John Thorp, Jr., MD - Division of Women's Primary Healthcare
The specific aim of the MFMU Network is to conduct multicenter clinical trials and other collaborative research concerning issues of importance in perinatal medicine. The University of North Carolina was accepted into the network in April, 2001. We currently have IRB approval for all (six) ongoing clinical trials at three different clinical sites as well as IRB approval for data collection and analysis for the remaining 6 protocols which are closed to recruitment. Our PI, Alt-PI, nurse coordinator and other OB/GYN department members have been actively involved in implementation and recruitment into these research protocols. We are successful in recruitment across all races, with approximately 40% African American, 50% Caucasian and 10% other. We have approximately 35% Hispanic patients.