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Due Sept. 15

RFI Issued to Identify Gaps in Women’s Health Research

A recent request for information (RFI) from NIH invites comments and testimonies from the extramural scientific community, professional societies and the public to help identify gaps in women’s health research.

Responses to this RFI will inform “Advancing NIH Research on the Health of Women: A 2021 Conference” in October 2021. This conference will involve members of NIH and Congress and will address research efforts in three specific areas: rising maternal morbidity and mortality rates, increasing rates of chronic debilitating conditions in women and stagnant cervical cancer survival rates. Conference participants will assess the current state of NIH-supported women’s health research, delineate research gaps and identify research opportunities.

RFI responses are due by Sept. 15. For more information and to submit comments, go to

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