Faculty investigators in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology conduct collaborative research across a broad spectrum of women’s health issues, from common gynecologic needs to rare high-risk obstetrical cases. Many of these projects focus on improving women’s health overall as well as reducing maternal and infant mortality in Indiana. Investigators have been awarded numerous highly competitive grants from a variety of funding agencies, including the National Institutes of Health, and have published results from these various projects in several high impact peer-reviewed journals. In addition, some of the research findings here have contributed to practice changes worldwide in women’s health.
General Obstetrics and Gynecology
The Division of General Obstetrics and Gynecology is a leader in general gynecological and obstetrical clinical research. Research efforts include studies of personalized medicine in pregnancy, patient-physician communication, reversible contraceptive methods and more.
In association with NRG Oncology and the Gynecologic Oncology Group Foundation, the Gynecologic Oncology Division actively participates in many different clinical trials protocols. Pre-clinical and animal studies of gynecologic malignancies focus primarily on the development and progression of gynecologic cancers at the molecular level. Discovering new and effective diagnostic and prognostic biomarkers remains the main goal of cancer-based laboratory research.
Maternal Fetal Medicine
The Maternal Fetal Medicine Division researches new ways to treat conditions in high-risk pregnancies, including ways to treat dangerous conditions like preeclampsia or prevent pre-term birth.
Cochrane Satellite Center
The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology is part of the United States Cochrane Pregnancy and Childbirth Satellite Center. This group allows the department to continue leading the country in researching new ways to care for women.
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