The Program in Reproductive Sciences, founded in 2005, is designed to train scientists to undertake research into the fundamental basis of the pathogenesis and treatment of reproductive problems such as infertility, dysmenorrhea, uterine fibroids, adverse pregnancy outcomes including preterm birth and intrauterine growth retardation, as well as cancers of reproductive organs and gender based diseases of the immune and other systems. The program is unique among graduate programs associated with schools of medicine in its focus on the mechanisms that govern human reproductive development and disease from molecules to the organism. Our goal is to provide the knowledge and technologies necessary for research into the complex processes that lead to the development of reproductive organs, their maintenance, function and pathology in the adult and, in the female, the development and birth of the infant. To do this we must integrate knowledge from several disciplines including molecular and cellular biology, developmental biology, physiology epidemiology, pathology, endocrinology, immunology, and cancer biology. Our faculty is drawn from all these disciplines and is comprised of both basic and clinical scientists, offering students a real opportunity to learn how fundamental research can be translated to the clinic and how to identify clinical problems that will benefit by targeted fundamental research.
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
International Student Requirements:
Applicants whose native language is not English must submit scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) exam.
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Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Intensive
Loans Offered: Students are encouraged to work with the University's Financial Aid Office to obtain information on financial aid opportunities. University of Colorado Denver FASFA Code: 004508
Locale: Large City
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