Calendar of Events

Aug
7
Fri
2020
Student-Centered Pipeline to Advance Research in Cancer Careers (SPARCC) Cancer Research Summit and Graduation @ Virtual Event
Aug 7 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Please join the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology for the Student-Centered Pipeline to Advance Research in Cancer Careers (SPARCC) Cancer Research Summit and graduation on August 7, 2020, from 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. This will be a virtual event, where the scholars will have the opportunity to share their research and open it up for questions and brief discussions for each presentation. We will conclude the event by “presenting” graduation certificates and acknowledging each scholar’s participation this summer.

Program:

10:30-11:30 a.m.: Research Presentations – Topics are centered on “wicked problems” found in cancer-specific research.

11:30 a.m.-12 p.m.: Graduation Ceremony – SPARCC Co-Directors Janet Rader, MD, and Kristina Kaljo, PhD, will present each of the scholars with a certificate of completion.

If you would like to attend, please email us at sparcc@mcw.edu.

SPARCC is an intensive 8-week summer program that immerses undergraduate students from backgrounds underrepresented in biomedical research in the complexities of clinical cancer research. To learn more, please visit obgyn.mcw.edu/sparcc.

Nov
9
Mon
2020
Family History in Cancer Screening and Treatment – Elizabeth Hopp, MD @ Virtual
Nov 9 @ 5:45 pm – 7:00 pm


Please join us virtually. This talk will detail what constitutes a significant family history along with discussion of genetic testing. The talk will also touch on management of hereditary cancer syndromes, such as Lynch syndrome and BRCA.

Presentation by: Elizabeth Hopp, MD, Gynecologic Oncologist

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Nov
10
Tue
2020
Anxiety in Women: Healthy Ways to Respond with Abbey Kruper, PsyD @ Virtual
Nov 10 @ 5:45 pm – 7:00 pm

Please join us virtually to learn basic information about how anxiety can present in women and develop strategies to manage distress in order to have a fuller life.

Presentation by: Abbey Kruper, PsyD, psychologist

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Nov
18
Wed
2020
Professional Development Series – Can We Talk? Emotionally Intelligent Feedback Conversations – Natalie Fleury, JD , November 18th @ Virtual Invite via Outlook
Nov 18 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am

The Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology invites you to our 2020-2021 Professional Development Series

Guest Speaker:

Natalie Fleury, JD
Ombuds Office

Please join us for a session with Natalie Fleury, JD from the Ombuds office talking to us about Emotionally Intelligent Feedback Conversations.

Infertility: Fact or Fiction with Bo Rydze, MD @ Virtual
Nov 18 @ 5:45 pm – 7:00 pm


Please join us virtually! This talk is geared towards giving both individuals and couples the knowledge to make informed decisions about how to best go about building their families or preserving their fertility. During this time we will dispel common myths surrounding fertility and answer any questions you may have. We will also cover red flags that could mean a potential risk for infertility down the road.

Presentation by: Bo Rydze, MD, Reproductive Endocrinologist

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Dec
9
Wed
2020
How Does Preeclampsia Impact Your Pregnancy and Your Future Health with Jennifer Jury McIntosh, DO @ Virtual
Dec 9 @ 5:45 pm – 7:00 pm


Please join us virtually! We will discuss what preeclampsia is and the signs and symptoms to watch for in pregnancy, as well as how it’s managed.

We will also explain the impact of preeclampsia on a woman’s future heart health.

Presentation by: Jennifer Jury McIntosh, DO, Perinatologist

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May
13
Thu
2021
Autoimmune Disorders and Fertility with Jayme Bosler, MD @ Virtual Event (register below)
May 13 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Please join us virtually! Women with existing autoimmune diseases may be at higher risk of infertility and some autoimmune conditions can increase a woman’s risk of miscarriage.

Together we will discuss these conditions and what to do to increase your chances of a successful pregnancy.

We will also explain the impact of preeclampsia on a woman’s future heart health.

