In partnership with multiple community agencies across the Triangle, the UNC Center for Women’s Health Research has received funding—approximately $2.5 million per year for five years—from the National Institutes of Health Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) to identify effective strategies for implementing pregnancy-related hypertension best practices in the outpatient setting. Aiming to reduce maternal … Continued
UNC has been awarded one of only two NIH-funded center grants (P01 mechanism) to establish an Endometriosis Research Center. The Center will be led by Steven Young, MD, PhD, a professor in the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology in the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility. Endometriosis is a common disease affecting over 5% of … Continued
Despite the challenges in the past year, Meg has been a beacon of hope as a mom, wife, daughter, sister, friend, peer and provider. Seven years ago, she recognized the value that CenteringPregnancy would bring to the community. “I wanted to have it at UNC because we are an academic medical center. If the evidence tells me that this model of care … Continued
Cary Magazine highlights UNC Midwifery program “Centering Pregnancy” in its April 2021 issue. This unique program creates connections among expectant mothers and enhances the prenatal and birthing experience through information and shared experiences, improving outcomes for both baby and parents. Read the entire Cary Magazine article here.
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
In 2018, the Addictions Nursing Certification Board (ANCB) initiated the annual Carolyn Jewell “Steel Magnolia” Scholarship to honor Carolyn’s work in providing care for patients with addictions and to encourage others to promote the mission of healing. Elisabeth Johnson, PhD, NP, UNC Horizons’ Director of Health Services, was awarded the CARN-AP Carolyn Jewell “Steel Magnolia” … Continued
UNC Horizons Program is included in a group of 19 organizations across the country who will receive a total of $10.1 million in grants from the Foundation for Opioid Response Efforts (FORE) to address opioid use disorder treatment. UNC Horizons will receive $428,899 for the 18-month project. Hendrée Jones, PhD, executive director of Horizons and … Continued
The science blog Crosstalk has named incoming UNC Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology Chair Genevieve Neal-Perry, MD, PhD, to their list of 100 inspiring black scientists in America. Dr. Neal-Perry is one of three UNC-affiliated scientists on the list. She will begin her leadership at UNC OB-GYN April 15, 2020, coming from the University of … Continued