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May 29
5/29/20 - Operations Update

Welcome to the MAY 29, 2020 update on UW Ob-Gyn departmental operations. 


The UW Ob-Gyn Safe@Work plan will not be implemented on June 1 – we continue to await authorization from UW-Madison and/or SMPH to bring people back into office spaces. While we wait for a clearer timeline from campus, review the UW Ob-Gyn Safe@Work plan to prepare (as presented on May 14, 2020 Virtual Department meeting).



The Education Team is working on a new simulation schedule that will allow for adequate physical distancing between participants. This may include cutting down on number of simulations offered in the year.


On June 2, the US Centers for Disease Control will host a webinar focused on sharing promising public health practices to reduce COVID-19 related disparities. During this webinar, presenters will discuss the actions their cities have taken to mitigate the disproportionate impact on racial and ethnic minorities. Register to attend COVID-19 Response: Promising Practices in Health Equity.


Please plan to join us on Thursday, June 4 for a virtual department meeting and return to Grand Rounds. Everyone in the department is welcome to participate:


7:00 – 7:30 am: Digital Measures Project (presentation by Dr. Nancy Raymond and Anne Stahr)

7:30 – 7:40 am: Diversity, Equity & Inclusion – Action items for June (presentation by Melody Bockenfeld)

7:40 – 8:00 am: Quality and Safety Data (presentation Dr. Ahmed Al-Niaimi) 

Meeting Number: 192 833 571

Meeting Password: obgyn6420 (62496642 from phones)

More ways to join:

Join by phone: +1-415-655-0001 US Toll

Join by video system:


You can also dial and enter your meeting number.

8:00 – 9:00 AM GRAND ROUNDS

WebEx Meeting link:

Meeting number: 191 266 612

Password: gr060420

More ways to join:

Join by phone: +1-415-655-0001 US Toll

Join from a video system or application


You can also dial and enter your meeting number.


  • Dr. Ehrenthal received funding from ICTR for the grant “Building a Public Health Reserve with Community Health Workers”! The project will engage community members and stakeholders in identifying key activities needed for equitable COVID-19 case finding, contact tracing and vaccination, and design an intervention using community health workers to conduct in-home screening and testing for COVID-19.  
  • Research activities are beginning to ramp up across campus again – before on-site research can resume, we all need permission from the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education to open labs. Learn more about the phases of restarting research, and the approval process for re-opening labs.


We know everyone in the department brings amazing skills to the work they do every day, but did you know many of us also have *hidden* talents? Read on to learn about the secret skills shared during the May 28 Virtual Department Meeting!

You can find more resources to support mental and physical resilience on the UW Ob-Gyn Wellness Committee resources page.

XO, Laurel

UW Health COVID-19 / UW-Madison COVID-19 Plans and Response / U.S. CDC / Wisconsin DHS


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