‘I’ve learned recovery is possible.’

March 7, 2019

Samantha had “a million excuses” for why she didn’t want to come to the UNC Horizons Program, she says. She had a family who needed her – a loving son, a dedicated husband who was her high-school sweetheart, and three dogs as beloved as her child. She was also embarrassed and disappointed. A former client … Continued

‘With their support, I can push through’

March 7, 2019

Samantha’s time at the UNC Horizons Program started with a surprise. She arrived with sons B., 3, and R., 3 months, around Christmastime when Horizons’ supporters donate gifts for the program’s women to select for their children. “Knowing that I could provide something for my kids was a really big deal to me. It helped … Continued

Parham to speak at SGO’s 50th anniversary meeting

March 5, 2019

Groesbeck Parham, MD, a professor of obstetrics and gynecology in our UNC Division of Global Women’s Health, will be a featured speaker at this year’s Society of Gynecologic Oncology (SGO) Annual Meeting on Women’s Cancer, presenting his talk, “The creative disruption of the cervical cancer prevention status quo in an African nation: Lessons in international … Continued

Tubal ligation is recommended over tubal removal for sterilization at time of delivery

March 3, 2019

For women seeking permanent sterilization as well as ovarian-cancer risk reduction at time of cesarean delivery, tubal ligation is still the best option, according to newly published research from the UNC Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Kartik K. Venkatesh, MD, PhD, fellow in the Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine is lead author of the paper, “Cost-effectiveness … Continued

UNC Horizons holiday giving reaches more families than ever

February 25, 2019

Dear OB-GYN department, donors and our community, We greatly thank you for your loving kindness and generosity that helped to make the holiday season one of happiness and gratitude for our families who receive services from UNC Horizons. This year, 66 women in treatment with us had gifts to give to their children, thanks to … Continued

UNC OB-GYN is 3rd in the nation in NIH funding

February 19, 2019

The UNC Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology ranked 3rd in the country in total NIH funding for 2018 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 Research. The UNC School of Medicine ranked 17th in the … Continued

Carey leads symposium of articles on issue of opioid use, misuse and abuse

January 28, 2019

Erin Carey, MD, MSCR, assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology and chief of the Division of Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery, served as guest editor for a symposium in Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology regarding opioid use in gynecology and chronic pelvic pain. For the March 2019 issue, Carey solicited contributions that address the role of chronic … Continued

After three years, Ruterus has raised more than $10,000 for UNC Horizons

January 22, 2019

The Ruterus campaign, which supports the UNC Horizons Program at UNC-Chapel Hill, has now contributed more than $10,000 to the program. In December 2016, Deborah Privette of UNC Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery turned an inspired holiday idea – placing a red dot on an image of the female reproductive system to transform it into a … Continued

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