Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences
- Elizabeth Bonney, M.D., Research Director, Division of Reproductive Sciences
- Lucia Brown, M.D.
- Stephen Brown, M.D.
- Marilyn Cipolla, Ph.D.
- Natalia Gokina, Ph.D.
- Sarah Hale, Ph.D.
- Stephanie Mann, M.D.
- Brian Nielsen, M.D.
- George Osol, Ph.D.
- Renju Raj, M.D.
- Roger Young, M.D.
- Richard Adams, M.D.
- Jennifer Ambroggio, M.D.
- William Davenport, M.D.
- Sarah Davis, M.D.
- Amanda Hurliman, M.D.
- Erin Morris, M.D.
The Division of Reproductive Sciences is involved in a number of research projects in the areas of pregnancy-induced hemodynamic and vascular adaptations (Drs. Bernstein, Gokina, and Osol), maternal-fetal immunology (Dr. Bonney), and uterine myometrial contractility (Dr. Phillippe). Our research is largely supported by extramural funding from the National Institutes of Health, and our Department is ranked in the upper third of all Ob/Gyn departments in U.S. medical schools in terms of research funding (approximately $1.8 million in 2006).
In addition to fulfilling its research mission of generating new biomedical information relevant to women's health, our Division is actively involved in education by hosting Fellows from the Maternal Fetal Medicine and Reproductive Endocrinology programs, and providing laboratory space, equipment and supplies for carrying out research.
Our Department facilitates research through internal funding
on a competitive basis, and encourages research rotations on the part
of medical students and undergraduates. Post-doctoral positions are
available based on funding in individual laboratories, and graduate
students from several UVM programs (e.g. Physiology, Pharmacology,
Molecular and Cell Biology) have chosen our faculty as research
advisors, and have carried out their thesis projects in our
laboratories. Additional information on research activity can be found
in associated web pages on this web site, including a list of faculty
The Division of Reproductive Investigation provides the unique opportunity for physicians and scientists to collaborate in the study of reproductive medicine. Graduate students and post-doctoral fellows work side by side with clinical fellows to integrate basic and clinical science in all postgraduate training. Opportunities for post-doctoral research are contingent upon funding and availability. Interested parties should direct their inquiries directly to the principal investigator(s) whose area of interest complements their own. Please contact Dr. Elizabeth Bonney for more information about post-doc research opportunities.
Our department is actively engaged in clinical research and studies are conducted at our affiliate site, Fletcher Allen Health Care (FAHC). Original investigations are initiated by faculty as well as participation in national Phase III trials. Techniques used include the following: Color Doppler ultrasonography, DEXA scans, abdominal CT scans, euglycemic clamps, activity surveys, laparoscopic ovarian diathermy.
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