Research Institute

Magee-Womens Research Institute is the largest independent research institute in the U.S. focused solely on women’s health research. Its research scientists are engaged in health research that spans reproductive biology and development and diverse aspects of women’s health. Key physiological processes and diseases that span a woman’s entire life cycle are pursued — from the formation of germ cells and embryos through childhood and adolescence to reproductive life, pregnancy, menopause, and aging.


Magee-Womens Foundation is the philanthropic arm of Magee-Womens Research Institute and Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC. Since its inception in 1984, the Foundation has raised more than $65 million from public and private sources. As caretakers of your generosity, our purpose is to manage, invest, and channel these funds to gain the greatest benefit from contributions while ensuring that each donor’s intent is honored.

MWRI at a Glance

Magee-Womens Research Institute (MWRI) is the largest research institute in the U.S. devoted exclusively to women’s health research. MWRI is making discoveries and advancing knowledge in many areas affecting women including: reproductive biology, breast cancer genomics and personalized therapies, HIV immunization and prevention, fertility preservation, and is a recognized leader in clinical pelvic floor research.

MWRI at a Glance

Faculty & Staff

The faculty and staff at Magee-Womens Research Institute & Foundation are dedicated to cutting-edge research, academic excellence, community outreach, and raising funds to benefit research discovery and clinical care.

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Magee-Womens Research Institute and Foundation is governed by a Board of Directors and Executives comprised of business and community leaders who have a vested interest in the field of women’s health.

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