We loved seeing the faces who joined us for the Black Family Wellness Expo! The event was held at Christian Hospital on Saturday, March 25!
Category: Community Engagement
Period Poverty Donation Collection
This Feb/Mar MO American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) is focusing on period poverty. Period poverty refers to the inability to afford period products (pads/tampons/cups). About 40% of US people with uteruses struggle with period poverty, causing about 1/3 of low-income people with uteruses to miss work or school due to the lack of access to […]
Coping with infertility – Dr. Omurtag
Dr. Hagemann on KMOV for Cervical Cancer Awareness Month (Links to an external site)
Gynecologic Oncologist & surgeon Andrea Hagemann, MD, recently joined KMOV to discuss how the HPV vaccine greatly reduces the risk of cervical cancer & a number of other cancers, making it a key part of cancer prevention for both girls & boys. http://ow.ly/8Kok50MLQ03
“Birthrates declining in Missouri” – Dr. Roxane Rampersad (Links to an external site)
Dr. Roxane Rampersad, Washington University Professor, of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Barnes Jewish Hospital talks with Tom and Carol about the decline in birth rates in the state of Missouri.
Study: HPV vaccine leading is the cause of decrease of cervical cancer cases (Links to an external site)
Dr. Lindsay Kuroki of Washington University ObGyn and Siteman Cancer Center speaks with Fox2 Now about how the HPV is decreasing cervical cancer cases.
Dr. Makeba Williams notes African Americans’ unique menopause experience (Links to an external site)
Did you know that people who menstruate can spend up to a third to half of their lives experiencing some stage of menopause? Medical professionals are still learning about menopause and utilizing ways to normalize this period of life for their patients — making it possible to uncover inequities in menopausal care and discoveries in […]
Racial disparities in menopause
Dr. Makeba Williams talks with KMOV’s Paige Hulsey about the relationship between menopause and racial disparities. Watch below.
Watch Now: The First Ladies Of St. Louis Health Equity Seminar
Watch the live stream below
SLOCA/Families ROC Run makes a big impact
We celebrated our team and supporters, “Shake Your Teal Feathers” on October 9th. Thank you to everyone who came out! We had beautiful weather, a positive team, and the best encouragement we could ask for! Research + clinical care + community + peer support = Amazing! This is how we make a difference. Dr. Andrea […]
March of Dimes 2022
We are so excited to share our faculty attending March of Dimes 2022 in St. Louis at the Four Seasons!
Faculty, Fellows & Residents Attend Fundraiser for Reproductive Health
On September 29th, 2022, our faculty, fellows, and residents attended a fundraiser dinner.
Pedal the Cause 2022 in the books!
Pedal the Cause 2022 in the books! Grateful for amazing teammates, great weather, and the ability to bike. One more way to celebrate Dr. Andrea Hagemann
47th Annual Symposium Held in September
On September 22 and 23, we hosted our 47th Symposium. The planning committee organized an exceptional event with over 20 guest speakers providing pertinent information to share with the participants. Over 125 people were in attendance, including physicians, nurse practitioners, and registered nurses from around the region. Hundreds of volunteer hours went into creating this […]
Learning With National Leaders Gynecologic Cancers and Fertility Preservation Event
“Learning with National Leaders gynecological and fertility preservation event. KMOX’s Carol Daniel will moderate a panel with our Washington University Physicians, Surgical Oncologist Lindsay Kuroki, Radiation Oncologist Stephanie MarKovina, Nurse Practitioner Anna Geiger, and Geneticist Rachita Nikam.” via www.learningwithnationalleaders.com
‘Paving the way for that next generation’ (Links to an external site)
The first Black department chair at WUSTL Medicine wants to make sure she’s not the last.
C.A.R.E. Clinic Participates in Awareness Walk
On August 6, Members of the C.A.R.E Clinic team and OBGYN Community Engagement participated in the CareSTL Health Project O Awareness Walk where they provided information, education, and resources for participants who may be affected by the opioid epidemic. C.A.R.E. stands for Clinic for Acceptance, Recovery & Empowerment. The service provides comprehensive, compassionate maternity care […]
Dr. Ebony Carter and Dr. Melissa Tepe, in EleVATE, a maternal and infant health program
Dr. Ebony Carter and Dr. Melissa Tepe, in EleVATE, a maternal and infant health program. Here, they are improving maternal health—especially for Black mothers and birthing people. “When you spend so much time with patients, you can’t help but feel the burden of the things they’re experiencing in their lives” Dr. Ebony Carter, Washington University […]
Anesthesiology Grand Rounds: OVAR-IT! Inequities in Ovarian Cancer Outcomes Among Black Women
“OVAR-IT! Inequities in Ovarian Cancer Outcomes Among Black Women” Featured Speaker Dineo Khabele, MDMitchell & Elaine Yanow Professor of OB/GYN and Department HeadWashington University in St. Louis Watch Below
Calculating Cancer Risks (Links to an external site)
St. Louis doctor urges pregnant women to get boosted, as more get hospitalized in Omicron surge (Links to an external site)
High-risk obstetrician Dr. Ebony Carter says pregnant patients are voicing concerns about what the vaccine will do to their baby, claiming there isn’t enough data. “We probably have more data right now on the vaccine than any other thing that we give to people in pregnancy, she says. “And the data overwhelmingly, in every direction, is saying that the vaccine appears to be safe.”
Department of OBGYN co-hosts the Society for Black Academic Surgeons Annual Meeting
In September 2021, Dineo Khabele, member of the SBAS executive council, served as the local co-host for the Society of Black Academic Surgeons Annual Meeting by Washington University Dept of Surgery, Dept of OBGYN
Twinkle, Twinkle Little NICU Stars
In honor of prematurity awareness month, Dr. Molly Stout was interviewed for a video that was used on the St. Louis Children’s Hospital social media channels. Dr. Stout is one of our doctors who works the March of Dimes Prematurity Research Center at Washington University.