Center for Research in Reproduction

The Center for Research in Reproduction at UVA has as a primary research focus on the understanding and treatment of disorders of reproduction with emphasis on the underlying mechanisms of polycystic ovary syndrome.

Research interests of faculty range from basic research of transcription and feedback regulation (GnRH secreting neurons and pituitary gonadotropin cells) and ovarian and testicular pathophysiology, through clinical research into the roles of hyperandrogenemia (elevated androgen levels) and hyperinsulinemia (elevated insulin levels) in anovulation and infertility.

Research on PCOS in the Center for Research in Reproduction is funded through the National Institutes of Health under the P50 National Centers for Translational Research in Reproduction and Infertility.

Go Girls Program

Go Girls!, a dance-based fitness support group for girls ages 7-18, aims to improve physical activity levels in girls by increasing their enjoyment of fitness and also increasing their understanding of how exercise reduces the risk of long term disease.
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Recruiting for Research Studies

The Center for Research in Reproduction is currently recruiting women with PCOS, as well as adolescents with and without hyperandrogenemia (elevated levels for male hormones), for clinical research studies to determine the cause of PCOS.
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Ligand Assay & Analysis Core

The Center for Research in Reproduction Ligand Assay and Analysis Core provides high quality, cost-effective assay services for CRR projects and other Fertility and Infertility Branch (FIB) supported projects, both internal and external.
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