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

Shared-decision making empowers pregnant women with opioid use disorder to make better treatment decisions

February 25, 2019

New research shows that shared-decision making methods for women with opioid-use disorders (OUD) help them make informed treatment decisions that reflect their preferences and personal values. Hendreé Jones, PhD, professor of obstetrics and gynecology at the UNC Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, is co-author of the paper, “Shared Decision-Making Tool for Treatment of Perinatal Opioid … Continued

UNC-led team awarded $5.1 million for cervical cancer prevention effort in Malawi

February 8, 2019

CHAPEL HILL, NC — Backed by a $5.1-million grant, University of North Carolina and University of Malawi College of Medicine physicians and scientists will launch a multi-pronged effort to combat cervical cancer in Malawi, a country in sub-Saharan Africa where cervical cancer is the leading cause of cancer death among women. The United States Agency … Continued

Contraception counseling by video is a useful addition to routine prenatal care

January 17, 2019

Video counseling could be a valuable tool – in addition to customary prenatal care – in increasing the use of postpartum long-acting reversible contraception (LARC), which is shown to be effective in improving intervals between pregnancies. Allison Staley, MD, MPH, a fellow in the Division of Gynecologic Oncology at UNC OB-GYN, is lead author of … Continued