Women’s Health Research and Innovation

In alignment with the Executive Order on Advancing Women’s Health Research and Innovation issued by the White House in March, the NIH has published a Notice of Special Interest (NOSI) to “highlight interest in receiving research applications focused on diseases and health conditions that predominantly affect women…, present and progress differently in women…, or are female specific….”

We anticipate that federal agencies will make similar announcements soon, including sponsored research opportunities.

Cornell has a long and impressive history of advancing women’s health research.* Our combined strengths and facilities position us to make exceptional contributions to redress persistent gaps in research and innovation pertaining to women’s and children’s health.  

To facilitate a strong One Cornell response to upcoming opportunities arising from this initiative, I am inviting researchers from across all Cornell campuses to join an informal interest group for the purpose of teaming, shaping opportunities, and developing internal awareness of Women’s Health Research and Innovation funding opportunities as they are announced. 

If you are currently pursuing research related to women’s health or are interested in contributing to such research with Cornell colleagues, please respond with interest to womens-health-research@cornell.edu. To those Cornell respondents, in July we will provide details for joining short virtual meetings and additional information. Our goal is to build a broad and inclusive community of Cornellians, engaged in this important research and translation – with each other and beyond our campuses.

For those interested, more information about the White House Initiative on Women’s Health Research is available on this fact sheet

Take care,
Krystyn J. Van Vliet

Krystyn J Van Vliet, Ph.D.
Vice President for Research & Innovation
Professor, Materials Science & Engineering and Biomedical Engineering

Published on: Friday, June 28, 2024 - 11:25am