News at IRWG

From substance abuse and dating aggression among young people, to digital literacy and global health, IRWG researchers contribute to public understanding and policies related to women, gender and sexuality.

Learn more by reading some of the latest headlines in gender research.

 

 

Research News Summary
illustration of a globe Call for Proposals for Research on Gender and Global Health

Call for Proposals: The Sisters Fund for Global Health

image of storm clouds over the ocean, with text reading "Study on the Impact of Sexual Harassment in Academia" U-M Faculty Serve on National Committee to Study Sexual Harassment in the Academy

Three faculty members are serving on a committee of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine to study the impact of sexual harassment in academia on the career advancement of women in the scientific, technical, and medical workforce. 

color photo of Anna Kirkland IRWG Associate Director to Study the ACA’s Ban on Sex Discrimination in Health Care

Professor Anna Kirkland has been awarded a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to conduct the first-ever empirical study on the Affordable Care Act’s sex discrimination ban.

graphic of graduation cap and prescription pill bottle Effects of teen prescription stimulant misuse linger into adulthood

Recent study finds that nonmedical use of prescription stimulants during adolescence is significantly associated with symptoms of substance use disorder in adulthood.

Feminist Research Seminar logo with red text Announcing 2017-18 Feminist Research Seminars

IRWG will host three feminist research seminars in 2017-18.

Blue square with text "2017 Graduate Student Research Awards" Announcing 2017 Graduate Student Research Awards

The Institute for Research on Women and Gender and the Rackham Graduate School have awarded funding to 26 graduate students for wide-ranging projects related to women, gender, and sexuality.

Organizational Constructions of a New Right

Two-year NSF funded study led by Anna Kirkland to examine the implementation and understanding of the Affordable Care Act's Section 1557, which bans sex discrimination by health care providers. The study will focus on health care employees who are responsible for implemeting the new regulations and receiving complaints.

color photo of women looking at exhibit photograph on wall Softball Team Finds Inspiration at Lane Hall Exhibit

The University of Michigan Softball team visited Lane Hall to see the bicentennial exhibit, "Moving Through the Centuries: The Empowerment of U-M Women Through Physical Activity."

photo of panelists Martha Jones, Terrence McDonald and Ruby Tapia Video of Faculty Panel Discussion on the Future University Community

Video of Faculty Panel Discussion on the Future University Community featuring Professors Martha S. Jones, Terrence McDonald, and Ruby Tapia. 

screenshot of Brian Lehrer show "Bringing Vaccines to Court" Bringing Vaccines to Court

IRWG associate director Anna Kirkland was featured on WNYC's Brian Lehrer to discuss her book on the vaccine injury court.

illustration of light bulb with text "IRWG Faculty Seed Grants" Announcing 2017 Faculty Seed Grant Awards

Seven faculty members receive funding to develop projects on women, gender, and sexuality.

color postcard of state hospital in CA A Long-Lost Data Trove Uncovers California’s Sterilization Program

Professor Alexandra Stern's research on forced sterilization was featured recently in The Atlantic. Professor Stern directs our Reproductive Justice Faculty Program.

color photo of young person playing ice hockey Nonmedical Use of Prescription Opioids and Heroin Use Among Adolescents Involved in Competitive Sports

New research from IRWG researchers "confirms that athletes in certain high contact sports are at a greater risk of misusing opioids."