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Women's Reproductive Health Study

Studies Seeking Participants Icon Studies Seeking Participants Location icon Residents of North Carolina 18 - 34 Ages 18 - 34 Gender Icon Female Only Interested in Enrolling?

Part of the Demystifying a Girl’s First Period Study

This two-month study is recruiting women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), a condition characterized by infrequent or prolonged menstrual periods or the production of abnormal amounts of male hormones.

The information we learn may help us understand how to detect signs of hormone problems and prevent reproductive health disorders in women.

Who Can Participate?

  • Women ages 18-34
  • PCOS diagnosis
  • No current hormonal medication use

What Is Required?

  • One screening visit to donate blood and urine and answer medical questionnaires
  • Pelvic ultrasound test
  • Body composition measurement
  • Daily urine tests to measure hormones
  • Participants compensated up to $350

Who Is Running the Study?

A team, led by pediatrician and hormone specialist Natalie Shaw, M.D., at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences Clinical Research Unit.

Lead Researcher

Natalie D. Shaw, M.D., MMSc.

Natalie D. Shaw, M.D., MMSc.

Tel 984-287-3716
Learn More About Natalie D. Shaw, M.D., MMSc.

Natalie D. Shaw, M.D., M.M.Sc. received a B.S. from Cornell University, an M.D. from the State University of New York (SUNY) at Buffalo, and a Masters in Medical Sciences (MMSc) from Harvard Medical School. She completed her pediatrics residency at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, a pediatric endocrinology fellowship at Boston Children's Hospital, and a clinical research fellowship in the Reproductive Endocrine Unit at Massachusetts General Hospital.

In 2015, Shaw was one of five junior researchers selected as a Lasker Clinical Research Scholar by the National Institutes of Health. The Lasker program is a joint partnership between the NIH and the Lasker Foundation designed to support a small number of exceptional clinical researchers in the early stages of their careers. Its goal is to promote the development of physician-scientists as they transition to fully independent positions. When Shaw joined NIEHS in September 2015, she became the first Lasker Scholar in the history of the institute.

Research Webpage

For More Information About This Study

  • Call: 1-855-MYNIEHS (1-855-696-4347)
  • Email:
  • Protocol Number: 19-E-0110

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Last Reviewed: May 17, 2024