News & Highlights


"Sex Differences Research, Precision Medicine, and the Future of Women's Health"

November 16, 2015
BIRCWH Research Director, Dr. Virginia Miller from the Mayo Clinic, has published an article on "Sex Differences Research, Precision Medicine, and the Future of Women's Health" in the Journal of Women's Health. Her article discusses the importance of women's health becoming a part of the culture of clinical practice, discovery science, and medical/health education. 
You can read her article in the Journal of Women's Health.



Carolyn Torkelson Publishes Study on Mature Women's Health

September 28, 2015

Carolyn Torkelson, MD, MS, Family Medicine and Community Health, and former Associate Director of the Powell Center for Women's Health, collaborated with Carrie Anne Terrell, MD, Obstetrics, Gynecology and Women’s Health and faculty from the School of Nursing to publish a study on how to support mature women through interprofessional intervention. The journal article can be found here. Congratulations to Dr. Torkelson on her interdisciplinary work and advancing research in mature women's health.

Scholar in Mature Women's Health Funding Opportunity - Deadline Extended

September 20, 2015

The Scholar in Mature Women's Health request for letters of intent has been extended to September 28th, 2015. Learn More about the opportunities available, by clicking the link below.

Join us - Lecture on Friday, July 24th

June 30, 2015

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!


Youth-friendly Pharmacy Services: Expected Community Benefits Discussion

May 14, 2015

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

New Nurse-led Clinic in Downtown Minneapolis

April 21, 2015


The School of Nursing has opened a new, nurse-led clinic in downtown Minneapolis, allowing highly trained clinical nurses to practice independently from physicians. The new clinic opened on April 6th, 2015 in the Downtown East neighborhood.


"Run Like a Mother" 5K

April 21, 2015


 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

Jean Wyman, PhD, RN, receives National Society of Urological Nurses and Associates annual President's Award

March 3, 2015

Congratulations to Powell Center Co-Director, Jean Wyman, PhD, RN, for receiving the National Society of Urological Nurses and Associates annual President's Award in recognition of her outstanding contributions to the organization. 

Deanna Teoh, MD named newest Masonic Cancer Center Women's Health Scholar

February 26, 2015

Deanna Teoh, MD, was named Masonic Cancer Center Women's Health Scholar for improving cervical cancer screening guidelines. She will be supported through the Masonic Cancer Center, in partnership with the Powell Center for Women’s Health and its federally-funded Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women's Health (BIRCWH) program. 

BIRCWH Scholar Katy Kozhimannil published in PLOS Medicine

November 25, 2014

Kozhimannil was published for her article titled, "Maternal Clinical Diagnoses and Hospital Variation in the Risk of Cesarean Delivery: Analyses of a National US Hospital Discharge Database".