Department hosts successful Women’s Health and Health Equity Research Lecture and Symposium

On October 12, 2023, the UW Department of Ob-Gyn hosted the UW Women’s Health and Health Equity Research Lecture and Symposium, an event created in 2005 by Gloria Sarto, MD, and Gloria Johnson-Powell, MD. Katie Sampene, MD, associate professor in the Division of Academic Specialists in Ob-Gyn, chaired the event planning committee.

The event included Brief and Brilliant presentations, followed by a keynote from Denise Howard, MD, MPH, Chief of Obstetrics and Gynecology at NewYork Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital and Vice Chair in the Weill Cornell Medicine Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Madelyne Greene, PhD, RN, Tiffany Green, PhD, and Annette Miller, MA, gave research presentations. Several research groups across campus brought posters to the event.

Brief and Brilliant Talk Award:

Jenna Nobles, PhD - Mifepristone Restrictions will Increase Health Risks for >850,000 People Who Miscarry Each Year

Best Poster Awards:

Laura E.T. Swan, PhD - Physician Beliefs About Abortion Safety and Their Participation in Abortion Care

Sarina Schrager, MD, MS – African American Women’s Experiences of Menopause: A Focus Group Study

You can watch the 2023 Women’s Health and Health Equity Research Lecture and Symposium here!

  • 5:45 – Brief and Brilliant Talks
  • 25:02 – Keynote presentation: “Our Greatest Challenge: Eliminating Healthcare Disparities”, by Dr. Denise Howard
  • 1:25:05 – Research Presentation: “Engaging Diverse Stakeholders to Improve Reproductive Health Systems”, by Dr. Madelyne Greene
  • 1:55:18 – Research Presentation: “Evaluating the Impacts of Wisconsin's Birth Cost Recovery Policy on the Health and Wellbeing of Black Families: A Community-Centered Approach”, by Dr. Tiffany Green and Annette Miller