WHRU COVID-19 ALERT (Aviso de COVID-19 de WHRU)
The Women's Health Research Unit (WHRU) is open. To provide a safe and comfortable experience for participants, we follow strict guidelines for symptom screening, cleaning, masking, and social distancing during visits. To protect your health, all of our staff received the COVID-19 vaccine. If you are interested in learning more about one of our studies , please contact us at 503-494-3666 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also fill out a confidential contact form here.
La Unidad de Investigacion sobre Salud Femenina de la OHSU esta abierta. Para poder brindarle una experiencia segura y comoda a las participantes, segimos pautas estrictas para la deteccion de sintoma, limpieza, uso de cubreboca, y distanciamiento social durante las visitas. Esto nos ayuda proteger su salud y la salud de nuestro personal. Todo nuestro personal esta vacunado/a contra el COVID-19. Si esta interesada en obtener mas informacion sobre nuestros estudios, comuniquese con nosotros al 503-494-3666 o envienos un correo electronico a email@example.com.
Ensayos Clínicos Disponibles en Español:
Tenemos personal que hablan Español. Para obtener más información o saber si usted califica para participar, llame a la línea confidencial de reclutamiento de la Unidad de Investigación sobre Salud Femenina al 503-494-3666 o escríbanos a firstname.lastname@example.org.
Estudios disponibles en Español:
Contraception and birth control
Male Contraception Study
Cannabidiol and Oral Contraceptive Pills Study
Implant Extension Study
The etonogestrel implant is approved for use to prevent pregnancies for up to 3 years. It has not been approved to use for more than 3 years. This trial will also study the amount of etonogestrel hormone that is released from the implant into your body when it is used for more than 3 years.
Curcumin Implant Study
Injectable Contraceptive Study
Do you need emergency contraception?
Emergency contraception and BMI
LevoCept® Hormonal IUD Study
Pregnancy and infertility
Impact of SARS-CoV-2 infection and vaccination against COVID-19 on maternal and fetal immune outcomes- COVID & Pregnancy Study
Pediatric Early Determinants of Immune Development (PedsID)
Time-in-range using continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) technology in the management of gestational diabetes (GDM)
If you are currently pregnant and have been diagnosed with gestational diabetes by a glucose tolerance test, you may qualify for this study. The purpose of this study is to learn about continuous glucose monitor (CGM) use during pregnancy, which may improve treatment decisions for your gestational diabetes. PI: Amy Valent, DO; IRB#21775
Medical optimization and management of pregnancies with overt type 2 diabetes (MOMPOD)
The purpose of this study is to learn about the safety and effectiveness of the study drug metformin when added to insulin treatment to help treat type 2 and early diagnosed diabetes in pregnancy. The study is trying to find out if metformin can be used safely in pregnancy to improve diabetes care and reduce problems at birth. PI: Amy Valent, DO; IRB #18438
Exercise and Pregnancy Study
This is a study designed to measure the effects of the timing of low-resistance or cardio exercise on blood sugars after eating a meal. We are inviting pregnant women at less than 30 weeks who have been diagnosed with gestational diabetes and are managing their diabetes with nutrition and lifestyle behaviors. PI: Amy Valent, DO; IRB: 20116
Pregnancy and Latent Labor Biomarkers and Symptoms to Predict Cervical Dilation at Hospital Admission
The purpose of the study is to learn about physical signals and symptoms that mean labor is close to starting and the early part of labor (sometimes called ‘latent labor’ or ‘early labor’) is occurring. We are hoping to find out more about physical markers (like heart rate) and symptoms (like contractions) that mean labor is close to starting and that the early part of labor is occurring.
Biological Rhythms: Before and After Your Birth (BioBAYB) Study
The purpose of the study is to learn about body temperature changes in pregnancy and how they relate to events like labor and labor progress and also about adjustment to having a newborn. We are hoping to find out if body temperature may help us better predict when labor will start. We are also interested in how the body adapts to having a new baby at home, and if applicable, how that a new baby affects the partner (other parent) to the newborn too. PI: Elise Erickson, PhD CNM IRB #20059
Roo study on mom and baby well-being
Placenta repository: A study of placental function in healthy and pathological pregnancies
VentFirst: A multicenter RCT of assisted ventilation during delayed cord clamping for micro-preemies
Overactive bladder study
The purpose of this research study is to determine if the urinary microbiome affects overactive bladder syndrome (OAB). Currently, not much is known about the cause of OAB. This study seeks to determine if bacteria in the urinary tract play a role in OAB. PI: Lisa Karstens, PhD and Rahel Nardos, MD; IRB # 10729
Incontinence and urogynecology
Overactive bladder study
The purpose of this research study is to determine if the urinary microbiome affects overactive bladder syndrome (OAB). Currently, not much is known about the cause of OAB; this study seeks to determine if bacteria in the urinary tract play a role in OAB. PI: Lisa Karstens, PhD and Rahel Nardos, MD; IRB # 10729
Yoga-Pilates Exercise & the Effects on Urethral Rhabdosphicter Morphology and Stress Urinary Incontinence "Y-PEE Study"
Other areas of women's health
Endometrial Biopsy study
Women's and gynecologic cancers
Personalized Genetic Medicine to Prevent Invasive Uterine Cancer and Unnecessary Hysterectomies
The purpose of the study is to learn if molecular testing of endometrial biopsies from women diagnosed with pre-invasive complex “hyperplasia” can show who will or will not respond to progestin treatment with placement of the Levonorgestrel Intrauterine Device (LNG IUD). PI: Terry Morgan, MD, PhD; IRB#19503