The Power of Networks
Clinical research networks bring together scientists, clinicians, and community stakeholders to identify important clinical questions and design and conduct high-quality studies to answer them. Scientific evidence generated by such studies can impact clinical care, as several recent findings from NICHD’s networks demonstrate.
Prescribing without data: Doctors advocate for the inclusion of pregnant people in clinical research
Pregnant patients are often excluded from clinical trials for fear of causing harm to them or their babies, but leaders in maternal-fetal medicine say the lack of data can be even more harmful.
Researchers receive $17.1 million grant to study impact of drugs and medicines in pregnant women and children
INDIANAPOLIS—Researchers with Indiana University School of Medicine Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Department of Pediatrics and Division of Clinical Pharmacology in the Department of Medicine are studying how certain drugs and medications affect pregnant and lactating women and their children thanks to a new, five-year, $17.1 million grant from the National Institutes of Health.
OB-GYN researchers studying how exposure to harmful chemicals can impact pregnancy
INDIANAPOLIS—Researchers at Indiana University School of Medicine Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology are learning more about how dangerous chemicals pregnant women in Indiana are exposed to can impact their health. It’s part of a large, multi-site study by Heartland Health Research Alliance called The Heartland Study.