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Ongoing Departmental Studies

Please review this listing of studies currently recruiting patients.

UNC Center for Women's Health Research

UNC Center for Women’s Health Research at UNC is dedicated to learning more about diseases, disorders, and conditions that affect women only, women predominately, and women differently than men.

UNC Fertility Research Studies

UNC Fertility offers several ongoing studies.

UNC Maternal-Fetal Medicine Units Network

UNC is one of 14 academic health centers that participate in clinical trials devoted to improving the health of women and babies. Major advances in women's health from this prestigious group include the use of progesterone to prevent preterm birth and magnesium to protect the brains of tiny newborns. UNC operates this network in our on-campus clinics, WakeMed Center, Wake County Health Department, Rex Birthing Center and Memorial Mission Hospital in Asheville.  Dr. John Thorp is the UNC leader of this work and he can be contacted at

UNC Pelvic Pain Research Center

UNC Pelvic Pain Research Center is a affiliate of the UNC Center for Neurosensory Disorder in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Our mission is to equip women, their partners, and healthcare providers with the educational resources to better diagnose, treat and prevent long-term sequelae of persistent pelvic pain. We are conducting foundation-level research focused on understanding the underlying mechanism of persistent pain state in the pelvic region.

UNC Center for Maternal and Infant Health

UNC Center for Maternal and Infant Health (UNC CMIH) is dedicated to improving the resources and services available to men and women of reproductive age and their families. The center strives to achieve this goal through health system and dissemination research, advocacy, statewide programs outreach, and collaboration with maternal-child health partners across the U.S. UNC CMIH clinical work focuses on helping patients with high-risk pregnancies and families with medically fragile infants to navigate a complex health care system, working with them to make sure they are receiving the best care available. Learn about important maternal-child health initiatives and projects underway across the nation and at the Center for Maternal and Infant Health at

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