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Baby Boom: Understanding the CDC’s Birth Rates for Older Women

Birth Rates for Older Women

“When are you going to have a baby?”

 

Chances are you will hear that question once – if not numerous times – during what is considered to be your “childbearing years.” And if you’re like many women in their late 30s and 40s who haven’t had a child, or would like to have another one in the future, the answer to this question can be worrisome as the difficulty of conceiving increases with age. But there’s good news.

A Moment in Time, a Lifetime of Privacy Issues?

It’s a visual that has been passed down from generation to generation, from the time you were a child to now as a parent: the classic collage hanging in the reception area of any pediatrician’s or obstetrician’s office. The framed faces of children for whom the physician has cared – oftentimes spanning the patient’s entire adolescent life – captures fragments of time, ranging from the first moment a baby enters the world to a professional shot of that same child graduating high school.

New Professorship Announced in Ob/Gyn for Hillary Rodham Clinton

 Dr. Lynn L. Simpson

Dr. Lynn L. Simpson

A recent donation to Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons will fund a new professorship named for Hillary Rodham Clinton in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Dr. Lynn L. Simpson, chief of the Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine and professor of obstetrics and gynecology, was selected as the first holder of this appointment. This marks the fourth endowed chair to be added to the Department since 2011.

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

Mary D'Alton, MD

Dr. Mary D’Alton, Chair of the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Willard C. Rappleye Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology at CUMC, has been elected to the Institute of Medicine (IOM). Considered one of the highest honors in the fields of health and medicine, the IOM recognizes individuals who have demonstrated outstanding professional achievement and commitment to service.

Dr. Ronald Wapner Supports New Prenatal Genetic Testing

Ronald Wapner, MD

The Washington Post recently examined innovations in prenatal genetic testing, including research on a new technique called chromosomal microarray analysis by NYP/CUMC reproductive geneticist Dr. Ronald Wapner. In an article published in the New England Journal of Medicine, microarray analysis was shown by Wapner and collaborators to be as effective as the standard method of amniocentesis analysis (karyotyping) in analyzing the number of chromosomes present in a fetal cell. In addition, the test found DNA abnormalities not detected in karyotyping.

Director of Human Resources and Faculty Affairs Profiled in CUMC Newsletter

Ester Quinn

Ester Quinn

Ester Quinn, director of human resources and faculty affairs in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, is profiled in the latest CU168: News for and about the Columbia University Medical Center community newsletter. Quinn, an employee of the department for over 24 years, frequently travels the country with her husband on their Harley Davison motorcycle.

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