Research and Education
Why Women's Health Research is Important
Biological sex and gender play major roles in the prevalence, progression and prognosis of numerous medical conditions, including diabetes, obesity, cardiovascular diseases, cancer, substance abuse, depression, brain disorders, infectious and autoimmune diseases.
WFBMC Office of Research Funding Alerts page: http://intranet.wakehealth.edu/Departments/Office-of-Research/Funding-Alerts.htm [internal link]
Clinical trials help lead to new treatments in many areas of Women's Health. Participation in clinical trials can directly influence how healthcare is delivered on a national and international level. Information collected helps provide the highest quality of healthcare for generations of women to come. Visit these links to find trials in women's health: www.wakehealth.edu/ClinicalTrials/
Women's Health Internship Opportunities
We know that the recruitment of future top-notch researchers and physicians begins at the undergraduate level of college. OWIMS coordinates women's health internships between Wake Forest School of Medicine (WFSM) researchers and healthcare providers and undergraduate students from area colleges who are looking for projects for course credit and/or experience in women's health or gender differences research. To inquire about submitting or applying for an internship project, please review our internship opportunities page.
Incontinence Impact Questionnaire/Urogenital Distress Inventory
Survey instruments to assess impact of urinary incontinence on women's lives: OWIMS administers the distribution and use of these two questionnaires. For more information visit our IIQ & UDI page.
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Women's Health Resources
It's said that knowledge is power. We think that's particularly true when it comes to health. There's a wealth of information available on our Resources Page.
What WFBMC Action Health Has to Offer (includes information about classes, lactation rooms and pump rentals) [internal link]
Human Milk Banking Association of North America (HMBANA)
Domestic Violence Prevention
Domestic violence is a term used to describe abusive behavior that occurs in intimate relationships. In most cases, the abuser or batterer is a man, and the victim is a woman. Female homicide victims are more than twice as likely to have been killed by an intimate partner than are male homicide victims. For more information visit our domestic violence page.