Presentation by: Jayme Bosler, MD, Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility physician

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May
19
Wed
2021
Patient Education Webinar: Urinary Incontinence with Dr. Emily Davidson @ Virtual Event (register below)
May 19 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Urinary issues including urgency and leakage are not something you should have to live with or schedule your life around. Learn about types of leakage and the options that exist for treatment.

Presentation by: Emily Davidson, MD, Urogynecologist

Sep
11
Sat
2021
Black Birth: A Maternal Health Conversation and Resource Fair @ Wisconsin Black Historical Society
Sep 11 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm


The Milwaukee Film Festival and Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin present Black Birth: A Maternal Health Conversation and Resource Fair.

The short film Black Birth serves as the backdrop to a community dialogue about the joys, fears, complexities, and disparities of Black motherhood in America and locally in Milwaukee. Following the film screening will be a panel discussion including an OB-GYN physician and resident, community doula, African American breastfeeding expert, and other maternal-fetal care specialists, as well as a resource fair featuring leading health and wellness community partners.


This in-person event is FREE and open to the public. Space is limited to the first 150 people. Masks are REQUIRED and will be provided if needed. There is no virtual option. No Tickets required.

TimeTopic
11:00 AMWelcome and Introduction
11:15 AMShort Film
11:45 AM Discussion
12:15 - 1:00 PMPanel Questions and Discussion

Panelists

  • Moderator: Amy Domeyer-Klenske, MD – Obstetrician and Gynecologist
  • OBGYN Providers: Seema Menon, MD – Obstetrician and Gynecologist and Ciera Oshodi, MD – OBGYN Resident
  • Breastfeeding Expert: Dalvery Blackwell, BA, IBCLC with the African American Breastfeeding Network I
  • Doula
  • Patient
Sep
25
Sat
2021
Ray of Hope 5K Run/ 2K Walk for Ovarian Cancer Research (in person race with virtual option) @ Hoyt Park 1800 N Swan Blvd Wauwatosa, WI US 53226
Sep 25 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Ray of Hope 5K Run/ 2K Walk for Ovarian Cancer Research (in person race with virtual option) @ Hoyt Park 1800 N Swan Blvd Wauwatosa, WI US 53226

Join us September 25th for the Ray of Hope’s 3rd Annual Race! Help us run or walk to raise funds for ovarian cancer. All proceeds go directly to our researchers working hard to identify novel targets and treatment strategies to cure ovarian cancer.

Ray of Hope is a non-profit organization established in 2018 in the Greater Milwaukee Area in response to the need for more advocacy for ovarian cancer awareness and research. Ray of hope provides philanthropic support to ovarian cancer researchers like us to generate preliminary data to apply for high-risk and high-reward federal grants. Ray of hope believes in the bravery of all women who have fought or are fighting against ovarian cancer. Ray of hope is working for women around the globe to be brave and resilient in the fight against ovarian cancer – – and their bravery should not go unnoticed.

Sunila Pradeep, PhD’s laboratory is partnering in the mission of Ray of Hope by identifying novel targets and treatment strategies to cure ovarian cancer.

Sep
29
Wed
2021
Professional Development Series – “Turning your Scholarly Activity into Academic Currency” – Jillian Theobald, MD, PhD , September 29th @ Virtual Invite via Outlook
Sep 29 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

The Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology invites you to our 2021-2022 Professional Development Series

Guest Speaker:

Jillian Theobald, MD, PhD
Associate Professor and Medical Toxicology
Department of Emergency Medicine at the Medical College of Wisconsin

Jillian Theobald, MD, PhD is an Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine and Medical Toxicology at the Medical College of Wisconsin. She is the Medical Director of the Adult Translational Research Unit in the Clinical & Translational Science Institute and the Associate Medical Director of the Wisconsin Poison Center. She is the scholarship lead for the Women’s Faculty Council in the department of EM.

She is going to introduce you to how the women in the Department of EM have worked together to increase their scholarly activity and academic currency through monthly meetings, small writing work groups and a vital project dashboard.

