The mission of the University of Wisconsin-Madison Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women’s Health (BIRCWH) program is to improve women’s health by developing a scientific workforce capable of leading independently funded research programs. The UW BIRCWH program provides career development opportunities through competency based curricular activities, mentored research training, and pioneering new approaches to team science and career coaching. A rich foundation of distinguished program leadership, accomplished program faculty and expansive institutional resources, provides an outstanding environment to foster the next generation of leaders in women’s health research.
The UW BIRCWH program is committed to building a diverse and inclusive learning environment across a wide spectrum of dimensions (gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, discipline, etc.). The program acknowledges the fluidity of gender identity (e.g., woman, man, trans man, agender, gender-diverse, nonbinary), noting gender is self-identified, may change throughout an individual’s lifetime, and may or may not correspond to society’s cultural expectations based on biological sex traits.
The UW BIRCWH award is a trans-NIH collaborative effort, administered by the Office of Research on Women’s Health.