Tag Archive: BIRCWH

Johns Hopkins Researcher Receives NIA/ORWH Center Grant to Study How Age and Sex Impact Immune Responses to Influenza Vaccines


Dr. Sabra Klein, an associate professor in the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health’s department of molecular microbiology and immunology, has received an $8 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to study how age and biological sex impact the immune responses to influenza vaccines. Despite having antivirals and vaccines, influenza remains a significant public health threat, causing approximately 100,000 hospitalizations, 30,000 deaths, and approximately $7 billion in lost productivity each year in the United States alone. Sex and age are emerging as two host variables that significantly impact the pathogenesis of influenza virus infection and responses to influenza […]

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


NEW APPLICATION CYCLE ANTICIPATED FEBRUARY 2020   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 […]