Call for Nominations! Assessment of NIH Research on Women’s Health: Call for Experts

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine is seeking suggestions for experts to participate in the new study on Assessment of NIH Research on Women’s Health. To address the persistent gaps that remain in the knowledge of women’s health, NASEM will conduct a study on the gaps present in women’s health research across all NIH ICs. Specifically, the study should be designed to explore the proportion of research on conditions that are more common or unique to women, establish how these conditions are defined and ensure that it captures conditions across the lifespan, evaluates sex differences and racial health disparities, and determine the appropriate level of funding that is needed to address gaps in women’s health research at NIH.

Using these suggestions, National Academies staff will be looking to build a committee of approximately 15 volunteer experts in addition to collecting information for potential speakers, participants, and peer reviewers for any publications resulting from the activity.

Based on the Statement of Task, staff are looking for expertise particularly in the following areas:
Social science
Basic science of sex differences research, women’s health including, but not restricted to general internal medicine, cardiology, endocrinology, diabetes, obesity, nephrology, preventive medicine, reproductive health (e.g. obstetrics and gynecology, maternal fetal medicine, gynecologic oncology, menopausal health)
Clinical trials and research (including ethics)
Health disparities
Health policy
Health economics
Use of research for regulatory purposes

The National Academies are committed to enhancing diversity and inclusion in order to strengthen the quality of our work. Diverse perspectives contribute to finding innovative approaches and solutions to challenging issues. We encourage the nomination of volunteers who reflect the populations we serve and also welcome in particular nominations of candidates from underrepresented racial, ethnic, gender and sexual identity groups, people with disabilities, and early- and mid-career professionals.

We invite you to submit your suggestions by May 26, 2023 at 12:00 am.