and a good mentorship plan.
The $1.6 million in seed grants that has supported the work of CWHR researchers has leveraged over $65 million in external funding from organizations like the National Institutes of Health and the American Diabetes Association.