December 8, 2004

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Midwifery division of the UNM School of Medicine's Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology has established itself as a nationally recognized program.

The program has consistently ranked annually by US News and World Report as one of the top 10 midwifery training programs and most recently was the recipient of national golden commendation by the American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM).

The ACNM awarded the UNM Midwifery program with the "ACNM with Women for a Lifetime Award" an honor recognizing programs that have provided 25 years of innovative and compassionate midwifery care.

Current research conducted by the Midwifery program at UNM includes:

·         Clinical measures to lower genital tract trauma at birth

·         Function after childbirth trial

Areas of Special Interest include:

·         Routine prenatal care and delivery

·         Prenatal care and delivery of women with substance abuse problems

·         Young mother's centering pregnancy program

·         Family planning care

·         Well women's care women of all ages

Contributing to the successful midwifery program at UNM are the following faculty members:

·         Kay Sedler, CNM

·         Ellen Craig, CNM

·         Kelly Gallagher, CNM

·         Betsy Greulich, CNM

·         Martha Kane, CNM

·         Robyn Lawton, CNM

·         Regina Manocchio, CNM

·         Laura Migliaccio, CNM

·         Deb Radcliffe, CNM

·         Marty Rode, CNM

·         Dympna Ryan, CNM and

·         Beth Tarrant, CNM

For more information about research or specialty areas of interest contact the UNM Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 1-888-UNM-PALS.