Here is a current list of externally funded investigations engaging our faculty in improving the health of the public, in the Northwest and around the world.

Our collaborators include government agencies such as the US Department of Defense and the National Institutes of Health (NIH), to nonprofit advocacy and research organizations, foundations and corporations.


 

GYNECOLOGIC CANCERS

Coordinating Center for Population-based Research to Optimize Cancer Screening (PROSPR) (U24)
Constance Mao, MD
Funding Source: Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center (FHCRC)
Active: 4/1/2019-3/31/2020

Mutator Phenotypes that Better Predict PARP Inhibitor Response in Ovarian Carcinomas
Elizabeth Swisher, MD
Funding Source: US Department of Defense (DOD)
Active: 8/1/2017-7/31/2020

Real-time assessment of homologous recombination deficiency during ovarian cancer treatment
Elizabeth Swisher, MD
Funding Source: US Department of Defense (DOD)
Active: 7/1/2017-6/30/2020

Cancer Therapy Evaluation Program
Elizabeth Swisher, MD
Funding Source: Leidos Biomedical Research, Inc.
Active: 3/16/2017-3/15/2020

The effects of moderate exercise on distress, quality of life, and biomarkers of angiogenesis and chronic stress in ovarian cancer survivors
Kathryn P. Pennington, MD
Funding Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Active: 9/5/2018-8/31/2020

Understanding Inherited Ovarian Cancer Beyond BRCA1 and BRCA2
Barbara S. Norquist, MD
Funding Source: US Department of Defense (DOD)
Active: 6/1/2019-5/31/2022

CTN Network Group Operations Center: 1416 BIQSFP: Phase II randomized trial of cisplatin with or without ABT-888
Elizabeth Swisher, MD
Funding Source: Oregon Health and Science University
Active: 4/26/2019-2/29/2020

Mechanisms of PARP Inhibitor Resistance in Ovarian Cancer
Elizabeth Swisher, MD
Funding Source: Mayo Clinic
Active: 2/1/2019-1/31/2020

Immune profiling of BRCA1 and platinum resistance in ovarian cancer 
John B. Liao, MD, PhD
Funding Source: US Department of Defense (DOD)
Active: 9/2/2014-9/1/2020

FAMILY PLANNING

Exploring best practices and evaluating outcomes in community-based abortion care outside the formal health care system in the U.S.
Sarah Prager, MD, MAS
Funding source: Society of Family Planning
Active: 10/1/2017-9/30/2019

Advance provision of emergency contraceptive pills: evaluating and improving provider knowledge and practice patterns at a student health center using the electronic health system
Melissa E. Paulen, MD
Funding Source: Society of Family Planning
Active: 3/1/2019-6/30/2020

A Phase 3, Prospective, Multi-Center, Single-Arm, Open-Label Study to Evaluate VeraCept®, a Long-Acting Reversible Intrauterine Contraceptive for Contraceptive Efficacy, Safety, and Tolerability, with a Randomized, Controlled, Multi-Center, Single-Blind S
Elizabeth A. Micks, MD, MPH
Funding Source: Sebela Pharmaceuticals
Active: 2/21/2019-10/31/2023

HIV/AIDS

Extracellular vesicles in semen and genital HIV infection and immunity during heroin addiction and methadone or buprenorphine substitution therapy
Florian Hladik, MD, PhD
Funding Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Active: 7/1/2015-5/31/2020

Long Acting Film technology for Contraception and HIV Prevention (LATCH)
Dorothy L. Patton, PhD
Funding Source: Magee-Womens Research Institute and Foundation
Active: 2/19/2019-1/31/2020

Anti-proliferative therapy for eradication of the HIV reservoir
Florian Hladik, MD, PhD
Funding Source: American Foundation for AIDS Research (AmFAR)
Active: 7/1/2017-6/30/2020

HUMAN PAPILLOMAVIRUS (HPV)

Clinical Evaluation of the Xpert® HPV Assay as a Primary Screening Test for the Detection of High-grade Cervical Disease in Women Undergoing Routine Cervical Cancer Screening
Constance Mao, MD
Funding Source: Cepheid, Inc.
Active: 6/1/2015-12/31/2020

MENOPAUSE

MsFLASH: Living a Healthy Menopause 
Susan D. Reed, MD, MPH, MS
Funding Source: Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center (FHCRC)
Active: 4/1/2019-3/31/2020

MICROBICIDE DEVELOPMENT

Systems and carcinogenic impact assessment of topical microbicides on human mucosa
Florian Hladik, MD, PhD
Funding Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Active: 5/1/2015-4/30/2020

