SWHR 2024 Annual Awards Gala

Celebrating achievements, advancements, & innovations in women’s health.

SWHR Hosted 34rd Annual Awards Gala, April 25

Thank you to all who joined the Society for Women’s Health Research (SWHR) in-person for SWHR’s 2024 Annual Awards Gala on Thursday, April 25, 2024. During this event, we honored leaders who have significantly advanced women’s health throughout their careers.

SWHR recognized Janine Austin Clayton, MD, FARVO, Maria Shriver, and Shontelle Dodson, PharmD for their commitment to improving women’s health. These leaders will be honored for their development of a policy requiring scientists to consider sex as a biological variable; their unwavering advocacy for women’s health and Alzheimer’s disease research; and their service as an industry leader and to SWHR through service on the Board of Directors, respectively.

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SWHR held the 2024 Annual Awards Gala in the newly renovated National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA). After being shuttered for over two years, NMWA recently reopened to the public.

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2024 Award Winners

Janine Clayton

Janine Austin Clayton, MD, FARVO

Women’s Health Visionary Award Winner

Maria Shriver

Maria Shriver

Women’s Health Visionary Award Winner

Shontelle Dodson

Shontelle Dodson, PharmD

Women’s Health Visionary Award Winner

2024 Presenters

Kaveeta Vasisht, MD, PharmD

Associate Commissioner for Women’s Health, U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Maureen Japha

Executive Director, Neuroscience Corporate Affairs, Eli Lilly and Company

Explore the National Museum of Women in the Arts

Located in the heart of Washington, D.C., the National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA) is the first museum in the world solely dedicated to championing women through the arts. NMWA advocates for better representation of women artists and serves as a vital center for thought leadership, community engagement, and social change.

Just 11% of all acquisitions at prominent American museums over the past decade were of work by women artists. The NMWA collections feature more than 5,500 works from the 16th century to today created by more than 1,000 artists.

NMWA was incorporated in November 1981 as a private, nonprofit museum. In 1983, the museum purchased its building at 1250 New York Avenue, NW—a 78,810-square-foot Washington landmark near the White House that was constructed in 1908 as a Masonic Temple. It was refurbished and expanded in accordance with the highest design, museum, and security standards, and won numerous architectural awards. Beginning in 2021, the museum began its first full renovation since 1987, adding nearly 2,500 square feet of gallery space, a new Learning Commons, and enhanced visitor accessibility.

Collection galleries at the National Museum of Women in the Arts; Photo by Jennifer Hughes, courtesy of NMWA


National Museum of Women in the Arts, exterior, 13th Street side, 2023; Photo by John Mannarino


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