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Gates Foundation awards UNC Global Women’s Health $6.2 million to study pregnancy outcomes in Zambia

December 10, 2020

UNC Global Women’s Health has received two new grants from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation for work on pregnancy outcomes in Zambia. The first grant funds the “Multi-omics for Mother and Infants (MOMI) Consortium,” which seeks to identify new predictive biomarkers for preterm birth, preeclampsia, stillbirth and fetal growth restriction. UNC Project-Zambia is one of … Continued

Knittel appointed as Women’s Reproductive Health Research Scholar

December 2, 2020

The UNC Women’s Reproductive Health Research (WRHR) Career Development Program is pleased to announce that Andrea Knittel, MD, PhD, FACOG, has been appointed as a WRHR Scholar effective December 1, 2020. Dr. Knittel completed her research fellowship in the Division of General Obstetrics and Gynecology in 2018 and was subsequently appointed Assistant Professor of Obstetrics … Continued

CenteringPregnancy® at UNC: Group 48 Finds Community through a Pandemic

October 7, 2020

by Shannon Keller, CNM As my excitement to meet new families and see their friendships begin with the start of a new CenteringPregnancy® group rose, a new threat to this connection— COVID-19—hit the world.  At UNC, we did not cancel our centering groups. Instead we transitioned to  a virtual social group for women and their … Continued

New positions open at UNC Horizons Program

February 27, 2020

The UNC Horizons Program has a number of new positions open: Residential Advisor (temporary) Early Childhood Development Practitioner Social Work Practitioner The UNC Horizons Program (part of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at UNC-Chapel Hill) is a substance use disorder treatment program for pregnant and/or parenting women and their children, including those whose lives … Continued

UNC Horizons director speaks at women judges meeting in Washington, D.C.

July 22, 2019

Dr. Hendrée Jones, professor of obstetrics and gynecology and executive director of UNC Horizons, was an invited speaker on a panel for the 14th Annual Meeting of the National Association of Women Judges and the Congressional Caucus for Women’s Issues July 16, 2019 in Washington, D.C. The title of the panel was “The Opioid Crisis … Continued

Dr. Jennifer Wu named Interim Chair of UNC OB-GYN

June 10, 2019

Jennifer Wu, MD, MPH, has been named interim Chair of UNC OB-GYN, effective July 1, 2019. Wu joined UNC OB-GYN’s Division of Urogynecology and Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery in 2013 where she currently serves as director. Wu earned her undergraduate degree from Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and received her MD from the University of California … Continued

Band founded by UNC gynecologic oncologists receives Foundation for Women’s Cancer Public Service Award

March 5, 2019

N.E.D., a unique rock band of six gynecologic surgeons, including two UNC OB-GYN gynecologic oncologists, has been named this year’s recipient of the Foundation for Women’s Cancer (FWC) Public Service Award. The award honors the band’s commitment to bringing attention to gynecologic cancers and raising funds for ovarian, endometrial, cervical, vulvar and vaginal cancer awareness. John … Continued