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Obstetrics and Gynecology Archives

Bennett to lead Maternal Fetal Medicine

Jul. 11, 2013—Kelly Bennett, M.D., associate professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology and director of the Fetal Center, has been named director of the Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine.

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A drug combo for ovarian cancer

Dec. 24, 2012—Combining another drug with platinum-based chemotherapies may be more effective against ovarian cancer.

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New faculty: Cathy Ivory is committed to nursing science and research

Nov. 16, 2012—Cathy Ivory is conducting foundational research work in perinatal nursing informatics and introducing master’s students to the world of nursing informatics.

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Toxin provides endometriosis clues

Nov. 2, 2012—Environmental toxins may contribute to endometriosis-related infertility by disrupting endometrial response to progesterone.

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Study tracks hormone’s role in reducing preterm birth risk

Sep. 6, 2012—Pregnant women who have had prior preterm births may avoid a subsequent early birth if given progestogens, which are natural or synthetic forms of progesterone, a female hormone that naturally increases during pregnancy, a Vanderbilt analysis shows.

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Acquisition enhances women’s services in Williamson County

Aug. 30, 2012—Vanderbilt University Medical Center has acquired The Franklin Women’s Center, a group of six obstetrician/gynecologists and two women’s health nurse practitioners in Williamson County who will form a new group, the Vanderbilt Franklin Women’s Center at Williamson Medical Center. The physicians – Katherine Dykes, M.D., Alison Mullaly, M.D., Cynthia L. Netherton, M.D., Nancy Osburn, M.D.,...

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Effort seeks to remove breast-feeding barriers

Aug. 16, 2012—Vanderbilt University has signed on for a statewide project to increase exclusive breast-feeding in hospitals and delivery centers.

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MRSA in pregnancy may be less dangerous than previously thought

Apr. 19, 2012—Vanderbilt pediatric infectious disease researchers studying antibiotic-resistant staph say fears that mothers carrying the germ may set their newborns up for infection are unfounded.

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Dad’s diet influences birth timing

Jul. 20, 2011—It may be possible to prevent preterm birth by modifying the father’s diet before a baby's conception.

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Vanderbilt University honors 16 faculty members as emeriti

May. 13, 2011—Sixteen retiring faculty members were recognized during Vanderbilt’s May 13 Commencement ceremony when the university honored their years of service and bestowed on them the title of emeritus or emerita faculty. Robert W. Blanning, professor of management, emeritus Blanning’s global experience combines the worlds of academia and business. He came to the Owen Graduate School...

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Tennessee Women’s Health Report Card finds much work to be done

May. 10, 2011—A new report on women's health in Tennessee finds continuing areas of concern and a need for programs that support lifestyle changes to prevent long-term health consequences.

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TLC show filmed at VUMC to begin airing Monday, May 2

Apr. 28, 2011—After nearly five months of filming last fall and winter, Vanderbilt University Medical Center will once again be the subject of a new reality TV series scheduled to debut on TLC Monday, May 2, at 1 p.m.

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Recent Stories from VUMC News and Communications Publications

Keeping pace: Nashville, once a mid-size city with a Southern small-town feel, is experiencing explosive growth.

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Keeping pace: Nashville, once a mid-size city with a Southern small-town feel, is experiencing explosive growth.

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Vanderbilt University School of Medicine entrance

Vanderbilt University Adult Hospital with helipad

Vanderbilt University Adult Hospital with helipad

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