Research Events

Register for Women First Research Coalition (WFRC)’s virtual briefing focused on the research needed to address disparities in women’s health, including those related to maternal mortality, heart disease, and cancer. October 28, 4PM EST. Learn More.

Research Studies

  • Understanding the Impact of COVID-19 on OB/GYN Providers (Mayo Clinic)
    • The COVID-19 outbreak is affecting the practice of OB/GYN care and impacting the emotional and mental health of providers and their ability to care for patients.
    • More Information
  • Implement the Maternal Mental Health Patient Safety Bundle (UMass)
    • Obstetric providers/practices are being sought to participate in a study evaluating the effectiveness of training in perinatal mood and anxiety disorders and assistance with implementing the maternal mental health patient safety bundle. The UMass team has received funding to develop a toolkit, on-line training, and bundle implementation assistance to help obstetric providers integrate care for perinatal mood and anxiety disorders into their practice.
    • Participating providers to receive ABOG MOC IV credits that participate in the study.
    • Phase II STTR 2.24.2020
    • Phase II STTR Summative Evaluation Overview 9.28.2020
  • Prevent Postpartum Depression - Reach Out, stay Strong, Essentials for mothers of newborns (ROSE) Sustainment Study (funded by NIMH)
    • Practices and other agencies providing prenatal care or services to low-income women are sought to participate in the ROSES Study (ROSE Sustainment Study). Postpartum depression is a common complication of pregnancy affecting 1 in 7, and 1 in 3 low-income postpartum persons.
    • ROSE is a class taught in prenatal settings and has previously been studied in 5 randomized trials.  The ROSE program was cited by the USPSTF as an effective intervention that prevents perinatal depression. The ROSE Sustainment Study will help determine what outside supports are needed to help practices and agencies implement and sustain ROSE over time, in real-world settings. This study seeks to recruit 90 sites across the country.
  • PRIORITY (Pregnancy CoRonavIrus Outcomes RegIsTrY)
    • PRIORITY is a nationwide longitudinal study of 1,300 pregnant or recently pregnant people who have known or suspected COVID-19.
    • Thank you to SASGOG members who have referred patients! Published results to date have found a prolonged duration of symptoms up to 8 weeks for 25% of participants, and a low rate of neonatal infection (2/179 babies of infected women).
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Research Fellowships

UCSF Research Fellowship in General Obstetrics and Gynecology: Open for Applications

The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences is now recruiting for a unique 2-year research fellowship for general obstetrician/gynecologists interested in pursuing a clinical research career. Applicants will complete a Masters Degree in Clinical Research, practice inpatient and outpatient Ob/Gyn, and receive mentorship from senior generalist researchers. Contact Vanessa Jacoby, [email protected] for more information.