Deborah E. Powell

Center for Women's Health

A National Center of Excellence

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 University & Community News & Highlights 

  • Powell Center News - After nearly 3 years with the Powell Center, Jennifer O'Brien has left her position as Administrative Director for a new and exciting position at Hennepin County Medical Center. We would like to thank Jen for her leadership and commitment to women's health while at the Powell Center. As HCMC's Teen Coordinator, Jen will work on improving their services, systems, protocols, and work flows to better serve adolescents and their families. We are sorry to see Jen leave but wish her the best of luck on her new journey! The Powell Center would also like to introduce our new Executive Officer and Administrative Specialist, Kallie O'Hara. Kallie is a University of Minnesota Alum and comes to us from the Learning Abroad Center, where she was the Office and Events Coordinator. She will be taking on the responsibilities of the Annual Women's Health Research Conference and the Interdisciplinary Lecture Series. On behalf of the Powell Center, we would like to give a warm welcome to Kallie!
  • Seeking Volunteers! - The Powell Center for Women's Health is seeking volunteers for the 11th Annual Women's Heath Research Conference. Volunteers would be assisting with welcoming participants and registration. For more information, please email wmhealth@umn.edu or call 612-626-1125. Registration Fee will be waived for volunteers.
  • Call for Poster Abstracts - The Powell Center of Women's Health cordially invites you to submit a poster abstract on any topic related to women's health for their 11th Annual Women's Health Research Conference on Monday, September 29, 2014. Read more.
  • Virus Kills Triple Negative Breast Cancer Cells and Tumor Cells in Mice - A virus not known to cause disease kills triple-negative breast cancer cells and killed tumors grown from these cells in mice, according to Penn State College of Medicine researchers. Understanding how the virus kills cancer may lead to new treatments for breast cancer. To Read More.
  • The 4 Percent Want To Keep Their Figure: Early Elective Deliveries Of US Babies Up Sharply - Elective early deliveries have become the latest craze for wealthy people - it isn't just the 1 percent, it is the 4 percent. Labor induction or cesarean delivery without medical reason before a baby is considered full-term at 39 weeks is associated with health problems for mothers and babies. But it's still become common, at 37 weeks and even sooner. To Read More.
  • Restoring Bone Density in Women with Ovarian Disorder - Hormone replacement therapy restored bone mineral density to normal in young women with primary ovarian insufficiency (POI). The findings provide important treatment information for women with POI and their physicians. To Read More.
  • Attitudes Toward LGBT Patients Among Students in the Health Professions: Influence of Demographics and Discipline - Health providers' personal and professional experiences may predict attitudes toward lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) individuals and can therefore serve as key targets for health professions training aimed at decreasing barriers to high-quality patient care. This study explored the relationship between professional, demographic, and training characteristics and health professions student attitudes toward LGBT patients. Students from a health sciences university and applied mental health programs in Georgia (N=475) completed a survey that included a modified version of the Attitudes Toward LGBT Patients Scale (ATLPS). Profession, sexual orientation, current financial status, religion, religiosity, spirituality, and self-reported familiarity with various religious perspectives on sex were associated with ATLPS scores. To Read More.
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