Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women’s Health (BIRCWH) K12 Award


The Johns Hopkins Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women’s Health (BIRCWH) K12 program is supported by the NIH Office of Research on Women’s Health (ORWH) and National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, as well as the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing, and the Department of Gynecology & Obstetrics.

We are committed to supporting the transformation of scholars into independently funded, networked, and lifelong ethical investigators leading interdisciplinary teams to improve women’s health by advancing our understanding of sex and gender differences, and health concerns unique to, more prevalent, or with differential consequences in women.

Applicants who are accepted into the Johns Hopkins Clinical Research Scholars Program will be provided with rigorous and innovative training, help to develop and execute a clinical research project, mentorship in a multidisciplinary and collaborative research environment, and involvement in activities to promote career development including:

    • Apprenticeship and mentorship – Hands on research
    • Engagement in related career development activities including grant writing
    • Access to ICTR Programs and Resources

Contact Karla McCarthy, Program Manager, if you have any questions or would like to speak to someone about the program.