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.
Women's Health Internship Opportunities
We know that the recruitment of future top-notch researchers and physicians begins at the undergraduate level of college. WIMS 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: WIMS administers the distribution and use of these two questionnaires. For more information visit our IIQ & UDI page.