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Faculty Detail    
Campus Address 176F 1036 Zip 7333
Phone  (205) 934-1555
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Faculty Appointment(s)
Appointment Type Department Division Rank
Primary  OB/GYN   OB/GYN Chair Office Professor
Center  General Clinical Research Center  Center for Women's Reproductive Health Professor
Center  Civitan International Research Center  Civitan International Research Center Professor
Center  General Clinical Research Center  Ctr for Clinical & Translational Sci Professor

Research/Clinical Interest
Dr. Andrews is a Professor in the UAB Maternal-Fetal Medicine Division, and has been the Director of the Obstetrics and Gynecology Infectious Disease Research Laboratory since its creation in 1990. Dr. Andrews' research interests relate to obstetrical infections and infection-related preterm birth. He is the PI for an investigation of Interconceptional Antibiotics to Prevent Recurrent Preterm Birth (HD33883 09/20/96-08/31/01; $767,150) that was recently completed and is the protocol chairman of a prospective randomized trial within the NICHD MFM Units Network of antibiotics to prevent preterm birth in women with elevated mid-trimester cervical fibronectin that is in the analysis phase. The projected budget for this investigation is approximately $2,000,000. He is also the PI of Project IV within the UAB Rural Perinatal Emphasis Research Center (1 P01 HD33927-01; 04/05/96-3/31/01; $455,397) which is an evaluation of a neonatal sepsis-like syndrome related to in utero maternal cytokine exposure. Most recently he was awarded a contract to perform "A Longitudinal Study of Bacterial Vaginosis" (NICHD-NO-HD-8-3293; 05/01/98-04/30/02; $2,943,932). Dr. Andrews is a consultant and co-investigator on numerous other interdisciplinary projects related to genital tract infections, sexually transmitted diseases, and preterm birth, and he is a co-investigator within the International Clinical Epidemiology Network (INCLEN). Dr. Andrews is a committed experienced investigator who has been recognized by his department and by the Counsel on Resident Education in Obstetrics and Gynecology for his contribution to education and training. He will continue to be an excellent mentor for fellows and young faculty within the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and the CRWH. Previous Maternal-Fetal Medicine trainees include: Drs. Alice Goepfert (UAB), Francisco Gaudier, Debora Kimberlin (Brookwood Hospital), Dwight Rouse (UAB), Wendy Atkinson, Patrick Ramsey (UAB), and George Lu.

Selected Publications 
Publication PUBMEDID
Andrews WW, Goldenberg RL, Mercer B, Iams JD, Meis PJ, Moawad A, Das A, Van Dorsten PJ, Caritis Sn, Thurnau G, Miodovnik M, Roberts J, McNellis D, and the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Maternal-Fetal Medicine units Network. The preterm prediction study: Association of mid-trimester genital chlamydia infection with subsequent spontaneous preterm birth. Am J Obstet Gynecol, 2000;183:662-8.   
Goldenberg RL, Andrews WW, Mercer BM, Moawad AH, Meis PJ, Iams JC et al. The Preterm Prediction Study: Granulocyte colony-stimulating factor and spontaneous preterm birth. Am J Obstet Gynecol 2000;182(3):625-30.   
Andrews WW, Hauth JC, Goldenberg RL. Infection and Preterm Birth. Am J Perinatol, 2000;17(7):357-365.   
Goepfert AR, Goldenberg RL, Andrews WW, Hauth JC, Mercer B, Meis P, et al. The Preterm Prediction Study:
Association between cervical interleukin-6, fetal fibronectin, and spontaneous preterm birth Am J Obstet Gynecol, 2001;184:483-88.