UNC OB-GYN awards honors for staff excellence in 2019

January 19, 2020

We extend our many congratulations to the winners of UNC OB-GYN’s 2019 Star Awards and the 2019 Staff Excellence Award. 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 requirements. Kelly Scurlock-Cross, of … Continued

UNC Hospitals implements new visitor restrictions due to flu

January 7, 2020

In order to protect patients during the peak of flu season, UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill and UNC REX Hospital in Raleigh will implement new visitor restrictions: Beginning Monday, Jan. 6, children less than 12 years old are prohibited from visiting inpatients at UNC REX Hospital in Raleigh (including patients in the Emergency Department), and … Continued

Best Doctors includes 24 from UNC OB-GYN in 2019 selection

January 7, 2020

Congratulations to the 24 physicians from UNC OB-GYN who have been selected to the 2019-2020 Best Doctors in America® List. Founded in 1989 by Harvard Medical School physicians, Best Doctors is a global benefits provider and medical information services company that connects individuals facing difficult medical treatment decisions with the best doctors, selected by impartial … Continued

Knittel extends excellent patient-centered care to N.C.’s incarcerated women

December 21, 2019

Following her residency in obstetrics and gynecology, Andrea Knittel, MD, sought fellowship opportunities that would allow her to serve women who needed her most. In UNC’s Division of General Obstetrics and Gynecology, she found a place where she could build her expertise in offering comprehensive, patient-centered treatment to women who are incarcerated. “I came to … Continued

Mersereau promoted to professor

December 5, 2019

Jennifer Mersereau, MD, director of UNC’s Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and infertility, has been promoted to full professor. She is a leader in fertility preservation for patients with cancer and other illnesses, and she has long been known for her excellence in clinical care, scholarly research and education. Raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Dr. Jennifer Mersereau … Continued

Create warm holiday memories for UNC Horizons clients and their families

December 3, 2019

The UNC Horizons Holiday Tree offers our community a chance to help clients create warm holiday memories for their children on Christmas morning. The tree is located in the OB-GYN Chair’s Office in 3009 Old Clinic Building. Each ornament or candy cane on the tree has one suggested gift item, which should be placed under … Continued

Neal-Perry named Chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

November 21, 2019

Genevieve S. Neal-Perry, MD, PhD, has been named Chair of the UNC School of Medicine Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, effective April 15, 2020. Neal-Perry comes to UNC from the University of Washington where she has served since 2015, most recently in the role of Director of the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, and … Continued

Study finds treatment inequities for pain following cesarean deliveries

November 7, 2019

Medical records show that women of color may experience unequal treatment for pain relief after cesarean childbirth, according to a new retrospective study from researchers at UNC-Chapel Hill. The results highlight the need for continued efforts to undo biases in medical care. Many such efforts – including standardized pain management procedures adopted in 2016 for … Continued

UNC Gynecologic Oncology takes home regional conference awards

November 6, 2019

The UNC OB-GYN Division of Gynecologic Oncology once again had an impressive presence at the Mid-Atlantic Gynecologic Oncology Meeting (MAGOS) in October 2019, with 14 presentations and three awards: Best Fellow Oral Presentation, Best Overall Poster, Best Medical Student Oral Presentation. Gabrielle M Hawkins, MD, won the Best Oral Presentation by a Gynecologic Oncology Fellow … Continued

Q&A with Dr. Alice Chuang | ‘Finding Joy’

November 3, 2019

This fall, UNC Health Care was designated among 22 healthcare organizations to receive the American Medical Association (AMA)’s first Joy in Medicine Recognition, which acknowledges healthcare organizations that have committed to improving physician satisfaction and reducing burnout. Alice Chuang, MD, MEd, professor of obstetrics and gynecology and the UNC School of Medicine’s Assistant Dean of … Continued