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.
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.
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
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
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.
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
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
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?
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
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