MCW’s Global Health week is November 27-December 1, 2017. It was created to:
1) Increase the visibility of faculty’s global health activities in community engagement, clinical care, education, and research.
2) Raise awareness of local and international partnerships that are addressing global health issues from neighborhoods to nations.
The Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology has a long history of global health involvement. Current faculty members have traveled to provide global health care for women in multiple countries. These experiences have enriched their careers and provided unique experiences. Residents are encouraged to partake in experiences abroad during their training as well.
– Review the variety of experiences that OBGYN practitioners have had abroad
– Listen to personal stories of meaningful experiences during global health work in women’s health
– Learn about the professional impact one gets from traveling abroad and providing health care
– Hear what an ideal vision of global health education in residency looks like from a variety of practitioners
Maternal Fetal Medicine specialist who has a special interest in global health. She’s spent time as a trainee (both as a medical student and resident) in Guatemala, Malawi and Kenya. She considers herself an advocate for global health during medical education and hopes to advocate for residents and students to gain obstetric experiences internationally.
General OB/GYN with subspecialty training in Adolescent Gynecology who has a very special interest in global health. She created our department’s “International Scholars in Obstetrics and Gynecology Program” with our first connection being with Shijiazhuang City Maternity and Child Health Hospital.
General OB/GYN with subspecialty training in Family Planning. She has a special interest in global health teaching and clinical care, focusing on improving women’s health outcomes through improving access to safe and comprehensive family planning services. She has taught and provided clinical services in Africa, Asia, and Central America.
MCW OB/GYN resident graduate of 2017 and a current generalist in Obstetrics and Gynecology through Columbia St. Mary’s Hospital. She has an interest in global health primarily in Central and South America and has created the Global Health Resident Travel Fund in the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology to promote resident education in global health. She volunteers as a provider and educator at CerviCusco in Cusco, Peru to address their high rates of cervical cancer morbidity and mortality. She also serves on the Board of Directors for the International Cervical Cancer Foundation
Jennifer McIntosh, DO, MS
Assistant Professor, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Medical College of Wisconsin
Maternal and neonatal morbidity and mortality caused by preeclampsia is a significant global health burden with approximately 10 million pregnancies impacted resulting in nearly half a million fetal or neonatal lives lost each year. A novel relationship may exist between mitochondrial damage and endothelial dysfunction and subsequent development of preeclampsia.
Our overall goal is to investigate the mechanism whereby placental hypoxia is responsible for release of ROS and inflammation secondary to mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) and if there is altered FMD as a result of heightened mtDNA in vessels from placentas in those with preeclampsia.