Jane A Schulz
Medicine & Dentistry-Obstetrics & Gynecology
University of Alberta
MD FRCSC FACOG
Summary of research:
Growth and Development of Research Activity in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Alberta Since joining the urogynecology division in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology I have developed our research portfolio such that we now have national and international recognition. We are now involved in a number of national and international multicentre trials with industry and non industry groups. I have also been integrally involved with Dr. Sue Ross in developing research collaborations for our Western Society of Pelvic Medicine, of which we were both founding members. We have just secured funding to do our first trial as part of that group Tension Free Vaginal Tape Management of Stress Incontinence in Women: Randomized Trial of TVT SECUR versus TVT. In my role as resident research coordinator, I supervise the research projects of between 12 16 residents each year. They present their work at an annual departmental research day that I coordinate each May. I have restructured their entire research program, writing a manual which is available online, and collaborating with the department of pediatrics to offer them an annual week long research course. I also supervise undergraduate students in their research activities as summer students in our department. In the summer of 2007 we had 3 basic science students and 2 medical students completing research in urogynecology. I have successfully supervised 2 medical students through their STIR (Student training in research extra certificate with MD) program (completed in 2004).