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

February 10, 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 … Read more

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 10, 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 … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

UNC Hospitals implements new visitor restrictions due to flu

January 8, 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 … Read more

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

January 8, 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 … Read more

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

December 22, 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 … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more