Program Goal
To develop the foundational research skills, required for: 

  • Enhancing the ObGyn knowledge base and clinical care as a practicing generalist, 
  • Independent research during a fellowship, and/or 3) a career in an academic medicine, through direct experience in graduate level research with the intended outcome of a clinically significant publication.

Faculty Contact
Akila Subramaniam, MD, Assistant Professor, Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Maggie Liang, MD, Assistant Professor, Gynecologic Oncology
Assistant Professor, Division of Gynecologic Oncology 

Note: It is imperative that residents follow rules outlined in IRB training and keep data with potential PMI secure. Databases and other files should only be saved to the secure server, and only institutionally-provided Ironkey-protected USB drives are to be used. Shared information should be de-identified when communicated to collaborators. 


The Lancet Series

Epidemiology 2002  (This links provides access to articles immediately below)

  • An overview of clinical research: the lay of the land
  • Descriptive studies: what they can and cannot do
  • Bias and causal associations in observational research
  • Cohort studies: marching towards outcomes
  • Case-control studies: research in reverse
  • Generation of allocation sequences in randomised trials: chance, not choice
  • Allocation concealment in randomised trials: defending against deciphering
  • Blinding in randomised trials: hiding who got what
  • Sample size slippages in randomised trials: exclusions and the lost and wayward
  • Uses and abuses of screening tests
  • Unequal group sizes in randomised trials: guarding against guessing

Additional Lancet Epidemiology Articles

The UAB OB/GYN Fund for Excellence in Education

Goal: To enhance educational and/or research opportunities for residents, fellows, and faculty in the Department of Ob/Gyn at UAB. At this time, residents will have priority for funding, followed by faculty seeking funding for educational research or simulation activities. As the UAB Ob/Gyn Fund for Excellence in Education grows, we will plan to open up to fellows and other opportunities in the future as feasible. 

Read more about the UAB Ob/Gyn Fund for Excellence in Education support opportunities . . .