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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

Elisabeth Johnson, PhD, NP receives the CARN-AP Carolyn Jewell “Steel Magnolia” Scholarship

June 23, 2020

In 2018, the Addictions Nursing Certification Board (ANCB) initiated the annual Carolyn Jewell “Steel Magnolia” Scholarship to honor Carolyn’s work in providing care for patients with addictions and to encourage others to promote the mission of healing. Elisabeth Johnson, PhD, NP, UNC Horizons’ Director of Health Services, was awarded the CARN-AP Carolyn Jewell “Steel Magnolia” … Continued

A message from UNC Midwives on CenteringPregnancy and COVID-19

March 10, 2020

A message from UNC Midwives on CenteringPregnancy and COVID-19 Dear Centering Pregnancy Participants UNC Health is closely monitoring the spread of COVID-19. Due to the group nature of the Centering Pregnancy program, we would ask that participants who are at risk for COVID-19 not attend the group as planned and instead call the office. If … Continued

Neeta Vora, MD, receives pilot grant to advance non-invasive prenatal genetic testing

March 1, 2020

UNC Program for Precision Medicine in Health Care (PPMH), which aims to transform patient care through evidence-based precision medicine, and the North Carolina Translational and Clinical Sciences (NC TraCS) Institute at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC-CH) have awarded four pilot grants for project that have direct clinical or human translational impact … 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

Manuck receives new grant to expand preterm birth studies

February 26, 2020

Tracy Manuck, MD, received a $817,905 grant from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences for her five-year project, “Patient-oriented research and mentoring in preterm birth toxicogenomics.” This new grant allows Manuck to leverage her ongoing prospective, longitudinal study of spontaneous preterm birth in a new way, studying how environmental exposures also impact preterm birth. … Continued

Young and Carey receive grant to explore non-invasive diagnosis of endometriosis

February 26, 2020

UNC OB-GYN faculty are part of a joint $50,000 NC TraCS grant with the UNC Department of Radiology to test a new, non-invasive approach for identifying endometriosis, an often-painful condition that impacts one-in-10 women. Investigators on the grant, “Evaluation of Endometriosis with 18F-fluoroestradiol PET / MRI,” from UNC OB-GYN are Erin Carey, MD, MSCR, assistant … Continued