Oct
21
Thu
2021
Professionalism Week 2021: Navigating Pandexit – Rebounding from Individual and Collective Challenges @ Virtual Event (register below)
Oct 21 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Professionalism Week 2021: Navigating Pandexit - Rebounding from Individual and Collective Challenges @ Virtual Event (register below)

Please join us as we discuss how groups can successfully navigate collective trauma with the COVID-19 pandemic as a model. It is how we cultivate resilience as a group, foster communication and individually and collectively recover and grow that determines whether an initial trauma will cause additional fall out. We propose to review some best practices for how to collectively navigate “pandexit” or recovery from any traumatic or stressful situation that affects a large group of people. In this session, we will discuss individual and group tools for resilience, go over acute and chronic reactions to trauma and discuss how leadership can steer groups of people into recovery.

Speakers:

      Kate Dielentheis, MD, assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology
      Kristy Graettinger, MD, associate professor of obstetrics and gynecology
      Abbey Kruper, PsyD, associate professor of obstetrics and gynecology, psychiatry and behavioral medicine

Jan
19
Wed
2022
Professional Development Series – “Psychological Safety – An Essential Ingredient for Teamwork” – Martin Muntz, MD, FACP, January 19th @ Virtual Invite via Outlook
Jan 19 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

The Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology invites you to our 2021-2022 Professional Development Series

Guest Speaker:

Martin Muntz, MD, FACP
Professor of Medicine, Curriculum Pillar Director – Robert D. and Patricia E. Kern Institute for the Transformation of Medical Education, Vice-Chair for Faculty Development – Department of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine

Dr. Muntz oversees several avenues of Kern Institute work relating to “what and how” students learn in medical school, including topics like interprofessional education, communication skills, clinical reasoning, and leadership skills, as well as tools such as learning communities, reflection, and narrative writing. He also is dedicated to increasing transparency and facilitating culture change in the clinical learning environment, as well as exploring innovative curricular models and schedules.

Jan
26
Wed
2022
Babbette LaMarca, PhD, University of Mississippi Medical Center- to present “The Importance of T and B Lymphocytes in Causing Pathophysiology of Preeclampsia” Jan 26th @ Virtual
Jan 26 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Babbette LaMarca, PhD, University of Mississippi Medical Center- to present "The Importance of T and B Lymphocytes in Causing Pathophysiology of Preeclampsia” Jan 26th @ Virtual

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Dr. LaMarca is currently an Associate Professor at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Pharmacology / Toxicology.

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Babbette LaMarca, PhD

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They have a strong translational research component with their tight collaborations with the Maternal-Fetal Medicine (MFM) Division in the Obstetrics and Gynecology Department. Dr. LaMarca has served as MFM Thesis Director since 2006. Through this collaboration, they obtain human tissues to study alterations in genes and/or proteins in response to low oxygen environment or placental ischemia. Furthermore, they examine how novel therapeutics may provide an avenue for treatment in preeclamptic women by modulating specific immunopharmacological pathways that play a role in causing hypertension during pregnancy.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css_animation=”” row_type=”row” use_row_as_full_screen_section=”no” type=”full_width” angled_section=”no” text_align=”left” background_image_as_pattern=”without_pattern”][vc_column][/vc_column][/vc_row]

Mar
3
Thu
2022
MCW Common Read Spring Book Discussion: “Know My Name” by Chanel Miller – March 3rd @ Virtual via Zoom
Mar 3 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

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Copies of the book are available at the MCW library, and purchasing information can be found at the MCW Common Read webpage.

 

Panelists

  • OBGYN Provider: Amy Domeyer-Klenske, MD – Obstetrician and Gynecologist
  • Licensed Psychologist who specializes in PTSD and Trauma: Rae Anne Ho Fung, PhD, LP
Mar
9
Wed
2022
2022 Eleanor Delfs Lecture: “Biomarkers of Reproductive Potential” – Dr. Anne Steiner @ MCW Bolger Auditorium (if on campus). Or via Zoom
Mar 9 @ 8:30 am – 9:30 am

After 2 years, we are excited to commence our Endowed Lectureships this year!

