Progesterone Action in the Endometrium of Women with Endometriosis


National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)

Principal Investigator

Dr. Steven Young, Obstetrics and Gynecology

Project Run Dates

9/15/2011 to 6/30/2016

Total Award Amount




Endometriosis, a cause of pelvic pain, infertility, and pelvic and abdominal organ damage, affects about 4% of reproductive age women in the United States, with an estimated cost of $22 billion. The proposed research will produce a better understanding of the role of progesterone in endometriosis, identification of critically needed biomarkers, as well as provide a better understanding of cellular and molecular mechanisms of disease. The information gained will allow development of better diagnostic tests and therapy.


Associated Publications and other materials



Associated Award Numbers: A11-1450-001, A11-1450-002, A11-1450-003

Associated Sponsor Award Numbers: 1-R01-HD067721-01A1, 5-R01-HD067721-01-02, 5-R01-HD067721-01-03