BIRCWH program announces 2013 scholars

January 08, 2013

The Penn State BIRCWH (Building Interdisciplinary Careers in Women's Health) Program welcomes four new scholars for 2013.

Joining the program are Dr. Deepa Sekhar, assistant professor of pediatrics (Detection of Iron Deficiency Anemia Among Adolescent Females); Tetyana Pudrovska, assistant professor of sociology (Embodied Inequality: Biosocial Mechanisms Linking Women's Socioeconomic Disadvantage to Obesity and Mortality); Patricia Silverya, assistant professor of pediatrics (Gender Differences in Lung Disease Susceptibility in Reponse to Oxidative Stress: Role of miRNAs); and Steven Wilson, assistant professor of psychology (Neurobiological and Psychological Mechanisms Underlying Sex Differences in Cigarette Smoking Behavior).

The Penn State BIRCWH Program is supported by a K12 grant from the NIH to provide mentored research career development in interdisciplinary research on women's health or sex/gender differences. Since 2008, the Penn State BIRCWH Program has supported eight junior faculty. For more information, visit

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Last Updated January 10, 2013