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COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Updates: A Message for our Magee community

Researcher Stories

Dr. David Peters: Developing Prenatal Tests that are Safer, Less Invasive

“I felt that any risk of aborting a perfectly normal baby because of a diagnostic procedure was unacceptable. And that’s what really motivated me to explore alternatives.”

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Dr. David Peters: Harnessing DNA to Improve Clinical Treatment and Care

“Here we are, sort of in a new era of clinical chemistry. You think about your standard blood test that you have routinely at the doctor’s office, and the complexity of those tests, and the information content within the results is evolving rapidly. And a lot of the reason for that evolution is driven by this field.”

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Dr. Sharon Hillier: Fighting for Research on Medications Used During Pregnancy

“Even though over 80% of pregnant women use drugs sometime during their pregnancy, 95% of drugs are never tested in pregnant women.”

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Dr. Sharon Hillier: Normalizing the Language of Sex

“I’m one of ‘those’ people who tells them: The virus doesn’t care if you’re black or you’re white, rich or poor. It’s a virus.”

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Dr. Halina Zyczynski: Addressing Health Challenges for Women of Every Age

“Knowing that we can alleviate some of my patients’ symptoms to make their everyday life experiences richer, fuller — perhaps less burdened — is very gratifying.”

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Dr. Halina Zyczynski: Pioneering Treatments for Pelvic Floor Disorders

“There’s no question we’re going to discover the genetic predisposition to pelvic floor disorders, which may then help us identify at-risk women.”

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