Department of
Obstetrics and Gynecology

UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN
SCHOOL OF MEDICINE AND PUBLIC HEALTH

Community

 Diaper Drive delivery to Reach Dane

Diaper Drive delivery to Reach Dane

Though the UW Ob-Gyn Diaper Drive takes place in August, we have the pleasure of distributing diapers to community partners throughout the year! On Thursday, November 10, UW Ob-Gyn Outreach Program Manager Melody Bockenfeld, MPH, BSN, brought a delivery of diapers to Reach Dane!Reach Dane provides high-quality early childhood services to over 1,000 underserved children ages ... more
 Sobecki presents “Sex After Cancer: A Candid Discussion” Community Talk

Sobecki presents “Sex After Cancer: A Candid Discussion” Community Talk

On September 29, 2022, Janelle Sobecki, MD, assistant professor in the UW Ob-Gyn Division of Gynecologic Oncology, presented the Healthy Women Community Talk “Sex After Cancer: A Candid Discussion” to an engaged, enthusiastic group of community members.Along with Lori Seabourne, physician assistant in the UW Health Women’s Integrative Sexual Health (WISH) clinic, Sobecki pro... more
 Sobecki to present Healthy Women Community Talk “Sex and Cancer: A Candid Discussion”

Sobecki to present Healthy Women Community Talk “Sex and Cancer: A Candid Discussion”

Cancer treatment may result in a variety of physical and emotional side effects. Sometimes, these side effects might change our ability to have or enjoy sex. For some, it may be challenging to discuss these issues with a medical provider.Janelle Sobecki, MD, assistant professor in the Division of Gynecologic Oncology, and physician assistant Lori Seabourne will present free,... more
 DEI Update: UW Ob-Gyn Celebrates Pride Month

DEI Update: UW Ob-Gyn Celebrates Pride Month

Happy Pride Month, a time for celebration, education, visibility, and liberation for the spectrum of people who make up the LGBTQ+ community: Throughout June, the campus and the Madison community have a series of events to celebrate the self-affirmation, dignity, equality, and visibility of the diverse group of people who make up the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, gend... more
 Diaper Drive delivery to River Food Pantry

Diaper Drive delivery to River Food Pantry

On Wednesday, May 4, members of the UW Ob-Gyn outreach team delivered a load of diapers purchased through our annual diaper drive to community partners at the River Food Pantry!Our annual Diaper Drive supports families in the Madison area by collecting monetary donations to the department's Healthy Women Healthy Babies Fund. Using this fund enables the department to leverage... more
 Community Connections: What are Health Disparities, and Wisconsin PRAMS data

Community Connections: What are Health Disparities, and Wisconsin PRAMS data

In Community Connections, UW Ob-Gyn Outreach Specialist Cheryl Casey'Grant shares information about important community issues, events, and forums to bring better awareness and help our department connect to community concerns.***​Community Connections: What are Health Disparities? A “health disparity” refers to a higher burden of illness, injury, disability, or mortality e... more
 Casey’Grant invited to statewide Maternal Mortality Review Impact Team

Casey’Grant invited to statewide Maternal Mortality Review Impact Team

We are thrilled to share that UW Ob-Gyn Outreach Specialist Cheryl Casey’Grant, who was invited to join the Wisconsin Department of Health Maternal Mortality Review Impact Team!The Wisconsin Maternal Mortality Review Team (MMRT) identifies and reviews pregnancy-associated deaths, identifies factors that contribute to these deaths, and proposes recommendations that aim to pre... more
 Diaper Drive deliveries to Salvation Army, The Road Home, and more

Diaper Drive deliveries to Salvation Army, The Road Home, and more

Donations to community organizations from the 2021 Diaper Drive continue to go out! Before the new year, UW Ob-Gyn Outreach Specialist Cheryl Casey’Grant brought deliveries to the Salvation Army on Milwaukee Street in Madison, and The Road Home Dane.In early January, Cheryl brought a delivery to longtime UW Ob-Gyn Community Advisory Council member Carola Gaines, who is distr... more
 Women’s Healthcast ranked as #2 OB-GYN podcast!

Women’s Healthcast ranked as #2 OB-GYN podcast!

Since 2018, the UW Department of Ob-Gyn podcast the Women’s Healthcast has helped answer questions about issues and innovations in women’s health through interviews with guest experts in our department and beyond. The Women’s Healthcast is ranked the #2 ob-gyn podcast by FeedSpot, second only to the podcast produced by the Green Journal!The UW Ob-Gyn podcast production team ... more

Women’s Healthcast: Sexual Health and Cancer Survivorship, featuring Dr. Jon Pennycuff

As our ability to detect and treat cancer has improved, more people are living longer after their cancer diagnosis. For survivors of breast and gynecologic cancer, that can mean more time living with the side effects treatment can have on sexual and pelvic health.On this episode of the Women’s Healthcast, Jon Pennycuff, MD, of the UW Ob-Gyn Division of Female Pelvic Medicine... more