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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.

Department Research Office 

Allison Holloway


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. She can be reached at


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Ola Carrier


Our Research Assistant, Ola Carrier, is a new face at McMaster.  She comes to us from the University of Western Ontario, where she recently completed her PhD in Biochemistry.  She brings a strong background in basic science and quantitative research, as well as great enthusiasm for a new adventure.  She can be reached at



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.


Funding Opportunities


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