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Dr. Surendra Sharma honored by ASRI
Dr. Surendra Sharma, a research scientist in the Department of Pediatrics, was presented with the Distinguished Service Award from the American Society of Reproductive Immunology. Details  
 
Dr. Robert Insoft named senior vice president, quality and clinical effectiveness
Robert M. Insoft, MD has recently been named senior vice president of quality and clinical effectiveness at Women & Infants. A neonatologist and assistant professor of pediatrics at Harvard Medical School, Dr. Insoft most recently served as the medical director of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and Neonatal Respiratory Services at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, where he was also the quality officer in the NICU. Details  
 
Dr. Judith Mercer receives highest honor from ACNM
Judith S. Mercer, CNM, PhD, FACNM, a research scientist at Women & Infants, was recently honored by the American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM) as the recipient of the Hattie Hemschemeyer Award, the ACNM’s most prestigious award. Details  
 
Dr. Gary Frishman appointed to Residency Review Committee for Obstetrics and Gynecology
Dr. Gary N. Frishman has been appointed to the Residency Review Committee for Obstetrics and Gynecology of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). Details  
 
Women & Infants Named a Best Children's Hospital in Neonatology
Women & Infants has been named a 2014-15 Best Children’s Hospital in Neonatology by U.S. News Media Group. Details  
 
Clinical Review Published in Journal of the American Medical Association
Many women experience mixed urinary incontinence, urine loss with laughing, coughing and sneezing (stress urinary incontinence) AND on their way to the bathroom (urge urinary incontinence). Dr. Deborah Myers has published a clinical review on on the topic in JAMA.
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Nurse Earns RI Environmental Sustainability Award
Mary Bucco, RN, was recently presented with the Rhode Island Environmental Sustainability Award at the organization's Blue Wrap Jean Ball. Mary led a team which represented the staff in the hospital's Operating Room, along with Jennifer Braz, RN. Details  
 
Social Worker Named to Board of Social Work Examiners
Clinical social worker Lynn Finocchiaro, LICSW, has been appointed to the Rhode Island Board of Social Work Examiners by Governor Lincoln D. Chafee. Details  
 
Nurses Honored During National Nurses Week
Congratulations to Karen Kennally, RN, BSN, CHSE, Erin Cote, RN, and Elaine Torman, RN, on receiving Women & Infants' 2014 awards of nursing excellence. Details  
 
Dr. Margaret Howard Honored by Families First RI
Margaret Howard, PhD, director of the Division of Women’s Behavioral Health and of the Day Hospital at Women & Infants Hospital, was honored last week at Families First Rhode Island’s Moms for Moms Spring Gala. Dr. Howard was recognized for her role in championing the diagnosis and proper treatment of postpartum depression. Details  
 
Dr. James Padbury Receives Mentor of the Year Award
Dr. James F. Padbury was recently presented with the Mentor of the Year Award at the 26th Annual Meeting of the Eastern Society for Pediatric Research. Details  
 
Clinical Opinion Published in AJOG
A clinical opinion by Dr. Charles Rardin about the use of robotics for minimally invasive gynecologic surgery has been published in the May edition of the American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology. Details  
 
Women & Infants "Makes Time for Reading"
Women & Infants has received a donation of books for babies in the hospital's Carter Family Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). The book is entitled "Making Time for Reading: A Story Guide for Parents of Babies and Young Children." Details  
 
Dr. Margaret Howard Named Director of Division of Women's Behavioral Health
Congratulations to Margaret Howard, PhD, who has been named director of the Division of Women’s Behavioral Health at Women & Infants Hospital. Details  
 
WIH Hosts 20th Annual RIHAP Seminar
Women & Infants Hospital, the Rhode Island Department of Health, and the Rhode Island Hearing Assessment Program (RIHAP) will present their 20th annual seminar, entitled “Creating Positive Environments for Children with Hearing Loss” on Friday, May 9th from 8 am to 4:30 pm at the Crowne Plaza, Warwick, RI.
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Mark R. Marcantano Named President and COO
Congratulations to Mark R. Marcantano who has been named president and chief operating officer of Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island. Details  
 
