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Dr. Tyler Woodard awarded “Minority Scholar in Cancer Research” at AARC

Dr. Tyler Woodard awarded “Minority Scholar in Cancer Research” at AARC
The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Annual Meeting is pleased to administer this important program which is primarily supported by a generous grant from the National Cancer Institute’s Center to Reduce Cancer Health Disparities.  Dr. Woodard was the recipient of the 2022  ACR Minority Scholar in Cancer Research Award The 2022 conference took place […]

New Podcast Episode: Transformational Leadership with Dr. Dineo Khabele

New Podcast Episode: Transformational Leadership with Dr. Dineo Khabele
Get ready for some brilliant career and life lessons as our Ob/Gyn Department Chair pulls back the curtain on what it’s been like to be our Chair for the past two years. She shares her 10 guiding principles and 3 key facets of transformational leadership. How do we cultivate purposeful careers that are aligned with […]

69th Annual Meeting of the Society for Reproductive Investigation (SRI) Awards

69th Annual Meeting of the Society for Reproductive Investigation (SRI) Awards
We are celebrating two awards for this year’s 69th Annual Meeting of the Society for Reproductive Investigation (SRI) Awards! The meeting took place in Denver, Colorado from March 15th-19th. Our Chair, Dr. Dineo Khabele won the President’s Achievement Achievement Award! Our Vice-Chair for Research, Dr. Sarah England won the DeCherney Society Lifetime Service Award!  We […]

Latest recipients of the WashU OBGYN Lucy, Anarcha, and Betsey (L.A.B.) Award!

Latest recipients of the WashU OBGYN Lucy, Anarcha, and Betsey (L.A.B.) Award!
We’re excited to announce the newest recipients of the WashU OBGYN Lucy, Anarcha, and Betsey (L.A.B.) Award! The award is named in honor of three enslaved women whose bodies were used by Dr. J. Marion Sims for painful experimental attempts to repair vesico-vaginal fistulas.   This award calls us to remember Lucy, Anarcha, and Betsey, their […]

Honoring our Colleague, Dr. Turner

Honoring our Colleague, Dr. Turner
National Black Women Physicians Day is February 8th in honor of Dr. Rebecca Lee Crumpler, who was the first Black woman to earn a medical degree in the United States. On Wednesday, February 9, 2022, we honored Dr. Jacqueline Turner, a trailblazer in her own right. She is a graduate of MIT, then went on […]

Message from the Chair on COVID-19

Message from the Chair on COVID-19
It breaks my heart to write that once again, our hospital is full and we have more than doubled the number patients hospitalized with COVID and in the intensive care units in the last 2 weeks. We are here to take care of each other and to provide care to patients and the broader community. As we enter another period of rapid uncertainty and change, it is not too late to do whatever we can to protect each other.

St. Louis doctor urges pregnant women to get boosted, as more get hospitalized in Omicron surge (Links to an external site)

St. Louis doctor urges pregnant women to get boosted, as more get hospitalized in Omicron surge
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.”