Basic and clinical research are integral to the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility education and patient care missions.
Funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), private grants, and the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, our faculty and fellows are active in clinical trials and basic research – all aimed at increasing our understanding so that we can better care for our patients.
As a member of the NIH Contraceptive Clinical Trials Network, we are evaluating innovative methods of female contraception. Protocols include the use of spermicides, the vaginal ring, and female condoms. We also collaborate with pharmaceutical companies in the evaluation of new therapies for contraception and the treatment of endocrine conditions that affect reproductive health, fertility, endometriosis, and uterine fibroids.