Research Division

The OB/GYN Research Division’s mission is to identify emerging scientific areas and ensure that we are poised to lead in those areas, to develop and maintain infrastructures required for conducting cutting edge research, to promote continuing education for the research team, to identify the needs of the research community and to align our services to meet those needs. The division will direct research efforts to tackle significant disease related problems, especially in the areas necessary to transfer new discoveries towards drug production for treatments.

Our goal is to support the research and educational missions of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology; to generate knowledge that will advance understanding and the treatment of disease that affect women and their reproduction. Due to the expansion of knowledge in genomics, proteomics, metabolism and stem cell biology the division will seek involvement in translating these advances into solutions to improve human health and well being.

Division of Research Goals and Responsibilities

  • To provide education to all department staff in the conduct of research
  • To assist all staff in the development and conduct of research
  • To act as a research related resource for all department staff
  • To disseminate research opportunities, funding opportunities, and research findings to all department staff
  • To review all research projects to be conducted by department staff
  • To act as a gatekeeper of all research conducted in the OB/GYN department

Research Programs

Global Initiatives

  • Cervical cancer screening in Ghana
  • Fistula repair in Niger

Gynecological Issues

  • Uterine fibroids
  • Endometriosis
  • Menopause
  • Contraception

Obstetric Issues and Disorders

  • Hypertension
  • Preterm labor
  • Genetic anomalies
  • Thrombophilia in pregnancy
  • Fetal cardiac anomalies
  • Cancer and pregnancy
  • Gastroschisis
  • OB/GYN postoperative care
  • HIV and pregnancy
  • Diabetes and pregnancy
  • Postpartum depression

Pelvic Medicine

  • Pelvic organ prolapse
  • Interstitial cystitis
  • Efficacy of various “bladder sling” products
  • Botox in the urogynecologic population
  • Long term success of female pelvic reconstructive surgery

Gynecological Oncology

  • Malignant disease in OB/GYN population
  • Cervical cancer
  • Dysplasia in pregnancy

Reproduction, Endocrinology, and Infertility

  • Infertility treatment
  • In vitro fertilization
  • Embryo transfer
  • Miscarriage
  • Cancer and Pregnancy National registry

Infectious Disease

  • Vulvovaginitis
  • HPV

Health research

Complimentary and Alternative Medicine

Resident Research

  • Gyn postoperative care
  • Preterm labor and preterm birth
  • Infertility
  • Sexual function in women with gyn cancers
  • Urinalysis and the urogynecology population
  • Type of pelvis and clinical pelvimetry

Fellowship Research

  • Urogynecology
  • Gynecological Oncology


  • Postpartum Depression