WHRP Seminar & Interactive Group Discussion

The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology offers a seminar and interactive group discussion on women’s health. Each group discussion offers a speaker with a new topic. Refreshments are served.


Our seminar and interactive group discussion typically meets every 3rd Wednesday of the month.


Unless otherwise noted, the seminars take place in the OBGYN Delfs/Klieger Conference Room.

OBGYN Delfs/Klieger Conference Room
Wisconsin Diagnostics Lab Building, Room 252

Upcoming Speakers

March 6, 2024Navonil De Sarkar, PhDTBDOBGYN Delfs/Klieger Conference Room, Lab Building Room 252

Past Speakers

September 27, 2023Bo Wang, PhDApplication of Human Amniotic Membrane in Tissue Engineering
July 26, 2023Wei Xu, PhDProtein Arginine Methylation: Mechanisms and Therapeutic Vulnerabilities
April 26, 2023Victor Jin, PhDEpigenetic Regulated Heterogeneity in Endocrine Resistant Breast Cancer
February 22, 2023Hallgeir Rui, MD, PhDPrecision Pathology and PDX Models for Breast Cancer Drug Response Prediction
February 19, 2020Paul Campagnola, PhDAnalysis of Collagen Alterations in Human Ovarian Cancer by High Resolution Optical Microscopy
January 2020Xiaowen Bai, MD, PhDAlcohol-Induced Developmental Brain Injury
December 2019Stephanie Olivier-Van Stichelen, PhDInvestigating Sugars and Artificial Sweeteners Exposure in Pregnancy and Lactation
November 2019Manish Patankar, PhDDeveloping Novel Biomarkers and Therapies Against Ovarian Cancer
October 2019Mark Santillan, MD, PhD, FACOG, FAHADiagnosing and Treating Preeclampsia: What Does The Brain and Urine Have To Do With It?
September 2019Curt Sigmund, PhDRole of Vascular Smooth Muscle RhoBTB1/Cullin-3 in Hypertension: A Role in Preeclampsia?
May 2019Jennifer McIntosh, DONovel Role for Placental Endothelial Mitochondria in Preeclampsia
April 2019Brian Smith, PhDDiscovering and Exploiting Selectively in BET Bromodomains in the Context of Type I Diabetes
March 2019Magdalena Chrzanowska-Wodnicka, PhD, FAHANovel Mechanisms of Endothelial Homeostasis
February 2019Nicole Lohr, MD, PhD, FACCUse of Far Red Light to Stimulate Vasodilation in Models of Endothelial Dysfunction
January 2019Marja Nevalainen, MD, PhDStat5 and Anti-Androgen Resistance of Prostate Cancer
December 2018Amanda Johnson, MDAltered Neural Calcium Signaling in HCMV Infection is Mitigated with Viral Kinase Inhibition
November 2018Marcelo Bonini, PhDSOD2 Acetylation as a New Mitochondrial Pathway for Breast Cancer Stem Cell Reprogramming
October 2018Shahram Eisa-Beygi, PhDCharacterization of endothelial cilia distribution during cerebral-vascular development in zebrafish (Daniorerio)
May 16, 2018Blake Hill, PhDTowards Drugging Mitochondrial Fission Protein Fis1 in Diabetic Endothelial Dysfunction
April 18, 2018Nita Salzman, MD, PhDAntimicrobial Peptides and Intestinal Homeostasis: Contributions of Both Host and Microbe
March 21, 2018Sunila Pradeep, PhDMacrophages Facilitate Resistance to Anti-VEGF Therapy by Altered VEGFR Expression
February 21, 2018Alison Kriegel, PhDmicroRNAs: Small Molecules With a Big Impact
January 17, 2018Sridhar Rao, MD, PhDCohesin Mutations in Acute Myeloid Leukemia
December 20, 2017Pamela Kreeger, PhDMechanisms that Alternatively Activated Macrophages Exploit to Enhance Ovarian Cancer Progression
November 15, 2017Aron Geurts, PhDAccessing the Genome: Tools and Approaches for Editing Genes and Their Functions
September 20, 2017Andreas Beyer, PhDMitochondrial Contribution to Regulation of Microvascular Function in Health and Disease
March 15, 2017Akiko Mammoto, MD, PhDAngiogenesis in Development, Regeneration, and Pathology
February 15, 2017Stephanie Cossette, PhDThe Role of Sucrose Non-Fermenting Related Kinase in Cardiovascular Development
January 18, 2017Pradeep Chaluvally-Raghavan, PhDNon-Coding Genetic Aberrations in Ovarian Cancer
