January 17, 2020

SWHR Launches Search for CEO in 2020

SWHR President and CEO Amy M. Miller, PhD, released the following statement:

After three incredible years, I have decided to transition out of the role of CEO of the Society for Women’s Health Research (SWHR) over the next few months and to prepare for my next adventure.

I am deeply grateful for all that SWHR and its supporters have accomplished together and pledge to continue to be a vocal advocate for SWHR’s important work improving women’s health through science, policy, and education. As part of that commitment, I will assist the Board of Directors as it recruits a new CEO and transitions the organization to its next chapter.

I would like to reflect on the tremendous steps we have taken since I joined SWHR in 2017. We published extensively on women’s health, including four peer-reviewed papers, and increased the research published in our journal, Biology of Sex Differences. We also earned international media attention for our work along the way. We were quoted in mainstream media such as The Guardian, invited to write op-eds for outlets such as Scientific American, and consulted by comedian John Oliver’s TV show, Last Week Tonight.

Thanks to your hard work and collaboration with SWHR, we have led our nation’s scientists, doctors, and policy leaders to a smarter discourse on the importance of eliminating gender inequity in medical research and care. We have inspired investment in women’s health — investment that will only grow with time. I am very proud to have been a part of this work, and I cannot begin to express my gratitude to you for continuing to support our vital mission.

As I look to 2020, I am confident that SWHR’s amazing track record will continue and grow as we seek a new leader. The SWHR team is stronger than it’s ever been, with a line-up of seasoned, committed professionals who impress me every day. Our vital work will remain my first priority during the search for a new executive, and I look forward to continued partnerships with each of you.

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