The University of Wisconsin BIRCWH Program was an NIH funded K-12 institutional training grant and structured mentoring program for junior faculty who conduct women’s health or sex/gender-based research.
The UW BIRCWH program was active from 2007-2017. The program provided junior faculty with mentored career development and training aimed at improving the health of women and understanding how sex and gender differences impact health and disease.
The BIRCWH was awarded in 2007 under the sponsorship of the University Of Wisconsin-Madison Center for Women’s Health Research. Integral to the development of the UW BIRCWH program were Co-directors Gloria Sarto, MD, PhD (PI) and Molly Carnes, MD, MS (PD). The program subsequently moved to the auspices of the Center for Women’s Health and Health Disparities Research, as an expansion of Dr. Sarto’s efforts towards health equity research. In 2014, Elizabeth Burnside, MD, MPH, MS, UW Department of Radiology, assumed the role of PI for the program.