Obstetric Evaluation Unit Unveiled
Women & Infants has unveiled its new Obstetric Evaluation Unit in the Division of Emergency Obstetrics and Gynecology. This new, state-of-the-art, seven-bed unit, an expansion to the hospital's current Emergency Department, will serve as a dedicated space to provide high quality, efficient care to obstetric patients. Details  
 
Constance A Howes Women's Health Innovation Research Fund Established
Women & Infants has announced the launch of the Constance A. Howes Women's Health Innovation Research Fund. Watch a tribute video. Details  
 
Sixth WRHR scholar to study postpartum emergency visits
Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island recently named E. Christine Brousseau, MD, its sixth Women's Reproductive Health Research (WRHR) Scholar. Details  
 
Reproductive Coercion, Violence Prevalent Among Women Seeking Care
Enough women experience reproductive coercion – male behavior to control contraception and pregnancy outcomes – that a research team now recommends health care providers address the subjects with their patients and tailor family planning discussions and recommendations accordingly. Details  
 
Dr. James Padbury earns March of Dimes grant
With the help of funding from the March of Dimes, James F. Padbury, MD, is one of five scientists whose work toward discovering the causes of and reducing the rates of prematurity will be supported by March of Dimes Prematurity Research Initiative (PRI) grants in 2014. Details  
 
Hypnotherapy reduces hot flashes in breast cancer patients
A team of researchers affiliated with the Program in Women's Oncology and Division of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island recently revealed study findings indicating that hypnotherapy effectively reduces hot flashes in breast cancer survivors by 80 to 85 percent. Details  
 
Clinician Contributes to Expert Series on Strep Infection in Pregnancy
Dr. Brenna Anderson, director of the Women’s Infectious Diseases Consultative Service, has published an article as part of a Clinical Expert Series in the April 2014 edition of Obstetrics & Gynecology, now available online. The article, entitled “Puerperal Group A Streptococcal (GAS) Infection: Beyond Semmelweiss,” offers a description of the recommended approach to diagnosing and treating GAS in pregnant and postpartum women. Details  
 
Maternal-Fetal Medicine Specialist Co-Authors Obstetric Care Consensus
Dr. Dwight J. Rouse has co-authored the first in a new, joint series called “Obstetric Care Consensus” that is being introduced by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) and the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine (SMFM). This issue addresses the rapid increase in cesarean birth rates and outlines a multifaceted approach that addresses indications for primary cesarean delivery. Details  
 
Higher Risks Among Perinatal Women with Bipolar Disorder
Pregnant and postpartum women with bipolar disorder more frequently have significant mental health and early mothering challenges than other perinatal women undergoing psychiatric treatment, according to a study in the Journal of Affective Disorders. The findings indicate the importance of properly identifying the disorder and developing specific treatments for women during and after pregnancy, the lead author said.
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WIH Introduces Women's Infectious Disease Consult Service
Women & Infants has introduced one of the nation’s only Women’s Infectious Disease Consult Service, a collaborative service of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, the Department of Medicine, and the hospital’s Integrated Program for High-Risk Pregnancy. Details  
 
WIH Participating in Eat Healthy Rhode Island Campaign
Women & Infants' WIC Program (the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children offered by the Rhode Island Department of Health) is participating in Eat Healthy RI 2014, a celebration of health and wellness sponsored by The Picture of Children's Health. Details  
 
Study Shows that Premature Infants Benefit from Adult Talk
Research led by a team at Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island and The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University has been published in the February 10, 2014 online edition of Pediatrics, the official journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics.The research indicates that premature babies benefit from being exposed to adult talk as early as possible. Details  
 
