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Disorders affecting reproduction and the reproductive tract result in profound morbidity amongst Canadians and place a significant burden on families and the health care system.  Although adverse reproductive outcomes such as pre-term labour, intrauterine growth retardation, breast cancer, infertility, endometriosis, pre-eclampsia and polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) are well recognized reproductive disorders for which biochemical and immunological abnormalities have been described, understanding of the underlying causative factors are unknown.  Moreover, current intervention strategies are in many cases sub-optimal.

To address these concerns, the faculty in the Reproductive Biology Division have developed a multidisciplinary research program of excellence in reproductive medicine that will facilitate the translation of bench research into novel and innovative treatment strategies for Canadians.  In addition, the program endeavors to provide a positive learning environment for trainees.

Mission: To enhance reproductive health through excellence in research.

Vision: To establish a dynamic program in Reproductive Medicine founded on excellence in research, clinical practice and training that will lead to improved treatment options for Canadians.


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