Where Theory Meets Practice
At Magee-Womens Research Institute, our scientists wake up every morning with a shared goal: to improve the quality of life for women and infants here in Pittsburgh and around the world. We believe that by focusing on women’s health, we can improve the health of families, neighborhoods and communities around the world.
In Partnership with UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital
Located right across the street from Magee-Womens Research Institute, UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital is one of the nation’s top hospitals specializing in gynecologic and obstetric services. UPMC Magee also combines a wealth of specialty services for men and women, including cardiology, geriatrics, urology, bone and joint, and bariatric surgery.
Magee-Womens Summit Returns 2024
A premier international summit in women’s health is returning to Pittsburgh on November 13 – 14, 2024. The Magee-Womens Summit combines scientific thinking and life-changing clinical implications to drive change and improve health outcomes for women around the world. The Magee-Womens Summit culminates in the awarding of the $1 million Magee Prize for collaborative and transformative research within women’s health and reproductive sciences.
Many Ways to Give 💜
Women's health research matters — and so does your support. As the end of the calendar year draws near, there is no better time to contribute to the largest U.S. research institute dedicated to women's health and reproductive biology. Every contribution, big or small, pushes us closer to our goals and makes a lasting impact on the lives of those we serve.
From woman-controlled HIV protection to therapies that could prevent the recurrence of ovarian cancer, we are helping to solve real-world problems and impacting women’s lives. And the potential is boundless. Anything is possible when the country’s largest women’s research institute partners with a world-class women’s hospital.Our Story
Our Seven Areas of ResearchLearn more about our research
We accelerate discoveries in stem and germ cell biology to unlock the mysteries—and enormous medical potential—of the very beginnings of life.Learn More
We study maternal health and fetal and placental development to ensure healthy mothers and babies. And those first nine months can actually affect our entire lives.Learn More
Hundreds of millions of women are affected every year. We are developing new therapies for STDs, including a groundbreaking study that is putting women in control of preventing HIV.Learn More
From family planning and safer contraception to postmenopausal health, we focus on the incredible and sometimes challenging adventure that is a woman’s life.Learn More
Treatments for infertility are safer and more effective than ever. And major breakthroughs are coming that will help even more couples who are struggling to conceive.Learn More
What if there was a vaccine for ovarian cancer? Here, we are making tremendous strides in the detection, treatment and yes, prevention of women’s cancers.Learn More
We study behavioral science, patient-provider communication and health service outcomes to improve access to affordable, quality health care for women—especially women at risk.Learn More
Women are Different Than Men.
From how they present symptoms to the way their brains work. The thing is, most research has sidestepped sex differences, studying men and applying the findings to women.Support Women's Health Research