News & Events

Funding Opportunities

The Powell Center for Women's Health is pleased to announce two new funding opportunities available for junior faculty. Letters of intent are due August 5, 2015Learn More about the opportunities available, by clicking the link below.

Join us - Lecture on Friday, July 24th

The Powell Center for Women's Health will be hosting Michael Saladin, from the Medical University of South Carolina, along with Alicia Allen, from the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Minnesota, for a noon lecture on July 24th discussing the importance of the menstrual phase in biobehavioral research. This lecture is free and open to the public. RSVP via the following link: if you plan to join us. We hope to see you there!

July 2015 lecture

Youth-friendly Pharmacy Services: Expected Community Benefits Discussion

Interested in innovative ways to reduce youth health disparities? Join the School of Public Health, Center for Leadership Education in Maternal and Child Health, for an informal workshop and discussion with Don Downing.

Don Downing (University of Washington) will provide an interactive talk for professionals and students in the health and social sciences based on his work in providing the first pharmacist-provided emergency contraception program and the first pharmacist-initiated ongoing hormonal contraception services in the United States.

Youth-friendly Pharmacy Services: Expected Community Benefits

Thursday, May 21, 2015
2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities Campus, 4-130 Weaver-Densford Hall


Parking: Oak Street ramp, Washington Street ramp, or East River Road ramp

"Run Like a Mother" 5K


 The Powell Center for Women's Health will be the beneficiary of the "Run Like a Mother" 5k run/walk on May 9th at Lake Phalen in St. Paul. Enjoy the scenic course, post-race massages and goodies from sponsors. Finishers will receive a tech tshirt, finisher's medal and flower presented to all who cross the 5K finish line.
Phalen Park
1615 Phalen Drive,
Saint Paul, MN 55106
Event Date: Saturday, May 09, 2015
5K Race Start Time: 9:00am
Kids Race Start Time: 8:30am

Apr 10 2015 - 12:00pm

The Burden of Osteoarthritis: Mechanisms, Risk Factors, and Behavioral Interventions.

Steven Messier, PhD
Director of the J. B. Snow Biomechanics Laboratory
Director of 
the Wake Forest University Runners' Clinic
Wake Forest University


Moos Tower 2-650 (map)

Mar 11 2015 - 12:00pm

Excess Weight Gain Among Young Women with a History of Childhood Abuse: The Contribution of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Stress Related Eating

Susan Mason, PhD, MPH

Assistant Professor, School of Public Health


Mayo 3-100


Interdisciplinary Women's Health Lecture Series

Attend free monthly lectures about innovative and cutting-edge research in women's health and/or sex/gender differences.

Annual Women's Health Research Conference

View the recorded sessions from the 2014 conference.

Powell Center for Women’s Health is a National Center of Excellence which is focused on promoting, facilitating and disseminating research on women’s health.

To promote the health of diverse women, families, and communities.

To catalyze research partnerships that advance knowledge of women's health across the lifespan.


Minnesota Center for Cancer Collaborations (MC3)

A multi-component program whose mission is to reduce cancer disparities experienced by Minnesota’s racial and ethnic minority populations.

Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women’s Health (BIRCWH) Program

An internal grant mechanism from the NIH Office of Research on Women’s Health that fosters mentored research career development of junior faculty who are engaged in interdisciplinary women’s health or sex differences research.

Funding Opportunities

The Powell Center for Women's Health is pleased to announce two new funding opportunities available for junior faculty. Letters of intent are due August 5, 2015.

Learn more about the opportunities available