Collaborative Research In Pelvic Surgery Consortium (CoRPS)
Supported by the CoRPS Fund in honor of Drs. Cheryl Iglesia, Kim Kenton, and Holly Richter

The CoRPS was started by former members of the FPRN® who were looking to do collaborative multi-center research. For more than 5 years, they successfully completed many multi-center studies and currently lead a Challenging Case Series in the Blue Journal. Now, the CoRPS has found a more permanent home in SGS and a fund has been created to support it. This fund was established in honor of Drs. Kenton, Iglesia and Richter, who have been involved in the CoRPS as mentors from the beginning. 

The CoRPS is open to all SGS members and nonmembers - particularly early and mid-career attendings - who would like to participate in multi-center research in all subspecialties focused on gynecologic surgery. Those who are still in fellowship training programs should instead pursue involvement in the Fellows Pelvic Research Network (FPRN)®

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  • Attend quarterly meetings
    • In-person / virtual bi-annually (SGS, AUGS)
  • Give feedback on CONCEPT PROPOSALS and PROTOCOLS
  • Contribute as a Study LEAD or MEMBER
  • Serve as MENTOR if distinct expertise requested
The next SGS CoRPS meeting will be on Wednesday, October 4, 2023 at AUGS PFD Week. If you are interested in joining in person or remotely, please contact [email protected].      


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There have been more than 10 publications. Some of our recent publications may be found here.

Steering Committee Members

SGS Research Chair: Cara Grimes /New York Medical College   [email protected]
CoRPS Chair: Shunaha Kim-Fine /University of Calgary
Alexis Dieter, MD
/Medstar Health / Georgetown University
Whitney Ross, MD
/Washington University in St. Louis
Jaime Long, MD /Penn State College of Medicine