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Women’s Health

Participate in Research is designed to connect potential volunteers with open research studies. We are looking for volunteers just like you to help answer important questions about women’s health. This page lists women’s health studies that may apply to you or someone you know. If you find a study that you’d like to participate in, you can contact the study team with questions or to volunteer. Join us to improve the health of others.

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UW Medicine Gynecology
UW Medicine

Whether it’s treatment for an abnormal Pap smear, or a minimally-invasive hysterectomy aided by the most advanced robotic technology, UW Medicine’s team of gynecologists provide comprehensive, personalized care for women throughout Washington and neighboring states. U.S. News & World Report has consistently ranked UW Medical Center among the nation’s best in providing gynecologic care.

UW Medicine Obstetrics
UW Medicine Urogynecology and Female Urology
UW Medicine

​​​​​​​​​​​UW Medicine specialists in female urology and urogynecology provide comprehensive care for female pelvic floor disorders, including pelvic organ prolapse, urinary incontinence, urinary frequency and urgency and more.

Active Studies

  • Who can participate in the study? Women with stage II-IV ovarian, fallopian tube, or peritoneal cancer who have undergone surgery and completed chemotherapy within six months (ongoing maintenance therapy is OK) and who are in clinical remission. Our study We will compare the effects of......

  • We are recruiting for a clinical trial of two online programs to help pregnant women with insomnia sleep better. The program includes weekly online modules with information and strategies for improving sleep during pregnancy. Participants will complete online questionnaires and have sleep monitored using a......

  • University of Washington researchers, led by Natalia Kleinhans, are recruiting pregnant participants who have not used marijuana during their first trimester and those who have used marijuana during their first trimester for a new study of prenatal development. Participants are not required to use marijuana......

  • The University of Washington is seeking volunteers for a genital herpes (HSV-2) study. The purpose of this study is to learn more about the body’s immune response to genital herpes infections. This will be done by looking at tissue collected from genital skin biopsies and......

  • The VIVA Clinical Trial (Vaccine to Interrupt Progression of Vulvar and Anal Neoplasia) will test whether the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine can improve the health of people who have been previously diagnosed with pre-cancerous lesions. We plan to enroll men and women in the Seattle......

  • Are you interested in improving health care for women with endometrial cancer? Our goal is to learn how women first notice their symptoms and how they learned their diagnosis. We are interested in your story because we want to make health care for women with......

  • Many women have challenges getting enough quality sleep during pregnancy. In this study we would like to learn about the sleep experiences of pregnant women of color. We will conduct private, anonymous interviews to learn about the sleep experiences of pregnant women from diverse backgrounds.......

  • Are you pregnant with or breastfeeding your first child? Toxic-Free Future is seeking participants for a study to learn more about how toxic chemicals from consumer and industrial products can pollute our bodies. The results of the study will inform future policy to better protect......

  • Sham-controlled, multi-center and remote patient-centered randomized controlled clinical trial to investigate the efficacy of a novel non-invasive, unobtrusive study device in reducing symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS). Daily wear of the study device is expected to significantly reduce symptom severity (evaluated by the Boston......

  • The purpose of the study is to learn more about the development of gestational diabetes. Participant Eligibility Pregnant with singleton Aged 18-40 Plan to deliver at UW No history of bariatric surgery Able to have MRI No anti-glycemic medications Contact Suchi Chandrasekaran, MD (206) 670-1268...

  • The purpose of this study is to find out more about pain sensitivity in individuals with Fibromyalgia or temporomandibular disorder (TMD) compared to healthy controls. Participants will visit the University of Washington Medical Center over 1 or 2 visits for up to 2 hours total.......

  • GAPPS is a network of hospitals and women working together to gather information and specimens to see how pregnancy affects maternal and child health after delivery. The GAPPS repository stores health information and samples that are given for research by women at various stages of......

  • The purpose of the study is to find out more about the pattern of fetal brain growth, so we can develop ways of better evaluating abnormal brain development and function. Almost all pregnancies are assessed by ultrasound. If abnormalities are detected, fetal magnetic resonance imaging......

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