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  • May 26, 2023 9:58 AM | Becca Liebers (Administrator)

    APAOG is excited to release the sixth issue of The Artemis: The Journal of the Association of PAs in OBGYN! This is a member-only benefit that was introduced in 2022. Visit our website to access the newest release, for more information, resources, ways to get involved, and to provide your feedback! We look forward to hearing from you in order to make the next issue even better.

  • May 18, 2023 8:22 AM | Becca Liebers (Administrator)

    Meet the newest member of the APAOG Podcast team, Kaitlin Sontag, PA-C! Kaitlin is a vital part of the team, helping research for our topic specific episodes.

    Kaitlin is a PA living and practicing reproductive healthcare in Northern California. She was initially drawn to the field of gynecology by her own experiences as a patient. She aims to create a comfortable, non-judgemental environment that makes her patients feel empowered to make decisions about their bodies. In her free time she can be found hiking, making ceramics, and taking her pup on adventures around the Bay Area.

    For more information on our podcast, visit:

  • May 16, 2023 8:17 AM | Becca Liebers (Administrator)

    The awards process is the single most important means that APAOG has for recognizing PAs who have made significant contributions in women's health. Please help us in congratulating the 2023 award winners:


    For more information on APAOG awards or to view past award winners, please click here.

  • May 15, 2023 10:53 AM | Becca Liebers (Administrator)

    The Office of Research on Women’s Health (ORWH) is pleased to commemorate National Women’s Health Week (NWHW), recognized from May 14-20, 2023. This year’s theme is titled, “Women’s Health, Whole Health: Prevention, Care and Wellbeing.” For more information, visit:

    In recognition of NWHW, ORWH will host the 7th Annual Vivian W. Pinn Symposium on Tuesday, May 16 from 10 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. EDT. The title of this year’s symposium is “Menopause and Optimizing Midlife Health of Women.” The symposium will discuss menopausal transition, accumulation of morbidity after menopause, menopause in special populations, social determinants of health, menopausal hormonal therapy, and interventions to promote healthy aging. Register at Follow live tweeting at #7thAnnualVPS.


    On April 12, 2023, Dr. Clayton announced the establishment of the NIH Office of Autoimmune Disease Research (OADR-ORWH), which will provide greater coordination across NIH regarding autoimmune disease efforts. Read more about OADR-ORWH and some related funding opportunities, including:

    • NOSI: EXposome in Autoimmune Disease Collaborating Teams PLANning Awards (EXACT-PLAN) (Clinical Trials Not Allowed) (NOT-OD-23-112) Application due date: June 16, 2023


    NIH is still seeking applicants for the following opportunity:

    • Galvanizing Health Equity Through Novel and Diverse Educational Resources (GENDER) Research Education R25 (R25 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) (RFA-OD-22-015) Application due date: June 27, 2023


    Many pregnant women feel overwhelmed, anxious, or sad during or after pregnancy. This Maternal Mental Health Month, share the Health Resources & Services Administration’s National Maternal Mental Health Hotline, which provides free, confidential support for those who are struggling. Learn more. See more MMM resources:

    • Translational Research in Maternal and Pediatric Pharmacology and Therapeutics (R01 Clinical Trial Optional) (PAR-23-130) Earliest submission date: May 5, 2023; Final application due date: June 5, 2023
    • Multisite Clinical Research: Leveraging Network Infrastructure to Advance Research for Women, Children, Pregnant and Lactating Individuals, and Persons with Disabilities (U01 Clinical Trial Optional) (PAR-23-037) Earliest submission date: May 5, 2023; Final application due date: June 5, 2023
    • Translational Research in Maternal and Pediatric Pharmacology and Therapeutics (R21 Clinical Trial Optional) (PAR-23-131) Earliest submission date: May 16, 2023; Final application due date: June 16, 2023
    • NOSI: Research to Improve Pre-Pregnancy Care and Enhance Healthy Birth Intervals

    (NOT-HD-23-003) Earliest submission date: June 5, 2023; Subsequent receipt dates through May 8, 2024

    • Maternal Health Research Collaborative for Minority-Serving Institutions (MH-RC-MSI) Research Centers (RCs) (HRSA-23-112; Sort by “Opportunity Status: Posted”) Application due date: June 12, 2023  


    • Advancing Gender Inclusive Excellence (AGIE) – Coordinating Center (U24 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) (RFA-OD-23-004) Letter of intent due date: April 28, 2023; Earliest submission date: May 1, 2023; Final application due date: May 31, 2023
    • RFI: Improving NRSA Fellowship Review: The request is a part of NIH’s continual efforts to improve the peer review process. Learn more and comment through June 23, 2023.
    • #FaceOfScience Campaign: Check out the NIH-funded #FaceOfScience Campaign, which celebrates the scientific research community.   


