In the hope of improving the status of women's health, important unbiased, gender-specific research is needed to examine the issues, illnesses and diseases most prevalent to women. The Foundation for Female Health Awareness has been able to support new and existing research projects in women's health. Grants have been awarded on an annual basis for projects focused on improving women's health.

Current Research Grants:

Vaginal Uphold Hysteropexy and Laparoscopic Sacral Hysteropexy for the treatment of Uterovaginal Pelvic Organ Prolapse: A Parallel Cohort Study; (Vault); Foundation for Female Health Awareness: Co-Investigator 2011-Present

"A Multicenter Randomized Trial of TVT-Secure in treatment of SUI with of without POP (Pelvic Organ Prolapse) Security Trial". Sponsor: Foundation for Female Health Awareness---September 2007-Present. Co-Investigator.

Previous Research Grants:

Cleveland Clinic Foundation
FFHA has provided The Cleveland Clinic Foundation a grant for over $500,000.00 to support the Security Trial. This is a randomized trial comparing two different types of suburethral slings for the surgical treatment of stress urinary incontinence in women. For more information on this trial visit

Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy
FFHA is funding a unique trial on the benefits of pelvic floor physical therapy after pelvic reconstructive surgery. This trial is being conducted by local urogynecologist, Dr. Rachel Pauls and pelvic floor physical therapist, Kathleen Novicki.

Hatton Research Grant, Cincinnati, Ohio

American Urogynecology Foundation Grant, American Urogynecology Society