I welcome you to the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Biology web site. Michigan State University brings a set of unique strengths to the Department. It capitalizes on the opportunities found with having a nationally recognized community based medical school in the College of Human Medicine. The Department currently leads the third year medical student core curriculum at seven partner community Medical Centers across the state of Michigan.

As well, there is a rich tradition and nationally recognized research focused in Perinatal Epidemiology and Reproductive Biology across several colleges. I hope this web site will foster your interest in the Department and its many programs.

Department Academic Progress Report:
OB/GYN Academic Progress Report: July 2012 - June 2013

Anita R. Avery, M.D. joins MSU HealthTeam

AVERYantiaMD bio picDr. Avery joins our multi-specialty group as a board-certified obstetrician gynecologist. She accompanies more than 250 multi-specialty physicians and nurse practitioners who perform cutting-edge research, teach medical and nursing students, and provide exceptional care to the Greater Lansing community.


Sponsored by: MSU Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women’s Health (BIRCWH) Program Co-Sponsored by: MSU Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Biology; MSU Center for Gender in Global Context (GenCen); MSU Reproductive and Developmental Sciences Program (RDSP)


Pura Vida: The Trials and Tribulations of a Global Simulation Collaboration

obando patriciaDr. Patricia Obando will be presenting at the 14th International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare “Pura Vida:  The Trials and Tribulations of a Global Simulation Collaboration” to be held in San Francisco, California from January 25-29, 2014. Her podium presentation will discuss the training challenges of global simulation in Obstetrics and Gynecology. 


Researchers Close in on Gynecological Disease


For the first time, researchers have created a model that could help unlock what causes adenomyosis, a common gynecological disease that is a major contributor to women having to undergo hysterectomies.

In a two-step process, a team led by Michigan State University’s Jae-Wook Jeong first identified a protein known as beta-catenin that may play a key role in the development of the disease. When activated, beta-catenin causes changes in certain cells in a woman’s uterus, leading to adenomyosis.

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Society for the Study of Reproduction (SSR) 47th Annual Meeting - July 19-23, 2014 Grand Rapids, MI

Fertility: a Global Challenge: Topics will include recent discoveries in reproductive sciences that impact preservation and limitation of fertility in humans, wildlife, feral species, as well as farm and companion animals.

These include Male and Female Fertility and Infertility, Translation of Basic Science to Real-World Practice (wildlife, farm and domestic animals and humans), Interrelationship of Reproduction and the Environment, as well as Pregnancy/Developmental Origins of Health and Disease (DOHaD). The Ovarian Workshop will be joining us again as a module in 2014.

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