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What We Do

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We are leaders in research that informs women’s health care all over the world. We are fighters for more women in clinical trials and more research dedicated to women’s issues. We are changemakers, transforming women’s lives and creating a better future for us all.

OUR RESEARCH SPANS A WOMAN’S LIFETIME, FROM THE FIRST 9 MONTHS TO 90-PLUS YEARS.

Reproductive Development

Let's start at the very beginning.

WE ARE:

  • Researching germ cell development and differentiation.
  • Assessing reproductive aging and fertility.
  • Uncovering clues to abiogenesis (the very beginning of life).
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Reproductive Medicine

Pregnancy & Newborn Medicine

HEALTHIER MOMS AND BABIES.

WE ARE:

  • Studying the normal and abnormal processes that shape fetal health.
  • Examining the effects of gene imprinting, environment, nutrition, drugs and medication.
  • Investigating pregnancy complications and their lifelong effects on health.
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Infectious Diseases

GROUNDBREAKING THERAPIES FOR STDs.

WE ARE:

  • Studying the impact of STDs on infertility and pregnancy.
  • Uncovering more accurate diagnoses and more effective drug delivery systems.
  • Developing and evaluating new HIV prevention products among the world’s most vulnerable populations (Microbicide Trials Network).
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Infectious Diseases

Gynecology

FROM CONTRACEPTION TO POSTMENOPAUSAL HEALTH.

WE ARE:

  • Investigating hormonal contraceptives and the risk of HIV.
  • Studying pelvic floor dysfunction causes, treatments, and prevention.
  • Enhancing women’s health and lives in developing countries.
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Gynecology

Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility

SAFER, MORE EFFECTIVE INFERTILITY TREATMENTS.

WE ARE:

  • Studying egg and sperm development.
  • Investigating relevant diseases such as premature ovarian failure.
  • Developing unique methods of restoring fertility.
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Reproductive Endocrinology & Fertility

Women's Cancers

FINDING CURES FOR CANCER.

WE ARE:

  • Studying the role of the immune system in causing and fighting breast and reproductive tract cancers.
  • Identifying biomarkers for risk, severity, and response to therapy.
  • Conducting large-scale clinical trials of breakthrough therapies for cervical and ovarian cancers.
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womens cancers

Women’s Wellness

HELP FOR WOMEN AT RISK.

WE ARE:

  • Developing interventions for intimate partner violence.
  • Improving health care and outcomes for expectant mothers addicted to opioids.
  • Evaluating and treating women’s mental health issues, including post-partum depression.
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womens health and wellness
Photo of Dr. Ron Buckanovich: Getting to the Root of Ovarian Cancer
“We think by using human tissue around the tumor in a mouse, that will change the paradigm of how we screen drugs. When you grow a human tumor in human tissue, it is much more resistant to most of those therapies.”
Dr. Ron Buckanovich: Getting to the Root of Ovarian Cancer
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