In partnership with multiple community agencies across the Triangle, the UNC Center for Women’s Health Research has received funding—approximately $2.5 million per year for five years—from the National Institutes of Health Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) to identify effective strategies for implementing pregnancy-related hypertension best practices in the outpatient setting. Aiming to reduce maternal … Continued
UNC has been awarded one of only two NIH-funded center grants (P01 mechanism) to establish an Endometriosis Research Center. The Center will be led by Steven Young, MD, PhD, a professor in the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology in the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility. Endometriosis is a common disease affecting over 5% of … Continued
Food Allergy & Eczema Observational Study: Help us learn more about what factors put babies and toddlers at higher risk for developing food allergies and eczema. This is an observational research study, which means we will follow you and your child from birth to 3 years to learn more about how allergies develop. See study … Continued
Despite the challenges in the past year, Meg has been a beacon of hope as a mom, wife, daughter, sister, friend, peer and provider. Seven years ago, she recognized the value that CenteringPregnancy would bring to the community. “I wanted to have it at UNC because we are an academic medical center. If the evidence tells me that this model of care … Continued
Cary Magazine highlights UNC Midwifery program “Centering Pregnancy” in its April 2021 issue. This unique program creates connections among expectant mothers and enhances the prenatal and birthing experience through information and shared experiences, improving outcomes for both baby and parents. Read the entire Cary Magazine article here.
Kathy Higgins, MS, CNM, will be inducted as a Fellow in the American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM) in May of this year. Approximately 7% of the ACNM membership receive this honor. Fellowship in the American College of Nurse-Midwives (FACNM) is an honor bestowed upon those midwives who have demonstrated leadership within ACNM, clinical excellence, outstanding … Continued
New Rochelle, NY, February 17, 2021—Nearly half (46.7%) of women in the U.S. at risk for HIV have been incarcerated, according to a new study. The study is published in the peer-reviewed Journal of Women’s Health. Click here to read the article now. The incarceration rate for women at risk for HIV was 5.5 per 100 person-years, compared … Continued
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