Robert E Garfield
University of Arizona, USA
Robert E Garfield obtained his undergraduate training from the University of Wyoming (BSc in Biology and MSc in Physiology) and PhD degree in Pharmacology with Professor Edwin Daniel at the University of Alberta in Canada. Later he did postgraduate studies with Professor Andrew Somlyo at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA. He later returned to Canada for his first faculty appointment at McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario in the Department of Biomedical Sciences and Obstetrics and Gynecology (Ob/Gyn). During this period, he worked with Professor Arpad Csapo (Washington University, St Louis, Mo), father of the progesterone withdrawal hypothesis and Etienne Baulieu (University of Paris, France), discoverer of antiprogestins. Seventeen years later he accepted an appointment as Director of Reproductive Sciences in the Department of Ob/Gyn at the University of Texas Medical Branch. Galveston, Texas. He then transferred to the Department of Ob/Gyn at St. Josephâ€™s Hospital in Phoenix, Arizona. During the past four years Dr. Garfield was visiting Professor at the Department of Ob/Gyn at the Women and Childrenâ€™s Medical Center and Medical University in Guangzhou, China. Presently Dr. Garfield is Professor and Research Scientist in the Department of Ob/Gyn at Banner University Medical Center â€“ Phoenix, Arizona, USA and the University of Arizona Medical College of Medicine â€“ Phoenix. During his career he has been fortunate to work and mentor about 150 young medical and graduate students, post PhD and MD fellows, developing faculty, and midwifes. He continues to collaborate worldwide with outstanding clinical and basic science faculty. Professor Garfield has published over 500 peer reviewed papers, textbooks and about 1000 published abstracts at international meetings, and holds many patents on drugs and medical devices. He is most noted for his discoveries on the structure and function of the uterus and cervix, methods to diagnose true labor at term and preterm and treatment of premature labor.
Structure and Function of the uterus and cervix; Methods to diagnose true labor at term and preterm; Treatment of premature labor.
- Midwifery: Innovation, Practice and Research
- Midwifery Education
- Midwives in Maternal and Child Health
- Family Nursing
- Midwife Services in Breast Feeding
- Women Reproductive Health: Ethical, Legal and Social Issues
- Prenatal Care and Perinatal Depression
- Maternity Emergency Care
- Women Reproductive Cancer(Includes Breast and Ovarian Cancer)
- Maternity Nutrition and Diet Supplements
- Contraception and Pre-Conception Counselling
- Sexually Transmitted Diseases