The Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences at McGovern Medical School is comprised of physicians dedicated to the continual advancement of clinical and translational research. The Department’s clinical investigators work continuously to improve women’s healthcare and treatment through clinical trials and multi-center initiatives in order to leverage combined resources and shared expertise to maximize the direct impact these collaborations can have on patient outcomes and medical practice.
The continuous pursuit of improving patient outcomes and responsible innovation are cornerstones in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences approach to healthcare. Clinical trials are a key element of this approach to assess emerging medical protocol and procedures.
Multi-center collaboration in pursuit of improving patient outcomes in areas of mutual interest is vital to unlocking breakthroughs in medical innovation. By bringing together some of the best minds in complementary fields of study we believe we can more efficiently and expediently achieve these results.
The Papanna Laboratory
The central mission of the Papanna laboratory is to perform innovative and cutting-edge research to understand fetal disorders and improve outcomes after fetal surgical procedures. We investigate the methods to improve healing after in-utero spina bifida repair through regenerative technology and minimally invasive approach, and to prevent preterm birth after fetal surgery by exploring the biology of fetal membranes and amniotic fluids. The Papanna Laboratory endeavors to achieve this goal by fostering a fertile ground for the next generation of scientists and physician-scientists.