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Novel Device In Development May Make Cervical Cancer Screening More Accessible

Thursday, September 28, 2017
By Ob.Gyn.News

John W. Schmitt, MD, Director of The Cervical Cancer Prevention Clinic at Duke and Vice Chair of Outreach, is featured in the September issue of Ob.Gyn.News cover story, Goodbye Speculum? A Novel Device Could Change Cervical Cancer Screening. Over the last 6 years he has been involved in global women’s healthcare working 3 months out of the year in East Africa where resources and access to care are limited.  He also is the Medical Director of Gynecologic Services at the Durham County Health Department.  He serves a teaching consultant in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Center in Moshi Tanzania.  He is also the secretary of the F. Bayard Carter Alumni Society at Duke.