The Medical College of Wisconsin invites the public to attend the Women in Science (WIS) Series. Women in Science is an opportunity to meet outstanding female scientists and physicians and learn about their cutting-edge research.
The Women in Science Series is a membership program with five enlightening presentations, in lay language, designed to draw attention to scientific research projects at MCW as well as generate support for female scientists who serve as role models and mentors.
The successful WIS Series has been going strong since 2007.
Dr. Denise Uyar has been chosen by the Women in Science Advisory Committee for her recent research about HPV Vaccinations and Women’s Health.
Denise Uyar, MD
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Medical College of Wisconsin
Dr. Denise Uyar joined the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology in the Division of Gynecology Oncology at the Medical College of Wisconsin in October of 2004. She received her Doctor of Medicine from the University of Vermont in 1997. She subsequently went on to complete her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Vermont, Fletcher Allen Hospital in Burlington. After her four year residency, she continued her training in the subspecialty of Gynecology Oncology. Dr. Uyar completed a three year fellowship in Gynecology Oncology at The Cleveland Clinic.
Dr. Uyar’s clinical practice includes the care of women with gynecologic malignancies including uterine, cervical, ovarian primary peritoneal, fallopian tube, vulvar and vaginal malignancies and gestational trophoblastic disease. She performs the surgery, the post-operative therapy if indicated, and the follow up surveillance of women in her practice. In addition, she is also interested in the treatment of women who have been diagnosed with pelvic masses, pre-cancerous lesions of the cervix, vulva, vagina or uterus, as well as cancer screening and prevention. She is trained and has expertise in the administration of chemotherapy for gynecologic malignancies, including intraperitoneal chemotherapy for ovarian malignancy. She has extensive expertise in minimally invasive surgery including general laparoscopy and robotic assisted laparoscopy.
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
This talk will review the association between obesity and gynecologic cancers, our understanding of why this association exists and what changes can be made to prevent cancer and improve outcomes.
Presentation by Dr. Erin Bishop, gynecologic oncologist.
Please join us for CTSI’s next Science Cafe – an educational discussion led by Dr. Denise Uyar about the significant role that viruses, such as the human papillomavirus, play in the development and spread of specific cancers. We will also discuss screenings and prevention for specific cancers.
Presentation by: Denise Uyar, MD, Gynecologic Oncologist Physician.
The next CTSI Science Café will be held on Tuesday, May 28, from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. at St. Ann Center for Intergenerational Care (Bucyrus Campus), located at 2450 W. North Avenue in Milwaukee.
The May topic will be Examining the Link Between Human Papillomavirus (HPV) and Cervical Cancer. The discussion will be led by Denise Uyar, MD, associate professor of obstetrics and gynecology in the Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin Cancer Center. The presentation will be followed by a community conversation on topic.
CTSI Science Café is free and open to the public by registering here. Light refreshments will be served.
For more information, please contact Angie Holtz, firstname.lastname@example.org or 414-955-2540.