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This Week in Review: February 19-23, 2024

February 23, 2024
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This week has been yet another busy week here in the Department of OBGYN!

We shared some exciting photos from last week's Resident Ski Day. Ski Day is an annual tradition in which our residents, alongside department faculty and staff, get out into the mountains and enjoy the snow. For those who do not ski or snowboards, snowshoeing is also a popular activity!

Ski Day
Residents enjoying our 2024 Resident Ski Day.

We celebrated our Maternal-Fetal Medicine faculty and trainees' presentations at the recent Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine (SMFM) Annual Meeting.

Presentations included:

  • Dr. Leah Savitsky, 1st Year Fellow
    "High School Diploma Rate is Associated with Neonatal Glucose Instability and Macrosomia Among Non-Diabetic Patients"
  • Dr. Allen Ghareeb, 1st Year Fellow
    "Distressed Community Index and the Association with Preterm Birth"
  • Dr. Michael Richley, Assistant Professor
    "Adolescent pregnancies between 2006-2019: Temporal trends, risk factors and adverse pregnancy outcomes"
    Outcomes of Adolescent Pregnancies with Diabetes"
  • Dr. Raj "Swati" Shree, Assistant Professor
    "Longterm Cardiovascular Health", The Fourth Trimester and Beyond: Optimizing Postpartum Maternal Cardiometabolic Health
  • Dr. Katie Gray, Associate Professor
    Panelist, Maternal Health Matters: Findings from Prenatal Genetic Screening with Applications Beyond Pregnancy Care
  • Dr. Monica Sosa, OBGYN Resident
    "Maternal Health Matters: Findings from Prenatal Genetic Screening with Applications Beyond Pregnancy Care"



Dr. Ivana Thompson, OBGYN Associate Chair of Justice, Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion, was featured in a UW Medicine The Huddle article, "Celebrating Black History Month: Honoring Ancestors, Looking Forward". Read it here.


Dr. Jennifer Chin, Assistant Professor in our Division of Complex Family Planning, was interviewed by USA Today about constraints on reproductive healthcare imposed by Catholic hospitals. Read the article here.

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