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Higgins to be Inducted as Fellow in American College of Nurse-Midwives

February 26, 2021

Kathy Higgins, MS, CNM, will be inducted as a Fellow in the American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM) in May of this year. Approximately 7% of the ACNM membership receive this honor. Fellowship in the American College of Nurse-Midwives (FACNM) is an honor bestowed upon those midwives who have demonstrated leadership within ACNM, clinical excellence, outstanding … Continued

Knittel study examines incarceration among women at risk for HIV

February 24, 2021

New Rochelle, NY, February 17, 2021—Nearly half (46.7%) of women in the U.S. at risk for HIV have been incarcerated, according to a new study. The study is published in the peer-reviewed Journal of Women’s Health. Click here to read the article now. The incarceration rate for women at risk for HIV was 5.5 per 100 person-years, compared … Continued

Gates Foundation awards UNC Global Women’s Health $6.2 million to study pregnancy outcomes in Zambia

December 10, 2020

UNC Global Women’s Health has received two new grants from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation for work on pregnancy outcomes in Zambia. The first grant funds the “Multi-omics for Mother and Infants (MOMI) Consortium,” which seeks to identify new predictive biomarkers for preterm birth, preeclampsia, stillbirth and fetal growth restriction. UNC Project-Zambia is one of … Continued

Knittel appointed as Women’s Reproductive Health Research Scholar

December 2, 2020

The UNC Women’s Reproductive Health Research (WRHR) Career Development Program is pleased to announce that Andrea Knittel, MD, PhD, FACOG, has been appointed as a WRHR Scholar effective December 1, 2020. Dr. Knittel completed her research fellowship in the Division of General Obstetrics and Gynecology in 2018 and was subsequently appointed Assistant Professor of Obstetrics … Continued

CenteringPregnancy® at UNC: Group 48 Finds Community through a Pandemic

October 7, 2020

by Shannon Keller, CNM As my excitement to meet new families and see their friendships begin with the start of a new CenteringPregnancy® group rose, a new threat to this connection— COVID-19—hit the world.  At UNC, we did not cancel our centering groups. Instead we transitioned to  a virtual social group for women and their … Continued