Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women’s Health

K12 - Institutional Career Development Program


K-Scholar Success - What Does it Take?

Career Development Symposium

Sponsored by Duke/NCCU and UNC BIRCWH programs

February 21, 2020

12:30 - 5:30 PM

Washington Duke Inn, Durham NC

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Welcome our new Scholars


Katelyn M. Holliday, PhD
Medical Instructor
Department of Family Medicine and Community Health
Duke University
Research Proposal:
Racial differences in women’s physical activity patterns: A GPS-based study



Haley Arden Moss, MD, MBA
Assistant Professor
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Duke Cancer Institute
Division of Gynecologic Oncology
Duke University
Research Proposal:
Gynecologic cancer care in Accountable Care Organizations: Identifying opportunities and strategies to improve value


The Duke University School of Medicine and North Carolina Central University (NCCU) are recipients of a National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women’s Health (BIRCWH) grant. The BIRCWH program is led by the NIH Office of Research on Women's Health (ORWH), along with nearly a dozen other NIH Institutes and Centers. The BIRCWH is a K12 Institutional Training Grant that provides junior faculty at Duke or NCCU 75% salary support (50% for surgical specialties) for up to $100.000 per year for a minimum of two years. The program provides research development support to pursue research careers related to women's health and builds upon existing interdisciplinary faculty relationships to foster productive and innovative collaborations.

The purpose of the BIRCWH Faculty Development Program is to promote the career development of junior faculty pursuing interdisciplinary research in Women’s Health leading to an independent scientific career that will benefit the health of women, including sex/gender similarities or differences in biology, health or disease. The BIRCWH also aims to strengthen the Women’s Health Research enterprise at Duke and NCCU. The BIRCWH Program provides advanced training, mentoring, and career guidance. BIRCWH research spans the entire spectrum of Women’s Health topics, and the program is open to all types of clinicians and non-clinicians.

The BIRCWH program invites junior faculty interested in a research career in women's health to inquire about the program. Underrepresented Minorities are especially encouraged to apply. Duke University offers equal opportunity to all applicants without regard to race, color, creed, sex, age, handicaps or national origin. We currently do not have an open position but invite Letter of Intent at any time. We will contact you to let you know if you would be eligible and will be happy to answer any questions.


PI of the Duke/NCCU BIRCWH award:  Nancy Andrews, M.D., Ph.D.
Site-PI NCCU:  K. Sean Kimbro, Ph.D.
Program Director: Cindy Amundsen, M.D. 
Program Coordinator:  Friederike Jayes, Ph.D.
Forward any questions to the BIRCWH Program Coordinator