Discovery through collaboration

Basic science laboratory research, population-based studies and clinical trials are all possible areas of investigation for our researchers in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. Our priority is to work on innovative projects designed to improve the lives of women and children in the Maritime provinces.

Our vibrant research program includes the study of infertility and obesity, pregnancy and diabetes, and epidemiologic work on childhood obesity and exposures to environmental toxins. We are fortunate to have access to an extensive perinatal database (Nova Scotia Atlee Perinatal Database) along with other sources within the department that provide robust data for our research projects.

To enrich our research endeavours, our research committee, chaired by Dr. Christy Woolcott, actively reviews ongoing research activities and recommends strategies for enhancing and attracting interdepartmental collaboration.

Our research is creating an impact in the scientific community. We're making a difference here at home and globally. We are shaping standards of care in our patient populations and are excited to apply positive outcomes from our research to our clinical practices.