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The inaugural SASGOG PROGRESS (Program for Researchers in Obstetrics Gynecology and REproductive ScienceS) Course 2022 officially kicks off the week of August 15, 2022, with virtual sessions led by Course Director, Jeffrey Peipert, MD, PhD, Indiana University School of Medicine. The virtual sessions will be followed by the in-person portion of the course where Dr. Peipert will be joined by Kristen Matteson, MD, MPH, UMass Chan Medical School, and Emily DeFranco, DO, MS, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine.  The in-person sessions will be held at the Lowes Ventana Canyon Resort in Tucson, AZ, October 23 – 27.

Thank you for our Founding Society Sponsors, ACOG, SRI and SOGH.  And thank you to our more than 70 individual donors!  Your financial support as a vote of confidence has meant so much to us and helped energize us as we worked through the many details and planning of the new course launch. 

Lessons Learned

Diverse pathways for academic specialists in OBGYN engaging in research – A SASGOG interview Dr. Vanessa Jacoby Professor and Vice Chair of Research for the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences at UCSF.

Dr. Caitlin Martin speaks with Dr. Jacoby, a successful physician scientist and mentor to many junior OBGYN faculty, about the diversity of pathways academic specialists in OBGYN can engage in research opportunities. 

Sharing Publication News

State Laws Permitting Adolescent Consent to Human Papillomavirus Vaccination and Rates of Immunization
Legislation that permits adolescents to consent to HPV vaccination without parental involvement is a policy option for improving immunization rates. While 8 states and Washington, DC, currently have policies that permit adolescents to consent to HPV vaccination. This national cohort study examines NIS-Teen data to assess the association of adolescents’ ability to consent to human papillomavirus vaccination without parental involvement with vaccination rates.

Ashlynn R TorresNicholaus P JohnsonMallory K EllingsonCaitlin E Hansen,  Carlos R OliveiraLinda M NiccolaiSangini S Sheth

Trends and Evolution in Women’s Health Workforce in the First Quarter of the 21st Century
This brief communication exposes some of the rapidly evolving changes in Obstetrics and Gynecology but are relevant to all areas of medicine. As medical knowledge grows exponentially, there may be a greater sub-specialization of physicians, residency education must adapt, physician burnout remains an issue and clinician-scientists are becoming a dying breed. In addition, healthcare delivery systems and technological innovations, such as intelligent-EMRs, promise to support physicians and prevent medical errors.

Katherine J KramerM Elena Rhoads-BaezaSandra SadekConrad ChaoCapricia BellMaurice-Andre Recanati 

The Effects of Breastfeeding on Maternal Mental Health: A Systematic Review
Breastfeeding has many positive effects on the health of infants and mothers, however, the effect of breastfeeding on maternal mental health is largely unknown. The goal of this systematic review was to (1) synthesize the existing literature on the effects of breastfeeding on maternal mental health, and (2) inform breastfeeding recommendations.

Megan YuenOlivia J HallGrace A MastersBenjamin C NephewCatherine CarrKatherine LeungAdrienne GriffenLynne McIntyreNancy ByattTiffany A Moore Simas 

Do you have any peer-reviewed publications with a SASGOG member as first or senior author to report? Please share! Your submission is sure to inspire and encourage other SASGOG members!

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