In NIH funding, UNC OB-GYN stays in top 3

February 23, 2020

Once again, the UNC Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology ranked 3rd in the country in total National Institutes of Health funding for the federal fiscal year of 2019 and 2nd when it comes to departments within public schools of medicine. This is according to a new report published by the Blue Ridge Institute for Medical … Continued

UNC MFM highlights robust research activity at annual conference

February 12, 2020

The Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine returned from the 40th annual Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine meeting with multiple awards, oral presentations and posters, and led many break-out sessions and courses for attendees. Tracy Manuck, MD, associate professor, won the best concurrent oral presentation for prematurity with “Placental CpG methylation varies by extremely preterm birth (PTB) phenotype,” … Continued

Geller promoted to full professor

February 12, 2020

Elizabeth ‘Liz’ Geller, MD, of the Division of Urogynecology and Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery, has been promoted to full professor in the UNC Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Geller is also the director of the division’s Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery fellowship, and she has extensive expertise in advanced pelvic support and prolapse surgery, urinary … Continued

Study shows promise for urine-based test for HPV-linked cervical cancer

February 9, 2020

Lisa Rahangdale, MD, MPH, associate professor in the Division of General Obstetrics and Gynecology, is an author on a paper from researchers at the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center that shows a non-invasive screening method for HPV-linked cervical cancer has potential to boost screening access, and warrants further research. Assistant Professor Andrea Knittel, MD, PhD, … Continued

Knittel is honored with 2019-20 James W. Woods Junior Faculty Award

February 9, 2020

Andrea Knittel, MD, PhD, assistant professor in the Division of General Obstetrics and Gynecology, is the winner of the 2019-20 James W. Woods Junior Faculty Award from the UNC School of Medicine. The award recognizes promising young members of the medical school’s faculty early in their academic career. With this honor comes a stipend of … Continued

Study Confirms Socioeconomic Factors May Not Be the Only Cause of Higher Preterm Birth Rates for Black Women and Women of Mixed Black and White Race

February 9, 2020

Findings indicate racial disparities persist even among those of high socioeconomic status.   GRAPEVINE, Texas ― Despite significant advances in medical care, preterm birth still remains a major global health issue, including in the United States. Prematurity, defined as a birth that occurs more than three weeks before the estimated due date, is the leading … Continued

Stuebe selected to co-lead UNC Center for Maternal and Infant Health

January 22, 2020

Dr. Alison Stuebe, professor of obstetrics and gynecology and maternal-fetal medicine expert, has been named co-director of the UNC Center for Maternal and Infant Health (CMIH). She was appointed by UNC School of Medicine Dean Wesley Burks to join Wayne Price, professor of pediatrics and specialist in neonatal medicine, who also serves as co-director. “It … Continued

UNC OB-GYN awards honors for staff excellence in 2019

January 19, 2020

We extend our many congratulations to the winners of UNC OB-GYN’s 2019 Star Awards and the 2019 Staff Excellence Award. Each year the department recognizes employees who are outstanding, committed, dedicated, dependable, have a positive and supportive attitude, and consistently exceed requirements and go beyond the usual expectation of their job requirements. Kelly Scurlock-Cross, of … Continued

UNC Hospitals implements new visitor restrictions due to flu

January 7, 2020

In order to protect patients during the peak of flu season, UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill and UNC REX Hospital in Raleigh will implement new visitor restrictions: Beginning Monday, Jan. 6, children less than 12 years old are prohibited from visiting inpatients at UNC REX Hospital in Raleigh (including patients in the Emergency Department), and … Continued