Resident Research Committee

The Resident Research Committee serves as a liaison between residents engaged in research, department administration, and department faculty members, and represents the research interests of the Ob/Gyn department.


To conduct an active advocacy program to promote and support Ob/Gyn department clinical, translational science, and educational resident research. To initiate research of interest to the department on specific concepts and practices, and to promote statistically valid and scientifically sound research that contributes to both professional knowledge and existing research. It aims to foster, design, and execute high quality multidisciplinary research in Ob/Gyn.


Encourage, promote, and coordinate resident research into areas of concern and value to the Ob/Gyn department. Identify and develop potential research projects. Review proposals, providing feedback and research direction. Disseminate research updates to committee members, and serve as mentors from project development through manuscript completion.


The duties and responsibilities of the committee shall be as follows:

  • To serve as a forum for the discussion of improvement and expansion of research activity.
  • To communicate needs or problems related to research and the research environment to mentors and department chair.
  • To make recommendations for the coordination of activities to enhance and promote collaborative research.
  • To evaluate projects submitted for endorsement or support, including evaluating the scientific excellence of submitted projects. The committee may require all members to participate in this process, or may devolve the responsibility to a smaller sub-group.

Meet the Team:

Rader, Janet S.,  MD

Rader, Janet S., MD

Chairman; Jack A. & Elaine D. Klieger ProfessorSpecialty: Gynecologic Oncology

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William H. Bradley, MD

Bradley, William H., MD

Associate ProfessorSpecialty: Gynecologic Oncology

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Jessica Francis, MD

Francis, Jessica, MD

Assistant Professor; Residency Program Associate DirectorSpecialty: General OB/GYN; Pediatric & Adolescent Gynecology

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Kristina Kaljo, PhD

Kaljo, Kristina, PhD

Assistant Professor; Clerkship Program Co-DirectorSpecialty: Curriculum & Instruction, Educational Research, Community-Engaged Research

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Galante, Joe

Galante, Joe

Research Coordinator
(414) 805-1124

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Jennifer McIntosh, DO, MS

McIntosh, Jennifer Jury, DO, MS

Assistant ProfessorSpecialty: Maternal-Fetal Medicine

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Anna Palatnik, MD

Palatnik, Anna, MD

Assistant ProfessorSpecialty: Maternal-Fetal Medicine

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Pippa Simpson, PhDPippa Simpson, PhD

Professor, Pediatrics
Director, Quantitative Health Sciences


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