The 2nd annual International Day to End Obstetric Fistula is Friday, May 23. Johnson & Johnson Global Health is hosting a Twitter chat at 1 p.m. tomorrow to #EndFistula. UNC's Jeff Wilkinson, MD, and his collaborators at the Freedom From Fistula Foundation, will participate in the chat, along with the Global Fund for Women, the Global Moms Challenge, and others. Join the conversation!
The recommendations of the Task Force cover a broad spectrum of causes of child death, including infant mortality, violence and unintentional injury. Since two-thirds of all child deaths are to babies before their first birthdays, the CFTF has a number of recommendations to promote healthy birth outcomes. UNC Horizons is a comprehensive substance abuse treatment program for NC pregnant and/or parenting women and their children.
UNC report card finds majority of women who do not breastfeed cite personal preference
UNC report card finds positive data on perinatal care
UNC report card finds more women are overweight than not
UNC report card examines implications of population growth on NC women
UNC report card on health of state's women finds positive progress
Center for Women’s Health Research releases 2014 North Carolina Women's Health Report Card.
Five questions for Chuck Perou, PhD, a UNC geneticist on the hunt for better treatments for the most deadly form of breast cancer
UNC OB-GYN Jeff Wilkinson was recently featured on the Public Radio International series "The Ninth Month" for his work surgically repairing fistula in Malawi.
A partnership between FirstHealth of the Carolinas and the UNC Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology will give women in the mid-Carolinas convenient local access to a wider variety of specialty services related to high-risk pregnancy. Read the full story from The Pilot.
Eight basic science and clinical departments at UNC finished in the top 10 in their fields.
Five questions for Greg Wang, a new Jefferson-Pilot fellow searching for better ways to shut down cancer cells.
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.
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).
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.
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.
UNC researchers are launching a 5-year study aimed at understanding the role of oxytocin in postpartum depression and bonding between mothers and babies.
Every month, UNC OB-GYN gathers and shares their presentations, awards and/or noteworthy events. Take a look at this month's collection.
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.