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Congratulations to the 2023 Johns Hopkins BIRCWH Award Recipients!

Congratulations to the 2023 Johns Hopkins BIRCWH Award Recipients!

The Johns Hopkins Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women’s Health (BIRCWH) K12 Program is a two-year Career Development Award for fulltime JHU faculty focused on women’s health and sex and gender differences research.

Each scholar receives salary, research/career development funds, and travel funds. Funding for the BIRCWH Program is provided by the Johns Hopkins Institute for Clinical and Translational Research (ICTR) through the lead NIH Office of Research on Women’s Health (ORWH).

For questions about the BIRCWH Award, please contact Karla McCarthy at

2023 Recipients

Gloria Gerber, MD
Department of Medicine, Division of Hematology

Project Title: The Role of Complement in Obstetric Outcomes in Antiphospholipid Syndrome

Primary Mentor: Robert Brodsky, MD

Serena Michelle Ogunwole, MD
Assistant Professor
Department of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine

Project Title: Developing Postpartum Interventions to Reduce Obesity-Related Disparities and Address Environmental Determinants of Health

Primary Mentor: : Wendy Bennett, MD, MH

Laura Prichett, PhD, MHS
Research Associate
Department of Pediatrics, Division of General Pediatrics

Project Title: Gender, Race and Suicide: Unpacking the Adolescent Mental Health Crisis

Primary Mentor: Jacky Jennings, PhD, PHS

Michelle Patch, PhD, MSN, RN
Assistant Professor
School of Nursing

Project Title: Examining Acquired Brain Injury-Associated Symptoms and Fluid-based Biomarkers in Women Surviving Intimate Partner Violence

Primary Mentor: Gabor Kelen MD, FRCP(C), FACEP, FAAEM