A community to advance Endometriosis Research, Innovation, Support & Education
EndoRISE is a groundbreaking, state supported initiative to address Endometriosis, a highly invasive, under-diagnosed and under-researched disease.
Seeking to improve awareness and health outcomes in Connecticut, while driving research breakthroughs that will impact women across the nation and beyond, the EndoRISE program's multifaceted approach includes:
  • The creation of the CT Data and Biorepository, a diverse data and specimen biorepository to enable research, clinical and industry collaborations
  • The education of healthcare providers, students and frontline professionals about endometriosis diagnosis and best practices
  • Serving as a centralized resource, to disseminate information and raise public awareness about the disease
Whether a patient, researcher, provider, or simply interested in learning more, we welcome you to join us in the effort to impact the lives of the over 200 million people suffering from this disease.


Learn more about Endometriosis, who it effects, and the importance of raising awareness of the disease for early detection and advancements in health outcomes for those suffering from it.


Find information, resources and community. Learn more about how you can help advance EndoRISE efforts towards better diagnostics, treatments and cures.


Learn more about the CT Data and Biorepository and its efforts to foster basic research and clinical collaborations designed to help advance our understanding of Endometriosis towards better diagnostics, treatments and cures.


Learn more about Endometriosis, best practices in patient care, and the role you can play the effort to advance diagnostics, treatments and cures.
Recent News
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April 14, 2024
"Advocates keep endometriosis at the forefront during legislative session"- NBC Connecticut News

During the legislative session, Rep. Jillian Gilchrest highlighted the importance of the EndoRISE biorepository program, along with equitable fertility coverage and expansion of sick days for women suffering with endometriosis. “I think that this legislation lets women know that we are focusing on a disease that disproportionately impacts them,” she said. “There's so many systemic changes we need to make in order for folks to be able to get the coverage they need.”

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April 05, 2024
We are excited to report the announcement of several groundbreaking research grant opportunities for women’s health including endometriosis research.
For more information on how to apply and eligibility criteria, be sure to visit the respective websites
ARPA-H: This prestigious funding initiative aims to revolutionize healthcare through cutting-edge research and innovation. With a keen focus on women’s health, ARPA-H is committed to supporting groundbreaking projects that have the potential to transform the landscape of endometriosis care and treatment. https://arpa-h.gov/
Endo-ACT: Dedicated solely to endometriosis research, Endo-ACT is on a mission to drive discovery, promote collaboration, and accelerate progress in understanding and treating this complex condition. With these grants, researchers have the opportunity to delve into the intricacies of endometriosis, paving the way for novel therapies and improved patient outcomes. https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-HD-24-016.html
Women’s Health Grants: As champions for women’s health, these grants are designed to support a wide range of research initiatives aimed at addressing the unique healthcare needs of women. From reproductive health to chronic conditions like endometriosis, these grants provide vital resources to fuel innovation and drive meaningful change in women’s healthcare. https://orwh.od.nih.gov/mmm-portal/funding-opportunities

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Upcoming and recent events
  • Women X Women
    Women X Women
    · March 12, 2024
    The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine | Auditorium
    10 Discovery Drive | Farmington, CT
    Virtual audience via Zoom

    2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. (ET) | Panel Discussion
    4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. (ET) | In-person Networking Reception
  • Below the Belt - Special Screening
    Below the Belt - Special Screening
    · March 13, 2024
    6pm - Special screening & panel discussion with guests from the documentary.
  • Endometriosis 2024: Elevating Sampson’s Century Legacy via Deep Dive with AI
    Endometriosis 2024: Elevating Sampson’s Century Legacy via Deep Dive with AI
    · May 02, 2024
    The 15th annual EndoFound Medical Conference will focus on the relevance of Sampson's many contributions to endometriosis care and research today. Sampson's "intelligent treatment of patients," research, and search for "knowledge" embody vital components of EndoFound's mission to educate the next generation of medical professionals.

    Dr. Danielle Luciano (co-director of EndoRISE) will be speaking at the event on behalf of EndoRISE.
  • SPECIAL SCREENING: Exposing The Crisis of Endometriosis Care
    SPECIAL SCREENING: Exposing The Crisis of Endometriosis Care
    · May 16, 2024
    Yale School of Medicine Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences will host a screening of the "Below the Belt" movie, followed by a panel discussion.
  • Continuing Medical Education (CME)
    Continuing Medical Education (CME)
    · November 15, 2024
    Join us for our upcoming CME event with world-renowned gynecologist sonographer Dr. Exacoustos.
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