Woman’s Hospital Holds Research Week

September 28, 2020

BATON ROUGE, La. -- While many people may think of Woman’s first and foremost as a place to have a baby, its roots are actually in research. In the late 1950s, a cervical cancer detection laboratory was established by one of the Woman’s founders. It is credited with helping Baton Rouge cite one of the lowest cervical cancer death rates in the country – and it’s still reviewing pap tests performed at Woman’s.

On September 28-October 2, Woman’s is celebrating its long-standing history of research by highlighting research that is impacting patients and the community. A few current and recent studies at Woman’s include:

  • COVID-19 Pregnancy Research: Describes in real-time the changes in health, lifestyle, healthcare access and quality, and mental wellbeing of pregnant women as they live through the COVID-19 pandemic. 
  • Helping Women with PCOS: Compares five different FDA-approved diabetes medications in improving glucose metabolism, reducing body weight, and restoring reproductive function in overweight/obese women with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS).
  • Improving Health of Cancer Patients Through Diet: Determines which diet will be more effective in improving insulin resistance patients with a history of gynecological cancer.
  • Treating Diabetes in Pregnancy: Tests the effectiveness of the LSU-Diabetes Navigation System (LSU-DNS) to improve adherence to ACOG standard of care treatment of diabetes in pregnancy.
  • Risk Factors for Hemorrhage During and After Pregnancy: Identifies the risk factors for peripartum hemorrhage in our obstetric population in South-Central Louisiana.

Woman's Hospital Research Center conducts clinical studies and molecular biology/genetic research, and collaborates with institutions across the world. To learn more about research at Woman’s or to view active clinical trials, visit womans.org/research. 


About Woman's Hospital
Woman’s Hospital in Baton Rouge, Louisiana is one of the first specialty hospitals for women and infants. Since opening in 1968, it has welcomed more than 350,000 babies, making it one of the largest delivery services in the country and the largest in Louisiana. Additionally, Woman's operates the highest-level neonatal intensive care unit in the state and cares for infants who are extremely premature, are critically ill or require surgical intervention. The hospital is also recognized for its expertise in mammography as well as breast and gynecologic cancer care. As a private, nonprofit organization, all funds are reinvested into the hospital to continue Woman's mission to improve the health of women and infants through the latest technology, a highly qualified staff and critical community programs and services. For more information, visit www.womans.org.