It’s National Infertility Awareness Week! Did you know that 1 in 4 female physicians experience infertility? Let’s talk about it, and work to expand coverage for fertility treatments! Dr. Ashley Veade shares her journey through the unexpected diagnosis of infertility right as she finished residency and started her job as a generalist Ob/Gyn here at […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
What drives a great mentor/mentee relationship? How can we make the most of mentorship during training and throughout our academic careers? Spoiler alert: it’s not by being perfect. Join special guests Drs. Cara Cipriano and Jenny Duncan as they detail the Academy of Educators’ new Mentorship Workshops and share how Mentorship and wellness are ever […]
I am excited to announce that Dr. Makeba Williams has accepted our offer to become the Vice Chair for Professional Development and Wellness. Clinically, she will join the faculty in the division of General Obstetrics and Gynecology as an Associate Professor. Dr. Williams has provided extensive departmental leadership in her current role as Director of […]
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.
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.”
The updated guidance comes after a CDC analysis of new safety data on 2,500 women showed no increased risks of miscarriage for those who received at least one dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine before 20 weeks of pregnancy.
Marta Perez, MD, and Emily Cooke, clinical pharmacist are interviewed on the increased access of the COVID vaccine after delivery.
Kenan Omurtag, M.D. has accepted the role as our Division Chief of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility effective June 1, 2021.
MDisrupt Presents: Sarah England, PhD, Washington University School of Medicine, on Solutions that Scale for Maternal-Child Health Disparities
Program for the Elimination of Cancer Disparities focuses on Access to Care for Breast and Cervical Cancer screenings
This week is Black Maternal Health week and new studies show Black women are three times more likely to die during pregnancy or child birth than white women.
The vaccines do not impact sperm count, fertility treatment, or a woman’s ability to get pregnant, research shows