Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Source: Tennessee Department of Health (graphic by Diana Duren)

Rising syphilis cases prompt more testing during pregnancy

When found and treated early with antibiotics, syphilis is curable. Untreated syphilis can cause deafness, blindness and irreversible heart and brain damage.

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NIH grant supports effort to build expertise in genetic epidemiology research in Vietnam

V2-GENE, the Vanderbilt-Vietnam Genetic Epidemiology Training Program, will develop a team of researchers and educators to lead genetic epidemiology research of noncommunicable diseases across the lifespan in Vietnam.

Kewanna Frierson and her daughter, Kennedi.

Lifting up voices to celebrate healthy Black births 

Celebration of Black Motherhood on April 20 elevates positive stories and experiences around Black births

First baby born in the new Labor and Delivery Rooms on 4 North

The new rooms are the latest in a series of obstetrical enhancements, including the Vanderbilt University Hospital Labor and Delivery Entrance, that provide more space for the increased volume of mothers delivering at VUH.

Participants in the Genetic Counseling Research Symposium were (back row from left) Lucas Richter, MM, CGC, Fellowship in Genomics Outcomes Research, (FIGOR); and Mikaela Bradley, Makenna Martin, Cecilia Kessler, and Joan Kornkven, Master’s in Genetic Counseling degree program, Class of 2024, (front row from) left, Mary Hurley, Class of 2024; Jill Slamon, MA, MS, CGC, Advanced Research Training for Genetic Counselors certificate program; Toni Lewis, MS, FIGOR; Lianna Paul, and Serena Fleming, Class of 2024; and MGC program director Martha Dudek, MS, CGC. (photo by Susan Urmy)

Genetic Counseling Research Symposium debuts on April 5

The Master of Genetic Counseling (MGC) degree program at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine (VUSM) will hold its first Genetic Counseling Research Symposium April 5 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. in room 202, Light Hall.

Roger Dmochowski promoted to Vice President and Executive Medical Director of Perioperative Services

Roger Dmochowski, MD, MMHC, professor of Urology, Surgery, and Obstetrics & Gynecology and director of the Section of Female Pelvic Medicine, has been promoted to Vice President and Executive Medical Director of Perioperative Services at Vanderbilt University Hospital. He will function full time in this role.

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