What's New



January 23, 2020: Congratulations to our first participating site, University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill (PI: Dr. Goodnight), who officially began enrolling participants today!


December 26, 2019: Today the Medical College of Wisconsin's IRB approved an Amendment to add our second batch of participating sites! We look forward to training, onboarding, and eventually announcing active enrollment at the following sites: Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine - Baltimore, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston & Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital, Children's Mercy Hospital - Kansas City, Loma Linda University Health & Loma Linda Children's Hospital, Children's Minnesota & Allina Health - Minneapolis, and Phoenix Children's Hospital.

December 19, 2019: Despite very encouraging reviewer feedback, the March of Dimes has decided not to fund our application. We were very honored to receive an invitation to apply and appreciated all reviewer feedback. We know this process will only strenthen our application for future funding opportunities. We want to thank all the sites for generating application materials and for your commitment to the GOOD Study!

October 1, 2019: Today the Medical College of Wisconsin's IRB approved an Amendment to add our first batch of participating sites! We look forward to training, onboarding, and eventually announcing active enrollment at the following sites: University of Maryland - Baltimore, University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill, Medical City Dallas, University of Colorado - Denver, Leland Stanford Junior University, University of South Florida and University of Michigan - Ann Arbor.

August 30, 2019: The full grant application has been submitted to the March of Dimes! All 26 participating sites are included in the submission. We look forward to receiving notice of award in the coming months. 

April 19, 2019: The GOOD Study is seeking an additional funding source from March of Dimes. We submitted a Letter of Intent and are awaiting an invite to apply for funding in July.

March 1, 2019: We would like to welcome our new Clinical Research Assistant, Jenna Dwyer! Jenna received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology this past December from UW-Milwaukee. She has excellent clinical research experience, both working as an intern with the Wisconsin Ovarian Cancer Alliance and research assistant for the UW-Madison Center for Tobacco Research & Intervention. Jenna will be a valuable addition to our team as we move forward with the GOOD Study.

February 1, 2019: Unfortunately, the National Institutes of Health has decided not to found our R01 which was submitted back in October, 2018. We received extensive feedback which will help us improve our grant for future funding submissions. We want to thank the NIH and our participating sites who helped make this application possible, and we look forward to submitting again!


October 12, 2018: Through a generous gift from the Melitta S. Pick and Joan M. Pick Charitable Trust to Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, the GOOD Study has received funds to support its continuing work. This two year donation will provide resources needed to continue to move the GOOD Study forward. We are extremely grateful for this munificent support.

October 3, 2018: The grant titled "Gastroschisis Outcomes of Delivery (GOOD) Study" was submitted as an R01 application to the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) at the NIH. We would like to thank everyone involved who helped make this application possible! 

August 24, 2018: Through the efforts of 100's of individuals at 23 participating sites, 25 total subcontracts were submitted to our Data Coordinating Center in preparation for our NIH grant application. We thank everyone involved for their efforts and dedication to the GOOD Study!

May 23, 2018: The GOOD Provider Survey was published in Fetal Diagnosis and Therapy.

February 19, 2018: We would like to welcome Chris Fueger, MS to the GOOD Study. Chris will be filling the role of Research Coordinator for the GOOD Study vacated by Mary Emanuelson. We wish Mary success in her future endeavors!


November 29, 2017: The GOOD Study Principal Investigators traveled to Bethesda, MD to meet with the NIH Program Officer assigned to the study. The meeting was extremely positive and the study team was encouraged to submit an R01 application for a clinical trial.

August 9, 2017: The GOOD Study received approval from the Medical College of Wisconsin's IRB. Patient recruitment and enrollment into the GOOD Study has officially begun!


December 10, 2016: We would like to express our profound gratitude to the Ladwig/Hamers Family for their donation made on behalf of Maddie.

August 16, 2016: We are pleased to announce that the Medical College of Wisconsin Department of Surgery has awarded the GOOD Study the We Care Fund for Medical Innovation and Research award. Receipt of this funding will enable us to give reimbursement stipends to participating sites during collection of pilot data.

May 12, 2016: The GOOD Study has been approved for a study record on ClinicalTrials.gov. This record is available to the public and will be periodically updated with information regarding study progress. Visit the study record on ClinicalTrials.gov.

March 7, 2016: We would like to thank The West Foundation for their generous donation to the GOOD Study! With their help, the team at our Data Coordinating Center will be better positioned with the resources it needs to generate pilot data for this important study. We plan to use this pilot data to prove feasibility of the GOOD Study, and apply for a larger grant from the National Institutes of Health. The West Foundation’s investment in babies with gastroschisis and the moms who carry them is amazing. We are extraordinarily grateful for their gift!