UNC Horizons holiday giving reaches more families than ever

February 25, 2019

Dear OB-GYN department, donors and our community, We greatly thank you for your loving kindness and generosity that helped to make the holiday season one of happiness and gratitude for our families who receive services from UNC Horizons. This year, 66 women in treatment with us had gifts to give to their children, thanks to … Continued

Shared-decision making empowers pregnant women with opioid use disorder to make better treatment decisions

February 25, 2019

New research shows that shared-decision making methods for women with opioid-use disorders (OUD) help them make informed treatment decisions that reflect their preferences and personal values. Hendreé Jones, PhD, professor of obstetrics and gynecology at the UNC Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, is co-author of the paper, “Shared Decision-Making Tool for Treatment of Perinatal Opioid … Continued

UNC OB-GYN is 3rd in the nation in NIH funding

February 19, 2019

The UNC Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology ranked 3rd in the country in total NIH funding for 2018 and 2nd when it comes to departments within public schools of medicine. This is according to a new report published by the Blue Ridge Institute for Medical Research. The UNC School of Medicine ranked 17th in the … Continued

UNC-led team awarded $5.1 million for cervical cancer prevention effort in Malawi

February 8, 2019

CHAPEL HILL, NC — Backed by a $5.1-million grant, University of North Carolina and University of Malawi College of Medicine physicians and scientists will launch a multi-pronged effort to combat cervical cancer in Malawi, a country in sub-Saharan Africa where cervical cancer is the leading cause of cancer death among women. The United States Agency … Continued

Carey leads symposium of articles on issue of opioid use, misuse and abuse

January 28, 2019

Erin Carey, MD, MSCR, assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology and chief of the Division of Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery, served as guest editor for a symposium in Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology regarding opioid use in gynecology and chronic pelvic pain. For the March 2019 issue, Carey solicited contributions that address the role of chronic … Continued

After three years, Ruterus has raised more than $10,000 for UNC Horizons

January 22, 2019

The Ruterus campaign, which supports the UNC Horizons Program at UNC-Chapel Hill, has now contributed more than $10,000 to the program. In December 2016, Deborah Privette of UNC Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery turned an inspired holiday idea – placing a red dot on an image of the female reproductive system to transform it into a … Continued

Contraception counseling by video is a useful addition to routine prenatal care

January 17, 2019

Video counseling could be a valuable tool – in addition to customary prenatal care – in increasing the use of postpartum long-acting reversible contraception (LARC), which is shown to be effective in improving intervals between pregnancies. Allison Staley, MD, MPH, a fellow in the Division of Gynecologic Oncology at UNC OB-GYN, is lead author of … Continued

A commitment to Zambia brings us closer than ever to eliminating cervical cancer

January 8, 2019

A perspective from Dr. Groesbeck Parham  Cervical cancer kills more women in the world’s poorest nations than any other malignancy. Experts predict a substantial increase in both new cases and deaths over the next 20 years. It is vital to help the women living in these settings access prevention and treatment services. Zambia is a … Continued

U.S. DHHS will stream presentation from Dr. Groesbeck Parham Jan. 14, 2019

January 7, 2019

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Health Resources and Services Administration will host an event with UNC Global Women’s Health faculty Dr. Groesbeck Parham on Jan. 14, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. The presentation is accessible through live stream at this link. In his presentation, “From Africa to the United States: Addressing access to … Continued