BIRCWH Scholars receive state-of-the art training, collaborative opportunities and in-depth mentoring experiences that enable them to develop independent research programs in women's health. Junior faculty with appointment or joint appointment in the Colleges of Medicine, Public Health, Pharmacy, Nursing, Health Sciences or Dentistry are eligible to apply.


Dr. Michelle Martel was an invited speaker at the University of Ghent. Ghent, Belgium. in November, 2013.  The title of her talk was, "Early developmental pathways to disruptive behavior disorders: Etiology and mechanisms."

Dr. Katherine Eddens, assistant professor of health behavior at the University of Kentucky College of Public Health, received funding from the National Institute of Health’s National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities Extramural Loan Repayment Program in recognition of her promising research agenda to address disparities in health status among underserved populations.  Full Story

Dr. Michelle Martel was also recently invited to serve on the editorial board of Journal of Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology.

Dr. Robin Vanderpool
received the Dean’s Outstanding Teaching Performance Award in May 2013 from the UK College of Public Health.

 Drs. Robin Vanderpool, Jennifer Swanberg, and Mara Chambers published a narrative review in Global Advances in Health and Medicine (September 2013) on the relationship between low-wage employment and receipt of recommended breast cancer treatment as part of special issue on women’s health research.