Kathyrn Menard, M.D., MPH, a professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at UNC Health at Chapel Hill, has been selected to join the North Carolina Institute of Medicine (NCIOM). Membership in the NCIOM is intended to honor the work of leaders in health care and public health across North Carolina, and to connect … Read more
Wendy R. Brewster, MD, PhD, a compassionate clinician-scientist who focused her career on caring for women with gynecologic cancer and studying at-risk populations and the disparate mechanisms leading to poor outcomes in endometrial, ovarian and cervical cancers, died of pancreatic cancer on July 24.
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 … Read more
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 … Read more
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 … Read more
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 … Read more
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 … Read more