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Dr. Kymberlee Montgomery Presents Trandisciplinary Initiatives in Moscow, Hosts Russian Women’s Health Project Leader

December 1, 2012 — Dr. Kymberlee Montgomery, Assistant Clinical Professor and Nurse Practitioner MSN Department Chair, was invited to present at the United States-Russia Forum, “Bilateral Collaboration to Improve Women’s and Infants’ Health,” which took place in Moscow from May 21-23. The forum is supported by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). Dr. Montgomery presented “A 2012 Update on HPV and Cervical Cancer Prevention” on May 22, followed by “Inter-professional Education Improves Patient Safety: Enhancing Team Training through Transdisciplinary Simulation,” which she co-presented on May 23 with her husband Dr. Owen Montgomery, Chair of the Obstetrics and Gynecology Department at the Drexel College of Medicine.

In November, Dr. Montgomery and her husband hosted Dr. Natalia Varapetova, Chief of the Institutionalizing Best Practices in Maternal and Child Health (IBP-MCH) Project, at their home and at Drexel. “She toured our Simulation Center and was able to meet the Interprofessional Partnership Committee while we were planning our next Transdisciplinary Day for February 5,” Dr. Montgomery said. The IBP-MCH Project is a four-year project supported by USAID with the goal of decreasing infant and maternal mortality in Russia. From 2009-2012, the Project seeks to improve access to high quality health services for mothers and children. It also aims to decrease abortion rates and improve maternal and infant health by encouraging contraceptive use and promoting birth spacing.

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