OB/GYN Research Team

We are excited to highlight the ongoing cutting-edge research in the Department of OB/Gyn! Over the years our faculty and patients have participated in multisite clinical trials and observational studies funded by various agencies such as NIH, FDA, PCORI and Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Topics include dose findings translational research, quality improvement initiatives and epidemiologic observational studies. Our short-term goal is to directly help the local urban patient population. Ultimately, we aim for our published findings to help advance women's health nationally and internationally.

OB/GYN Department Research Newsletters

Clinical Trials

OPTIMUM OB-TXA: Optimal TIMing, route and dose of tranexamic acid prior to UMbilical cord clamp for postpartum hemorrhage prevention

To assess the role of administering TXA pre-cord clamp in three different routes of administration (IV push, IM and IV infusion) for preventing postpartum hemorrhage.

Biological Specimens to Better Understand Risks Related to Postpartum Hemorrhage (PPH Trends)

This study will include collecting blood samples to send to the lab on patients who are found to be at higher risk for transfusion using both inpatient nursing evaluation and validate our prediction model.

Correlation of non-invasive hemoglobin measurement with bleeding during cesarean delivery: The PPHgb Study

This project is a prospective, observational study aimed to predict bleeding using hemoglobin trends measured non-invasively in patients undergoing elective cesarean delivery at the George Washington University Hospital.

Advanced Fetal Pharmacology Through Regulatory Science (OB Meds Study)

To develop maternal-fetal PBPK models for drugs commonly taken by pregnant women including Labetalol, Sertraline, Famotidine, and to validate these models with blood concentrations from maternal and umbilical cord blood samples.

The Selfie Study: assessing novel markers for cervical cancer screening from self-collected samples

To evaluate the relative sensitivity and specificity of HPV methylation testing from self-collected compared to clinician-collected samples for detection of cervical precancer.