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Neeta Vora, MD, receives pilot grant to advance non-invasive prenatal genetic testing

March 1, 2020

UNC Program for Precision Medicine in Health Care (PPMH), which aims to transform patient care through evidence-based precision medicine, and the North Carolina Translational and Clinical Sciences (NC TraCS) Institute at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC-CH) have awarded four pilot grants for project that have direct clinical or human translational impact … Continued

Manuck receives new grant to expand preterm birth studies

February 26, 2020

Tracy Manuck, MD, received a $817,905 grant from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences for her five-year project, “Patient-oriented research and mentoring in preterm birth toxicogenomics.” This new grant allows Manuck to leverage her ongoing prospective, longitudinal study of spontaneous preterm birth in a new way, studying how environmental exposures also impact preterm birth. … Continued

Young and Carey receive grant to explore non-invasive diagnosis of endometriosis

February 26, 2020

UNC OB-GYN faculty are part of a joint $50,000 NC TraCS grant with the UNC Department of Radiology to test a new, non-invasive approach for identifying endometriosis, an often-painful condition that impacts one-in-10 women. Investigators on the grant, “Evaluation of Endometriosis with 18F-fluoroestradiol PET / MRI,” from UNC OB-GYN are Erin Carey, MD, MSCR, assistant … Continued

In NIH funding, UNC OB-GYN stays in top 3

February 23, 2020

Once again, the UNC Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology ranked 3rd in the country in total National Institutes of Health funding for the federal fiscal year of 2019 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 … Continued

UNC MFM highlights robust research activity at annual conference

February 12, 2020

The Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine returned from the 40th annual Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine meeting with multiple awards, oral presentations and posters, and led many break-out sessions and courses for attendees. Tracy Manuck, MD, associate professor, won the best concurrent oral presentation for prematurity with “Placental CpG methylation varies by extremely preterm birth (PTB) phenotype,” … Continued

Geller promoted to full professor

February 12, 2020

Elizabeth ‘Liz’ Geller, MD, of the Division of Urogynecology and Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery, has been promoted to full professor in the UNC Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Geller is also the director of the division’s Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery fellowship, and she has extensive expertise in advanced pelvic support and prolapse surgery, urinary … Continued

Study shows promise for urine-based test for HPV-linked cervical cancer

February 9, 2020

Lisa Rahangdale, MD, MPH, associate professor in the Division of General Obstetrics and Gynecology, is an author on a paper from researchers at the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center that shows a non-invasive screening method for HPV-linked cervical cancer has potential to boost screening access, and warrants further research. Assistant Professor Andrea Knittel, MD, PhD, … Continued

Knittel is honored with 2019-20 James W. Woods Junior Faculty Award

February 9, 2020

Andrea Knittel, MD, PhD, assistant professor in the Division of General Obstetrics and Gynecology, is the winner of the 2019-20 James W. Woods Junior Faculty Award from the UNC School of Medicine. The award recognizes promising young members of the medical school’s faculty early in their academic career. With this honor comes a stipend of … Continued

Study Confirms Socioeconomic Factors May Not Be the Only Cause of Higher Preterm Birth Rates for Black Women and Women of Mixed Black and White Race

February 9, 2020

Findings indicate racial disparities persist even among those of high socioeconomic status.   GRAPEVINE, Texas ― Despite significant advances in medical care, preterm birth still remains a major global health issue, including in the United States. Prematurity, defined as a birth that occurs more than three weeks before the estimated due date, is the leading … Continued

Stuebe selected to co-lead UNC Center for Maternal and Infant Health

January 22, 2020

Dr. Alison Stuebe, professor of obstetrics and gynecology and maternal-fetal medicine expert, has been named co-director of the UNC Center for Maternal and Infant Health (CMIH). She was appointed by UNC School of Medicine Dean Wesley Burks to join Wayne Price, professor of pediatrics and specialist in neonatal medicine, who also serves as co-director. “It … Continued