The Division of Women's Health and the Mary Horrigan Connors Center for Women's Health and Gender Biology at Brigham and Women's Hospital are committed to improving the health of women and transforming their medical care.
Produce and disseminate scientific knowledge on women's health and sex- and gender-based biology.
Model, learn from and encourage adoption of comprehensive and integrated care.
Produce leaders who have the experience, creativity, skills and determination to have a major impact in improving the health of women.
Support leaders working to improve the health of women globally through research, teaching, intervention and care.
Influence women's health policy at the institutional, local and national levels.
Related to the work of the Division of Women’s Health, the Connors Center for Women’s Health and Gender Biology was established at Brigham’s and Women’s Hospital in 2002 to develop collaborative efforts in women’s health. The Connors Center for Women’s Health and Gender Biology has a commitment to improving the health of women and transforming their care through the discovery, dissemination and integration of knowledge of women’s health and sex- and gender-based differences and the application of this knowledge to the delivery of care. The Connors Center leads work across the institution, developing interdisciplinary research, clinical, training, policy and global health leadership initiatives. The Division of Women’s Health is the academic home for forty-six faculty across thirteen specialties with a primary research or clinical interest in women’s health. Paula A. Johnson, MD, MPH, founder of the Connors Center, served as its Executive Director and Chief of the Division of Women’s Health until her departure in June 2016.
In 2005, Brigham and Women’s Hospital named Women’s Health as one of its five Centers of Excellence and strategic areas of focus along with Cancer, Cardiovascular, Neurosciences and Orthopedics/Arthritis. In addition to the traditional fields of obstetrics, gynecology, and breast and gynecological cancers, the Women’s Health Center of Excellence is unique in its integration with the other four Centers. The Connors Center has worked collaboratively to develop clinical, research and educational programs in cardiovascular disease, neurology, bone and joint diseases, lung cancer, breast cancer survivorship, and women’s mental health. The Connors Center also invests in training the next generation of leaders in the field of women’s health and sex and gender-based differences, encompassing research and clinical care.
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