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ORWH Publishes Biennial Report

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ORWH biennial report details women's health initiatives.

The Office of Research on Women’s Health recently published the Report of the Advisory Committee on Research on Women’s Health, Fiscal Years 2017-2018. This publication, often referred to as the “biennial report,” details the NIH-wide programs and accomplishments carried out in fulfillment of ORWH’s core mission. 

The report highlights background information on ORWH, its research initiatives, its support of biomedical career development and its monitoring of adherence to the NIH Policy on the Inclusion of Women and Minorities as Subjects in Clinical Research. The biennial report also provides highlights from research on women’s health and on the influence of sex and gender on health and disease supported by the institutes and centers and the Office of the Director. 

Finally, the report presents information on NIH budget allocations for women’s health research during fiscal years 2017 and 2018. You can read the full report at

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