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Research in Obstetrics and Gynecology

The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Ottawa is an academic department with a broad and intensive research program focused on reproductive health and biology, including basic biomedical research, translational research, clinical investigations, technology development and assessment, research in medical student and resident education, population health research, and health services research. It spans the reproductive continuum from healthy ovulation and conception through pregnancy, labour and birth, and includes diseases and complications related to reproduction.

Our basic biomedical research laboratories are located in the Moses and Rose Loeb Research Centre of the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute at the Civic Campus and General Campus of the Ottawa Hospital and the University of Ottawa Health Sciences Centre. These laboratories are modern and well equipped, with state-of-the-art core facilities and support services. Population health and health services research is carried out within the Clinical Epidemiology Program of the Ottawa Health Research Institute at both the Civic and General Campuses. All research facilities are located a short distance from the three main patient care centres of The Ottawa Hospital: the Civic Campus (Division of Reproductive Medicine, Fertility Centre), the General Campus (Divisions of Maternal-Fetal Medicine and Gynecological Oncology) and the Riverside Campus (Women’s Health Centre). 

The Department offers an outstanding milieu for research training at the post-graduate, graduate, resident and undergraduate levels. Postdoctoral fellowship positions are available for post-PhD and post-MD candidates wishing to receive excellent research training in reproductive health and biology.Graduate studies in reproductive health and biology towards the PhD or MSc degree are a strong component of the Department. Our graduate students are enrolled in the graduate programs of the Department of Molecular and Cellular Medicine or the Department of Biochemistry, Microbiology and Immunology. All Residents in Obstetrics and Gynecology undertake a research project with our faculty during their residency, providing research training on future clinicians and clinician. 

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