Research

Improving fertility in women and uncovering the mysteries of ovarian cancer

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Welcome

Fertility, infertility, contraception and diseases of the reproductive system are important concerns for women’s health. Research that enhances our understanding of all aspects of the reproductive process is essential in order to improve women’s health and reduce mortality. Improved understanding of reproductive physiology and pathology is achieved through basic and clinical research encompassing a range of scientific pursuits from the study of individual molecules to the analysis of complex signaling networks and clinical trials. It is our hope that discoveries associated with these scientific pursuits will translate to innovative approaches to women’s health issues and ultimately improved care for women.

The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Nebraska Medical Center supports scientists and scholars investigating important topics related to fertility, infertility and gynecologic oncology. The Olson Center for Women’s Health in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology was established in order to make distinctive strides in education, research, and service through innovative approaches to women’s health issues.  To read more about our rich history, please read an article on the Olson Center and Dr. Leland and Dorothy Olson.  In keeping with this mission the Olson Center has been instrumental in providing support to initiate new collaborative research, support ongoing programs, and train postdoctoral fellows and medical residents. In additional to the Olson Center, the department’s research efforts are supported in part by grants from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, the Department of Veterans Affairs, and The National Institute for Food and Agriculture.

Our mission is to advance knowledge of reproductive physiology and pathology while training the next generation of scientists and facilitating interactions among clinicians and basic scientists at UNMC and other institutions. Our goals are to:

  • Provide an environment that promotes collegiality and encourages collaborative research.
  • Promote interactions between basic scientists and clinicians.
  • Provide first-rate graduate education and postgraduate research training.
  • Form research groups focused on reproductive problems.
  • Assist and educate our community in better understanding issues related to fertility, infertility, and cancer of the reproductive system.  

Thank you for your interest in our research labs at the UNMC Department of Ob/Gyn. To contact us, please call our Research Admin at 402-559-5445.

John S. Davis, PhD

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