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Seeking Answers for Women

The Center for Women’s Health Research is working to accelerate improvements in women's health by answering key research questions about cardiovascular disease and diabetes as well as other diseases in women. We are a nationally and internationally renowned Center where vital research is spearheaded, conducted, shared, and further investigated—all in order to close the existing gap in knowledge and improve women's longevity and well-being.

The CWHR Mission has 3 components:

  1. Conducting rigorous basic, clinical, translational, and health services research into understudied issues in women’s health;
  2. Training the next generation of scientists and physician-scientists to be researchers in women’s health; and
  3. Educating women, healthcare providers, policy makers, and the public about research findings for the benefit of women, their families, and their communities.

Research conducted by junior and senior investigators through the Center for Women’s Health Research is primarily focused on the impact of diabetes and/or heart disease in women across their life spans. All types of research—from basic to clinical to epidemiologic—are emphasized, as is a translational, interdisciplinary, and collaborative focus. Our seed grants have been leveraged to put into action over $52 million dollars in external funding.


  • To learn more about specific research projects, visit the researchers section of this site
  • To participate in a research study, click here
  • ​To apply for a CWHR Research Grant, click here​