ChiefNandini Raghuraman, MD, MSCI

The Division of Clinical Research (DCR) at Washington University School of Medicine provides specialized facilities and services to support clinical research in women’s reproductive health. Together with the Center for Reproductive Health Sciences (CRepHS), the clinical research division supports the ob/gyn department’s overall research enterprise.

Clinical research in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology has grown exponentially over the past 10 years. The department is currently ranked among the top 10 in NIH research funding among ob/gyn departments and holds substantial foundation grants, including the Prematurity Research grant.

The goal of the DCR is to build on this record of excellence while further expanding the success and impact of our clinical research. We aim to accomplish this by providing support to established investigators while grooming new investigators to independence.

Our mission

The Division of Clinical Research serves as the hub for clinical and translational research within the department by:

  • Providing shared research infrastructure
  • Coordinating and improving efficiency of clinical research activities
  • Enhancing existing clinical research training and education
  • Fostering cross-collaboration with basic science and public health research