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Informational Powerpoint

  1. 1. Women’s Reproductive Health Research (WRHR) Career Development Program ORWH Office of Research on Women’s Health
  2. 2. Development of Scholars in OB-GYN for the 21 st Century Principal Investigator Robert Barbieri, MD Program Director Cynthia Morton, PhD
  3. 3. What is WRHR? <ul><li>NIH Mentored Clinical Scientist Development grant (K12) </li></ul><ul><li>Funds obstetrician-gynecologists interested in research career </li></ul><ul><li>Junior faculty appointment </li></ul><ul><li>2- to 5-year scholarship </li></ul><ul><li>80% effort for research </li></ul><ul><li>Strong departmental support </li></ul><ul><li>Research and travel budget </li></ul>
  4. 4. Participating Institutions <ul><li>BWH </li></ul><ul><li>MGH </li></ul><ul><li>BIDMC </li></ul><ul><li>Harvard </li></ul><ul><li>CHB </li></ul><ul><li>All Harvard-affiliated institutions are potential research sites </li></ul>
  5. 5. NIH Eligibility Requirements <ul><li>Completed OB/GYN residency </li></ul><ul><li>May be appointed in final research year of clinical fellowship training </li></ul><ul><li>US citizen, non-citizen national or US permanent resident </li></ul><ul><li>Cannot be/have been PI or Co-PI on RO1, R29, K-series, other large NIH award </li></ul><ul><li>PI of RO3, R21 - eligible </li></ul>
  6. 6. BWH WRHR Program Goals <ul><li>Educate, nurture and mentor Scholars to become leaders in women’s health research </li></ul><ul><li>Create individualized research and career development plans based on Scholar’s goals and experience </li></ul><ul><li>Combine intensive lab research, didactic courses, career development training </li></ul><ul><li>Make available rich biomedical resources of Harvard-affiliated area </li></ul>
  7. 7. Goals for Scholars <ul><li>Develop skills/knowledge needed for successful career as independent investigator in women’s health research </li></ul><ul><li>Successfully publish high quality work </li></ul><ul><li>Successfully obtain independent research funding </li></ul><ul><li>Earn promotion to Assistant or Associate Professor </li></ul>
  8. 8. Scholar Tracks <ul><li>Track 1 </li></ul><ul><li>Track 2 </li></ul><ul><li>Track 3 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>MD/PhD, >5 yrs research experience </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ready to pursue independent research project </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Estimated 2-3 years in WRHR Program </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>MD, 2-5 yrs research experience </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>May choose to pursue PhD training </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Estimated 5 years in WRHR Program </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li><2 yrs formal research experience </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Most interested in pursuing career in clinical investigation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Focus on didactic training: statistics, epidemiology, clinical trials </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Balanced Mentoring Approach <ul><li>Faculty Mentor </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Research Scientist </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Provides research training support </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Principal mentor to Scholar </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Academic Advisor </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Obstetrician-Gynecologist </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Provides clinical career support </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Facilitates integration into department and national societies </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Mentors <ul><li>20 Research Mentors in BWH WRHR Program </li></ul><ul><li>New Mentor – must be approved by NIH </li></ul><ul><li>Six key research areas </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Reproductive Cancer </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reproductive and Clinical Epidemiology </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reproductive Developmental Biology </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reproductive Genetics </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ovarian Biology </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Urogynecology </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Current Faculty Mentors <ul><li>Reproductive Cancer </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Daniel Cramer, Unit Chief </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Peter Howley </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>George Mutter </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Reproductive and Clinical Epidemiology </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Karin Michels, Unit Chief </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Susan Hankinson </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>David Hunter </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ellice Lieberman </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Ob/Gyn BWH </li></ul><ul><li>Pathology HMS </li></ul><ul><li>Pathology BWH </li></ul><ul><li>Ob/Gyn BWH </li></ul><ul><li>Medicine BWH </li></ul><ul><li>Medicine BWH </li></ul><ul><li>Ob/Gyn BWH </li></ul>
  12. 12. Current Faculty Mentors <ul><li>Reproductive Developmental Biology </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Richard Maas, Unit Chief </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>William Crowley </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bradley Quade </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Christopher A. Walsh </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Reproductive Genetics </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Cynthia Morton, Unit Chief </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ursula Kaiser </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>S. Ananth Karumanchi </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Louise Wilkins-Haug </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Medicine BWH </li></ul><ul><li>Medicine MGH </li></ul><ul><li>Pathology BWH </li></ul><ul><li>Neurology CHB </li></ul><ul><li>Ob/Gyn BWH </li></ul><ul><li>Endocrinology BWH </li></ul><ul><li>Ob/Gyn BIDMC </li></ul><ul><li>Ob/Gyn BWH </li></ul>
  13. 13. Current Faculty Mentors <ul><li>Ovarian Biology </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Jonathan Tilly, Unit Chief </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bo Rueda </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Anny Usheva-Simidjiyska </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Urogynecology </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Francine Grodstein, Unit Chief </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Clare Tempany </li></ul></ul>Ob/Gyn MGH Ob/Gyn MGH Ob/Gyn BIDMC Medicine BWH Radiology BWH
  14. 14. Academic Advisors <ul><li>Robert Barbieri, Chair, Ob/Gyn BWH </li></ul><ul><li>Isaac Schiff, Chair, Ob/Gyn MGH </li></ul><ul><li>John Yeh, Chair, Ob/Gyn BIDMC </li></ul><ul><li>Ross Berkowitz, Director, Gynecologic Oncology, Ob/Gyn BWH </li></ul><ul><li>Mark Hornstein, Director, Reproductive Endocrinology, Ob/Gyn BWH </li></ul><ul><li>Paula Johnson, Director, Connors Center for Women’s Health, Medicine BWH </li></ul><ul><li>Neeraj Kohli, Director, Urogynecology, Ob/Gyn BWH </li></ul><ul><li>Louise Wilkins-Haug, Director, Maternal Fetal Medicine, Ob/Gyn BWH </li></ul><ul><li>Walter Willett, Chair, Nutrition HSPH </li></ul><ul><li>Ruth Tuomala, WRHR Program Responsible Conduct of Research Advisor, Ob/Gyn BWH </li></ul>
  15. 15. For More Information… <ul><li>BWH WRHR website </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.brighamandwomens.org/WRHRprogram/default.aspx </li></ul></ul><ul><li>NIH WRHR website </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.nichd.nih.gov/research/supported/wrhr.cfm </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Linda Johnson </li></ul><ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul></ul>

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