    Learn about NIH’s new campaign “FOA or NOFO - It’s all about Funding.” ORWH invites you to read the May 5 issue of Funding Friday. To receive the bimonthly email, sign up for ORWH email updates and select ‘funding opportunities. Some opportunities with upcoming deadlines include:

    • Maternal Health Research Collaborative for Minority-Serving Institutions (MH-RC-MSI) Coordinating Center (CC) (HRSA-23-113; Sort by “Opportunity Status: Posted”)

    Application due date: June 12, 2023  


    July 27, 2023, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM EDT 



    ORWH is recognizing a few additional health observances, including: 

  • May 15, 2023 10:03 AM | Becca Liebers (Administrator)

    Enduring Consensus Cervical Cancer Screening and Management Guidelines

    Draft recommendations for use of p16/ki-67 Dual Stain (CINtec-plus)

    See the Enduring Guidelines Dual Stain Summary for Public Comments and submit your comment here before June 1, 2023.

  • May 01, 2023 1:21 PM | Becca Liebers (Administrator)

    AHRQ invites public comment in response to a Request for Information (RFI) about a potential Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS®) survey to assess patients’ prenatal and childbirth care experiences in ambulatory and inpatient care settings.

    Accordingly, this RFI seeks comments about such topics as:

    • Priority areas for measuring prenatal and childbirth care experiences in healthcare settings, such as communication with providers, respect, access to services, and patients’ perceptions of bias in receiving care
    • Settings of care for which patient experience of care should be developed
    • Existing surveys or survey items currently being used to assess patients’ prenatal and childbirth care experiences
    • Special considerations or concerns associated with the collection of such information

    This RFI will help inform the development of scientifically sound survey(s) to potentially measure patients’ prenatal and childbirth care experience.

    Comments in response to this notice must be received by May 5, 2023. Please submit comments electronically to with the subject line “Prenatal and Childbirth Care Experience Survey RFI.”

  • May 01, 2023 8:06 AM | Becca Liebers (Administrator)

    APAOG's Board Nominations are now OPEN! Consider nominating someone you know who may be a great fit or nominate yourself as a candidate if you're interested in being part of the group leading the way for PAs working in OBGYN. We have a few key positions open and look forward to having either returning or new faces join our leadership team. If you have any questions, please reach out to our administrative office! Remember, all positions come with guidance and support to ensure success.

    APAOG 2023 Board Positions Available:

    • President
    • Treasurer
    • Director-At-Large
    • Student Representative (2)
    • Non-PA Board Member

    APAOG 2023 Nominations/Elections Timeline:

    • May 1 – Call for Nominations Opens
    • May 20 – Call for Nominations Closes
    • May 22 – Nominating Committee/Board reviews nominations and approves final slate of candidates
    • June 1 – Electronic Elections Open
      - Eligible voters include APAOG Fellow Members and APAOG Student Representatives
      - Elections open until June 16th
    • June 20 – Announcement of Election Results
    • July 1 – New Board Positions Begin Term

    Nominate Here Board Description

  • April 12, 2023 1:51 PM | Becca Liebers (Administrator)

    April is National Minority Health Month, an observance that highlights the importance of improving the health of racial and ethnic minority and American Indian/Alaska Native communities and reducing health disparities. This year’s theme is “Better Health Through Better Understanding,” a goal that AHRQ supports through investments in research and resources that improve health literacy. Examples of agency resources that help achieve better outcomes for minority populations include the Spanish-language version of AHRQ’s QuestionBuilder app. The tool helps patients prepare and organize questions before medical appointments so they better understand their conditions and treatment options.

  • April 11, 2023 12:20 PM | Becca Liebers (Administrator)

    This is Black Maternal Health Week (April 11—17), which brings attention to preventing pregnancy-related deaths and improving maternal health outcomes. Stay tuned for tomorrow’s blog post on ways NIH is addressing maternal health inequities by leadership of the Implementing a Maternal health and PRegancy Outcomes Vision for Everyone (IMPROVE) initiative.  We also invite you to review the NIH Maternal Morbidity & Mortality Web Portal and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ resources on Strengthening Maternal Health.  

  • April 04, 2023 7:59 AM | Becca Liebers (Administrator)

    WASHINGTON, DC, April 3, 2023 – Advocates for individuals in need of breast reconstruction surgery delivered a letter and petition to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) today, urging them to reinstate a procedure code that is essential for access to deep inferior epigastric perforator (DIEP) flap breast reconstruction surgery. More than 4,600 individuals from across the country signed the petition. The letter to CMS was signed by 34 patient advocacy organizations, 12 medical professional societies, and 231 health care professionals, including hospitals, practices, and individual health care providers.

    Breast reconstruction following a mastectomy can significantly affect a person’s body image, self-esteem, and quality of life. Reconstruction also provides individuals with a choice and some sense of control, allowing them to work with their health care providers to choose the type of breast reconstruction best suited for them. In 2020, 137,000 individuals had breast reconstruction surgery; of those, 25,000 received DIEP flap breast reconstruction.

    View Full Press Release | View Group Letter

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