Throughout her career, Dr. Mary D’Alton has identified gaps in women’s healthcare and worked to fill them with innovative training, research, and clinical care programs. This talk will focus on some of the primary areas of her focus, including maternal mortality and morbidity, women’s mental health, and comprehensive care for women before and after pregnancy. Attendees can expect to increase their awareness of some of these important issues and take home practical strategies for optimizing their own health or the health of the women in their lives.
Dr. Mary E. D’Alton, Chair of the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology at New York-Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center, has implemented a coordinated approach to manage the highest risk pregnancies and filled gaps in women’s health, building and strengthening programs in infertility, minimally invasive gynecologic surgery, gynecologic oncology, family planning, and integrated women’s health care. Her work has won national recognition, including a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Society for Maternal Fetal Medicine in 2006 and election to the National Academy of Medicine in 2013.
Dr. Benedetta Sampoli Benitez, Chair of the Division of Sciences, Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry and Pre-Health Advisor at Marymount Manhattan College, joined the faculty at Marymount Manhattan College in 2000. Dr. Sampoli Benitez’s research interests are in three majors areas: Protein Biochemistry and Structural Biology, Environmental Contaminants in our food, and Science Pedagogy.