About Us


The National Institutes of Health (NIH), a part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is the primary Federal agency for conducting and supporting medical research.

The Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), an institute within the NIH, was initially established to investigate the broad aspects of human development as a means of understanding developmental disabilities, including mental retardation, and the events that occur during pregnancy. Today, the Institute conducts and supports research on all stages of human development, from preconception to adulthood, to better understand the health of children, adults, families, and communities.

The FAZST study is being conducted through the Epidemiology Branch of the Division of Intramural Population Health Research (DIPHR), within the NICHD, which conducts research to identify risk factors for reproductive health outcomes. An area of particular interest within the Epidemiology Branch is the prevention of infertility and spontaneous abortions.

Enrique F. Schisterman, Ph.D., and Sunni L. Mumford, Ph.D. are the project officers for FAZST.



There are 4 Utah Clinical Sites http://healthcare.utah.edu/ucrm/


The Salt Lake City site is situated within The Utah Center for Reproductive Medicine

675 Arapeen Way, Suite 205

Salt Lake City, UT 84108

Study nurse phone: (801) 587-1180, FAX: (801) 587-8589



The South Jordan site is situated within the South Jordan Health Center (Daybreak) - University of Utah, Fertility Clinic

5126 West Daybreak Parkway

South Jordan, UT 84095

Study nurse phone: (801) 213-4500



The Orem site is situated within the Parkway Health Center- University of Utah, Fertility Clinic

145 West University Parkway

Orem, UT 84058

Study nurse phone: (801) 234-5872



The Southwest Fertility Clinic is situated within the Intermountain Dixie Regional Medical Center

544 South 400 East

St. George, UT 84770

Study nurse phone: (435) 688 - 4848



The Iowa site is situated within the University of Iowa

200 Hawkins Drive

Iowa City, IA 52242

Study nurse phone: (319) 356-8862




The Chicago site is situated within Northwestern Fertility and Reproductive Medicine

259 East Erie Street

Suite 2400

Chicago, IL  60611

Study coordinator phone: (312) 503 - 4118



The Minnesota Clinical Site is located within The Center for Reproductive Medicine (Recruitment is closed at this site)


2828 Chicago Avenue #400

Minneapolis, MN 55407

Study coordinator phone: (612) 863-8833, FAX: (612) 863-8850