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Our Faculty
The research faculty in our department do incredible work regarding generating new knowledge and practice, and how that research impacts healthcare around the world. We continue to be at the forefront of innovative breakthroughs in healthcare and, despite drastic budget cuts in the past several years at the federal agency level. We continue to be at the top of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding lists for Obstetric and Gynecology departments around the country. In addition to the NIH, our investigators are funded by the Cancer Prevention & Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT), federal agencies such as the Department of Justice, and numerous industry and foundation partners.

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Divisions
Basic Science Faculty Labs
The Menon Lab
The Vincent Lab
The Depaoli Taylor Lab
The Ahmed Lab
The Kammala Lab
The Richardson Lab
Clinical Research Teams
The Vincent Team
The Berenson Team
The Saade Team
The Rodriguez Team
The Temple Team
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Research Overview

The Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology has a long history of encouraging physician-scientists to participate in clinical studies to continually improve the health outcomes for women and their infants at UTMB and across the word. Many of our clinicians participate in studies funded by governmental, industry, and private agencies, with an eye to determining risk factors during pregnancy, as well as establishing safe evidence-based treatments for women during pregnancy.

The department has earned spots in a national collaborative research networks, the Multicenter Maternal-Fetal Medicine Units Network (MFMU). Our Maternal-Fetal Pharmacology and Bio-development Laboratories are perhaps unequaled in their range of specialties for investigating the interaction between therapeutic drugs and pregnancy. Of particular note, UTMB Department of Ob/Gyn is home to three (3) University Centers: The Center for Interdisciplinary Research in Women's Health, a university-wide organization funded by the National Institutes of Health to promote, stimulate, and support interdisciplinary research related to women’s health across the life span. The Obstetric-fetal Pharmacology Research Center funded by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver  National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) to support specialized research to improve the safety and efficacy of medication use during pregnancy and while breastfeeding. The most recent addition is the Center for Violence Prevention, which was established to improve the health and wellbeing of individuals, couples, families, communities, and societies through the prevention of violence.
Behavioral Health
We are a multi-disciplinary team of researchers and public and mental health professionals dedicated to research on the behavioral and psychosocial aspects of adolescent and women’s health across the lifespan. 
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Obstetrics
We are a multi-disciplinary team of researchers and educators investigating and bringing to the bedside tools and techniques to bring healthy babies and mothers to full term deliveries.
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Research Centers

We are home to two University Centers: The Center for Interdisciplinary Research in Women's Health, a university-wide organization funded by the National Institutes of Health to promote, stimulate, and support interdisciplinary research related to women’s health across the life span. The most recent addition is the Center for Violence Prevention, which was established to improve the health and wellbeing of individuals, couples, families, communities, and societies through the prevention of violence.
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Drug Discovery
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Gynecology

Our Research focuses on women's health issues surrounding the prevention and treatment of related cancers, HPV vaccinations and even menopause. We also support specialized research to improve the safety and efficacy of medication use during pregnancy and while breastfeeding..
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Basic and Translational Research
The research division is focused on improving women’s Health, primarily pregnant women’s health, through various bench-based discovery science research.
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HIV & Sexually Transmitted Infection Protection

Identifying pathways associated with Chlamydia and the impact of STIs on adverse pregnancy outcomes.

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Cancer
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Contraception
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