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Faculty in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology conduct research dedicated to improving the health of women at all stages of life. Our research spans basic science to clinical trials. Ongoing studies range from testing new therapies in gynecologic cancers to understanding mechanisms involved in carrying a healthy pregnancy.

Central to our research mission, our department is home to the Women’s Health Tissue Repository. This biorepository includes the Maternal Fetal Tissue Bank, the Paternal Contributions to Children’s Health Biobank, the Well Woman Bank, the Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility Biobank, and the Gynecologic Malignancies Biobank. Together, these biobanks house samples from all stages of women’s lives and have deep clinical annotations that enhance our ability to quickly translate our basic research into new ideas to improve health.

Our faculty members collaborate with other researchers, including those in the Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center and the Center for Hypertension Research at the University of Iowa as well as at other institutions. We are working every day to lead the way in research to make women’s lives healthier.