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Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology Archives

Hartmann named director of UK Center for Clinical and Translational Science

Jan. 17, 2024—Katherine Hartmann, MD, PhD, Vice President for Research Integration for Vanderbilt University Medical Center, has been named director of the University of Kentucky (UK) Center for Clinical and Translational Science.

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Ronald Alvarez elected president of American Gynecological and Obstetrical Society

Jan. 8, 2024—Vanderbilt's Ronald Alvarez, MD, MBA, was recently elected the 42nd president of the American Gynecological and Obstetrical Society.

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Study on miscarriage management finds combination treatment is more efficient and cost effective

Aug. 28, 2023—Vanderbilt research finds that only 1% of 22,116 commercially insured women ages 15-49 with medically managed miscarriages received the recommended combination of mifepristone.

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Vanderbilt Center for Women’s Health Columbia receives 2023 Maury County Main Street Award

Aug. 23, 2023—Vanderbilt Center for Women’s Health Columbia received the 2023 Maury County Main Street Award for Best OB/GYN-Women’s Care Practice in Maury County.

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VWCH receives Best Hospitals for Maternity Care award from U.S. News & World Report

Dec. 27, 2022—Vanderbilt Wilson County Hospital (VWCH) is one of the 2022-2023 Best Hospitals for Maternity Care (Uncomplicated Pregnancy), according to U.S. News & World Report.

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Distinguished visitor

Aug. 4, 2022—Rahul Gupta, MD, MPH, MBA, director of National Drug Control Policy visited Vanderbilt last week to learn about the Medical Center’s efforts related to child-maternal addiction care, the Firefly program and Team Hope.

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VUMC, Tennova Healthcare – Clarksville collaborate to provide OB-GYN hospitalist care

Jul. 15, 2022—Expectant women in Clarksville, Montgomery County and the surrounding area will soon benefit from around-the-clock, enhanced medical care during their labor and delivery through a collaboration between Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Tennova Healthcare - Clarksville to establish an OB-GYN hospitalist program.

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Vanderbilt Center for Women’s Health merges with Women’s Health Center of Lebanon

May. 24, 2022—Vanderbilt Center for Women’s Health will merge with Women’s Health Center of Lebanon (WHCL) on May 28, expanding access to care.

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Calculating risk for uterine fibroids

Apr. 26, 2022—Vanderbilt researchers have constructed a polygenic risk score for uterine fibroids that will be useful for exploring causes of these benign tumors and identifying novel drug targets and therapies.

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Improving care for gynecologic cancer

Mar. 15, 2022—To reduce risk of deep vein thrombosis in patients being treated for gynecologic cancer, Vanderbilt researchers recommend that providers use Khorana scores and provide prophylactic treatment according to clinical guidelines.

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Fibroids and preterm birth

Sep. 30, 2021—In a large, prospective study, Vanderbilt researchers found no association between fibroids and any clinical subtype of preterm birth, supporting a reconsideration of the impression that fibroids increase preterm birth risk.

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Grant creates center for maternal, pediatric precision therapeutics

Sep. 17, 2021—Vanderbilt University Medical Center has been awarded a five-year, $6 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to serve as a center of excellence for Maternal and Pediatric Precision in Therapeutics.

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