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OB-GYN Research

Faculty investigators in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology conduct collaborative research on women’s health issues. Our investigators have been awarded numerous highly competitive grants from various funding agencies, including the National Institutes of Health, and have published results from various projects in several high-impact peer-reviewed journals. Our research findings have contributed to OB-GYN practice changes worldwide. In addition to conducting research, investigators mentor residents and fellows through research projects. 

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Learn more about research focused on caring for women with high-risk pregnancies, including clinical trials.

Division Research

The Division of General Obstetrics and Gynecology is a leader in clinical research. Research efforts include studies of genetics and pharmacology, personalized medicine in pregnancy, prevention of pre-term birth, reversible contraceptive methods, patient-physician communication, shared decision-making and health care delivery and teaching methods. Division research has garnered several prestigious national awards.

Faculty in the Division of Gynecologic Oncology lead clinical trial protocols on gynecologic cancers' development and progression at the molecular level. Our researchers aim to discover new and effective diagnostic and prognostic biomarkers. Explore the list of current trials.

Faculty in the Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine research ways to care for people with high-risk pregnancies. The division has various clinical trials and laboratories focusing on clinical and translational research methods. 

Faculty in the Division of Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery research new ways to provide surgical care for people with female reproductive organs that lead to less pain and shorter recovery times. Division faculty use industry-leading technologies and tools and research how these impact patients' recovery.

Faculty in the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility research fertility and infertility in conjunction with the IU School of Medicine Department of Urology and the Center for Reproductive Biology. 

Faculty in the Division of Urogynecology and Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery study conditions and pelvic floor disorders impacting women, such as urinary incontinence, lower urinary tract disorders, pelvic organ prolapse, defecatory dysfunction and childbirth-related injuries.