Women s Reproductive Health Research WRHR Career Development Program

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1. Women’s Reproductive Health Research (WRHR) Career Development Program

2. Development of Scholars in OB-GYN for the 21st Century Principal Investigator Robert Barbieri, MD Program Director Cynthia Morton, PhD

3. What is WRHR? NIH Mentored Clinical Scientist Development grant (K12) Funds obstetrician-gynecologists interested in research career Junior faculty appointment 2- to 5-year scholarship 80% effort for research Strong departmental support Research and travel budget

4. Participating Institutions BWH MGH BIDMC Harvard CHB All Harvard-affiliated institutions are potential research sites

5. NIH Eligibility Requirements Completed OB/GYN residency May be appointed in final research year of clinical fellowship training US citizen, non-citizen national or US permanent resident Cannot be/have been PI or Co-PI on RO1, R29, K-series, other large NIH award PI of RO3, R21 - eligible

6. BWH WRHR Program Goals Educate, nurture and mentor Scholars to become leaders in women’s health research Create individualized research and career development plans based on Scholar’s goals and experience Combine intensive lab research, didactic courses, career development training Make available rich biomedical resources of Harvard-affiliated area

7. Goals for Scholars Develop skills/knowledge needed for successful career as independent investigator in women’s health research Successfully publish high quality work Successfully obtain independent research funding Earn promotion to Assistant or Associate Professor

8. Scholar Tracks Track 1 Track 2 Track 3 MD/PhD, >5 yrs research experience Ready to pursue independent research project Estimated 2-3 years in WRHR Program MD, 2-5 yrs research experience May choose to pursue PhD training Estimated 5 years in WRHR Program <2 yrs formal research experience Most interested in pursuing career in clinical investigation Focus on didactic training: statistics, epidemiology, clinical trials

9. Balanced Mentoring Approach Faculty Mentor Research Scientist Provides research training support Principal mentor to Scholar Academic Advisor Obstetrician-Gynecologist Provides clinical career support Facilitates integration into department and national societies

10. Mentors 20 Research Mentors in BWH WRHR Program New Mentor – must be approved by NIH Six key research areas Reproductive Cancer Reproductive and Clinical Epidemiology Reproductive Developmental Biology Reproductive Genetics Ovarian Biology Urogynecology

11. Current Faculty Mentors Reproductive Cancer Daniel Cramer, Unit Chief Peter Howley George Mutter Reproductive and Clinical Epidemiology Karin Michels, Unit Chief Susan Hankinson David Hunter Ellice Lieberman Ob/Gyn BWH Pathology HMS Pathology BWH Ob/Gyn BWH Medicine BWH Medicine BWH Ob/Gyn BWH

12. Current Faculty Mentors Reproductive Developmental Biology Richard Maas, Unit Chief William Crowley Bradley Quade Christopher A. Walsh Reproductive Genetics Cynthia Morton, Unit Chief Ursula Kaiser S. Ananth Karumanchi Louise Wilkins-Haug Medicine BWH Medicine MGH Pathology BWH Neurology CHB Ob/Gyn BWH Endocrinology BWH Ob/Gyn BIDMC Ob/Gyn BWH

13. Current Faculty Mentors Ovarian Biology Jonathan Tilly, Unit Chief Bo Rueda Anny Usheva-Simidjiyska Urogynecology Francine Grodstein, Unit Chief Clare Tempany

14. Academic Advisors Robert Barbieri, Chair, Ob/Gyn BWH Isaac Schiff, Chair, Ob/Gyn MGH John Yeh, Chair, Ob/Gyn BIDMC Ross Berkowitz, Director, Gynecologic Oncology, Ob/Gyn BWH Mark Hornstein, Director, Reproductive Endocrinology, Ob/Gyn BWH Paula Johnson, Director, Connors Center for Women’s Health, Medicine BWH Neeraj Kohli, Director, Urogynecology, Ob/Gyn BWH Louise Wilkins-Haug, Director, Maternal Fetal Medicine, Ob/Gyn BWH Walter Willett, Chair, Nutrition HSPH Ruth Tuomala, WRHR Program Responsible Conduct of Research Advisor, Ob/Gyn BWH

15. For More Information… BWH WRHR website http://www.brighamandwomens.org/WRHRprogram/default.aspx NIH WRHR website http://www.nichd.nih.gov/research/supported/wrhr.cfm Linda Johnson [email protected]

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