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MFM Specialists Offer Recommendations for Use of Aspirin to Prevent Preeclampsia

To prevent preeclampsia, new research from Women & Infants suggests that low-dose aspirin should be given prophylactically to all women at high risk (those with diabetes or chronic hypertension) and any woman with two or more moderate risk factors (including obesity, multiple gestation and advanced maternal age). Details

Pathologic Complete Response to Presurgery Chemo Increases Survival

A researcher with the Breast Health Center recently presented the results of a study showing that women with Stage 2 or 3 triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) who have a pathologic complete response (pCR) to chemotherapy before surgery are more likely to survive compared to those who had more than minimal residual invasive disease during surgery at the prestigious San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium. Details

Division of Urogynecology and Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery Welcomes New Physician

The Division of Urogynecology and Reconstructive Surgery continues to grow and expand with the addition of Nicole Korbly, MD. Dr. Korbly completed her residency and fellowship in obstetrics and gynecology with Women & Infants Hospital.

Dr. Ruben Alvero Named Director of REI

Women & Infants Hospital is pleased to welcome Ruben Alvero, MD, newly-appointed director of the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (REI). Details

Urogynecologist Named Vice President of Professional Society

Dr. Charles Rardin is set to be named vice president of the American Urogynecologic Society. This appointment starts a four-year process that will culminate in Dr. Rardin being named president of AUGS in 2017. Dr. Rardin currently serves as a urogynecologist in the Division of Urogynecology and Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery as well as director of the Robotic Surgery Program for Women at Women & Infants.

Maureen G. Phipps Elected to Professional Board

Dr. Maureen Phipps, chief of obstetrics and gynecology at Women & Infants and Care New England, is now an elected member of a six member executive board of the Council of University Chairs of Obstetrics and Gynecology (CUCOG) through 2017. The main purpose of the group is to promote the development of excellent medical students, residents, fellows as well as clinical practice, research and advocacy for women's health.

Research Fellow Receives Honorable Mention for Paper Submission

Postdoctoral research fellow in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Dr. Valery Danilack, received an Honorable Mention for her SPER Student Prize Paper Award submission at the Annual Meeting in June. Her paper explored best models to predict cesarean delivery after labor induction based on risk scores of 10 characteristics.