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

UNC Horizons director co-authors Primer on neonatal opioid withdrawal syndrome

January 3, 2019

Dr. Hendrée Jones, a professor of obstetrics and gynecology at the UNC School of Medicine and executive director of the UNC Horizons Program, is a co-author of a Primer for Nature Reviews Disease Primers on neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) that occurs as a result of opioid use during pregnancy – neonatal opioid use withdrawal syndrome … Continued

Jeff Arscott named new Vice Chair for Administration

January 2, 2019

Jeffrey C. “Jeff” Arscott, MHA, has been named Vice Chair for Administration of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology in the UNC School of Medicine. His appointment began January 14, 2019. Arscott holds degrees from Presbyterian College and a Masters in Health Administration from Duke University.  Throughout his 30-year career, he has been a leader … Continued

An NAS diagnosis at birth is not a major indicator of developmental outcomes

December 18, 2018

Placing an emphasis on neonatal abstinence syndrome’s (NAS) potential for negative developmental outcome dismisses the larger, more complex factors of a child’s life that contribute to a long-term trajectory for development. Such a singular focus on NAS can be a source of harm for the child and family, and it neglects an opportunity to help … Continued

UNC OB-GYN awards honors for staff excellence in 2018

December 14, 2018

UNC OB-GYN honored staff with Superstar Awards and the Staff Excellence Award at its annual holiday party Dec. 12, 2018 at the Carolina Club. Each year the department recognizes employees who are outstanding, committed, dedicated, dependable, have a positive and supportive attitude, and consistently exceed requirements and go beyond the usual expectation of their job … Continued

The gift of research

November 28, 2018

In the 15 years that Mark Daley has been engaged with the UNC Horizons Program as an ambassador, donor and volunteer, he’s seen the lives of women and their children change right before his eyes. With trauma-responsive care that addresses the painful life experiences that often precede substance use, UNC Horizons provides women who enter … Continued

The Power of Two

November 27, 2018

Drs. Daniel and Kathleen “Katchy” Clarke-Pearson are leading by example with a generous personal commitment to endow the Drs. Daniel and Kathleen Clarke-Pearson Distinguished Professorship to support the academic mission of the UNC Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Dan and Katchy speak with tenderness and humor towards each other, yet remain modest when discussing their … Continued

UNC Horizons’ 5th annual Holiday Tree is accepting gifts through December 17

November 26, 2018

For the fifth year in a row, UNC OB-GYN is collecting gifts for the families of UNC Horizons, our comprehensive substance use disorder treatment program for pregnant and/or parenting women and their children, including those whose lives have been touched by abuse or violence. The Holiday Tree is in the Chair’s Office at 3009 Old … Continued