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June 8, 1999, Washington, DC The Jacobs Institute of Women's Health in Washington, DC, is accepting applications for the year 2000 Jacobs Institute Ortho-McNeil Pharmaceutical Scholar in Women's Health Care grant. The annual award of $30,000 is intended to support research on the financing and delivery of health services for women. Research is sought that takes into account the changing health care environment; the unmet need for primary and preventive health services; the historic lack of research on women's health; and the importance of social, cultural, legal, economic, and behavioral factors influencing women's health care.

The application deadline for the 2000 award is October 15, 1999. The recipient will be announced in January 2000, and the award will run from July 1, 2000, to June 30, 2001. One or more manuscripts evolving from the research should be submitted to Women's Health Issues, the official publication of the Jacobs Institute, for possible publication. (Click here for more grant information.)

The Jacobs Institute and Ortho-McNeil Pharmaceutical jointly established the award in 1994. The Jacobs Institute of Women's Health is a non-profit membership organization that works to advance the knowledge, practice, and understanding of women's health across all concerned disciplines. Health care professionals, social scientists, policy makers, educators, and others look to the Institute for support in clarifying the women's health picture, in setting priorities for change, and in helping to build a health care system more responsive to women's needs.

Ortho-McNeil Pharmaceutical, a member of the Johnson & Johnson family of companies, is a leader in women's health care. The company makes and markets prescription products in several therapeutic categories, including womens health, central nervous system, infectious diseases, pain management, and wound healing.

For more information about the award, contact the Jacobs Institute of Women's Health at 409 12th Street, SW, Washington, DC 20024-2188; phone: 202-863-4990.

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For Immediate Release

For more information contact:
Shannon R. Mouton
The Jacobs Institute
(202) 863-4989