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Vivian Sung, MD, FACOG

Vivian Sung, MD, FACOG

Vivian Sung, MD, FACOG

Vivian Sung, MD, FACOG

Dr. Vivian Sung is Women & Infants’ principal investigator of the Pelvic Floor Disorders Network, working to develop and perform research studies related to women with pelvic floor disorders.

Phone: (401) 453-7560

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Dr. Barry Lester Earns $4.9 Million to Participate in National ECHO Study

Two Care New England hospitals – Memorial Hospital and Women & Infants Hospital – are among 35 pediatric cohorts who will together enroll more than 50,000 children to study the early environmental origins of health outcomes. The initial award to Memorial is a two-year grant of $6.2 million, and $4.9 million over two years to Women & Infants. Pending successful completion of this “feasibility phase,” an additional five years of funding is expected to be available. Details Details

Women & Infants Participating in National Pelvic Floor Disorders Network

Women & Infants Hospital has been selected by the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) to participate in the Pelvic Floor Disorders Network (PFDN) for a second consecutive five-year cycle. Women & Infants is one of just seven medical centers from across the US, and the only one in the Northeast, to work collaboratively to develop and perform research studies related to women with pelvic floor disorders. Details

Risks of Postpartum Depression Higher in Mothers of Preemies

Postpartum depression is the most common complication of pregnancy and childbirth, affecting up to 15 percent of all women within the first three months following delivery. Research from Women & Infants has shown that mothers of infants born prematurely have almost double the rates of postpartum depression, particularly during their time in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). Details