ANNOUNCE: 1995 Army Defense Women's Health Research Program

Keith L. Cowing kcowing at aibs.org
Wed Aug 23 14:56:03 EST 1995


Provided as a public service by the American Institute of Biological
Sciences (AIBS).  Contact the US Army at the address below for further
information.

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United States Army Medical Research and Materiel Command (USAMRMC)
Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) for the 
1995 Defense Women's Health Research Program

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The DWHRP 95 BAA will be released by USAMRMC on 15 September 1995.  

To request copies of this BAA or obtain further information contact:

    U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command
    Building 1076
    Fort Detrick, Maryland 21702-5012 USA
    Phone: 301-619-7790
    Fax: 301-619-7792

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Program milestones for extramural proposals:

    31 July 1995: Release of Institute of Medicine Committee on Defense
Women's Health Research report - "Recommendations for Research on the
Health of Military Women.   This report is available from USAMRMC at the
address listed above.

    15 September 1995: Release of BAA - extramural

    15 November 1995: Proposal receipt - extramural proposals

    30 September 1996: Extramural awards
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Congress allocated $40 million for 1995 to support a coordinated medical
research effort within DoD on women's health issues.  The DoD Defense
Women's Health Research Program (DWHRP) focuses research on
gender-specific issues to enhance U.S. Armed Forces readiness, operational
effectiveness, and sustainability.  The ultimate goal of the Defense
Women's Health Research Program is to minimize the health risks unique to
women's service in the armed forces by fully integrating gender-specific
concerns.

The program strategy, as developed with guidance from the IOM, will focus
on four broad research areas: factors affecting the health and work
performance of military women, health promotion and disease prevention,
and access to and delivery of health care.  The research agenda will also
include epidemiologic research on military-specific operational hazards
pertaining to women, and data- and knowledge-base development.

-- 
Keith L. Cowing  -  Manager of Planning and Operations
American Institute of Biological Sciences
10700 Parkridge Blvd Suite 380  -  Reston, VA, USA 22091
703-758-1212 voice  -  703-758-1222 fax
kcowing at aibs.org  -  gopher://aibs.org



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