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The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at McMaster University conducts research in a wide variety of areas in order to improve patient care and increase the obstetrical and gynecological knowledge bases.  Faculty in the department pursue research in the areas of basic biomedical issues, clinical biomedical issues, education (at trainee and interprofessional levels), medical decision making, health care delivery, health policy, diagnostics, and risk factors for future illness or disease.

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Department Research Office 

The mandate of the Departmental Research Office is to coordinate and foster research activity in the Department.  Under the guidance of Associate Chair - Research, Dr. Alison Holloway, the research office can assist faculty and residents with finding research funding opportunities, and working through the grant application and REB application processes.

Your first point of contact is the Research Coordinator, Nicole Gervais, who comes to us with 10 years experience doing research in the School of Rehabilitation Sciences.  Her expertise lie in the areas of research ethics board applications, qualitative research, and graphic/web design. 

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Research Opportunity Database

​The Research Development Office is happy to help match student/volunteer researchers with departmental research projects.

If you are a student or volunteer hoping to find an opportunity to explore research in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at McMaster, please contact the Coordinator, Nicole Gervais, at with your resume and your availability.  Your information will be kept on file and you will be contacted if an appropriate opportunity is found.

If you are a researcher in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at McMaster and are looking for student or volunteer research assistants, please contact the Coordinator, Nicole Gervais, at to discuss potential matching opportunities.


  • Professional Grant Development Workshop
    June 26-27; 8:30-4:30, Ryerson University International Living and Learning Center. The focus will be on how to effectively write proposals in times of keen competition and limited resources.

Funding Opportunities

  • SSHRC Partnership Engage Grants
    This grant provides short-term and timely support for partnered research activities that will inform decision-making at a single partner organization from the public, private or not-for-profit sector. LOI deadline: July 15, 2017
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  • CIHR Team Grant CEEHRC
    The CEEHRC Initiative will provide funding for research projects that demonstrate evidence of a translational approach to the study of epigenetics and human health.
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  • Cancer Research Institute Technology Impact Award
    The grant aims to support the development of highly innovative technologies that can ultimately be adopted by the research community at large and that will enable researchers to develop the next generation cancer immunotherapies that can be effective and personalized for each patient. Deadline: Nov 15, 2017
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