Events from 2009


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The following slideshow reflects just a few of the many events held throughout 2009 of which the UW Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology was a part. These events reflect our commitment to advancing the health of women in Wisconsin and beyond.





Featured Events from 2009


Among the events featured in the slideshow are:

  • Madison Mini Marathon

    The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology was proud to serve as the charity partner of the inaugural Madison Mini-Marathon & 5K. The race was held on August 29 and welcomed a sold-out group of runners and walkers. A portion of the proceeds raised through this event were deposited into the "Healthy Women, Healthy Babies" fund. This fund was created to promote awareness about healthy lifestyles of women of all ages and how their decisions to make healthy choices impact not only their own lives, but the lives of their current and future family members. The purpose of the fund is to provide discretionary support to the Chair and aid the Department in its clinical, academic and public service roles with support from grateful patients, alumni, friends and the community.


  • Resident Education Day

    The Department of OBGYN hosted Educational Day on April 16, 2009. Visiting professor, Debra DaRosa, PhD, from the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University was the keynote speaker. Participating faculty had the privilege to listen to her talk on "Minimally Invasive Teaching", followed by an educational session on "Translating Learning Theory into an Instructional Plan that Promotes Understanding and Retention."


  • Sparkle of Hope Event

    On October 12, 2009, the first annual Sparkle of Hope event, dedicated to raising funds for research and care of patients with pelvic cancers was held. Over 140 guests were treated to a beautiful evening at Nakoma Country Club. Mad City Trio donated their talents to entertain guests. A silent auction was held along with the presentation and sale of the first "orb of hope." An inspirational program and emotional video completed the evening. The event raised more than $20,000 for the Division of Gynecologic Cancer.


  • Jewel of an Evening Event

    On September 5, 2009, 120 women affected by pelvic cancers and their family and friends joined together for an evening of support and inspiration. Hosted by the Division of Gynecologic Oncology in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and held at Gilda's Club in Madison. It was an evening filled with emotion, care and hope for the future. Dr. Ellen Hartenbach, as mistress of ceremonies, invited three wonderful women to share personal stories about their journey through cancer. Dr. Hartenbach also provided an update on research and goals for the future of care for women with pelvic cancers.


  • Innovations in Women's Health Conference

    The department of OBGYN held their first annual Innovations in Women's Health Conference at the Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center. Sessions ranged from innovations in gynecology, updates in obstetrics, and women's health across the lifespan. The conference was highlighted with keynote speakers Marc Laufer, MD from Harvard Medical School and Cosmas Van De Ven, MD from the University of Michigan.


  • Dare to Dream Gala

    The Department of OBGYN continues to sponsor, host and support Friends of UW Hospital and Clinics. This spectacular event benefits American Family Children's Hospital state-of-the-art facility. The Department of OBGYN is proud to be part of this dream turned reality.


  • A Round for Fore Friends Golf Outing

    Friends of University of Hospital and Clinics hosted more than 80 golfers for a beautiful day on the links at Bishop's Bay Country Club. Through UW Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology's generous presenting sponsorship, "A Round Fore Friends" raised over $10,000 to enhance the experience of patients and families served at UW Hospital and Clinics and the UW American Family Children's Hospital.

Upcoming Events


Even more exciting events are planned for 2010. View a list of all upcoming events