University of Missouri OB/GYN residency program provides comprehensive support for resident research and scholarly activities.
Opportunities to participate in clinical, surgical, and educational research abound. We have a structured research curriculum that is initiated during the intern year and our residents routinely publish peer-reviewed journal articles and present their work. Our research faculty members share more than 2,000 square feet of wet lab space that is available to support bench research projects.
Faculty members actively participating in research and their general areas of interest:
- Breton F. Barrier, MD: surgical simulation, graduate medical educational models, medical device development, maternal-fetal immunology, pelvic floor dysfunction
- Lisa M. Brennaman, MD: female pelvic floor health
- Gary F. Clark, PhD: maternal-fetal immune tolerance, glycobiology, HIV, immune privilege of human cancers, sperm-egg binding
- Erma Z. Drobnis, PhD, HCLD: andrology, statistical analyses
- Raymond T. Foster, MD: urinary incontinence surgery, pelvic floor dysfunction
- Mark I. Hunter, MD: nutrition and surgery in reproductive tract cancers
- Susan C. Nagel, PhD: environmental estrogens, birth defects, endometriosis, medical education
- Laura C. Schulz, PhD: understanding mechanisms by which maternal physiology influences development of the placenta
- Danny J. Schust, MD: recurrent pregnancy loss, in vitro fertilization, placentation, maternal-fetal immune tolerance
- Jonathan L. Thomas, MD: minimally invasive robotic surgery