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Dr. Mary D’Alton Elected to the Institute of Medicine

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Mary D’Alton, MD, Willard C. Rappleye Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology and chair of the Department of OB/GYN, was recently inducted into the Institute of Medicine (IOM) at the organization’s 44th annual meeting. She joins the ranks of more than 2,000 physicians and other healthcare providers elected to the IOM in recognition of their contributions to medical science, health care, and public health, as well as their commitment to service.

 

Is Morcellation for Hysterectomies Safe?

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The use of morcellators for minimally invasive hysterectomy has been under heavy scrutiny since April 2014, when the FDA issued a warning that the instrument – which grinds uterine tissue into tiny pieces so that it can be easily removed through a small incision on the lower body – could spread uterine sarcoma, a strain of cancer, if it is present within a woman’s body.

Perfect Storm of Science: Creating the First Disease-Specific Embryonic Stem Cell Line

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“It almost sounds like science fiction. Almost.” While seated in his office, Mark V. Sauer, MD, Chief of the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, leans forward in his chair and smiles, perhaps reflecting upon the magnitude of the research in which he and colleagues created the first disease-specific embryonic stem cell line – turning what was once considered to be imagined science into reality.

Gynecological Oncology Events: Raising Awareness One Occassion at a Time

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The Division of Gynecological Oncology at Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) believes that early detection is the best prevention. Members of the Division routinely participate in community-based gynecological oncology events to spread awareness about different types of cancer, such as cervical, ovarian, uterine, vaginal, and vulvar. Recently, the Division continued this mission by participating in the Sixth Annual T.E.A.L. Walk/Run, as well as the Pap Rally and 5K Walk/Run.

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