Women's Health

The latest women's health news from UNC Health Care and the UNC School of Medicine.

Solving Cancer’s Secrets

Solving Cancer’s Secrets

Five questions for Chuck Perou, PhD, a UNC geneticist on the hunt for better treatments for the most deadly form of breast cancer

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Conquering Chromatin

Conquering Chromatin

Five questions for Greg Wang, a new Jefferson-Pilot fellow searching for better ways to shut down cancer cells.

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The Maternal Bond

The Maternal Bond

Five questions for Alison Stuebe, a new Jefferson-Pilot fellow who studies the links between breastfeeding and maternal health, including the reduction of breast cancer rates.

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UNC receives $8 million grant to improve safe motherhood in Malawi

UNC receives $8 million grant to improve safe motherhood in Malawi

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has received a five-year, $8 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to improve maternal and infant health and save the lives of mothers and infants in Malawi by strengthening the President’s Maternal Health and Safe Motherhood Initiative (SMI).

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Meeting Breastfeeding Goals: Good For Baby and Mom

Meeting Breastfeeding Goals: Good For Baby and Mom

Alison Stuebe, MD, co-authored an article in the June 2013 edition of Obstetrics & Gynecology entitled, "Cost Analysis of Maternal Disease Associated With Suboptimal Breastfeeding." The article demonstrates that suboptimal breastfeeding rates in the U.S. are harmful to women's health.

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UNC Fetal Care Program featured on WRAL

WRAL recently aired a segment on two surgeries that were performed at UNC Hospitals on babies during the time of c-section. UNC and Vanderbilt are the only hospitals in the Southeast to perform this procedure.

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Is there a link between postpartum depression and the "love hormone"?

Is there a link between postpartum depression and the "love hormone"?

UNC researchers are launching a 5-year study aimed at understanding the role of oxytocin in postpartum depression and bonding between mothers and babies.

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UNC OB-GYN | February 2013 Highlights & Honors

UNC OB-GYN | February 2013 Highlights & Honors

Every month, UNC OB-GYN gathers and shares their presentations, awards and/or noteworthy events. Take a look at this month's collection.

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Dr. Jones Named Director of UNC Horizons

Dr. Jones Named Director of UNC Horizons

Hendree Jones, PhD, Professor in the UNC Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology is an internationally recognized expert in the development and examination of both behavioral and pharmacologic treatments for pregnant women and their children in risky life situations.

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UNC OB-GYN | January 2013 Highlights & Honors

UNC OB-GYN | January 2013 Highlights & Honors

Every month, UNC OB-GYN gathers and shares their presentations, awards and/or noteworthy events. Take a look at this month's collection.

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UNC OB-GYN Grand Rounds

Dr. Groesbeck Parham, UNC Global Women's Health, will present "Cervical Cancer Prevention and Treatment in Zambia."

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UNC-led consortium awarded $4 million to train next generation of global health researchers

UNC-led consortium awarded $4 million to train next generation of global health researchers

The consortium, which involves four partnering institutions, will support early-career scientists and clinicians during a yearlong research fellowship at 17 sites in 13 countries in Africa, Asia, and South America.

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Rahangdale receives James W. Woods Junior Faculty Award

Rahangdale receives James W. Woods Junior Faculty Award

Lisa Rahangdale, MD, MPH, Assistant Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Director, NC Women’s Hospital Dysplasia Clinic, has received the school’s prestigious James W. Woods Junior Faculty Award.

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OB/GYN August Highlights and Honors

Please take a look at the department's August updates. The page includes recent honors and awards, presentations and publications.

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Three UNC specialties nationally ranked by U.S. News

Three UNC specialties nationally ranked by U.S. News

Overall, eleven specialties at UNC Hospitals were recognized as nationally ranked or high performing by U.S. News & World Report in its annual "America's Best Hospitals" issue.

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June OB-GYN Highlights & Honors

Please take a look at the department's June updates. The page includes recent honors and awards, presentations and publications.

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Healing and Helping - Kate Menard, MD

Healing and Helping - Kate Menard, MD

As an Employee Ambassador, Kate Menard, MD earned a donation of $250 to Project Graduation through UNC Health Care's Ambassador Recognition Program.

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Chescheir selected new Editor of Obstetrics & Gynecology

Chescheir selected new Editor of Obstetrics & Gynecology

Nancy C. Chescheir, MD, has been selected as the new editor-in-chief of Obstetrics & Gynecology, the official monthly peer-reviewed medical journal of The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (The College).

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Obstetrics & Gynecology April Highlights & Honors

Read more for a list of the April Highlights and Honors from the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology.

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Baby-Friendly, Five-Star Breastfeeding-Friendly celebration held April 30

Baby-Friendly, Five-Star Breastfeeding-Friendly celebration held April 30

On April 30, the N.C. Women's Hospital hosted a celebration for both the Baby-Friendly and Five-Star Breastfeeding-Friendly distinctions.

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