The Division of Medical Education at the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Biology  recognizes the importance of incorporating global health training as well as international research and academic collaborations for our residents and faculty.  International research collaborations have been developed with other countries in South America, the Caribbean, Europe and Asia. To find out more about the different opportunities we offer, please click on the links below.

Research Collaborations:

There are currently international research collaborations in the field of Uterine Biology and Endometriosis with scientists in China, Italy, Puerto Rico, Romania, South Korea and Sri Lanka.





Dr's Asgi T. Fazleabas and Sun-Wei Guo collaboratively participated in the research project Mechanism of histone deacetylase inhibitor as potential therapeutics for endometriosis, the theme of which was Women's Health translational Research in Endometriosis. The funding partners were National Collaborative Initiative Peoples Republic of China.


Co-Investigator with Drs. Carlo Ticconi and Luisa Campagnolo University of Rome Tor Vegata (International) – “Endometrial Notch Pathway as a Novel Target for Improving Implantation Efficiency” Grant for Fertility Innovation – Merck-Serono, Italy. August 2017 – July 2019.

puerto rico

Uterine Biology and Endometriosis - Long term collaborative projects focused on endometriosis as well as training of students is ongoing between Dr. Asgi Fazleabas, Dr. Idhalisz Flores (Department of Microbiology, Ponce School of Medicine< Ponce, PR) and Dr. Lynnette Ruiz (Caribbean Primate Center, San Juan, PR).

For more information please visit our research page.


Smoking cessation during pregnancy – Two NIH-funded and one Romanian-funded projects led by Cristian Meghea are testing interventions focused on couples to increase smoking cessation during pregnancy and prevent postnatal smoking relapse..

For more information please visit our research page.

south korea

Uterine Biology and Endometriosis - Drs. Asgi Fazleabas, Jaewook Jeong, Han Jae Yong, Jeong M. Lim and Yong Sang Song  have been selected by Seoul National University to serve at World Class University Professors in the Department of Biomodulation during the 2013 Spring Semester. The World Class University Professors program brings faculty to develop and enhance innovative research and education programs at Korean Universities and foster research in key growth areas.

For more information please visit our research page.

sri lanka

Co-Investigator with Dr. Suranga Kodituwakku at the University of Peradeniya (International) - Project No. -RPHS/2016/C 06 (01-04). National Science Foundation, Sri Lanka - Program in Health Science “Establishment of Novel Molecular Biomarkers based detection tools for early screening of Human Papilloma virus (HPV) infection and association of HPV in Pathophysiology of Cervical cancer in Sri Lankan Women”. January 1, 2017- December 31, 2021.