See how WIHSC is providing investigators access to the data and samples needed for life-changing discoveries in women and infants health.

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"The Women and Infants Health Specimen Consortium has quite literally made our project possible. The expert team within the WIHSC has been involved with each step of the program’s execution, from working through the IRB process, designing the details of the study’s execution, to optimizing organization of the clinical metadata for statistical analysis. It is hard to envision how our study could be performed without the expertise and efforts of the WIHSC team."

Peter Crawford, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor
Washington University School of Medicine Department of Cardiology

"WIHSC has been an essential component of our research project that involves newborn infants. They are willing to work with us to meet all of our research needs, including expedited sample processing. The WIHSC team has been extremely responsive to questions and changes that have been required in our sample collections. They have even been willing to consider specimen collection for samples that they have not traditionally collected, in order to help facilitate our project. Importantly, the staff keeps informed about all potential deliveries and helps to notify us when women have been admitted and specimen collection is pending. They have been a pleasure to work with."

Jenny Duncan, MD, Assistant Professor
Washington University School of Medicine Department of Pediatrics

"We currently use the WIHSC cord blood collection service for our maternal metabolism and infant outcomes studies. The cord blood collection team is fantastic to work with as they are professional, reliable and collegial, and I always know that they will do everything possible to obtain our samples in a timely manner."

W. Todd Cade, PT, PhD, Associate Professor of Physical Therapy and Medicine
Washington University School of Medicine Program in Physical Therapy

"Our laboratory used the WIHSC for obtaining neonatal blood samples from term and premature neonates. The research nurse coordinators were extremely helpful and supportive of the project. They obtained samples from the patients at all times of the day and night and were meticulous at record keeping etc. The group was an absolute pleasure to work with. I highly recommend them for any studies."

Richard Hotchkiss, MD
Washington University School of Medicine Department of Anesthesiology