Clinical Opinion Published in American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology
A clinical opinion written by third year resident Maureen Hamel, MD, along with maternal-fetal medicine specialists Brenna Anderson, MD and Dwight Rouse, MD, of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island and The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, has been published in the January 10, 2014 online edition of the American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology. Details  
 
Targeted Way to Treat Ovarian Cancer Discovered
Researchers at Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island have developed a biologic drug that would prevent the production of a protein known to allow ovarian cancer cells to grow aggressively while being resistant to chemotherapy. This would improve treatment and survival rates for some women. Details  
 
REI fellow earns national award
Lynae M. Brayboy, MD, a third-year fellow in the Division of Reproduction and Infertility at Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island, was recently awarded a Physician Scientist Award to participate in the Reproductive Scientist Development Program (RSDP) beginning July 1. Details  
 
Psychiatrist added to staff
Women & Infants announced the recent appointment of Carmen E. Colomer, MD, as a psychiatrist with the Center for Women’s Behavioral Health in the Department of Medicine.
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Dr. Maureen Phipps Appointed to U.S. Preventive Services Task Force
Maureen G. Phipps, MD, MPH, chief of obstetrics and gynecology at Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island and executive chief of obstetrics and gynecology at Care New England Health System, has been appointed to the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force as one of its newest members. Details  
 
Roncarati Earns Award of Excellence
Denise Roncarati, CAVS (certified administrator of volunteer services), of Cumberland, director of Volunteer Services at Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island, was recently presented with the New England Award for Professional Excellence from the New England Association of Healthcare Volunteer Services. Details  
 
WIH Launches Woman to Woman Program for Cancer Patients
Ovarian Cancer Research Fund (OCRF) recently awarded a $50,000 grant to the Program in Women's Oncology at Women & Infants for the creation of a Woman to Woman patient to patient mentoring program at the hospital. Details  
 
Richard P. Welch Awards Presented
Two staff members at Women & Infants Hospital were recently awarded the annual Richard P. Welch Award for Continued Excellence in Patient and Family Centered Care. Details  
 
Parental stress in teen moms increases chance of PPD
A team of researchers - including two affiliated with Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island - has concluded that increased parental stress faced by adolescent mothers increases their chance of suffering from postpartum depression (PPD). Details  
 
Behavioral Health Specialist Joins Women & Infants' Staff
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CNE Representatives Selected for Innovation Advisors Program
Nancy Roberts, president and CEO of VNA of Care New England, and Dr. Betty Vohr, medical director of the Neonatal Follow-Up Clinic in the Department of Pediatrics at Women & Infants have been selected to be part of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' (CMS) Innovation Advisors Program. Details  
 
Women & Infants Physician Promoted to Professor at Brown
Dr. Geralyn Messerlian, associate director of the Division of Medical Screening and Special Testing at Women & Infants, has been promoted to professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at Brown. Details  
 
Employees Honored at Women & Infants Annual Meeting
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Thundermist Partners with Women & Infants
Thundermist Health Center partners with Women & Infants Hospital for newborn and women's care Details  
 
Constance A. Howes Named "Leader to Know"
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Researcher Launches Teen Contraceptive Website
In an attempt to provide a reliable and trustworthy source for reproductive health information for teenagers, one physician-researcher at Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island has launched the website Ask A Doc RI.
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MFM Researcher Earns $3.7M NIH Grant to Study Preterm Birth
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Physical Therapist at Women & Infants Receives Professional Award
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Event attracts many swimmers with personal stories about cancer
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Research Focuses on Well-Being of Cancer Survivors
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Women & Infants Ranks 26th in Gynecology in U.S. News 2010-11 Best Hospitals
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Women & Infants Leads the Way in Ovarian Cancer Monitoring
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Women & Infants and Latino Public Radio Launch ESCUCHE Radio Program
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Women & Infants Holds 126th Annual Meeting
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Brown University and Women & Infants Announce Expansion of National Children's Study into Bristol County
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