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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

Paper selected as Editor’s Choice article by International Academy of Pelvic Surgery

Oct. 10 - The paper of an MCW research team was selected by the International Academy of Pelvic Surgery (IAPS) as one of its Editor’s Choice articles for the Month of September. IAPS reviews 13 prominent journals in obstetrics and gynecology to create the list. The paper, InTone: a novel pelvic floor rehabilitation device for urinary incontinence, was originally published in the July issue of International Urogynecology Journal.

OBGYN's Maternal-Fetal Medicine Fellowship Program approved

Oct. 8 - The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology has been approved for a Maternal-Fetal Medicine Fellowship Program through the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Ovarian cancer spheroids versus single ovarian cancer cells in vitro

Aug. 20 - A research scientist from the Medical College of Wisconsin has received a three-year Mentored Career Development Award from the Clinical & Translational Science Institute of Southeast Wisconsin to study the effects of mesothelial cells on patient-derived ovarian cancer spheroids (clusters of ovarian cancer cells).

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