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

Greta Devol

Greta Devol

PreAward Coordinator
Assists with Federal and Foundation proposal submissions; Works with principle investigators on post-submission requests including JITs and progress reports; Routes all incoming money with few exceptions.

Phone: (303) 724-0279

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

Zejian Liu

Zejian Liu, MS

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

Naila Naushad

Naila Naushad, MBBS

Regulatory Manager
Oversees regulatory management for clinical research.

Phone: (303) 724-3053

This information is brought to you by the Department of OB-GYN Administrative Research Core (ARC). Please direct any questions to obgynARC@cuanschutz.edu.


This information is brought to you by the Department of OB-GYN Administrative Research Core (ARC). Please direct any questions to obgynARC@cuanschutz.edu.

November 2021 Announcements

CURE Panel

Next submission deadline is November 29, 2021. This is an opportunity for a review panel consisting of 5 members from the Division of Reproductive Science, Dept OB-GYN and Division of Neonatology, Department of Pediatrics to review grant proposals to be submitted to major funding agencies.

For more information: CURE Review Panel


Proposal Form

ARC is currently piloting a new pre proposal form that will be sent to PIs once they have discussed their intention to submit a proposal with the ARC PreAward Coordinator, Greta Devol. We welcome any feedback on this form and the proposal submission process.


ePERS Tutorial

Have you received an email about your ePER? An ePER is an Electronic Personal Effort Report. Individuals who work on sponsored projects are required to certify their effort on those projects per Uniform Guidance. If this applies to you, you will receive emails after the end of each term (Spring, Summer, and Fall) asking you to complete the certification within 120 days. The subject line will read “Your ePER Requires Certification” and you will receive periodic reminder emails until the certification is complete. The instructions on how to find if you have outstanding ePERs and how to complete the process are linked here. If you have any questions, please contact Pamela.AlvarezMoran@CUAnschutz.edu.


FDA Notice of Noncompliance

  • On August 31, 2021, FDA issued a Notice of Noncompliance to an individual investigator for failing to submit required results data ClinicalTrials.gov.https://www.fda.gov/media/151965/download
  • This is the first time the Agency has warned an individual investigator, rather than a drug maker.
  • This is the first time FDA has brought enforcement action related to a trial sponsored by an academic institution.
  • The Notice describes and refutes two common arguments from the Responsible Party/PI: 1) that the results should not be required to be submitted because they are already available in the published manuscript, and 2) that the investigator is busy and short staffed due to the COVID-19 pandemic and does not have time to comply.

Requirements for Human Subjects Researchers

As a reminder, there are three requirements to be approved as an investigator or research personnel on a study that uses identifiable data or specimens from humans. Please find the most updated list of HSR trainings required here.


New Staff Announcement

Heather Aldrich, PhD

Heather Aldrich, PhD
Scientific Editor
heather.aldrich@cuanschutz.edu

Heather Aldrich, PhD, is excited to join the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology as the new Scientific Editor. Passionate about science and writing, Dr. Aldrich has experience combining these interests in academic and industry settings. She has worked on campus for several years in a variety of roles for the College of Nursing and Colorado School of Public Health, including her previous role as an Assistant Research Professor. Dr. Aldrich has collaborated with research teams covering a diverse range of topics and methodology – from laboratories, to agricultural fields, to clinical and community settings. She has undergraduate degrees in Technical Journalism/Specialized Communication as well as Nutrition and Food Science. Dr. Aldrich’s graduate degrees are in Food Science and Human Nutrition. When not at work, she enjoys cooking, gardening, sewing, and discovering other creative projects with her husband and two children.

July 2021 Announcements

Limited Submission Portal 

OGC recently launched their Limited Submission Portal under the direction of Amy Gannon, associate vice chancellor for financial services and controller; and Lori Sussel, PhD, associate vice chancellor for basic science research. This is the new mechanism to submit an application if you would like to be considered for limited submission funding opportunities.

For up-to-date information regarding all Limited Submission Funding Opportunities and to submit your application please visit: Limited Submission Funding Opportunities (cuanschutz.edu)


NIH: Notice of Pre-Application Webinar for "Radiation Oncology-Biology Integration Network (ROBIN) Centers: RFA-CA-21-040

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) will hold a public pre-application webinar for "Radiation Oncology-Biology Integration Network (ROBIN) Centers (U54 Clinical Trial Required).

For Full Text: NOT-CA-21-093


NIH: Required Use of Two-Factor Authentication Using Login.Gov for eRA's External Modules in 2021

In April 2020, eRA launched the availability of login.gov for its external modules for optional use. Login.gov is a shared service authentication provider managed by General Services Administration (GSA). With one login.gov account, users can sign into multiple government agency systems while taking advantage of login.gov’s two-factor authentication capabilities that ensure the security of their personal information.

By September 15, 2021, all external users will be required to use login.gov when logging into eRA systems. All users of eRA Commons, Commons Mobile and ASSIST are encouraged to begin the switchover now, before the mandatory deadline. 

For Full Text: NOT-OD-21-040


NIH: Upcoming Changes to the Biographical Sketch and Other Support Format Page for Due Dates on or after May 25, 2021 

In an effort to support strong collaboration between Federal research agencies, NIH has made every effort to align the Biographical Sketch (Biosketch), Other Support format page and Application Form Instructions with the guidance issued by the Office of Science and Technology Policy Joint Committee on the Research Environment. 

As a result, this Guide Notice informs the extramural community that NIH has updated its application forms and instructions to support the need for applicants and recipients to provide full transparency and disclosure of all research activities, foreign and domestic. 

The updated forms and instructions will be required for use for applications and Research Performance Progress Reports (RPPR) submitted for due dates on or after May 25, 2021.

For Full Text: NNOT-OD-21-073

#17 in OB-GYN NIH Research Funding

$3,920,491 in NIH funding in 2020

*Source: Blue Ridge Institute for Medical Research, 2020 US Medical School Report

 

Thomas Jansson, MD, PhD

Florence Crozier Cobb Endowed Professor
Chief, Division of Reproductive Sciences
Vice Chair of Research, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

 

 

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

 

 

Thomas Jansson, MD, PhD

Florence Crozier Cobb Endowed Professor
Chief, Division of Reproductive Sciences
Vice Chair of Research, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

 

 

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