October 19, 2016Tamjid Chowdhury, PhDFunction of Tie-1 Antisense Long Non-Coding RNA in Vascular Development
September 2016Matthew Scaglione, PhDNew Insight Into Protein Homeostasis
May 18, 2016Carmen Bergom, MD, PhDUtilizing Novel Genetic Tools to Identify Targets to Enhance Radiation Therapy in Cancers
April 20, 2016Bryon Johnson, PhDCan Immunotherapy with Cancer-Killing T Cells be Improved through Genetic Engineering?
March 16, 2016Michael J. Flister, PhDNextGen Strategies for Mapping Cancer Risk in the Tumor Microenvironment
February 17, 2016Allison D. Ebert, PhDStem Cells and Human Disease Modeling
January 20, 2016Sandra Hunter, PhD and Meredith Cruz, MDStrength and Fatigability of the Trunk Flexor and Lumbar Stabilizing Muscles in Postpartum Women
November 18, 2015Weiguo Cui, PhDA Multi-pronged Immunotherapy to Treat Ovarian Cancer
October 21, 2015 Ling Wang, MD, PhDRole of Astrocyte in Breast Cancer Brain Lesion
September 16, 2015Cheryl L. Stucky PhDMechanisms of Sickle Cell Pain
May 20, 2015Christopher R. Chitambar, MDIron and Iron Proteins in Breast Cancer Development and Prognosis
April 15, 2015Amit Joshi, PhDImage Guided Photothermal Therapy of Breast Cancer
March 18, 2015Paula Traktman, PhDThe Role of VRK1 Protein Kinase in Female Fertility
February 18, 2015Tina W. F. Yen, MD, MSVariations in Breast Cancer Care by Hospital Volume
Janaury 21, 2015Magdalena Chrzanowska-Wodnicka, PhDNovel Molecular Mechanisms of Endothelial Function
October 15, 2014Srividya Kidambi, MD, MS
Role of Adiposity Distribution in Disease and Health
September 17, 2014Carol Williams, PhDNew Approaches to Inhibit Metastasis by Targeting Small GTPases in Cancer Cells
May 21, 2014Rashmi Sood, PhDThrombomodulin-Protein C Pathway: An Essential Role in Placental Development and Function
April 16, 2014Sandra Kay Hunter PhD, FACSM and Sarah M. Eickmeyer, MDNeuromuscular Function in Women Postpartum
March 19, 2014Qing Robert Miao, PhDNogo-B Receptor is a New Partner of Estrogen Receptor for Promoting Estrogen Signaling
February 19, 2014Yan Lu, PhDSomatic Gene Mutations Predict Outcome of Ovarian Carcinoma
January 15, 2014Timothy Klatt, MDSpecifics why Pregnant Women Decline Vaccination against Influenza
November 20, 2013Ramani Ramchandran, PhDMetastasis of Cancer Cells – Unexpected Role of Astrocytes!
October 16, 2013Yi-Wen Huang, PhD Chemoprevention of Endometrial Cancer by Black Raspberries
September 18, 2013MCW is hosting a Research Day for all scientists and clinicians at MCW and its affiliated institutions to showcase their basic, clinical, population health, and translational research and to identify new possibilities of collaboration.We encourage you to attend.
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April 17, 2013Jane Kotchen, MDLessons Learned from the Women’s Health Initiative
March 20, 2013Cecilia Hillard, PhDSex Differences in Responses to Stress: Role of the "Body's Own Cannabis"
February 20, 2013Erika Peterson, MD and Aimee Welsh, MDPreeclampsia and Future Cardiovascular Risk - Is Endothelial Dysfunction the Common Link?
January 16, 2013Nuananong Seal, PhD, RNNicotine Exposure during Fetal Development and Infant Outcomes
November 13, 2012Joan Neuner, MD, MPHMeasuring Adverse Effects from Breast Cancer Therapies
October 17, 2012Scott Terhune, PhD
Human Cytomegalovirus-a Silent Pathogen in Our Community
Microbiology and Molecular Genetics in Association with Women
September 19, 2012Bhavna P. Sheth, MDOcular Changes in Pregnancy
August 15, 2012William Bradley, MD"Preliminary Validation of a Patient Specific Risk Profile in Ovarian Carcinoma"
April 18, 2012Jian Huang, MD“Estrogen Receptor Alpha 36 Activates HER2 Signaling Breast Cancer”
March 21, 2012Andrea Dunaif, MD"Genes and Environment in the Pathogenesis of PCOS"
February 15, 2012Kate Temme, MD“The female athlete triad: research updates”
January 18, 2012Pippa Simpson, PhD"Don't miss out in dealing with missing data"
November 16, 2011

