Calendar of Events

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.

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
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

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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

Oct
12
Wed
2022
2022 E. James Aiman Lecture: Isabel C. Green, MD, MEHP @ Medical College of Wisconsin - Alumni Center. Zoom available
Oct 12 @ 8:30 am – 9:30 am

Featured Speaker: Isabel C. Green, MD, MEHP

“Not Just SIM-antics: Maximizing Simulation for Surgical Skills”

About Dr. Green

Dr. Green completed her Obstetrics & Gynecology residency at John Hopkins University and fellowship in Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery at Georgetown University-MedStar. She serves as the Associate Program Director for the OB/GYN residency program at Mayo Clinic and directs a transition to residency course in the Mayo Medical School. She is also the Fellowship Director for Minimally Invasive Gynecology and a consultant of Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery and Gynecology at Mayo Clinic.

Her practice interests are in office hysteroscopy and also the management of abnormal uterine bleeding, cervical dysplasia and chronic pelvic pain. Since residency she has been engaged in undergraduate and graduate medical education, with a focus in surgical education. In 2017 she completed a Masters of Education in the Health Professions from Johns Hopkins University.

Register via Zoom

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Apr
12
Wed
2023
2023 Eleanor Delfs Lecture: “Building and Sustaining Strong Interpersonal Relationships to create a Prism of Success” – Dr. Idahlynn Karre @ MCW Bolger Auditorium
Apr 12 @ 8:30 am – 9:30 am

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Featured Speaker: Idahlynn Karre, PhD – “Building and Sustaining Strong Interpersonal Relationships to create a Prism of Success”

CEO, Council for Healthcare Leadership
Denver, CO

Idahlynn has spent her career as a professor, leader, administrator, speaker, consultant, and coach. She has had an award-winning professional career as a university professor, scholar, and leader. For the past 30 years she has devoted her time and energy to professional speaking, writing, executive coaching, and consulting for healthcare, higher education, business, and professional associations in the US, Canada, Ireland, UK, Europe, Asia, China, and Australia. Her professional goal is to facilitate excellence in personal and professional growth by creating and facilitating innovative and highly interactive learning environments and opportunities for professionals and to develop knowledge, skill, and capacity for positive learning outcomes and achievement of excellence for individuals, teams, and organizations.

Dr. Karre (PhD. University of Colorado, 1975) has been recognized for excellence in teaching, speaking, research, and leadership. Repeatedly chosen as Favorite Professor by her university students (1969-2002), recognized as University Scholar, Woman of the Year, National Teacher of the Year (1992), International Leader of the Year (2000), Gallup Vision Award (2008), numerous citations from the Fortune 1000, and in 2011 honored by the International Leadership Academy as they named their annual award for leadership excellence in her name.

For over 50 years, Idahlynn has enjoyed designing and facilitating multi-session professional development management and leadership training for higher education and healthcare organizations. Her current clients include: The Society for Maternal Fetal Medicine; Sera Prognostics International Women’s Healthcare; HERA Women’s Health; State Colleges and Universities of New York, PEAKS (A Collaborative of New York Community Colleges), Harvard Medical School, Community Colleges of Minnesota, South Dakota School of Mines, University of Houston, University of California College and Universities, Colleges and Universities of Nova Scotia, Khesar Gyalpo University of Medical Sciences of Bhutan, National Maternity Hospital Dublin Ireland, Columbia University Medical School, New York City Mount Sinai Healthcare System, American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Obstetrics and Neonatal Nurses; Banner Health, and others.

As a contributor to professional publications her scholarship and authorship focuses on strengths-based leadership; positive psychology; creating and sustaining effective interpersonal relationships; building and coaching high performance teams; leading with influence; creating cultures of excellence; servant leadership; engaging in conversation that matter for personal, professional, and organization growth; feedback, crucial conversations, talent management, and professional accountability. She is a certified trainer with the Gallup Organization, StrengthsQuest, Crucial Learning (formerly VitalSmarts), DiSC, and Emotional Intelligence 2.0.

Register via Zoom for those not able to attend in person

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May
10
Wed
2023
2023 E. James Aiman Lecture: Serena H. Chan, MD, FACOG @ Medical College of Wisconsin - Bolger (previously HRC) Auditorium, Medical Education Building
May 10 @ 8:30 am – 9:30 am

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Featured Speaker: Serena H. Chan, MD, FACOG – “Gynecologic Surgery in Pediatric/Adolescent Patients: Special Considerations & Management of Mullerian Anomalies”

About Dr. Chan

Serena H. Chan, MD, FACOG, is Chief of the Pediatric & Adolescent Gynecology division at UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh. She is also an Assistant Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. She is board-certified in obstetrics and gynecology by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Dr. Chan earned her Medical Degree from Oregon Health and Science University before completing her Residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital. She also completed a Fellowship in Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology Fellowship at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital.

