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Northwestern University is Seeking
Women to Participate in a PCOS Research Study*

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PCOS Study

Northwestern University is currently recruiting women for their research on Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS). Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a very common disorder in young women. It is a leading cause of infertility, type 2 (adult) diabetes and obesity. PCOS runs in families. Sisters and daughters of women with PCOS are at increased risk to develop the syndrome.

You may be eligible to participate in an important research study supported by the National Institutes of Health. The purpose of this study is to find genes that cause PCOS. Understanding the genes that cause PCOS could lead to new treatments for the disorder. Further, this information may result in methods to predict and prevent PCOS.

Study – PCOS Registry (NU IRB # 8096)

Participation Details

The study involves the following:

  • A short (about 30 minute) visit to Northwestern Memorial Hospital or to a laboratory near your home for blood testing.
  • Completing a brief questionnaire about your medical history.


Women who are eligible to participate meet the following criteria:

  • 18 – 40 years old.
  • Currently have 8 or fewer menstrual periods per year or have had infrequent menstrual periods in the past.
  • Are not using birth control pills, injections, patches, rings or hormone-releasing intrauterine devices (IUDs), unless PCOS has been previously diagnosed by hormonal testing.


  1. Northwestern University Chicago Campus
    Chicago, IL 60611
  2. You can also participate remotely in the study.
    Northwestern will send you a kit to get your blood drawn at a local lab.


You will receive $75 for completing the study. In addition, approved expenses for travel for blood sampling will be paid.

Principal Investigators

Andrea Dunaif, MD
Laura Torchen, MD

Contact Information and How to Apply

If you are interested in participating, please contact Northwestern University using the information or button below.
Phone: 1-800-847-6060
Online Contact Form:

PCOS Study


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