The history of research in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Colorado School of Medicine is rich and diverse. Seminal, historic achievements in Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Gynecologic Oncology and Reproductive Endocrinology have emanated from this institution, including but not limited to:

  • The first Maternal-Fetal Medicine fellowship training program in the world (E. Stewart Taylor and Fred Battaglia).
  • The advent of Obstetrical and Gynecologic Ultrasound (Kenneth Gottesfeld).
  • The first use of urinary estrogen as a marker of fetal well-being (Rudolph Anker, Paul Bruns, and George Betz).
  • The first studies on fetal physiology at altitude (Edward Makowski and Lorna Moore).
  • Maternal and gynecological infectious diseases (Ron Gibbs and Jamie McGregor).
  • The role of estrogen and progesterone receptor in endometrial cancer onset and progression (Kimberly Leslie).

Our basic sciences investigators and clinical researchers are fully committed to extending this tradition of research excellence. To this end, we have established research programs in all of the major subdivision of OB-GYN and some non-traditional areas, such as mammary gland biology. We have developed full-spectrum bench-to-bedside research programs in most of these areas, and have been participants in numerous clinical trials, both NIH and industry-sponsored.

We have partnered with the community to engage our patients, through the Center for Women’s Health Research and through division-based community initiatives, and we have maintained old and created new collaborative research efforts that reach into geriatrics, metabolism and endocrinology, biochemistry, molecular biology, and –omics technology. In addition to these traditional scientific efforts, we collaborate intensely with each other, and self-evaluate on a regular basis to maintain the most effective research teams possible.

About the Administrative Research Core (ARC)

ARC is a full-service research support team serving all University of Colorado School of Medicine Deptartment of OB-GYN Faculty Researchers and Trainees. The team strives to provide expertise and resources with a high level of customer service.

  • We administer the regulatory and financial components of the OB-GYN research portfolio.
  • We facilitate communication with the different offices in the University as well as reaching out to other institutions and sponsors.
  • We provide guidance to the Department on Federal, State, Sponsor, and University policies.
  • We train research teams on University systems.

Administrative Research Core (ARC) Team

Email us at obgynARC@cuanschutz.edu

Pamela Alvarez Moran

Pamela Alvarez Moran

Administrative Research Core Manager

Phone: (303) 724-6501

Venessa Huynh

Venessa Huynh

Grants and Contracts Coordinator
Provides post award administration for federal and foundation grants and contracts; maintains financial projections and reconciliation of projects; prepares and routes budgets for complex grant proposals.

Phone: (303) 724-9765

Jillian Kneppe

Jillian Kneppe

Regulatory and Finance Coordinator
Regulatory submissions; prepares budgets for industry sponsors and oversees contract negotiations; ensures compliance for clinical study subject compensation programs.

Phone: (303) 724-3859

Joseph (Joe) Lesny

Joseph (Joe) Lesny

Clinical Research Coordinator
Regulatory submissions; oversees clinical contract and budget negotiations; ensures regular invoicing with industry sponsors; provides financial updates, projections and final reconciliations of clinical trials.

Phone: (303) 724-3053

#13 in OB-GYN NIH Research Funding

$3,948,704 in NIH funding during 2018

*Source: Blue Ridge Institute for Medical Research, 2018 US Medical School Report

WRHR Award Recipients for over 20 years

The Department of OB-GYN has held a Women’s Reproductive Health Research Career Development Award since 1999.

 

T. Rajendra Kumar, PhD

Professor and Edgar L., Patricia M. Makowski and Family Endowed Chair
Associate Vice Chair of Research

 

 

Jeanelle Sheeder, MSPH, PhD

Professor
Associate Vice Chair of Clinical Research

 


 

Contact Info

Pamela Alvarez Moran
Administrative Research Core Manager
12700 East 19th Avenue
Room 3009, MS 8613
Aurora, CO 80045

Phone: (303) 724-6501
Fax: (303) 724-3512

 

 

T. Rajendra Kumar, PhD

Professor and Edgar L., Patricia M. Makowski and Family Endowed Chair
Associate Vice Chair of Research

 

 

Jeanelle Sheeder, MSPH, PhD

Professor
Associate Vice Chair of Clinical Research

 

 

Contact Info

Pamela Alvarez Moran
Administrative Research Core Manager
12700 East 19th Avenue
Room 3009, MS 8613
Aurora, CO 80045

Phone: (303) 724-6501
Fax: (303) 724-3512