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Message from the Vice Chair


Dr. Geeta Swamy

As the Vice Chair for Research & Faculty Development, I am proud to lead our faculty, trainees, and staff in the conduct of basic, translational, and clinical research. Duke Ob/Gyn is dedicated to advancing women’s health through excellence in patient care, teaching, and research. We are committed to a culture of scientific integrity in which we follow institutional and regulatory policies and procedures to ensure the highest professional conduct and critical review of research results.

The Ob/Gyn Office of Research provides grant development and financial management of research, oversight and facilitation of studies involving our patients through the Ob/Gyn Clinical Research Unit, access to statistical and data management through the School of Medicine, and management of the Charles B. Hammond, MD, Research Fund. We work closely with the Education Committee to manage our annual Charles B. Hammond, MD, Research Day and collaborate with the Communications team to bring you the latest news on research and innovation through our newsletter, Discovery in Duke Ob/Gyn. We welcome the opportunity to guide or assist you with your research questions and studies, no matter how trivial or monumental the task may be. Please do not hesitate to contact us at