The Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Women's Health

Research

Research in Women’s Health in the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Women’s Health at Einstein 

The Department has a very active and growing research enterprise encompassing the broad scope of Women’s Health.  This includes gynecologic cancers, sexually transmitted infections, genetics disorders, reproductive endocrine diseases, gynecological diseases, obstetrics, sexuality and patient safety.  The scope of our research programs encompasses women’s health issues across her reproductive life including her primary care, cancer prevention and treatment, mother-child health, sexual health, fertility and estrogen-dependent issues in menopause.  Our research mission is to provide our patients access to state-of-the-art clinical trials and pursue timely bench-to-bedside research to help improve the health and lives of women.

Our departmental research portfolio has undergone considerable growth in the past decade.  Currently, our Department is nationally ranked in the top 25 institutions in NIH funding in Obstetrics and Gynecology.  The departmental research portfolio includes a mix of basic science, translational and clinical research.  At any given time in our Department, we have on average around 80 patient-oriented active clinical research trials to offer to patients throughout the tri-state area.    The mix of trials includes NIH-sponsored cooperative group trials, investigator initiated clinical trials using innovative drugs and devices, as well as translational ‘bed-to- bench’ research where we are investigating new pathways that have considerable potential to improve diseases that affect women.  Investigators in our Department work closely with investigators in other Einstein Departments and Centers in order to comprehensively approach solutions to complex diseases through close cross-disciplinary activities.

We have developed an infrastructure that fosters and promotes creativity, innovation and transdisciplinary collaborations.  In our Department, independent thinking and creativity are encouraged in research in order to solve some of the most complicated problems that affect women. As such, our organizational research structure promotes creativity and opportunities to be able to tackle these issues in ways that have not been previously accomplished.

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