The Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences at the Yale School of Medicine has begun a ground-breaking study on the causes of recurrent pregnancy loss . In collaboration with the Department of Genetics, they are sequencing the whole genome of anyone with 2 or more losses and the genome of both parents. For this study, they are looking to recruit as many patients as possible and will share any actionable results with them. It is expected that many new genes will be found that may lead to understanding the causes of recurrent loss.
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I was honored to be a part of the Global Bioethics Initiative Online Summer School. I was joined by esteemed colleagues and students from around the globe, discussing the core topic:
Wars, Pandemics and Bio Ethics
The Global Bioethics Initiative (GBI) (https://globalbioethics.org) was founded by Dr. Ana Lita and Dr. Charles Debrovner and offers an all-inclusive resource that allow young and established healthcare professionals a place to learn about essential information about the ethical dilemmas in medicine.
My presentation was entitled:
When We Cannot Cure: Thoughts on the Ultimate Challenge to the Bond of Patient with Doctor.
The presentation discussed my career-long work in perinatal loss and bereavement and my interpretation of the human
dimension of healthcare and how my current work at Maternl (http://maternl.org) shares age-old empathies and lessons to enhance healing in today's complex healthcare environment.
I had the honor to participate in the Joseph Keane Foundation Conference on Perinatal Loss and Bereavement held at Bridgeport Hospital on May 18, 2023. Having participated in and attended many Perinatal Loss Conferences, this was indeed among the best and most powerful. Thank you to Jessica and Tim Keane, parents of Joseph, for supporting this so very important meeting.