MCW Obstetrics and Gynecology News

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Dr. Hibbard Discusses Premature Birth, Access to Prenatal Care at March of Dimes Event

Feb. 19 - Dr. Judith Hibbard served on a panel of experts discussing premature birth and access to prenatal care and nutrition at the March of Dimes’ annual Barristers for Babies luncheon. CBS 58

Dr. Hibbard Warns Against Use of Sonograms for Facial Photographs of Fetuses

Feb. 10 - In an interview with CBS-TV/Channel 58, Dr. Judith Hibbard reports that research in animals shows that sonograms pose a small risk to fetuses. She cautions against the use of sonograms for the entertainment value of providing facial photographs of fetuses. CBS 58

Drs. Wagner and Peterson Discuss the Fetal Concerns Program

Feb. 3 - Drs. Amy Wagner and Erika Peterson, Co-Directors of the Fetal Concerns Center of Wisconsin, discuss the program in a Milwaukee Magazine feature article. The Fetal Concerns Center of Wisconsin addresses problematic pregnancies involving birth defects or medical conditions. Milwaukee Magazine

Dr. Jones Discusses Pregnancy Risks Associated with Opioids

Jan. 28 - Dr. Cresta Jones tells the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel that women need to be counseled about the risks of ingesting opioids during pregnancy, just as they are warned about risks associated with smoking and alcohol consumption. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Paper selected as Editor’s Choice article by International Academy of Pelvic Surgery

Oct. 10 - The paper of an MCW research team was selected by the International Academy of Pelvic Surgery (IAPS) as one of its Editor’s Choice articles for the Month of September. IAPS reviews 13 prominent journals in obstetrics and gynecology to create the list. The paper, InTone: a novel pelvic floor rehabilitation device for urinary incontinence, was originally published in the July issue of International Urogynecology Journal.

OBGYN's Maternal-Fetal Medicine Fellowship Program approved

Oct. 8 - The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology has been approved for a Maternal-Fetal Medicine Fellowship Program through the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Ovarian cancer spheroids versus single ovarian cancer cells in vitro

Aug. 20 - A research scientist from the Medical College of Wisconsin has received a three-year Mentored Career Development Award from the Clinical & Translational Science Institute of Southeast Wisconsin to study the effects of mesothelial cells on patient-derived ovarian cancer spheroids (clusters of ovarian cancer cells).

Dr. Hill Discusses Population Health Approach to Women’s Health Services

Aug. 06 - Dr. JoAnne Hill tells Health Leaders Media that Froedtert & MCW takes a population health approach to women’s health services. Health Leaders Media

One in a million triplets celebrate birthday on Father’s Day

June 16 - Identical triplets born at the Froedtert & Medical College Birth Center, who were then treated in the NICU at Children’s Hospital, celebrated their first birthday on Father’s Day. WISN TV

Dr. Ramani Ramchandran invited to speak at Mayo Clinic symposium

June 11 - Ramani Ramchandran, PhD, Patrick J. and Margaret G. McMahon Professor and Vice Chair of Research in Obstetrics and Gynecology and Professor of Pediatrics, has been invited to give a presentation at the 6th annual Mayo Clinic Angiogenesis and Tumor Microenvironment Symposium, held Aug. 22-24 in Rochester, MN.

Drs. King and Hargarten Testify in Federal Trial on Wisconsin Abortion Law

June 04 - Drs. Kathleen King and Stephen Hargarten testified in a federal trial over a Wisconsin abortion law that requires abortion doctors to have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals. Bloomberg News and WPR News

Dr. McCrea to Co-Lead the Largest-Ever Study on Youth Sport Concussions

The National Collegiate Athletic Association and the U.S. Department of Defense announced that MCW will be one of three institutions to coordinate a $30 million grant to conduct the largest study ever on youth sport concussions and head impact exposure. WISN

Dr. Jessica Zigman receives 2014 Jessica S. Lin Award for Clinical Excellence

June 03 - Jessica Zigman MD, Obstetrics and Gynecology resident, has received the 2014 Jessica S. Lin Award for Clinical Excellence by a Resident Physician. This award recognizes an individual entering the final year of residency training for his/her outstanding clinical and academic performance.

Dr. Hibbard Named to March of Dimes Board of Directors

May 30 - Dr. Judith Hibbard was named to the March of Dimes Wisconsin Chapter Board of Directors. Biz Times

8th annual Laura’s Smile Mile on June 7 to benefit MCW cancer research

May 20 - The 8th annual Laura’s Smile Mile will take place on Milwaukee’s lakefront on Saturday, June 7. Laura’s Smile Mile is a 5k run/ 2 mile walk to raise awareness for ovarian cancer.

Dr. Paykel Discusses Pros and Cons of Intrauterine Devices for Contraception

April 30 - Dr. Jacquelyn Paykel discusses the pros and cons of using an intrauterine device as a contraceptive method in a report on NBC-TV/Channel 4. WTMJ-TV

Inaugural E. James Aiman, MD Endowed Lectureship to be held April 30

April 24 - The inaugural E. James Aiman, MD Endowed Lectureship is planned for Wednesday, April 30, in the MCW Health Research Center Auditorium.

Dr. Jones Contributes to New York Times Article on Painkiller Use by Pregnant Women

Apr 22 - Dr. Cresta Jones contributes to a New York Times article on the surge in prescriptions for opioid painkillers for pregnant women. New York Times

The 16th annual Women’s Health Conference planned for May 2

April 09 - The 16th annual Women’s Health Conference will be held on Friday May 2, from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Sheraton Milwaukee Brookfield Hotel, 375 S. Moorland Rd. in Brookfield. This activity is intended for practitioners who provide care for women. This includes obstetricians, gynecologists, internists, family practitioners, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, certified nurse midwives and registered nurses.

Inaugural E. James Aiman, MD Endowed Lectureship to be held April 30

April 08 - The inaugural E. James Aiman, MD Endowed Lectureship is planned for Wednesday, April 30, in the MCW Health Research Center Auditorium. Helain Landy, MD, Chairman and Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Georgetown University, will give a presentation titled, Twin Pregnancies: An Update.

Storm chasers

In the aftermath of super typhoon Haiyan, two alumni traveled to islands in the Philippines on separate medical missions to provide care to the many victims of the storm.

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