Featured Speaker: Anne Steiner, MD, MPH – “Biomarkers of Reproductive Potential”

Editor in Chief
F&S Reviews – an ASRM journal that publishes both systematic and comprehensive, authoritative review articles spanning reproductive medicine or science.

Dr. Steiner is nationally recognized as an infertility specialist and reproductive epidemiologist. She received her MPH from the University of North Carolina (UNC), in 2003. Her MD degree was awarded magna cum laude from Emory University School of Medicine in 1998. She then completed both her internship and residency in OBGYN at UNC and fellowship in the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility (REI) at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. She joined UNC as a Women’s Reproductive Health Scholar in 2006 and has remained continually funded by the NIH since (R21, R01, U10 grants). Dr. Steiner was then appointed as the new Chief of the Division of REI at Duke University School of Medicine in 2018.
Her research focuses on reproductive aging, antimüllerian hormone (AMH), and predictors of fertility and infertility and fecundity. She completed Time to Conceive, a prospective, time-to-pregnancy cohort study, which enrolled over 750 women ages 30-44. The results of this study, published last year in JAMA and featured in the New York Times and Forbes, and on NPR and CNN, demonstrated that biomarkers of ovarian reserve are not predictors of reproductive potential in the general population, debunking anti-mullerian hormone as a “female fertility test.”  Dr. Steiner also serves as the Editor-in-Chief for F&S Reviews, an ASRM journal that publishes both systematic and comprehensive, authoritative review articles spanning reproductive medicine or science.

Register via Zoom

Learn more about the Eleanor Delfs Lectureship for Pioneers

Mar
26
Sat
2022
Black Birth: A Symposium on Black Maternal Health @ Saint Kate Arts Hotel - 139 E KILBOURN AVE, MILWAUKEE, WI 53202
Mar 26 @ 8:00 am – 4:30 pm
Black Birth: A Symposium on Black Maternal Health @ Saint Kate Arts Hotel - 139 E KILBOURN AVE, MILWAUKEE, WI 53202

Please join us for this in-person full day event – “Black Maternal Health Symposium”! It’s Saturday, March 26th from 8am – 4:30pm.

Featuring local healthcare advocates including our own:
– Amy Domeyer-Klenske, MD as a panelist for “Laying the Groundwork: Care Provider Panel Discussion #1” from 10am-11am
– Lisa Lockett-Neumuth, WHNP-BC, CNM talking about “Birth Planning as a Trust Model” from 11:15am-12:15pm

Orienting critical attention to the health disparities and staggering rates of Black maternal mortality, this Milwaukee Film’s 2022 Black Maternal Health Symposium brings together local healthcare advocates for a one-of-a-kind learning experience. What makes this event unique is the use of film to spark dialog between community members and service providers around a wide range of maternal health issues. Harnessing the affective power of cinema to provide insight, confront stigmas and remove barriers to understanding, the Black Maternal Health Symposium offers a variety of participant-driven discussions that humanize complex topics in an approachable manner.

Jun
8
Wed
2022
2022 E. James Aiman Lecture @ Medical College of Wisconsin - Kerrigan Auditorium
Jun 8 @ 8:30 am – 9:30 am

Featured Speaker: AnnaMarie Connolly, MD, FACOG – “We Can All Agree: No One Starts the Day Wanting to Do a Bad Job – Getting to Our Best Days Through Critical Thinking, Feedback, and Innovation”

Chief of Education and Academic Affairs for the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG)

About Dr. Connolly

Dr. Connolly obtained her MD from Tufts University. After completing her residency in OBGYN at the University of North Carolina (UNC), she worked as a specialist in private practice for 2 years. She then returned to UNC and completed a fellowship in Urogynecology/Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery. Dr. Connolly continued her career at UNC where she was named the Annie Louise Wilkerson, MD ’36 Distinguished Professor, served as the Obstetrics and Gynecology clerkship director for 7 years, Residency Program Director for 11 years, the Fellowship Program Director for the Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship for 4 years and was also the Vice Chair for Education in the department of OBGYN. She is now the chief of education and academic affairs of ACOG.

