Globally, there are more than 295,000 maternal deaths annually. Furthermore, premature birth complicates 15 million births per year, resulting in more than 1 million neonatal deaths and lifelong consequences for surviving neonates. The University of Washington is actively involved in cutting edge research to reduce this burden. The intent of a Biorepository is to facilitate this research by providing biologic samples from pregnant patients with both normal pregnancy and abnormal pregnancy outcomes. The Biorepository provides for uniform sample collection, meeting the needs of multiple...
The purpose of the study is to understand how the immune system of pregnant individual tolerates the fetus during pregnancy. Specifically, we believe exposure to the semen from the fetus’ genetic parent starts the process of immunological tolerance.
It is known that women who experience high blood pressure complications during pregnancy (i.e. preeclampsia) are at increased risk for developing cardiovascular disease (heart disease, strokes, etc.) later in life, however, we don’t fully understand why this happens.
A scholar position in the University of Washington Women's Reproductive Health Research program will be available as soon as July 2021. Letters of Interest are due March 1st, 2021. Applications are due May 31st, 2021.