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Help Prevent Pregnancy Loss

$2,435
48%
Raised toward our $5,000 Goal
25 Donors
Project has ended
Project ended on September 30, at 09:00 AM CDT
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Help Prevent Pregnancy Loss

One of the first questions women and couples ask after a miscarriage is why. What went wrong? Did they do something to cause it? 

 

Dell Medical School’s Dr. Winifred Mak is looking for answers. By studying the placenta, she hopes to understand the causes of pregnancy loss and develop new diagnostics and treatments. The goal: to help people who have experienced miscarriage go on to have successful pregnancies.

 

Medical breakthroughs often come from studies funded by the National Institutes of Health. But before Dr. Mak can qualify for large federal grants, she must provide preliminary data to show she’s on the right track. With seed funding of $5,000, Dr. Mak can launch a pilot study to obtain this crucial data. Your gift will fund supplies and the recruitment of patients to participate. A small investment now can make a big difference: giving women and couples new hope after miscarriage.

 

About Dr. Mak

 

Winifred Mak, M.D., Ph.D., is a reproductive endocrinologist and assistant professor in Dell Medical School’s Department of Women’s Health. Before coming to Dell Med, she was director of the Yale Recurrent Pregnancy Loss Program.

 

She earned her medical degree at the United Medical and Dental Schools of Guy’s and St. Thomas Hospitals in London. She earned a doctorate in genetics from Imperial College in London. As a physician-scientist, she combines the insights she gains from patients with new findings from her lab to bring medical advances to patients more quickly. 

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$100

Patient recruitment

Your gift will help Dr. Mak educate patients about miscarriage and the opportunity to participate in the study.

$200

Supplies

Your gift will help purchase supplies needed for testing.

$500

Testing

Your gift will help cover the cost of patient testing.

$1,000

Diagnosis

Your gift will help couples undergo testing to diagnose the cause of miscarriage, as well as consultations throughout the process.

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