Sep 2, 2017 10:00 AMWe are proud to announce that Laura Pace, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor in the Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology& Nutrition has been awarded a BIRCWH scholarship. The University of Utah Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology is one of 10 academic obstetrics and gynecology departments nationwide that is funded by the National Institutes of Health as a Building Interdisciplinary Careers in Women’s Health (BIRCWH) Career Development Center. Through mentoring, research, and career development, the Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women’s Health (BIRCWH) program aims to increase the number of junior faculty from the University of Utah who will develop scientific careers and become principal investigators. The program achieves these goals through a mentored research and career development experience. All Utah BIRCWH scholars will be expected to enroll in the VPCAT (Vice President's Clinical & Translational Scholars Program) program and will be provided with at least 75% full-time protected time dedicated to their research training and research activities. This award is funded through a K12 grant.