Community Engagement


The Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Women's Health is committed to the care of women throughout this great state of Minnesota.  By supporting local organization like the Minnesota Ovarian Cancer Alliance (MOCA) opportunities are created to share new information and advancements in women's health.  We hope that you will explore the links on this page and come back to discover the latest information and opportunities available.

MN State Fair 2017

state fair booth

Experts from the University of Minnesota Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Women's Health will highlight cancer prevention and women's health and pregnancy care at the 2017 Minnesota State Fair. Stop by our displays during Cancer Prevention Day, August 31st and during Women's Health Day, September 2 to meet the doctors, nurses and research staff who are defining the standard of care for all women, today and tomorrow.  Learn how HPV vaccination is the best way to PREVENT cerical cancer;  Be enlightened with how we've modernized the traditional birth experience by offering the latest in pregnancy care; and discover the latest research being conducted by our scientists and physician-scientists.

Catch up on the latest health recommendations from the experts in women's health!

ObGyn Residents Community Service Project Recognized Nationally

Resident Community Outreach Group

The Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Women's Health Residents have started a program to provide health resources and education for women of all ages in under served communities in Minneapolis and St. Paul.

As women's health is an important indicator of the health of a community, the residents and medical students decided they were in a unique position to be able to provide health education and resources to underserved women in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area and help them to access better care in their local clinics. The resident group will be working in coordination with shelters and community groups in the area to identify people who would benefit. Each fair will be run by OBGYN residents and Medical Students from the University of Minnesota.

Their efforts are part of the Junior Fellow Initiative Tool Kit project, sponsored by the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG).

The resident committee raised their own funds at the MN ACOG meeting in November and did a toiletry drive over the holiday season. You can also check out what they've got planned on Facebook: University of Minnesota Women's Health Fair.

Road to Rwanda

Road to Rwanda BannerIn partnership with Yale University and the University of Rwanda, Dr. Rahel Ghebre will be traveling to Rwanda, Africa for a year to be a professor at Rwanda's only medical school. Starting in August 2014, she and her family will live in the capital, Kigali. Please check this page often for a front row look at Dr. Ghebre's adventure abroad, changing lives and teaching the next generation of Africa doctors. 

Learn more about Road to Rwanda

Minnesota Ovarian Cancer Alliance (MOCA)

MOCA BannerMOCA exists to raise awareness of ovarian cancer, offer support to women with ovarian cancer and their families, and advance ovarian cancer research to promote earlier detection, better treatment and a cure through generous support of our researchers Drs. Melissa GellerMartina BazzaroAmy Skubitz and many others. 

Get involved

Coffee & Connection
Third Thursday of Every Month
MOCA Offices, Minneapolis MN

Ovarian cancer survivors are invited to learn more about MOCA and meet other survivors. You are welcome to bring a friend or family member with you to the meeting.

Learn more about upcoming events