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Research is an important component of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Faculty members engage in clinical research activities. Residents gain experience in the research process from idea generation through project development, implementation, analysis and presentation of findings.

All residents complete at least one research project during the course of their program. Faculty serve as research mentors from project inception to completion. Residents are encouraged to publish and present their findings at professional meetings.

The Center for Urban Population Health, a public health population research program supported by Aurora Health Care and University of Wisconsin, Madison and Milwaukee is located on Aurora Sinai Medical Center campus. Residents have assistance and access to research expertise and work with many national recognized Urban Health Researchers.

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Aurora Sinai Medical Center's Health Science Library is part of the Aurora Health Care Library System of more than 13,000 books and audiovisual materials. Residents can access holdings of the National Library of Medicine and other resource libraries from all Aurora library sites. The libraries offer both mediated and end-user search capabilities. Mediated searches use the National Library of Medicine databases along with access to commercial databases as needed.

The end-user workstations with CD-ROM technology are available continuously and the libraries are accessible to residents at all times. Professional medical librarians provide training.

The Benjamin E. Urdan Memorial Library was established in 1987. This library and conference room, designed specifically for use by OB/GYN residents, was donated by Mrs. Urdan in memory of the former chief of the department.

Educational resources consist of books, journals, manuscripts, video and audio tapes and models. The library also is equipped with personal computers containing educational and application software.

The Urdan Conference Room serves as the site for resident educational activities such as resident morning report, rounds and communication meetings.