|NLM and ORWH Announce New NIH Web Site Source
for Women's Health Research Information
A new Web resource providing consumers with the latest information
on significant topics in women's health research from scientific
journals and other peer-reviewed sources is now available through
the National Library of Medicine (NLM). The NLM, of the National
Institutes of Health (NIH), through its Division of Specialized
Information Services, Office of Outreach and Special Populations
has partnered with the NIH Office of Research on Women's Health
(ORWH) to create this one-stop resource.
The 2008 National Institutes of Health (NIH) Research Priorities
for Women's Health were used to identify overarching themes,
specific health topics, and research initiatives in women's health.
Within each section of the Web site are topics with links to
relevant and authoritative resources and research initiatives
for women's health. NLM has created specific user friendly strategies
for these topics to ease searching ClinicalTrials.gov and PubMed.
Other Web resources used include AIDSinfo, American Indian Health,
Arctic Health, Household Products Database, MedlinePlus and NIHSeniorHealth.
Search strategies for major studies related to women's health
research have also been created and will be linked between the
new Web site and the Office of Research on Women's Health Web
site. As with the topical search strategies, ClinicalTrials.gov
and PubMed searches for each major report are also included.
Dr. Vivian W. Pinn, M.D., Director of the Office of Research on
Women's Health noted "There has long been a need for a reliable
and user-friendly source of current scientific information about
women's health, sex/gender issues, and clinical research on women's
health topics. We are delighted that the NLM has developed just
such a resource that will be of great value to researchers, clinicians
and anyone with an interest in the many aspects of women's health
The NLM and ORWH hope that by creating such a one-stop on-line
resource for women's health research at the NLM, consumers, health
care providers, and researchers will be able to more quickly access
the latest information available on scientific developments for
important issues related to women.
Women's Health Resources from the NLM Web site can be found at: http://sis.nlm.nih.gov/outreach/womenshealthoverview.html.
Women's Health Resources from the ORWH Web site can be found at: http://orwh.od.nih.gov/nat_lib_med.html.
Located in Bethesda, Maryland, the National Library of Medicine
is the world's largest library of the health sciences. For more
information, visit the Web site at http://www.nlm.nih.gov/.
The Office of the Director, the central office at NIH, is responsible
for setting policy for NIH, which includes 27 Institutes and Centers.
This involves planning, managing, and coordinating the programs
and activities of all NIH components. The Office of the Director
also includes program offices which are responsible for stimulating
specific areas of research throughout NIH. Additional information
is available at http://www.nih.gov/icd/od/index.htm.
The Office of Research on Women's Health (ORWH), Office of the
Director, National Institutes of Health (NIH) serves as a focal
point for women's health research at the NIH. For more information
about NIH's Office of Research on Women's Health, visit http://orwh.od.nih.gov/.
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) — The Nation's
Medical Research Agency — includes 27 Institutes and
Centers and is a component of the U.S. Department of Health and
Human Services. It is the primary federal agency for conducting
and supporting basic, clinical and translational medical research,
and it investigates the causes, treatments, and cures for both
common and rare diseases. For more information about NIH and
its programs, visit www.nih.gov.