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A call for action from the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Oct. 7 - A dynamic Pabst Catalyst Grant has brought together the Medical College of Wisconsin’s Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Joseph J. Zilber School of Public Health and the Milwaukee Health Department to request a Call for Action!

Annual Sterner Lecture for Fetal Medicine planned for Sept. 23

Sept. 16 - The department of obstetrics and gynecology is hosting the Fetal Concerns Center of Wisconsin’s annual Frank and Elsa Sterner Neonatology Lectureship on Wednesday, Sept. 23, from 9-10 a.m. in the MCW Alumni Center.

A call for action! Obstetrics and Gynecology - Pabst Catalyst Initiative for Women’s Health

Aug. 27 - The Pabst Catalyst Initiative emerged as the result of a private start-up donation from Joseph Pabst in 2014 to foster a partnership between the Medical College of Wisconsin’s Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee’s Joseph J. Zilber School of Public Health. The Pabst Catalyst Initiative identifies evidence-based, proven practices and explores strategies for integrating what works with local efforts to improve the health and well-being of women.

Pabst Catalyst Initiative: 2015 Action Learning Collaborative

Aug. 13 - Interested practitioners, providers, insurers, advocates, educators and consumers are invited to participate in the first Action Learning Collaborative (ALC) on Best Practices for Long Acting Reversible Contraception, a part of the Pabst Catalyst Initiative to improve women’s health.

Dr. Wichman Co-Authors Study on Bipolar Women who are Pregnant

Aug. 14 - Dr. Christina Wichman is co-author of Harvard Medical School-led study published in Psychiatric Annals that found that there is an increased risk of decompensation during the course of pregnancy for bipolar women. Psychiatric providers are encouraged to proactively discuss pregnancy plans and treatment options during pregnancy with bipolar women. Healio

Dr. Ramchandran Receives $1.8 Million NIH Grant to Study Genes in Vascular Anomalies

Aug. 11 - Ramani Ramchandran, PhD, received a four-year, $1.8 million grant from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute to study the RNA regulatory mechanisms underlying genes involved in vascular anomalies. Wauwatosa Now

MCW scientist to study novel regulatory mechanisms for a gene involved in vascular anomalies

Aug. 3 - The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) has received a four-year, $1.8 million dollar grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute to study the RNA regulatory mechanisms underlying genes involved in vascular anomalies.

Dr. King Says State Clinics Performing Abortions will not be Impacted by New Legislation

June 25 - Dr. Kathy King tells the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel that recent Wisconsin legislation banning abortions after 20 weeks from fertilization will not impact operations at Wisconsin’s four clinics that perform abortions. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Dr. Broekhuizen Authors Opinion Editorial Opposing 20-Week Abortion Ban

June 15 - Dr. Frederik Broekhuizen (Obstetrics & Gynecology) authored a opinion editorial in the Wausau Daily Herald explaining why professional medical organization strongly disagree with proposed legislation that would ban abortions in Wisconsin after 20 weeks. Wausau Daily Herald

Action Learning Workshop for Women’s Health – LARC

June 4 - Long acting reversible contraception (LARC) has been shown to be an effective pregnancy prevention strategy for women’s health in other communities. Could greater LARC utilization lead to better health outcomes for women and children in Milwaukee?

Dr. Hibbard Discusses Premature Birth, Access to Prenatal Care at March of Dimes Event

Feb. 19 - Dr. Judith Hibbard served on a panel of experts discussing premature birth and access to prenatal care and nutrition at the March of Dimes’ annual Barristers for Babies luncheon. CBS 58

Dr. Hibbard Warns Against Use of Sonograms for Facial Photographs of Fetuses

Feb. 10 - In an interview with CBS-TV/Channel 58, Dr. Judith Hibbard reports that research in animals shows that sonograms pose a small risk to fetuses. She cautions against the use of sonograms for the entertainment value of providing facial photographs of fetuses. CBS 58

Drs. Wagner and Peterson Discuss the Fetal Concerns Program

Feb. 3 - Drs. Amy Wagner and Erika Peterson, Co-Directors of the Fetal Concerns Center of Wisconsin, discuss the program in a Milwaukee Magazine feature article. The Fetal Concerns Center of Wisconsin addresses problematic pregnancies involving birth defects or medical conditions. Milwaukee Magazine

Dr. Jones Discusses Pregnancy Risks Associated with Opioids

Jan. 28 - Dr. Cresta Jones tells the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel that women need to be counseled about the risks of ingesting opioids during pregnancy, just as they are warned about risks associated with smoking and alcohol consumption. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

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