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Dr. Wapner Receives SMFM Lifetime Achievement Award

SMFM Lifetime Achievement Award

After a review of career successes, Ronald J. Wapner, MD, vice-chair of research for the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, recently received the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine (SMFM) Lifetime Achievement Award for his “impact to the field, in particular research and scientific contributions that have changed healthcare for pregnant woman,” according to SMFM officials.

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?


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

Dieter Leibel Sauer Good

“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.

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