Research Opportunities

Resident Research Program

Resident Research Day and Additional Clinical Research

The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at UAB is recognized as a leader in basic and clinical research on a national level. This spirit of investigation and scholarly activity permeates the Departmentmedicalresearch darkincluding the residency. Resident research is a requirement and a part of the culture of the program. This required activity culminates in formal presentation at the annual Resident Research Day. In preparation for their required resident research project, PGY2s are asked to identify a faculty sponsor/mentor and submit to the Program Director plans for study design and research. Their proposed investigation is presented at resident research day during their 2nd year. Final results of their work are presented during their 3rd year. The Residency Research Program Director, Residency Director, and faculty sponsor/mentor meet with the individual resident periodically to guide experimental design, monitor progress, and assist with data analysis.

All residents are encouraged to engage in research activity above that required by the Program. Approximately 1/3 of residents completing the program successfully secure fellowship positions in one of the four board-certified subspecialties in ObGyn. These residents strengthen their applications through faculty and university sponsored investigation, publication, and presentation.

 

Resident Research Program Director

Lorie Harper, MD
Assistant Professor, Maternal-Fetal Medicine
10270 Women & Infants Center
1700 6th Avenue South
Office phone: 205-934-5611

 

Medical Education Research
For residents interested in medical education research projects, please contact the Department’s Educational Specialist/Associate Director of Education, Julie B. Covarrubias, EdD. She collaborates with residents on select projects and offers them assistance in developing their proposals as well as writing and presentation skills.


Residents are encouraged to prepare and submit abstracts from their work and, if accepted for presentation, have their travel expenses provided by the Department. Each year a number of residents from the program present their work at national meetings including the SGO, ASCO, ASCCP, SMFM, ASRM, CREOG/APGO, ACOG, and ACS meetings.