Women’s health researcher Elizabeth Burnside, MD, MPH, MS, FACR, a University of Wisconsin–Madison Professor of Radiology in the Breast Imaging and Intervention Section, is part of a team to be awarded a five-year, $3 million Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women’s Health (BIRCHW) grant from the National Institutes of Health. UW-Madison was selected as the site for this new institutional career development grant. Dr. Burnside is one of the Principal Investigators for a program designed to foster the next generation of leaders in women’s health research. BIRCHW, is a mentored career-development program, which will assemble 40 senior faculty mentors from 21 departments in 11 Schools/Centers across UW. The goal is to ultimately improve women’s health by developing a scientific workforce capable of leading independently funded biomedical, behavioral and clinical research.
“Interdisciplinary women’s health research thrives at UW–Madison because of the overall climate of excellence, stellar research career development programs, and dedication to collaboration between diverse disciplines. This exceptional tradition provides an outstanding environment to foster the next generation of leaders in women’s health research,” Burnside said.
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