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Obstetrics and Gynecology Archives

Urogynecology to debut single practice site in Cool Springs

Aug. 25, 2016—Vanderbilt Urogynecology and Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery is consolidating its practice sites and moving to the Vanderbilt Center for Women’s Health at Cool Springs. Providers will begin seeing patients at the new location beginning Thursday, Sept. 1.

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Vanderbilt expert addresses Zika-related concerns for women who are, or want to become, pregnant

May. 24, 2016—With summer time approaching and the topic of mosquitoes abuzz, Vanderbilt University Medical Center Maternal Fetal Medicine specialist Sarah Osmundson, M.D., has a few recommendations for women who are pregnant or want to become pregnant.

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Alvarez named chair of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Apr. 28, 2016—Ronald David Alvarez, M.D., Ellen Gregg Shook Culverhouse Chair in the Division of Gynecologic Oncology and vice chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, has been named chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

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Session named to lead VUMC Reproductive Endocrinology efforts

Sep. 3, 2015—Donna Session, M.D., has been named to direct Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, which treats problems related to reproductive medicine including infertility, recurrent pregnancy loss, endometriosis, polycystic ovarian disease, congenital uterine anomalies, fibroids and risk of genetic disorders in offspring.

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Jones to step down as chair of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Aug. 27, 2015—Howard Jones III, M.D., Betty and Lonnie S. Burnett professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) and chair of the department, will be stepping down as chair on June 30, 2016. Jones will continue his clinical practice as well as serve as a consultant on outreach projects.

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Drug combos enhance ovarian cancer cell death

Aug. 11, 2015—Drugs that target DNA damage improve ovarian cancer cell response to platinum chemotherapies, suggesting new therapeutic opportunities.

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Anderson elected treasurer of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists

Jun. 4, 2015—Ted Anderson, M.D., Ph.D., Betty and Lonnie S. Burnett Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, was recently elected treasurer of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG). His three-year term began in May.

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Vanderbilt University honors 28 as emeriti faculty

May. 8, 2015—Twenty-eight retiring faculty members were recognized during Vanderbilt’s Commencement ceremony May 8, when the university honored their years of service and bestowed on them the title of emeritus or emerita faculty.

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VU study explores optimal timing for pertussis vaccine

Feb. 12, 2015—Pertussis, commonly known as whooping cough, is experiencing a resurgence, and its tiniest victims are not armed to battle the contagious respiratory infection.

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New midwifery-led birthing center to debut next summer

Oct. 30, 2014—Families seeking midwifery care outside of the traditional hospital setting will have a new option beginning next summer — an outpatient birth center.

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Vanderbilt participates in national study of group prenatal care

Apr. 16, 2014—Vanderbilt University hopes to enroll about 400 women in a national study to evaluate the effectiveness of a new model of group prenatal care designed to improve the health and well-being of mothers and babies during pregnancy, birth and infancy. The program, called Expect With Me, offers prenatal care in the group setting based on...

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Probing mysteries of preterm birth

Jan. 24, 2014—Understanding the relationship between the thinning and rupture of fetal membranes and the presence of bacteria could lead to treatment and prevention strategies for premature birth.

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