Dr. Chan’s clinical specialties include medical and surgical management of pediatric and adolescent gynecologic concerns, congenital abnormalities of the female reproductive tract, and fertility preservation and reproductive endocrine issues in girls undergoing gonadotoxic therapy. Her research interests include gynecological concerns in females with anorectal malformations, trainee education in provision of adolescent reproduction health services. She has published and presented on the topics of surgical management of reproductive tract anomalies, fertility preservation, and gynecologic concerns in adolescent/young adult cancer survivors. She is a member of the North American Society for Pediatric/Adolescent Gynecology (NASPAG), the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM), the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists (AAGL), and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG).

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Sep
27
Wed
2023
2023 Annual Sterner Lecture for Fetal Medicine @ MCW Alumni Center
Sep 27 @ 8:30 am – 9:30 am

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Featured Speaker: George B. Mychaliska, MD – “Leveraging Intrauterine Physiology – Fetal Surgery and the Artificial Placenta”

George B. Mychaliska, MD

Professor, Pediatric Surgery, Surgery
University of Michigan Health

George B. Mychaliska, M.D. is the Robert Bartlett, MD Collegiate Professor of Pediatric Surgery and a Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Michigan. He earned his Medical Degree and Master’s of Science from the Joint Medical Program at the University of California at San Francisco and Berkeley. He completed his General Surgery residency and Fetal Surgery fellowship at UCSF. Dr. Mychaliska completed his Pediatric Surgery fellowship at the Children’s Hospital of Michigan. He is board certified in Pediatric Surgery and General Surgery. Dr. Mychaliska’s practice encompasses all aspects of pediatric surgery. His clinical areas of interest and expertise are prenatal diagnosis and fetal surgery. Dr. Mychaliska’s research interests include prenatal diagnosis and therapy, pulmonary development, and congenital diaphragmatic hernia.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

Oct
11
Wed
2023
2023 Eleanor Delfs Lecture: “Women’s Health from Molecule to Market” – Dr. Kelle Moley @ MCW Alumni Center
Oct 11 @ 8:30 am – 9:30 am

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Featured Speaker: Kelle Moley, MD – “Women’s Health from Molecule to Market”

Dr. Kelle Moley is a career physician-scientist obstetrician/gynecologist who currently leads the Reproductive Health Technologies Domain within the Discovery & Translational Sciences, Global Health Division at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Kelle joined BMGF in July 2020, with a 30-year history of basic and translational research on reproductive health issues in females throughout the life course– from organismal to cellular and molecular levels of metabolic, developmental biology, embryo implantation and decidualization, and infectious diseases of the female reproductive tract.

Kelle earned her BA from Wellesley College, and her MD from Yale Medical School. Thereafter, she pursued an Obstetrics & Gynecology Residency and a Fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology & Fertility at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. Kelle then spent the next 3 decades of a thriving research career at Washington University—rising to become the James P. Crane Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Vice Chair of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Chief of the Division of Basic & Translational Research for the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Co-Director of the Institute of Clinical & Translational Science for the School of Medicine, and Director of the Center for Reproductive Health Sciences at the School of Medicine. Her research (published in some 150 peer-reviewed primary articles) led to an international reputation along with numerous honors, including election to the National Academy of Medicine in 2014. She also earned a reputation as a superb mentor to trainees, leading the reproductive endocrinology fellowship program at Washington University until she left academia in 2018. After a 2-year stint as Chief Scientific Officer and Senior Vice President of the March of Dimes she left to pursue her new position at BMGF.
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Given the prestige of the endowed lecture as well as our guest, please plan to be in person for attendance. There will be a zoom link for hybrid participation for extenuating circumstances and to allow the largest diversity of participation from our campus guests.

Register via Zoom for those not able to attend in person.


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Apr
10
Wed
2024
2024 E. James Aiman Lecture: Sloane L. York, MD, MPH @ Medical College of Wisconsin - Bolger (previously HRC) Auditorium, Medical Education Building
Apr 10 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
2024 E. James Aiman Lecture: Sloane L. York, MD, MPH @ Medical College of Wisconsin - Bolger (previously HRC) Auditorium, Medical Education Building

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Featured Speaker: Sloane L. York, MD, MPH – “Reconsidering Abortion Training Post-Dobbs: Why is this integral to OBGYN education?”

About Dr. Chan

Sloane L. York, MD MPH, (she/her), is currently an Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology division of Complex Family Planning at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, IL. She completed her residency in OBGYN in 2011 and Family Planning Fellowship in 2013 at Northwestern University, where she also received a Masters in Public Health. Dr. York joined the faculty at Rush in 2013 where she established family planning services and helped develop the Division of Family Planning. Since 2018, she has been the OBGYN Residency Program Director at Rush. Dr. York is also the Associate Program Director for the Complex Family Planning Fellowship at Rush which began in 2022. Additionally, she works as an OB Hospitalist at Rush and is a mom to two very active children.

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