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The White House Initiative on Women's Health Research

NIH Notice of Special Interest: Women's Health Research

NSF: Funding Opportunities for Science and Engineering Research with Impact on Women's Health

Congratulations to 2024 Catherine Peachey Breast Cancer Research Grant awardee! 


Matthew Scarpelli

Assistant Professor 
School of Health Sciences

Project title: Improving Breast Cancer Radiotherapy by Theragnostic Targeting of Tumor-Supporting Macrophages"

(click for details) 

Congratulations to 2024 WGHI research grant awardees! 

Women's Health Research Grant Awardees: (click for details)

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Andrea Pires dos Santos

Vet Clinical Pathology

Susan South

Psychological Sciences

Wendy Koss

Animal Behavior 

 Laura Murray-Klob

Nutrition Science

Congratulations to Ulrike Dydak, Associate Director of the WGHI, for winning the 2024 Christine M. Ladisch Faculty Leadership Award!


Ulrike Dydak, professor of health sciences in the Purdue University School of Health Sciences, Associate Director of the Women's Global Health Institute, is the recipient of the 2024 Christine M. Ladisch Faculty Leadership Award.

Established in 2018, the award is presented annually to a female faculty member in the College of Health and Human Sciences who is interested in developing her leadershipskills. The award provides up to $5,000 to cover the cost of participation in courses, conferences, workshops, institutes or other leadership opportunities that promote the development of faculty leaders. 

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Celebrate Purdue Women's History

Screen-Shot-org.pngAuthor Angie Klink seeks funding to publish her manuscript Purdue’s Female Founders: The Untold History. The book reveals for the first time in one volume the fortitude and achievements of the twentieth-century foremothers of Purdue University. This engaging book is a collection of profiles on female faculty who shaped Purdue University from its beginning in the late 1800s through the twentieth century.  

Read about Purdue women who pioneered teaching and research; established departments, schools, and colleges; and blazed paths where only men trod. Compelling stories in this 350 to 450-page book celebrate women in art, science, nutrition, literature, nursing, speech, engineering, fashion design and textiles, home economics, family life, psychology, agriculture, health and kinesiology, management, and more. Purdue’s Female Founders covers 125 years of Purdue history told through the female lens. Click to see more details of the book. 

If you'd like to support the publication of this book, please click here to give! The goal is to raise publication costs of $40,000. 

"Leading the Way" Interview Series -- Nov 16, 2023

"Beyond the X and Y: Gender Biology and Women's Health" -- Paula Johnson, a cardiologist and the President of Wellesley College and Karen Plaut, the Executive Vice President for Research of Purdue University


Women's Health Research Symposium -- Sept 6, 2023

The playlist of the entire event

Selected talks:

Opening Remarks -- Daniel DeLaurentis, Vice President for Research Institutes and Centers of Purdue Discovery Park District, and Kei Hui, the Purdue First Lady

Keynote: "Breast Cancer Screening -- New Ways of Thinking" -- Christiane Kuhl, Chair of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology, University of Aachen RWTH, Director of the Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology, University Hospital Aachen, Germany 

Women's Global Health Institute

The health of women and girls is of particular concern as a result of gender-related biological differences, socioeconomic status, and disparities in research involving women participants. At Purdue University, we deliver solutions through research and training that address these challenges, both nationally and internationally, through our work at the Women’s Global Health Institute (WGHI). The institute combines strong technology, engineering, natural and social sciences, and is a hub for interdisciplinary research. 

The institute aspires to deliver meaningful solutions to the challenges in women’s health by securing partnerships and support for research and training from government, private foundations, and corporate companies. 

Our Women's Health Research Grant Program supports outstanding researchers in women's health. Here are the recent awardees. 

Tell us about your work on women's health and sex differences: 

We'd love to hear from you and discuss how we can promote and support your work on women's health and sex differences. Please click here to send us the information (requires a description of ~2-3 lines of your current or future work) and we will follow up with you. 

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