Facilitating Pregnancy Health Research: Innovative Strategies Monthly Webinars


The webinars will be held on the third Thursday of each month (with the exception of March 24) from 11:00 AM-12:00 PM Eastern Standard Time/EST (US and Canada). Click here to view the previous webinar schedule.

To extend discussions begun at the 2021 Global Pregnancy Collaboration (CoLab) Workshop, “Inequities in adverse pregnancy outcomes: What next for research?” we are continuing a discussion series on this topic to facilitate pregnancy health research. The goal of these presentations is to directly promote and affect research to understand adverse pregnancy outcomes worldwide. A second goal is to provide mentoring in topics important to career development for beginning investigators. We will also facilitate the development of collaborations. Although there is no charge, donations are welcome. Toward this end, CoLab will facilitate virtual small group interactions of investigators wishing to further pursue the presented topics with other investigators with the goal of establishing international research collaborations. A mentor and administrative support will be provided by CoLab to facilitate the initiation of these interactions among research groups.

As an integral part of our virtual workshop series, we provide presentations to guide beginning investigators, especially in low-resource centers, toward successful research careers. The presentation will use a panel discussion format with CoLab investigators at several career stages to address the vitally important topic of mentoring. This will be directed at individuals seeking a mentor and also those embarking on their early career as mentors. Special considerations of “long distance mentoring”, particularly relevant to low resource settings, will be included. There is no charge.

This is one of several CoLab approaches toward facilitating pregnancy research through collaboration and sharing of data, ideas and biological samples. We are particularly committed to achieving these goals in low-resource settings. Towards this end we have 16 centers from low-resource area.  Specifically, CoLab investigators work with investigators from these low resource centers to obtain external funding and assist  as advisors on  funded projects. Thus far we have generated over two million dollars in external funding for these centers.

CoLab is a self-supporting group. We depend on external funding to achieve these goals. We have set up a fund at the Magee-Womens Research Institute to support this critical work. Donations at any level are appreciated. To donate now: https://donorbox.org/globalpregnancycolab