Perinatal Institute Research

 What is GAPPS and what is its purpose?

GAPPS is the Global Alliance to Prevent Prematurity and Stillbirth. It is a research repository that supports research by collecting, storing and distributing biological samples (like blood, urine and placenta) for future research studies. The GAPPS repository is based at Seattle Children’s Hospital in Seattle, Washington, and includes a network of hospitals working together to collect information and biological samples (like blood, urine and placenta) which will be used to research normal and abnormal pregnancy outcomes.

Who is in charge of this research?

The doctor in charge of this research is Bryan Oshiro, MD.

How can you be involved?

If you are pregnant, 18 years of age or older, and are receiving prenatal care at Loma Linda University Medical Center or another participating site, you may be eligible to participate in this study.  Please contact the research assistant, Tara Billings, at tlbillings@llu.edu  or by phone at 909-651-5841. Please note that research personnel can only provide medical advice if he or she is also your health care provider.  If you have questions or concerns about your pregnancy, medical condition or health care, please contact your primary health care provider.