Hoppe to become Vice Chair of Clinical Research

Kara Hoppe, DO, MS, associate professor in the Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine, has been appointed the new Vice Chair of Clinical Research in the UW Department of Ob-Gyn! This appointment is effective November 1, 2022.

Hoppe will be an incredible asset to the Department of Ob-Gyn’s research platform as Vice Chair of Clinical Research. In this role, she will provide oversight and leadership for clinical research happening across the Department of Ob-Gyn, including: monitoring trial quality; coordinating with department, university, UW Health, and external groups to align trials with patient and institutional needs; overseeing regulatory, budgetary, data collection, and other crucial processes; recruiting and mentoring faculty with an interest in clinical research; supporting clinical research programs for trainees; representing the department in campus and institutional research spaces; and much more. 

Hoppe is an experienced and very successful clinical researcher, making her well-suited for this role. In addition to earning a Master of Clinical Investigation from the UW Institute for Clinical and Translational Research in 2019, Hoppe has been the principal investigator of several clinical studies she designed, as well as co-investigator on multi-site collaborative trials like the Chronic Hypertension and Pregnancy (CHAP) study. Her depth of knowledge of university, industry, and federal research funding and processes will be invaluable to the growth and development of our clinical research platform.

Congratulations, Dr. Hoppe!