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Advances in gene sequencing and computational biology have revolutionized the study of the microbiome over the past decade. But compared…

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Study Highlights Converging and Diverging Immune Factors that May Predispose People to HIV and HSV

Genital herpes, caused by the herpes simplex virus-2 (HSV-2), is a known risk factor for HIV acquisition: people infected with…

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Fichorova Awarded NIH R01 Grant for Research on Reproductive Outcomes

Raina N. Fichorova, MD, PhD, received a $4 million, five-year R01 grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for…

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Fichorova Lab Receives Accreditation from the College of American Pathologists

The Fichorova Lab, led by Raina Fichorova, MD, PhD, of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, received accreditation from the…

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Systemic Inflammation in the First 2 Weeks After Birth as a Determinant of Physical Growth Outcomes in Hospitalized Infants With Extremely Low Gestational Age

To examine associations of systemic inflammation with growth outcomes at neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) discharge/transfer among infants with extremely…

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Study of Co-Infections in the Female Genital Tract Uncovers New Molecular Mechanism for How Pathogens Evade the Immune System

“Our study is the first report to show molecular synergisms between bacteria, endosymbiont virus and protozoan parasite evading the human…

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Fichorova Awarded NICHD Grant to Study Drug Safety in Pregnant and Lactating Women

Raina Fichorova, MD, PhD, founding director of the Brigham’s Genital Tract Biology Lab, was selected for a National Institutes of…

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Barbieri, Fichorova and Nour Awarded Grant to Support Women’s Reproductive Health Research and Mentorship

Three members of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology were awarded a five-year grant through the National Institute of Child…

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Lab Members - March 2020

Genital Tract Biology Laboratory Receives CAP Reaccreditation

The Brigham’s Genital Tract Biology Lab, directed by Raina Fichorova, MD, PhD, distinguished chair of the Department of Obstetrics and…

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ECHO Concept

ECHO Team Looking at the Effect of Maternal Diet on Perinatal Inflammation—Targeting Interventions to Optimize Birth Outcomes

In the search of modifiable exposures during pregnancy that can improve birth outcomes and child health, a team of scientists…

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Patterns of Innate Immunity Can Predict Dysbiosis or Infection in the Female Genital Tract

Brigham investigators find that distinct patterns of innate immunity can predict dysbiosis or infection in the female genital tract.…

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Raina Fichorova, MD, PhD: Innovative Reproductive Immunologist Envisioning a Healthier Generation

Raina Fichorova, MD, PhD: Innovative Reproductive Immunologist The Boston Lying-In laid the foundation of the Brigham as the first hospital…

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Fichorova Receives $4M NICHD Research Grant

Raina Fichorova, MD, PhD, chief of the Division of Genital Tract Biology in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, received…

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Study Presents Drug Candidate for Reversing Mucosal Barrier Damage by HIV

Research in preclinical models suggests that recombinant molecule could act as a topical anti-HIV microbicide. A vaginal microbicide that could…

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Fichorova Wins NIH Small Business Innovation Research Award

Raina Fichorova, MD, PhD, of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, received a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Grant from…

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Research Efforts Focus on Link Between Hormonal Contraceptives and HIV Infection

According to the World Health Organization, more than half of all married or in-union women of reproductive age use some…

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CISION PRWeb: Fairhaven Health Awarded Small Business Innovation Research Grant for Sage Gel

Fairhaven Health has received a medical grant from a federally-funded agency for the development of Sage Gel, an isotonic biome-friendly…

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Fichorova Wins BRI ‘Shark Tank’ Competition

The Brigham Research Institute (BRI) announced the winners of the ninth “Shark Tank” competition, a biannual event featuring researchers and…

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Mission Moment: Fostering Interests of Underrepresented Minority Students

As part of our commitment to training the next generation of health care professionals, each year BWH recruits underrepresented minority…

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Fichorova Named Distinguished Chair in OB/GYN

Raina Fichorova, MD, PhD, was named the Walter Channing MD Distinguished Chair in Obstetrics and Gynecology at an October 28,…

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Environmental Influences on Child Health Outcomes (ECHO) Program

Fichorova Receives NIH Grant for ECHO Program

BWH has been named one of 35 academic medical centers and universities to receive an award from the National Institutes…

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Raina Fichorova, MD, PhD

Fichorova Receives Honorary Master’s Degree from Harvard Medical School

Raina Fichorova, MD, PhD, of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, recently received an honorary master's degree from Harvard Medical…

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MED News: Some Contraceptives Alter Vaginal Immune System, Increasing HIV Risk

A recent study may have found a biological explanation for why certain types of injectable and oral contraceptives can put…

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Infectious Diseases News: Hormonal Contraceptives, Genital Tract Infections Influence Cervical Immunology

Interactions between hormonal contraceptives and various genital tract infections may alter cervical immunity and increase the risk for HIV seroconversion…

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ScienceDaily: Bacterial Communities of Female Genital Tract Have Impact on Inflammation, HIV Risk

A team led by researchers from Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and the Ragon Institute of MGH, MIT and Harvard has…

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Society for Internationally Trained Women Faculty and Fellows Marks 10th Anniversary

More than 50 clinicians and scientists gathered last month to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Society for Internationally Trained…

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BWH Genital Tract Biology Accredited by College of American Pathologists

The BWH Genital Tract Biology laboratory was recently accredited by the Commission on Laboratory Accreditation of the College of American…

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Lab Members

The Lab Celebrates 10 Years of Women’s Reproductive Health Research

In just a decade, the BWH Research Division and Laboratory of Genital Tract Biology in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology…

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The HARVARD Gazette: When Parasites Catch Viruses

When humans have parasites, the organisms live in our bodies, co-opt our resources, and cause disease. However, it turns out…

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Maternal Bacteria Linked to Pretermborn’s Health

Researchers at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and colleagues at Children’s Hospital of Boston have found that specific types of bacteria…

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Fichorova Lab Receives Accreditation

Based on the results of a recent on-site inspection, BWH Genital Tract Biology has been awarded an accreditation by the…

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Congratulations on a New Research Program

Raina Fichorova, MD, received funding for her first independent NIH award. The funding is for four years, beginning October 2001,…

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