12 pm - 1 pm
Sandra Pfister, PhD“Sex Differences in Pulmonary Vasoconstriction to Arachidonic Acid: Implications for Female Predominance in Pulmonary Hypertension”
October 19, 2011Girija Ganesh Konduri, MD“Translational Studies in Neonatal Pulmonary Hypertension: Bench to Bedside”
September 21, 2011Felicia Vastalo,

MCW Libraries
July 20, 2011Terrie Cowley of the TMJ Association

Carol Drury of the Endometriosis Association
“Comorbid Chronic Pain Conditions in Women”
June 15, 2011Aoy Mitchell, PhD“Genetic risk factors in congenital heart disease- etiology, early detection, and outcome”
June 1, 2011Ann Nattinger, MD, MPH"Assessing Outcomes of Breast Cancer Care"
May 18, 2011Eduardo Lau, PhD"Whole Genome Amplification and its Applications in Cancer Management"
May 11, 2011Eleanor Delfs' lecture by Laurence Cole, PhD"Multiple Forms of hCG, Molecules with Numerous Functions in Pregnancy, Cancer and Menstrual Cycle”
April 20, 2011Cheryl Stucky, PhD“Pain mechanisms: Sex and gender differences”
April 6, 2011Ulrich Broeckel, MD“Copy Number Variation and Clinical Diagnostics in Pediatric Diseases”
March 16, 2011Rashmi Sood, MD“Thrombophilia-associated pregnancy disorder: Lessons from murine models”
March 2, 2011Ahmed Kissebah, MD, PhD“The Search for Obesity Genes: Roads Less Travelled”
February 16, 2011Fredrik Broekhuizen, MD, Christina Ellis“Discussion: HWPP proposals II”
January 19, 2011Steve Leuthner, MD“National Children’s Study (NCS) – what we have done so far, and the future”
January 5, 2011Denise Uyar, MD, Fredrik Broekhuizen, MD“Discussion: HWPP proposals”
December 1, 2010Vanessa Barnabei, MD"Aromatase Inhibitors in Breast Cancer Prevention-The MAP.3 Trial"
November 17, 2010Raj Narayan, MD“Offspring Meconium: The optimal bio-matrix for human intrauterine toluene & trichloroethylene biomonitoring?”
November 3, 2010Timothy Klatt, MD“Maternal outcomes after anterior and posterior lacerations from childbirth”


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