Center for Women's Health and Health Disparities Research
The Center for Women’s Health and Health Disparities Research has two openings in its Health Disparities Research Scholars (HDRS) T32 postdoctoral training program for 2014. This training program, funded by NICHD, is designed to provide postdoctoral training in interdisciplinary research that addresses health equity and/or disparities in health status and health outcomes. Candidates must be able to devote full-time effort to this program for a minimum of two years and a maximum of three years. The application deadline is March 1, 2014.
Please send inquiries to CWHDR@obgyn.wisc.edu.
See the RFA for additional information and eligibility requirements. Application procedures may be found here
Fathima Wakeel, PhD, MPH, a post-doctoral researcher in the University of Wisconsin Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology-affiliated Center for Women's Health and Health Disparities Research, appeared on Wisconsin Public Radio’s Larry Meiller Show on Thursday, August 15, 2013. Dr. Wakeel discussed her research in the area of “personal capital”— a set of internal resources (such as self-esteem and mastery, or a sense of control over circumstances) and social resources (such as partner support, social network support, and neighborhood support) that may help women better cope with stress during pregnancy.
Archived audio of the interview is available.
Read more about Dr. Wakeel’s research.
Tarini, B.A., Brooks, M.A., Bundy, D.G. (2012). Fair or foul? A policy impact analysis of the mandatory NCAA sickle cell trait screening program. Health Services Research, 47(1 Pt 2), 446-461. PMCID: PMC3288389.
Garbarski, D, and Whitney W.P. “Does child health status moderate effects of maternal marital and socioeconomic factors on maternal health?” Journal of Family Issues. 2013; 34(4). (Forthcoming).
Saha S, Psonak A, Craighead M, Colsen C, Kalra A, LaBarbera D. (2013) Patient and Referring Provider Satisfaction with a Gastrointestinal Consultation Clinic for Pregnant Patients. Wisconsin Medical Journal, 112(2); 23-26.
Roti Roti, E.C., Leisman, S. K., Abbott, D. H., & Salih S. M. (2012). Acute doxorubicin insult in the mouse ovary is cell- and follicle-type dependent. PLoS One, 7(8), e42293. PMCID: PMC3410926.
Tyler, C., Kapur, A., Felder, M., Belisle, J.A., Trautman, C., Gubbels, J.A., Connor, J.P., Patankar, M.S. (2012). The mucin MUC16 (CA125) binds to NK cells and monocytes from peripheral blood of women with healthy pregnancy and preeclampsia. American Journal of Reproductive Immunology, 68(1), 28-37. PMCID: PMC3370110
Wakeel, F, Witt, WP, Wisk, LE, Lu, MC, Chao, SM. Racial and ethnic disparities in personal capital during pregnancy: findings from the 2007 Los Angeles Mommy and Baby (LAMB) Study. Maternal and Child Health Journal. 2012. (Epub ahead of print) PMID:23504131