Happy Thanksgiving! 

Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday…celebrated by all, good food, great friends, and family. Please take the time to relax, count your many blessings, and appreciate all of the amazing people we get to work with and care for every day. A special thanks to those of you working this holiday.

Thank you for all you do – living our values and fulfilling our mission.

Dee E. Fenner, MD
Congratulations, Dr. Punch!
Dr. Margaret Punch has been named the new Associate Medical Director for Virtual Care within UMMG. 

Building on her expertise in the telehealth experience, she will continue to advance new models of virtual practice, including video visits, e-consults, tele-consults and remote patient monitoring for Michigan Medicine patients. 
Dr. Admon's Recent Work Catches the Attention of ACOG
Dr. Admon's work on perinatal insurance churn and the maternal health crisis was referenced in a recent ACOG map documenting state efforts to extend medicaid coverage for pregnant women beyond 60 days postpartum. 

The map was linked in ACOG's recent statement on the advancement of maternal health bills aimed at addressing the maternal mortality crisis .
The OBGYN Department will have a strong presence at the 2020 CREOG/APGO Annual Meeting. Faculty and fellows will present on a variety of educational topics with 3 oral abstracts, 3 discussion dens, 1 breakout session, 1 focus breakfast, 1 film and 1 poster.

Oral Abstracts:

  • Improving the Basic Science Curriculum by Integrating the Clinical Sciences. Angela Liang, MD, Maya Hammoud, MD, MBA

  • Developing Committed Resident Leaders: A Survey of the Obstetrics and Gynecology Administrative Chief Resident Experience. Emma Lawrence, MD, Aimee Rolston, MD

  • Clerkship Directors’ Reports and Attitudes on Pelvic Exams Performed by Medical Students. Maya Hammoud, MD, MBA, Shireen Sims, MD, Christopher-Morosky, MD, Kayte Spector-Baghdady, JD

Discussion Dens:

  • Removing the cloak of invisibility: opportunities for resident professional identity formation. Sylvia Botros-Brey, MD, Roopina Sangha, MD, Carrie Bell, MD

  • Lessons Learned: How to establish an obstetrical fellowship in a low income country. D'Angela Pitts, MD, FACOG, Emma Lawrence, MD, Timothy Johnson, MD, FACOG, Lucie Moravia, DO, FACOG, FACOOG

  • A Magic Wand for the Clinical Competency Committee: Best Practices to Maximize the Productivity of Your CCC. Bethany Skinner, MD, Anita Malone, MD, Sara Wood, MD, Eric Strand, MD, Kelly O'Connor, MD, David Marzano, MD

Breakout Session:

  • You are the future: Supporting the transition to practice as a fellow in Obstetrics and Gynecology. Carrie Bell, MD, Sylvia Botros-Brey, MD

Focus Breakfast:

  • Load the Deck in Favor of Your Student Matching in Ob-Gyn. LaTasha Craig, MD, Helen Morgan, MD, Margaret McKenzie, MD, MS

Film Festival:

  • Providing Gender Affirming Healthcare: Foundational Training for Healthcare Providers. Halley Crissman, MD, MPH


  • Leveraging Interest in Transgender Medicine to Teach Core Curriculum Content. Molly Moravek, MD, David Marzano, MD, Maya Hammoud, MD, MBA, Angela Liang, MD

Go Blue!
Don't Forget to Get Your Flu Shot!
The deadline to get your flu vaccine is Dec. 1, 2019! Vaccines are available at free flu clinics and Occupational Health Services here at Michigan Medicine. 

If you get a flu shot at your doctor’s office, pharmacy or any other location outside of UMHS, make sure to get paper documentation with your name on it. Be sure to send this documentation to Ashley Kirk!

Additional information about the flu program, including FAQs and exemption requests can be found here.
Provider Profile Updates - We're Getting There!
We greatly appreciate you taking the time to review your current provider profile and complete the Faculty Profile Update Form!
Dr. Dalton Named First Timothy R.B. Johnson, M.D., Collegiate Professor of Global Women’s Health
On November 7th, Dr. Vanessa Dalton, was installed as the first Timothy RB Johnson, MD, Collegiate Professor.

Missed the installation?
Check out the video below!
Dr. Pearlman Honored with Lifetime Achievement Award
Dr. Mark Pearlman was recognized by the 2019 Dean’s Awards with the Lifetime Achievement Award in Clinical Care at the annual Dean’s Award Dinner on Wednesday, November 13th.

The Dean’s Awards Program recognizes Medical School faculty and staff who demonstrate exceptional accomplishment in the areas of teaching, research, clinical care, community service, innovation and administration.

Congratulations, Dr. Pearlman!
Marlene Woodward Receives TAGME Certification
The National Board for Certification of Training Administrators in Graduate Medical Education (TAGME) was established to advance the profession of training administrators who manage residency and fellowship programs.

Marlene received her TAGME certification after completing 15 educational credits and completing a 4.5 hour assessment exam. The certification is a testament to Marlene's knowledge and expertise in the field.

Congratulations, Marlene!
New OBGYN Staff Members:

  • Tiana Huang, Administrative Assistant Senior, Gynecology Oncology  

Upcoming MFM Division Director Candidate Vision Talk
OBGYN Wellness Initiatives: Holiday Mitten Tree
This holiday season, the department has a “Mitten Tree” benefiting the Delonis Center and the Shelter Association of Washtenaw County.
A Mitten Tree is a fun way to collect winter items for those in need. The tree is located outside the mailroom and research office (L4100) on the 4th floor of UH South. It is decorated with cards for new adult gloves, hats or socks. You can take a card or two off the tree, and when you have purchased the item(s), you can hang them back on the tree to replace the card you took. Let’s fill this tree with winter items!
Please bring in all items by Friday, December 20, for us to take to the Delonis Center before the holiday!

Black Friday and Cyber Monday are coming up! This is a great opportunity to pick up a few extra things that are “deals” to help support this initiative!

For more information about the Delonis Center and the Shelter Association of Washtenaw County, please visit annarborshelter.org.
93rd Annual Galens Tag Days
Once again this year we are competing with other departments at Michigan Medicine to help support Galens Tag Days, a fundraiser held by Michigan Medical students for the past 93 years! Last year, Tag Days raised over $80,000 for children’s charities that support the health and wellbeing of children in Washtenaw County.

Our department is the two-time defending champion - raising $1416 in 2017 and $1531 in 2018!
Need to Purchase Your Tag? Stop by to see Kelly Berch (floor 2), Danielle Wilson (floor 3), Natalie Gulau (4th floor), or Marlene Woodard (5th floor). Any donation is welcome (cash or check made out to Galens Medical Society). 

Make sure you buy your tags from someone in our department and don't forget to proudly display your tag on your jacket and make sure to wear it during Tag Days, December 5-7th. 
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