Film Antiretroviral Microbicide Evaluation
Dorothy L. Patton, PhD
Funding Source: Magee-Womens Hospital
Active: 6/1/2019-5/31/2020

MICROBIOME FALLOPIAN TUBE

The role of fallopian tube microbiome in ovarian carcinogenesis
Bo Yu, MD, MS
Funding Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Active: 3/1/2018-2/28/2023

OBSTETRIC QUALITY OUTCOMES

Washington State Perinatal Regional Coordination
Jane Hitti, MPH
Funding Source: Washington State Department of Health (DOH)
Active: 7/1/2019-6/30/2020

PREECLAMPSIA

Evaluation of Innate Lymphoid Cells in Normal Pregnancy and Preeclampsia
Stephen A. McCartney, MD, PhD
Funding Source: Washington State Obstetrical Association
Active: 5/1/2019-4/30/2020

PREGNANCY AND POSTPARTUM CARE

Pregnancy Related Care Research Network (PRCRN) 
Jay Schulkin, PhD
Funding Source: Health Resources and Services Administration
Active: 9/1/2019-8/31/2020

Does the message matter? Assessing the effect of SMS content and participant characteristics on engagement and care seeking outcomes from the Mobile WACh studies
Jennifer Unger, MD, MPH
Funding Source: Royalty Research Fund (RRF)
Active: 4/1/2019-3/30/2020

Mobile WACh NEO: Mobile Solutions for Neonatal Health and Maternal Support
Jennifer Unger, MD, MPH
Funding Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Active: 6/1/2019-3/31/2024

PREGNANCY INFECTIONS, FETAL INJURY & PRETERM BIRTH

Global Alliance to Prevent Prematurity and Stillbirth (GAPPS) Specimen Repository Network
David Eschenbach, MD
Funding Source: Global Alliance to Prevent Prematurity and Stillbirth (GAPPS)
Active: 7/1/2019-12/31/2019

Achieving Targeted Delivery of Drugs to Uterine Muscle in Women for the Prevention of Preterm Labour
Kristina Adams Waldorf, MD
Funding Source: National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)
Active: 1/1/2018-7/30/2020

S2 Adams Waldorf Y58
Kristina Adams Waldorf, MD
Funding Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Active: 5/1/2019-4/30/2020

Placentomics using a novel method to isolate circulating placental derivatives
Michael Gravett, MD
Funding Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Active: 9/20/2016-7/31/2021

RACIAL DISPARITIES

The Endometrial Cancer Action Network for African-Americans (ECANA): Building a Bridge of Engagement
Kemi M. Doll, MD, MSCR
Funding Source: Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute
Active: 12/1/2017-11/30/2019

Racial Disparities in Endometrial Cancer: The Role of Diagnostic Care Pathways
Kemi M. Doll, MD, MSCR
Funding Source: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Active: 1/1/2018-12/31/2021

ECANA Conference
Kemi M. Doll, MD, MSCR
Funding Source: Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute
Active: 2/1/2019-1/31/2020

REPRODUCTIVE ENDOCRINOLOGY

Binding and internalization of anti-SAS1B antibodies to human oocytes
Genevieve S. Neal-Perry, MD, PhD
Funding Source: Overa, Inc.
Active: 3/18/2019-3/18-2020

STI

Refinement of a Pig-Tail Macaque Model of Gonococcal Infection
Dorothy L. Patton, PhD
Funding Source: BIOQUAL, Inc.
Active: 9/24/2018-11/23/2019

ZIKA VIRUS

Sofosbuvir Protection of the Fetal Brain from Zika Virus Infection in Pregnancy
Kristina Adams Waldorf, MD
Funding Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Active: 3/1/2019-2/28/2021

Mechanisms of sexual Zika virus transmission and early immunopathogenesis
Lucia Vojtech, PhD
Funding Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Active: 12/1/2016-11/30/2019

WOMEN'S REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH RESEARCH

Women's Reproductive Health Research at the University of Washington
Barbara Goff, MD
Funding Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Active: 7/1/2019-6/30/2020

Evaluating the role of mediobasal hypothalamic gliosis and body composition in pregnancy 
Suchitra Chandrasekaran, MD, MSCE
Funding Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH), WRHR
Active: 1/1/2016-6/30/2020

The effect of menstrual cycle timing and the contraceptive vaginal ring on vaginal immunity and endocervical gene expression 
Elizabeth Micks, MD, MPH
Funding Souce: National Institutes of Health (NIH), WRHR
Active: 1/1/2016-6/30/2020