Highlights of the “Advancing NIH Research on the Health of Women” Conference
BY TAMAR JACOBSOHN, NICHD
Women’s health research took center stage at the “Advancing NIH Research on the Health of Women” videoconference, hosted by NIH’s Office of Research on Women’s Health. The conference featured talks on rising maternal morbidity and mortality rates; increasing rates of chronic debilitating conditions in women; and stagnant cervical cancer survival rates.
“As a daughter of the South Bronx who lived and worked there before coming to NIH, I had an indelible recollection of the broken promises, the false promises that never ameliorated poor health,” said Senior Investigator Michele K. Evans during her Anita Roberts Lecture held on November 1, 2021. “I knew I had to become a physician to improve health in communities like this.”