Twin Cities Resident Council – Resident & Fellow Quality Forum – Thursday, May 30, 2013 from 4:30 – 8:30 pm at the University of Minnesota, Coffman Union Great Hall – For more information, click here.
Registration is Now Open!
Obstetrics, Gynecology & Women's Health: Autumn Seminar
September 27, 2013
Duluth Entertainment Convention Center
Register today for this one-day seminar especially relevant for obstetricians/gynecologists, primary care physicians, and advance practice and care team professionals.
Presented by: University of Minnesota Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Women's Health and Essentia Health Obstetrics and Gynecology
This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit.
Resident and Fellow Research Day, May 13, 2013
McNamara Alumni Center
Guest Speaker: Tim Starr, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Women's Health
Topic: "Genes, Ovarian Cancer and Targeted Therapy"
Resident and Fellow Graduation, June 7, 2013
Coffman Memorial Union
Social hour begins at 6:00 pm
Dinner at 7:00 pm
Program at 8:00 pm
An Innovative Woman’s Health & Wellness Course for Mid‐life Transition
Gyn Onc Fellow, Dr. Jori Carter, Receives AOA Award
Dr. Jori Carter, a senior fellow in Gynecologic Oncology, has received an AOA fellow award!
Jori was nominated by members of the University of Minnesota Medical School chapter of Alpha Omega Alpha for membership in AOA as a fellow.
As the national medical honor society, AOA is committed to recognizing outstanding professionalism, scholarship, leadership, and service in the medical community. Each year, every chapter of AOA is able to nominate three fellows in recognition of their commitment to the ideals of AOA. The honor society was founded in 1902 on the belief that the profession of medicine can improve care for all through the following values:
- Recognizing high educational achievement
- Honoring gifted teaching
- Encouraging the development of leaders in academia and the community
- Supporting the ideals of humanism
- Promoting service to others
Jori will be recognized for this award at the University of Minnesota Medical School AOA chapter’s Spring Reception on April 16th.
UMMC Named One of the Nation’s “100 Hospitals and Health Systems with Great Oncology Programs”
Becker’s Hospital Review is the result of Becker subscribers and a panel of industry experts nominating us for inclusion in the listing “based on clinical accolades, quality care and contributions to the oncology field.”
Within our listing, Becker’s recognizes University of Minnesota Physicians Cancer Care at Fairview, our comprehensive cancer care services provided by a specialized team of physicians, nurses and health care
professionals at locations throughout the Twin Cities area. Many of the physicians are researchers at the University of Minnesota Masonic Cancer Center, one of 41 National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer centers in the country, a recognition of its scientific excellence with focus on causes, prevention, detection and treatment of cancer.
The medical center is the only Twin Cities facility on the list. Becker’s Hospital Review features business and legal news and analysis, targeting an audience of hospital leaders.
2013 Women's Health Newsletter Now Available
Read the newest edition of the Department of OB/GYN's Women's Health Newsletter here.
(Past editions of the news letter are available at the links to the right.)
"What Business Are We In?" GME Grand Rounds, March 5, 2013, 4:30-6:30 pm in Mayo Auditorium
Levi Downs, Jr, MS, MD Named CMO for University of Minnesota Physicians
Congratulations to Dr. Levi Downs, Associate Professor in the Division of Gynecologic Oncology, who has been named the Chief Medical Officer (CMO) for University of Minnesota Physicians! Read More.
Congratulations OB/GYN Top Doctors for Women
Many faculty members from the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Women's Health were selected as 2013's Top Doctors for Women by Minnesota Monthly Magazine.
Peter Argenta, MD
Linda Carson, MD
Levi Downs, MD
Melissa Geller, MD
Rahel Ghebre, MD
Amy Jonson, MD
Deanna Teoh, MD
Daniel Landers, MD, FACOG
Tracy Prosen, MD
Kirk Ramin, MD
Preston Williams, MD
Yasuko Yamamura, MD
Obstetrics and Gynecology
Carrie Terrell, MD
Mark Damario, MD, FACOG
MN Monthly sent postcards to over 10,000 doctors in the seven-county metro area and Olmstead County from a Minnesota Board of Medical Practice mailing list. Recipients were informed of Minnesota Monthly’s Best Doctors for Women poll, and asked to log onto an online polling site and name up to three doctors in each of 42 specialties and subspecialties. This list of specialties was determined by the magazine staff based on specialties recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties. Doctors were instructed to nominate fellow physicians based on the criteria they would use to make recommendations to women family members and friends.
