Research is at the heart of our mission. Our senior researchers 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 our junior researchers, scientists whose careers gain focus and momentum at the Center for Women’s Health Research.
CWHR senior faculty are actively engaged in the mentoring and training of the junior researchers, several of whom acknowledge that without the CWHR’s support they would not have remained in research. Mentoring is typically provided through a team approach with one primary mentor and others participating both as content and career mentors as needed. Teams are all interdisciplinary.
The Center for Women’s Health Research (CWHR) currently has over 40 junior faculty engaged in women’s health and sex-difference research in the areas of cardiovascular disease and diabetes.
Junior faculty of the CWHR are funded based on writing a strong scientific project as well as showing promise in their career trajectories. In addition, the work of these junior faculty must be related to the study of the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular disease and/or diabetes in women. In addition, all faculty at this level must have a primary mentor and a good mentorship plan. Over the last decade, the Center for Women’s Health Research’s past support of these researchers has leveraged over $40,000,000 in funding from large grant-givers such as the NIH, the American Heart Association, and others.