Current Research                                                                 

 

 

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Who may be eligible to participate?

 

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MELISSA Study:  Maternal Blood is Source to Accurately diagnose fetal aneuploidy   (PROTOCOL ART-0006)                                   

SPONSOR:  Artemis Health

 

Pregnant women at least 18 years of age planning to undergo amniocentesis or chorionic villus sampling who meet all eligibility requirements.  Compensation provided.

 

Contact: Allison Howard- 508-334-6678
Department of Ob/Gyn; Principal Investigator:
Tiffany A. Moore Simas, MD, MPH, MEd 
 

 Umbilical Cord Blood Donation Program 

Pregnant women at >34 weeks gestational age who are not planning private cord blood storage and meet all eligibility criteria.  No compensation.

 

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 To evaluate the role of antimullerian hormone (AMH) in ovarian reserve testing Healthy non-pregnant women between 30-45 years old seeking treatment for infertility and who have already been scheduled to undergo a Clomid challenge test.  No compensation. 

Contact: Allison Howard- 508-334-6678
Department of Ob/Gyn; Principal Investigator: 
Shaila Chauhan, MD

 Determining the utility of urinary incontinence in women 

1)  Healthy female volunteers at least 18 years of age and 2) women at least 18 years of age who have undergone a urodynamic evaluation for urinary incontinence.  Compensation provided.

 

Contact: Allison Howard- 508-334-6678
Department of Ob/Gyn; Principal Investigator: 
Danielle Patterson, MD

 Patient-Operated Valved Catheter Versus Indwelling Transurethral Catheter:  Randomized Controlled Trial 

Study not yet open to enrollment.

Female patients at least 18 years of age who are scheduled to undergo urogynecologic surgery(surgery for urinary incontinence and/or pelvic organ prolpapse).  No compensation. 

 

Contact: Allison Howard- 508-334-6678
Department of Ob/Gyn; Principal Investigator: 
Danielle Patterson, MD

 Impact of hormones on mood in pregnancy and postpartum depression Pregnant women 18-40 years of age who are >28 weeks pregnant either healthy or with mild depressive/anxiety symptoms.  Compensation provided. 

Contact: Kristina Delgiannidis
Department of Psychiatry

 Stress in pregnancy and development of postpartum depression Pregnant women 18-40 years of age who are >24 weeks pregnant either healthy or with mild depressive/anxiety symptoms. Compensation provided. 

Contact: Kristina Delgiannidis 
Department of Psychiatry

 

 Mood, Menstrual Cycle and Menopause Women diagnosed with bipolar disorder who are 40-60 years of age, menstruating regularly, irregularly or it has been less than 5 years since last menstrual period.  Compensation provided. 

Contact:  Wendy Marsh 

Department of Psychiatry

 

Obstetrics & Gynecology
UMASS Memorial Medical Center
Memorial Campus
119 Belmont Street
Worcester, MA 01605
508-334-6678

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