Liz Dickson, MD, Gyn Onc Fellow, Named Co-Fellow Director of the Gynecologic Oncology Fellows’ and Allied Health Practitioners’ Research Network (GOFRN)
Press Coverage for UMMC's Zero Birth Injury Campaign
UMMC's Zero Birth Injury campaign was featured in this article on Modern Healthcare.
More about the campaign can be found here.
Save the Date!
OB/GYN & Women's Health Autumn Seminar, Sept. 27, 2013
Please save the date, September 27, 2013, for our Autumn Seminar to be held in Duluth, Minnesota in partnership with Essentia Health.
For more information, please visit the Essentia Health website.
The University of MN Medical Center, Fairview Delivers 19 Baby Boys in a Row!
NAS: What Does It Mean For My Program? – GME Grand Rounds, Dec. 13, 2012
Please see the Graduate Medical Education (GME) website for more information.
Carrie Ann Terrell, M.D., F.A.C.O.G., helped WCCO determine whether PMS is a myth.
Women Impacting Healthcare: Decide to Make a Difference, November 9, 2012
Please see the Department of Pharmacy's website for more information about this day-long conference, which will "explore the history of woman leaders in healthcare, and how our past continues to define future challenges and opportunities."
Please Welcome Our New Postdoctoral Associate, David Hermanson, PhD
The Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Women's Health welcomes David Hermanson, PhD. He will work as a Postdoctoral Associate with Dr. Geller and Dr. Kaufman. Dr. Hermanson received his B.A in Chemistry with an emphasis in Biochemistry from the University of Minnesota, Morris and then moved on to get a PhD in the Department of Medicinal Chemistry at the University of Minnesota. His doctoral research involved the study of novel small molecules' mechanism of action in drug resistant cancer. As part of Dr. Geller's lab, he will investigate the use of chimeric antigen receptor expressing natural killer cells for the treatment of ovarian cancer in a mouse model.
Please Welcome Our New Research Associate, Indira V Subramanian, PhD
The Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Women's Health welcomes Indira V Subramanian, PhD. She will work as a research associate with Dr. Argenta. Dr. Subramanian worked as a postdoctoral associate in our department for five years and then spent the next six years working with Dr. Ramakrishnan, in the Department of Pharmacology. Her research interests are in the area of studying the role and mechanisms of anti-angiogenesis therapy alone or in combination with chemotherapy on ovarian and breast cancer inhibition and in investigating the role of microRNAs in hypoxia signaling and their implication physiological and tumor induced angiogenesis. She is also interested in studying different biochemical processes that are responsible for the onset of ovarian cancer and small molecule inhibitors that can be used in treating the disease.
Please Welcome Two New Joint Appointment Faculty, Amy P. N. Skubitz, PhD & Ruby Hong-Ngoc Nguyen, PhD
Amy P. N. Skubitz, PhD, Professor
University of Minnesota
Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology
Dr. Skubitz is leading research involving new treatments for ovarian cancer. She serves as the Core Leader of the AHC BioNet Tissue Procurement Facility and works closely with members of the Gynecologic Oncology Division and
in our ovarian cancer laboratory.
Ruby Hong-Ngoc Nguyen, PhD, Assistant Professor
University of Minnesota, School of Public Health
Division of Epidemiology and Community Health
Dr. Nguyen is a reproductive and perinatal epidemiologist. She is actively involved in the teaching of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Women’s Health fellows and
works closely with our faculty as co-investigator on several studies. Her primary research activities focus on pregnancy-related health issues and maternal and fetal medicine.
OB/Gyn Faculty recognized by Mpls/St. Paul Magazine as "Top Doctors" in 2012
The July 2012 issue of Mpls. St. Paul Magazine has a feature recognizing the Top Doctors for 2012. Several physicians from the Department of OB/GYN and Women's Health were recognized, including:
Peter A. Argenta, MD
Linda F. Carson, MD
Amy L. Jonson, MD
Carrie Ann Terrell, MD
Daniel V. Landers, MD, FACOG
Tracy L. Prosen, MD
Kirk D. Ramin, M
Mark A. Damario, MD, FACOG
Theodore C. Nagel, MD, FACOG
William R. Phipps, MD
Visit the Mpls/St. Paul Magazine website for more information.
