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.

Mar
11
Sat
2023
Below the Belt: an endometriosis movie screening and panelist discussion event @ Oriental Theatre
Mar 11 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Below the Belt: an endometriosis movie screening and panelist discussion event @ Oriental Theatre

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Below the Belt is a movie that shows personal & inspiring stories of four patients urgently searching for answers to mysterious symptoms. It exposes widespread problems in our healthcare systems that disproportionately affect women, and especially women of color who are less likely to be believed, diagnosed & effectively treated for menstrual health issues.

Through the lens of endometriosis, a disease that affects 1 in 9 women, the film shows how women are often dismissed, discounted & disbelieved. From societal taboos and gender bias to misinformed doctors and profit-driven healthcare, the film reveals how millions are effectively silenced and how, by fighting back, they can improve healthcare for everyone.

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Our expert panelists include:

Ben Beran, MD (obstetrician, gynecologist and co-director of our Fibroid Clinic), Camila Bomtempo, MD (obstetrician & gynecologist), Carrie Peterson, MD (a colorectal surgeon at MCW), and 2 patients willing to share their story – Emorie Harty and Emily Vanderhoef![/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]

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  • 3:00pm – Welcome and Introductions
  • 3:10pm – Movie Viewing
  • 4:05pm – Panelist Discussion and Q&As
  • 5:00pm – Conclusion

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