Congratulations to Kurt Martinuzzi, MD, Assistant Professor in Emory Gynecology and Obstetrics, who recently completed an advanced Ultrasound Course at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, PA. This training certified him as an expert in Gynecologic Pelvic Ultrasound and First Trimester Obstetrics Ultrasound through the Alliance for Physician Certification and Advancement (APCA). Read Full Announcement Here.

Congratulations to Dr. Eva Lathrop and Dr. Marisa Young for recently showcasing their research at FIGO in Brazil last week. XXI FIGO World Congress of Gynecology and Obstetrics is the single largest global congress on maternal and infant health, bringing together obstetricians, gynecologists and related health professionals from around the world. Dr. Young presented her work on designing a Quality Index for Antenatal Care using a large data set from Kenya, in which she worked with the CDC and with Dr. Lathrop as one of her mentors. Dr. Lathrop presented her work on postpartum hemorrhage prevention at home births in Haiti and on increasing contraception access in the context of Zika.

Congratulations to Emory Gynecology and Obstetrics Martina Badell, MD who was recently welcomed to the editorial advisory board for MdEdge ObGyn News. Dr. Badell serves on a number of committees at Emory for the department of obstetrics and gynecology, including the clinical competency committee and program evaluation committee, as well as similar committees for the maternal-fetal medicine fellowship program. She also is a member of the Emory University Hospital Midtown’s quality enhancement committee. Read the full news release here.

Thank you to Junior League of Atlanta for a wonderful evening discussing the importance of reproductive health at every age and stage of life. We at Emory Gynecology and Obstetrics have been thrilled to receive wonderful messages from those who attended last night’s event and their excitement over the important information presented from our faculty Melissa Kottke, MD, MPH, MBA; Heather Hipp, MD; Cherie C. Hill, MD and Andrea Joyner, MD, IBCLC. Thank you again!!!

Augustine Rajakumar, PhD and his postdoctoral fellow Deepak Venkataraman, PhD attended the ISSHP-2018 (International Society for the Study of Hypertension in Pregnancy) meeting in Amsterdam, October 6th - 9th. Dr. Rajakumar served as International chair in the ‘Placenta’ session on October 8th. Deepak seen here presenting his work as oral presentation, was selected as one of the top three contestants for the Young Investigator Award and was given a travel award.

Emory University School of Medicine Faculty Recognitions Week, Hidden Gem Award recognizes faculty members for their outstanding, but often unnoticed or unrecognized, contributions to Emory or beyond. Congratulations to Dr. Britton Chahine, Director of Obstetrics and Gynecology Simulation Program.
Dr. Chahine has been instrumental in rolling out required FLS certification for all residents and has been successful in helping them meet this goal. She is actively focused on education and mentoring - both Departmental learners and new faculty.

Emory University School of Medicine Faculty Recognitions Week continues. At Emory Gynecology and Obstetrics we pride ourselves on providing outstanding experiences for all of our patients. Congratulations to Dr. Kalinda Woods for being recognized for her high level of patient satisfaction scores on satisfaction surveys.

Emory Reproductive Center hosted over 40 attendees at our first ever Emory at American Society for Reproductive Medicine conference. The evening event including current and past Emory medical students, fellows, faculty, and clinical collaborators. Emory Gynecology and Obstetrics also had a wonderful showing at this year's American Society for Reproductive Medicine Scientific Congress and Expo. Congratulations to all! 

Congratulations to Carrie Cwiak, MD, MPH who is now a full professor within the Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Family Planning.

Congratulations to Lisa Haddad, MD, MS, MPH for being honored by Emory University School of Medicine Recognitions Committee as part of this year’s Researcher Appreciation Day! Dr. Haddad was nominated by her peers and colleagues for her groundbreaking research focused on how hormonal contraception promotes innate and adaptive immunologic changes among reproductive aged women.  The long-term goal of this work is to evaluate how the nature and magnitude of immune changes could impact HIV susceptibility.  See the full list of this years honorees here.

E. Britton Chahine, MD is among the faculty members who educate, encourage and support our diverse learners across the School of Medicine.  When the Emory School of Medicine Recognitions Committee sent out a call for nominations of educators who go above and beyond, they received more than 90 submissions. The committee reviewed each nominee and selected these faculty educators who best demonstrate the values of the Emory School of Medicine. Dr. Chahine was among those selected for recognition. To view the full list of those recognized, and to read the wonderful feedback from Dr. Chahine's colleagues visit here,

The May Green Journal features a current commentary reviewing the historical evolution of conception options for mixed-status couples with HIV with particular focus on the potential need for fertility treatment and the feasibility of accessing such treatment. “Access to Fertility Treatment for Mixed-Status Couples With Human Immunodeficiency Virus” by Jennifer F. Kawwass, MD, Lisa B. Haddad, MD, MPH, and Denise J. Jamieson, MD is now available in the current issue.

Gynecologic Specialties Division Director and Vice Chair of Population Health Denise Jamieson, MD, MPH named the James Robert McCord Chair in Gynecology and Obstetrics. Read More: 



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