UNC-led team awarded $5.1 million for cervical cancer prevention effort in Malawi

February 8, 2019

CHAPEL HILL, NC — Backed by a $5.1-million grant, University of North Carolina and University of Malawi College of Medicine physicians and scientists will launch a multi-pronged effort to combat cervical cancer in Malawi, a country in sub-Saharan Africa where cervical cancer is the leading cause of cancer death among women. The United States Agency … Continued

Carey leads symposium of articles on issue of opioid use, misuse and abuse

January 28, 2019

Erin Carey, MD, MSCR, assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology and chief of the Division of Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery, served as guest editor for a symposium in Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology regarding opioid use in gynecology and chronic pelvic pain. For the March 2019 issue, Carey solicited contributions that address the role of chronic … Continued

After three years, Ruterus has raised more than $10,000 for UNC Horizons

January 22, 2019

The Ruterus campaign, which supports the UNC Horizons Program at UNC-Chapel Hill, has now contributed more than $10,000 to the program. In December 2016, Deborah Privette of UNC Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery turned an inspired holiday idea – placing a red dot on an image of the female reproductive system to transform it into a … Continued

Contraception counseling by video is a useful addition to routine prenatal care

January 17, 2019

Video counseling could be a valuable tool – in addition to customary prenatal care – in increasing the use of postpartum long-acting reversible contraception (LARC), which is shown to be effective in improving intervals between pregnancies. Allison Staley, MD, MPH, a fellow in the Division of Gynecologic Oncology at UNC OB-GYN, is lead author of … Continued

A commitment to Zambia brings us closer than ever to eliminating cervical cancer

January 8, 2019

A perspective from Dr. Groesbeck Parham  Cervical cancer kills more women in the world’s poorest nations than any other malignancy. Experts predict a substantial increase in both new cases and deaths over the next 20 years. It is vital to help the women living in these settings access prevention and treatment services. Zambia is a … Continued

UNC Horizons director co-authors Primer on neonatal opioid withdrawal syndrome

January 3, 2019

Dr. Hendrée Jones, a professor of obstetrics and gynecology at the UNC School of Medicine and executive director of the UNC Horizons Program, is a co-author of a Primer for Nature Reviews Disease Primers on neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) that occurs as a result of opioid use during pregnancy – neonatal opioid use withdrawal syndrome … Continued

Jeff Arscott named new Vice Chair for Administration

January 2, 2019

Jeffrey C. “Jeff” Arscott, MHA, has been named Vice Chair for Administration of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology in the UNC School of Medicine. His appointment began January 14, 2019. Arscott holds degrees from Presbyterian College and a Masters in Health Administration from Duke University.  Throughout his 30-year career, he has been a leader … Continued

An NAS diagnosis at birth is not a major indicator of developmental outcomes

December 18, 2018

Placing an emphasis on neonatal abstinence syndrome’s (NAS) potential for negative developmental outcome dismisses the larger, more complex factors of a child’s life that contribute to a long-term trajectory for development. Such a singular focus on NAS can be a source of harm for the child and family, and it neglects an opportunity to help … Continued