Dr. Yee and Dr. Ghebre Receive Susan G. Komen Foundation Grant to Develop Uses for Cell Phones to Promote Breast Cancer Screening
Dr. Doug Yee, Medicine, and Dr. Rahel Ghebre, Obstetrics, Gynecology and Women's Health, received a grant from the Susan G. Komen Foundation to develop new ways to use cell phones to promote breast cancer screening to Korean women.
The Latest in Advancing Ovarian Cancer Treatment
Visit the Minnesota Medical Foundation website to learn more about what Masonic Cancer Center researchers are working on to improve outcomes for women with ovarian cancer.
BioClock Baby Plan Fertility Assessments Now Available
The University of Minnesota Physicians Reproductive Medicine Center has launched BioClock Baby Plan, a new diagnostic service that provides women an unprecedented fertility assessment and a range of tools to highlight any potential barriers to conceiving naturally, such as uterine abnormalities or ovarian cysts.
The unique service is an attempt to counsel women about fertility potential now and if putting off a having a family may be a problem in the future. Assessments are based on a woman's medical and family history, her age, and several laboratory studies. At the end of the visit patients will receive a full report and explanation of the results.
The consultation can be carried out in one single clinic visit and does require a lab visit prior to the consultation.
For more information, including scheduling, please visit the Reproductive Medicine Center Website.
Recent Stories about the BioClock Baby Plan
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Dr. Bazzaro Presents Research at MD Anderson Cancer Center International Conference
Martina Bazzaro, PhD, Assistant Professor in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Women’s Health and the Masonic Cancer Center, was invited to speak at the SUMO, Ubiquin, UBL Proteins: Implications for Human Diseases Sixth International Conference held February 8-11, 2012 at MD Anderson Cancer Center.
Her work targeting alternative pathways to proteasomal degradation for cervical cancer treatment was highlighted and introduced by Aaron Ciechanover, 2004 Nobel laureate in chemistry for the discovery of proteasomes. Her work was also published in PLoS ONE, an international, peer-reviewed, open-access, online publication.
Dr. Bazzaro Receives Randy Shaver Research Grant
Martina Bazzaro, PhD, Assistant Professor in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Women’s Health and the Masonic Cancer Center, is the recipient of a $25,000 1-year grant from the Randy Shaver Research and Community Fund, which supports the cancer community in Minnesota by funding research, prevention, treatment and other programs relating to the Minnesota's cancer community.
Her research project is titled “Targeting ubiquitin-dependent protein degradation pathways for treatment of aggressive ovarian cancer.”
PGY 4 resident, Receives Arnold P. Gold Humanism and Excellence in Teaching Award
Claire Mallof, MD, one of our PGY 4 OB/GYN residents, was selected as one of six residents at the University of Minnesota Medical School to receive the Arnold P. Gold Humanism and Excellence in Teaching Award. Dr. Mallof was nominated by medical students based on her demonstration of humanism, compassion, and outstanding teaching abilities. She will be recognized for this award at Transition Day at the Medical School on Monday, April 18, 2012.
Winter 2012 Issue of Women's Health Newsletter Now Available
The Winter 2012 Issue of the Women's Health Newsletter is now available. To read about new and exciting developments in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Women's Health, click here.
- The new Women’s Health Specialists Clinic opens its doors and begins demonstrating the possibilities of truly integrative care.
- Dr. Theodore Nagel, beloved Reproductive Medicine Center physician, retires but begins work on a new endeavor - using his expertise to reach out to women who may not be infertile, but who are now delaying pregnancy to pursue educational and career goals.
- Department of OB/GYN researchers and clinicians work together on cutting-edge research to close the gap between the laboratory and treatment for patients.
U of M Physicians Opens a Comprehensive, Integrated Women’s Health Specialty Clinic
Last week, University of Minnesota Physicians opened the doors to its newly-renovated Women’s Health Specialists Clinic in the Riverside Professional Building, offering a new model of health care that focuses on a comprehensive array of treatment options for women.
The clinic is designed as a “one stop shop” for women looking for a singular location for many of their health care needs and combines services previously located across the U of M campus.
To read more about the new clinic, click here.
To visit the Women's Health Specialists Clinic website, click here.
Dr. Prosen Talks With KARE 11 About a New DNA Test That Can Detect Down Syndrome as Early as 10 Weeks into a Pregnancy
Tracy Prosen, MD, talks about new DNA test for pregnant women that can detect Down syndrome as early as 10 weeks into the pregnancy with astounding accuracy, and how this test can help families prepare for the future on KARE 11.