Where she needed to be

March 25, 2019

When University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill physician and researcher Elizabeth Stringer, M.D., M.Sc., finished her OB-GYN residency in 2001, she and her husband, Jeff, had one young child and another on the way, and were considering the next steps in their careers and lives. “We had both become very interested in global health … Continued

Horton named president of the Association for Child and Adolescent Counseling

March 13, 2019

Evette Horton, PhD, assistant professor in the UNC Horizons Program, has been elected president of the Association for Child and Adolescent Counseling. Her tenure begins July 1, 2019. The Association for Child and Adolescent Counseling (ACAC) is a national division of the American Counseling Association with a mission to support and offer an information network … Continued

‘I’ve learned recovery is possible.’

March 7, 2019

Samantha B. 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 … Continued

‘With their support, I can push through’

March 7, 2019

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

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

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