Research in Obstetrics and Gynecology

Epidemiology Research

Our division participates in the NYU Women's Health Study. To learn more about the study, including current projects, findings to date and other information, please visit the NYU Women's Health Study website.

Gynecologic Oncology Research

Our division participates in Gynecologic Oncology Group (GOG) clinical research trials evaluating new and novel treatment regimen for all gynecologic malignancies. In addition, we coordinate the National Ovarian Cancer Early Detection Program which combines genetics, ultrasound, and gynecologic oncology and is committed to the establishment of effective means for the accurate detection of early stage ovarian cancer especially in the high risk population. We also have National Cancer Institute (NCI) support for our pioneering research on the use of contrast sonography for the detection of early stage ovarian cancer.

Additionally our basic science laboratory focuses on the molecular and biochemical regulation of ovarian and endometrial metastasis.

Reproductive Biology Research

Current research in the laboratory of Frederick Naftolin, MD, D.Phil. focuses on studying the potential effects of fetal growth during development on common adult diseases. A National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant has been awarded to advance these studies. In addition, Dr. Naftolin and Lila Nachtigall, MD serve as Co-Directors of the Interdisciplinary Program in Menopause Medicine, which is dedicated to exploring possible links between menopause and a variety of chronic diseases, including cancers, Alzheimer's disease, and diabetes.

Current Clinical Trials in Obstetrics and Gynecology

A clinical trial is a research study in human volunteers to answer specific health questions. Carefully conducted investigational trials are the fastest and safest way to find treatments that work in people and ways to improve health. Interventional trials determine whether experimental treatments or new ways of using known therapies are safe and effective under controlled environments. Observational trials address health issues in large groups of people or populations in natural settings.

Additional Information

Search a database of open trials, learn more about the various types and different phases of clinical trials, and read about eligibility requirements.