December 8, 2004

Contact: Jennifer Riordan 272-0261, 220-0702 cell; Bridgid Isworth 272-1622

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The University of New Mexico School of Medicine's Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology is fast becoming a leader of women's health care in the nation. A major part of the department, the gynecology unit is contributing to its success with national recognition.

Chosen as one of the top 10 clerkships nationally in teaching obstetrics and gynecology to medical students, the gynecology unit is also a member of the select group of university programs conducting clinical research trials using supplemental hormone therapy (contraception, menopause etc).

Other research areas conducted by the department include hormone replacement therapy, emergency contraception, medical termination of pregnancy, pre-invasive cervical cancer and nausea and vomiting at early pregnancy.

Leaders in this valuable and extensive research include the following faculty members:

  • Maxine Dorin, M.D
  • Sharon Phelan, M.D
  • Shauna Jamison, M.D
  • Alan Waxman, M.D
  • Eve Espey, M.D
  • Tony Ogburn, M.D
  • Kathleen Kennedy, M.D
  • Meggan Zsemlye, M.D and

The mission of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology is to provide

excellent clinical care in an environment dedicated to leadership in women's health. Its vision of leadership in women's health is to have programs in women's care, medical education and research in obstetrics and gynecology.

For more information about research or areas of special interest, please contact the UNM Obstetrics and Gynecology Department; 1-888-UNM-PALS or 1-888-866-7257.