The Women's Health Research Institute values education along the entire science and medical pipeline. Our portfolio expands from high school academies to continuing professional education. Learn about the ways you can get involved at the WHRI!

WHRI Monthly Research Forums

The monthly forums were developed to address a significant barrier to advancing women's health research: lack of awareness among health professionals and researchers that sex and gender matter in health and disease. Over 200 faculty, staff, students, and community members attend our forum. Read more 

Online Courses

The WHRI has compiled a comprehensive list of online courses with authoritative information on the basic scientific and clinical understandings of women's health. Read more

Faculty Journal Club

The Women in Science Journal Club was developed to provide a cross-departmental discussion series to postdoctoral faculty and tenured science faculty at Northwestern University. This program facilitates conversations on the culture of women in science academia and cultivates meaningful networks of women at Northwestern. Read more

High School Science Academies

The Women's Health Science Program (WHSP) offers a series of science education summer academies to high school females in Chicago. WHSP targets young women who are considering careers in science and medicine and prepares them with valuable knowledge and skills to successfully become the next generation of women science leaders. Read more

Mentoring Program

The Women's Health Science Mentoring Program was developed to provide a dyadic mentoring program for female high school girls and science graduate and medical students at Northwestern University. This program revolves around a self-selected research project and fosters one-on-one mentoring relationships for women pursuing science. Read more