While her clinical experience focused on urogynecology, her primary academic interests include medical education and the effect of childbirth on the pelvic floor. She has published original research on educational and clinical programming and tool development.

Her commitment to clinical practice and medical education has been recognized by the UNC School of Medicine. This includes her Directorship of the UNC Teaching Scholars Program for the past 13 years. Dr. Connolly has been honored for her educational efforts with multiple awards throughout her career at UNC. She is nationally recognized for her leadership in medical education.

Learn more about the E. James Aiman, MD, Endowed Lectureship

Jun
22
Wed
2022
2022 Resident and Fellow Research & Alumni Day @ Bolger Auditorium, MCW Medical Education Building or Via Zoom: register below
Jun 22 @ 7:45 am – 12:30 pm

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You must register for this event: REGISTER NOW!

Featuring The Roland S. Cron Lectureship

Guest Speaker

Kristyn Melíssa Brandi, MD, MPH
Board Chair
Physicians for Reproductive Health

About Dr. Brandi

Dr. Kristyn Brandi (pronouns: she/her/ella) is an Assistant Professor at Rutgers – New Jersey Medical School, where she completed her medical school and residency. She completed a Family Planning Fellowship at Boston University where she also earned her Master’s in Public Health with a concentration in Health Law, Bioethics and Human Rights. Her research is on reproductive decision making, contraceptive coercion, and racism in reproductive health care. She serves as the Board Chair of Physicians for Reproductive Health, sits on several sub-committees for the Society of Family Planning and is a founding member of Centering Equity, Racial and Cultural Literacy in Family Planning (CERCL-FP). She proudly identifies as a Latina pansexual abortion provider.

Agenda

TimeActivity
7:15amGRAB AND GO BREAKFAST
7:45amWELCOME & INTRODUCTIONS
8:00amChristine Livergood, MD, MFM Fellow
Characterization of RhoBTB1, a PPARγ target gene, in the Placenta

Mentors: Curt Sigmund, PhD & Jenn McIntosh, MD
8:15amJordan Hauck, DO, R3
Risk of unplanned healthcare utilization in post-partum period for patients with hypertensive disorders of pregnancy

Mentor: Anna Palatnik, MD
8:30amLeigh Mahlum, MD, R3
Factors associated with persistent hypertension at 1-year postpartum in patients with gestational hypertension or preeclampsia

Mentor: Anna Palatnik, MD
8:45amSarah Amherdt, MD, R3
Incidence of adverse pregnancy outcomes based on the degree of short interpregnancy interval in urban Milwaukee population

Mentor: Anna Palatnik, MD
9:00amZack Schoppen, MD, R3
What To Expect When You’re Expecting a Medical Student

Mentor: Kate Dielentheis, MD
9:15amSteph Nguyen, MD, R3
Continuity of Care and Non-Urgent Health Care Utilization

Mentors: Jessica Francis, MD & Stephen McAvoy, MD
9:30amBREAK
9:45amAlex Petrie, MD, R3
Evaluating the use and utility of a Weight Loss Clinic referral after surgical treatment of Endometrial Cancer

Mentor: Erin Bishop, MD
10:00amKatie Pellino, MD, R3
Post-Discharge Opioid Prescribing After Cesarean: A Quality Improvement Initiative

Mentor: Erika Peterson, MD
10:15amDavid Eggert, DO, R2
The Influence of Patient Education Level, Infertility Treatment, and Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Status on Perceptions of the COVID-19 Vaccine: A Mixed Methods Study

Mentor: Stephanie Gunderson, MD
10:30amRebecca Sigourney, MD, R2
Investigating the Impact of the Addition of a MIGS Surgeon on Surgical Volume of General OBGYNs

Mentor: Ben Beran, MD
10:45amBREAK
11:00amThe Roland S. Cron Lecture:
Kristyn Melíssa Brandi, MD, MPH
Title: "Who is in Control Here- Contraceptive Coercion and Reproductive Justice"

Learn More about Resident and Fellow Research & Alumni Day