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The Center for Global Women’s Health (CGWH) is an interdisciplinary collection of faculty and students who collaborate on women’s health scholarship, education, and clinical practice relevant to global issues.

  • The Penn Nursing India Healthcare Initiative

    Wendy Grube Retires: A Look Back at Her Penn Nursing Career

    Enter the Fagin Hall office of Wendy D. Grube, GNu,82, GR’10, PhD, CRNP, FAAN, and one of the first things you might see is a clear glass bell. The Order of the Bell was presented to Dr. Grube in 2017 by Mountains of Hope, West Virginia’s statewide cancer coalition, for her work to break barriers in public health in rural West Virginia. Dr. Grube has taken a special interest in this area, which has a significantly elevated rate of cervical cancer mortality—in addition to centering her 2010 doctoral dissertation on cervical screening in rural West Virginia, since 2008 she has partnered with the local community, spearheading a Penn Nursing service learning project in West Virginia that has included free cervical screenings (over 300 women screened) and other urgent health care screenings and education as informed by community need.

  • Fagin Hall

    Big Data Helps Shape Patient Care: Nursing scientists use large-scale research for outsize results

    In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the world has rallied behind healthcare workers—to both protect and support this critical community that continues to save lives in the face of personal danger. Now more than ever, it’s essential to understand how this workforce of nurses, doctors, and other indispensable personnel can be more effective through scientific research.

  • U.S. Policy Targets Global Women’s Lives

    President Trump’s expanded Global Gag Rule limits NGOs’ ability to serve vulnerable populations and dramatically reduces access to sexual and reproductive health care.