Phase 2 Medical Student Work with Dignity Period

Phase 2 medical students stuffing 1000 period kits for non-profit Dignity Period. Dignity Period’s mission: “To impact period poverty around the globe by improving access to accurate menstrual information and distributing high quality washable/reusable menstrual hygiene products. We are motivated by the belief that those who menstruate should do so with comfort and in dignity.” […]

WashU ObGyn at 3rd Annual Health Equity Seminar with the First Ladies of St. Louis

Left to right: Kim Snyder, REI Clinical Nurse; Tori Whelan, Assistant Professor; Bridget Huysman, MFM Fellow; Dineo Khabele, Dept Chair; LaShanda Jackson, W&I Women’s Health Educator and Outreach Coordinator; Darius Whitaker, IDEA2s Program Manager; and Bisiayo Fashemi, Research Associate (not pictured) On November 4, 2023 the Department of OBGYN at Washington University in St. Louis […]

Khabele Delivers Keynote at Meharry Research Week

In September, Dr. Dineo Khabele, Professor and Chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, delivered the Keynote address at Meharry Research Week at Meharry Medical College in Nashville, TN. Khabele spoke on the topic of OB/GYN related cancers. Every summer, the Office of Medical Student Research hosts the WUSM Meharry Summer Research Program (Meharry […]

Dr. Carter was recognized by the “In and For St. Louis” award!

Dr. Carter was recognized with her co-primary investigator, Dr. Shannon Lenze, by Washington University in St. Louis! They received the “In and For St. Louis” award for their work with community-academic partnership with the EleVATE Collaborative.

Faculty and Staff at SLOCA Living Out Loud, Gala & Auction

A great evening for a great cause.  We (nurses and docs) started this in 1993.  It’s grown into a great grassroots organization. We have given over $1 million for research to Wash U and FWC.  We have many other outreach initiatives.

Black Family Wellness Expo

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!

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 […]

Racial disparities in menopause

Dr. Makeba Williams talks with KMOV’s Paige Hulsey about the relationship between menopause and racial disparities. Watch below.

Mighty Dream Forum

While healthcare is a basic human right, it is rife with inequities that reach far beyond the doctor’s office. For women – and particularly women of color – the equity gap continues to show up nationally in our healthcare systems; and intersect locally in our communities, education systems, and even our workplaces. The path to […]

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!

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

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 […]

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.”

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.