Dr Janine Clayton
Director, Office of Research on Women’s Health (ORWH), National Institutes of Health (NIH), USA
Janine Austin Clayton MD, was appointed Director for the NIH Office of Research on Women’s Health (ORWH) and Associate Director for NIH Research on Women’s Health by NIH Director Francis S. Collins, MD, PhD, on September 4, 2012. Dr. Clayton served as ORWH acting director beginning August 2011, when Vivian Pinn, MD, the first full-time ORWH director, retired. Prior to her tenure as acting director, Dr. Clayton served as the ORWH deputy director for three years. Dr. Clayton currently co-chairs the NIH Working Group on Women in Biomedical Careers with the NIH Director. Prior to joining ORWH, Dr. Clayton was the deputy clinical director of the National Eye Institute, NIH. A board certified ophthalmologist, Dr. Clayton’s research interests include autoimmune ocular diseases and the role of sex and gender in health and disease, with a particular interest in ocular surface disease.
Dr. Clayton moderated the Best Practice Training Workshop on "Integrating Gender Dimension into Medical Researcher Training" at the Gender Summit 3 North America 2013 (GS3NA).