The Multicultural Study of Trauma Recovery (MiStory) is an international research consortium working to understand how context, culture, the self, gender, and trauma recovery intersect. Directed by Professor Denise Saint Arnault with funding in part from IRWG seed grants, the collaborative currently has 30 members from 13 countries across several continents, and continues to grow.
Summer updates from faculty cubes awarded additional funding to incorporate gender into research projects
IRWG has awarded 9 Seed Grants for faculty projects on women, gender, sexuality, and health.
In 2015, Dr. Cheryl Moyer received IRWG funding to conduct a pilot study exploring the shift from surgical to self-induced medical abortion in two fishing villages in urban Accra, Ghana. Data from the project have been presented at several national and international meetings, and two manuscripts have been published or submitted for publication.
The Sport, Health and Activity Research and Policy Center (SHARP) and the Institute for Research on Women and Gender have awarded two Joan Schafer Research Faculty Awards in Sport, Fitness, and Disability.
Six faculty cubes awarded additional funding to incorporate gender into research projects
Dr. Susan Ernst (Obstetrics & Gynecology, Medical School) used IRWG funding to gather preliminary evidence for developing a reproductive health care program to meet the special needs of Ethiopian adolescents and women with disabilities.
Golfo Tzilos Wernette, an assistant professor in the Departments of Family Medicine and Psychiatry, hopes to help young women prevent STIs by developing the first known mobile app tailored for adolescent girls at risk for substance use and sexual risk taking.
The first IRWG-Mcubed Research Incentive was recently awarded to cube, "The Future of Ethics, Society, and Computing," an equal collaboration between three investigators: Prof. Irina Aristarkhova (Art & Design), Dr. Stephanie Rosen (Libraries), and Prof. Christian Sandvig (Information).