Another outstanding aspect of our fellowship is the Obstetrics and Gynecology Research Division that consists of more than 10 PhDs with expertise in reproductive epidemiology, reproductive immunology, developmental pharmacology and teratology, and placental research. The division serves as the access point to the Upstate Perinatal Birth Certificate Database, a robust database of pooled birth records of the Buffalo, Finger Lakes, Syracuse, and Central NY regions. Fellows are involved in a wide variety of projects through both the MFM and research divisions. The MFM division is also a member of NAFNET. Our fellows have access to divisional research funds, two internal departmental grant mechanisms, a biostatistician, and support staff for research recruitment.
For those with a strong interest in a research career, a variety of master’s programs, certificate programs, and PhD programs can be obtained during the fellowship through the graduate schools at the University of Rochester. Coursework is also encouraged even if the fellow is not planning for an advanced degree. Fellows will complete 12-months of dedicated research time and have the opportunity to extend this to 18-months using elective time.