The Research Core for the Division of Academic Specialists in OB-GYN (RCAS OB-GYN) is a multidisciplinary team dedicated to supporting clinical and quality improvement research across the research continuum within the Division of Academic Specialists in OB-GYN at the University of Colorado. We are available to assist with idea generation, research development, study design, study coordination, data collection and analysis, and research results dissemination.
Methodology, regulatory, and study logistics
The RCAS team is led by Karen Hampanda, PhD, MPH, Director of Research for the Division of Academic Specialists in OB-GYN, and Assistant Professor, Department of OB-GYN. Dr. Hampanda has expertise in research design, quantitative and qualitative research methods, grant applications, study management and data collection, and manuscript and abstract preparation. She supports research on women's health in Colorado and with global projects in sub-Saharan Africa.
RCAS is supported by a fantastic PRA, Aly Jeng, BS. She recently graduated from the University of Denver, where she studied Biological Sciences and Psychology. Aly gained over 3 years of research experience in women's health during her undergraduate studies, and she hopes to earn her MD/PhD one day.
Statistical support is overseen by Mary Sammel, ScD, Professor, Department of Biostatistics and Informatics, and Associated Director, Center for Innovative Design & Analysis (CIDA).
Mary is supported by Laurel Beaty, MS, Research Instructor in the Center for Innovative Design & Analysis (CIDA).
Our team members have expertise in research study start up and coordination, quantitative and qualitative design and evaluation, and biostatistical analysis. We work in close collaboration with the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology Administrative Research Core (ARC) to provide support on the regulatory process, including IRB. All research with human subjects requires approval from the Colorado Multiple Institutional Review Board (COMIRB). More information about COMIRB can be found here: https://research.cuanschutz.edu/comirb.
If you need help in editing an existing grant application, manuscript, or other document, the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology now has a Scientific Editor.
Services are available to faculty and trainees within the Division of Academic Specialists in OB-GYN
To request RCAS support, please submit an intake form and schedule a consultation with Dr. Hampanda here. If you would like to schedule a time outside of Dr. Hampanda's office hours, please contact Aly Jeng at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For statistical support, please contact Dr. Sammel at email@example.com. Her office hours are Wednesday 2-3pm or by appointment.
Information about funding opportunities can be found here. If you're interested in finding students to help with your work, please click here.
All research with human subjects requires approval from the Colorado Multiple Institutional Review Board (COMIRB). Both RCAS and ARC are available to assist with the process. More information about COMIRB can be found here: https://research.cuanschutz.edu/comirb
Please contact Aly Jeng at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.