April 2011 - Highlights & Honors

Honors & Awards

Dr. Victoria Bae-Jump

  • Received the SGO Basic Science Award for her abstract entitled "Development of a preclinical serous ovarian cancer mouse model", at the SGO 42nd Annual Meeting in March.
  • Was awarded a NC TraCS $50K Pilot Grant for a project entitled “Obesity, Metformin and Ovarian Cancer Pathogenesis".
  • Awarded a University of North Carolina Nutrition Obesity Research Center, Pilot and Feasibility Research Grant for a project entitled “Investigation of the Impact of Obesity and Metformin on Ovarian Cancer Pathogenesis”.

Dr. John Boggess received the Triangle Business Journal's Health Care Heroes Award on March 24, 2011.

Dr. Wendy Brewster has been selected for ELAM Fellowship.  She will be part of the 2011-2012 class.

Dr. Nell Johnson received the Robert A. Ross Research Award for her presentation entitled "A Prospective Study of Adolescent Mothers and Post Partum Depression:  Examining the Risk" at the 26th Annual William Droegemueller 
Resident Clinical Studies Program & 
The Ross Residency Alumni Society Meeting.  This is awarded by a panel of judges at the meeting to a third year resident with the best research presentation of the day.

Dr. Anne Steiner was awarded a R21 NIH grant for her research entitled "Biomarkers of Infertility".  Results from this research, combined with research by others, will allow women to predict their current and future reproductive potential, ultimately allowing them more reproductive control.

Under the mentorship of Dr. Denniz Zolnoun, rising 2nd year medical student Mimi Konitzer was awarded a summer research grant through the Carolina Medical Student Research Program.   Funding for her research is provided through a short-term research training (STRT) grant from the National Institute of Diabetes, Digestive and Kidney diseases (NIDDK) and is supported by a NIH T35 mechanism.  Her project will investigate cytokine dysregulation and the response to neuromodualtion in endometriosis associated chronic pelvic pain.

Presentations - Listed by Meetings

The following are presentations from the 26th Annual William Droegemueller 
Resident Clinical Studies Program & 
The Ross Residency Alumni Society Meeting. April 8-9, 2011 in Chapel Hill, NC

  • Management of Young Women with Cervical Intraepithelial Neoplasia 2
    Elizabeth Bleecker, MD
    Discussant:  Gwyneth Z. Bryant, MD
  • A Prospective Study of Adolescent Mothers and Post Partum Depression:  Examining the Risk
    Nell P. Johnson, MD
    Discussant:  Mamie R. McLean, MD
  • Surgical Skills Feedback in the Operative Setting:  “SurF Carding”
    Darci Hansen, MD
    Discussant:  Erica O’Neill, MD
  • Abdominal Binder Use Versus No Use After Cesarean Section (ABS):  A Randomized Controlled Trial
    Amantia Kennedy, MD
    Discussant:  David Ryan, MD
  • Immediate Post-partum Implanon: Can We Prevent Rapid Repeat Pregnancy for Teen Moms?
    Elizabeth Lutz, MD
    Discussant:  Carmen J. Beamon, MD
  • Diagnostic Accuracy of Retrograde and Spontaneous Voiding Trials in Predicting Postoperative Voiding Dysfunction
    Kelly Hankins, MD
    Discussant:  Logan Lechner, MD
  • UNC OB/GYN Global Health
    John M. Thorp, Jr., MD
  • Reproductive Counseling Given Prior to Conception in a Sample of HIV-Infected Women
    Lori Wittman, MD
    Discussant:  Alissa Carver, MD

Society of Gynecologic Surgeons Annual Meeting.  April 11-13, 2011 in San Antonio, Tx.

  • Catherine Matthews, MD vs. Michael Heit, MD and Moderator Marc Toglia, MD.
    Debate Title:  Robotic or Straight Stick Laparoscopy for Minimally Invasive Pelvic Surgery.
  • C. A. Matthews, S. Cohen, V. Ramakrishnan, N. Reid
    Poster:  Risk Factors for Blood Transfusion in Women Undergoing Hysterectomy for Benign Disease
  • A. K. Crane; E. Geller; A. Woodward; C. A. Matthews
    Oral Poster: Stress Urinary Incontinence after Robotic Sacrocolpopexy With and Without Concomitant Midurethralslin.

Presentations - Listed by Individuals

Matthews, C
Robotic Surgery Update
NC Obstetrical and Gynecological Society/NC Section of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists meeting.  April 15-17, 2011 in Asheville, NC.


Baker AM, Haeri S, Camargo CA, Stuebe AM, Boggess KA.
A Nested Case-Control Study of First-Trimester Maternal Vitamin D Status and Risk for Spontaneous Preterm Birth.
Am J Perinatol
. 2011 Apr 15. [Epub ahead of print]

Balthazar U, Fritz MA, Mersereau JE.
Fertility preservation: a pilot study to assess previsit patient knowledge quantitatively.
Fertil Steril. 2011 May;95(6):1913-6. Epub 2011 Mar 10.

Bryant AG, Grimes DA, Garrett JM, Stuart GS.
Second-trimester abortion for fetal anomalies or fetal death: labor induction compared with dilation and evacuation.
Obstet Gynecol
. 2011 Apr;117(4):788-92.

Cantrell LA, Westin SN, Van Le L.
The use of recombinant erythropoietin for the treatment of chemotherapy-induced anemia in patients with ovarian cancer does not effect progression-free or overall survival.
2011. Mar 15;117(6):1220-6. doi: 10.1002/cncr.25590. Epub 2010 Nov 8.

Chescheir NC.
Global Obesity and the Effect on Women's Health.
Obstet Gynecol
. 2011 May;117(5):1213-22.

Cohen AW, Copel JA, Macones GA, Menard MK, Riley L, Saade GR.
Unjustified Increase in Cost of Care Resulting From U.S. Food and Drug Administration Approval of Makena (17α-Hydroxyprogesterone Caproate).
Obstet Gynecol
. 2011 Apr 21. [Epub ahead of print]

Eanes A, Bair E, Martin C, Iyer P, Zolnoun D.
Psychosexual correlates of persistent postsurgical pain in patients with vulvodynia.
BMJ. 2011 Apr 19;342:d2185. doi: 10.1136/bmj.d2185. No abstract available.

Gehrig PA.
Circulating tumor cells: is this gold or pyrite?
Obstet Gynecol
. 2011 May;117(5):1037-9. No abstract available.

Grimes DA, Raymond EG.
Medical abortion for adolescents.
Int J Gynaecol Obstet
. 2011 Apr 8. [Epub ahead of print]

Haeri S, Johnson N, Baker AM, Stuebe AM, Raines C, Barrow DA, Boggess KA.
Maternal depression and epstein-barr virus reactivation in early pregnancy.
Obstet Gynecol
. 2011 Apr;117(4):862-6.

Hartmann KE, McPheeters ML, Chescheir NC, Gillam-Krakauer M, McKoy JN, Jerome R, Sathe NA, Meints L, Walsh WF.
Evidence to Inform Decisions About Maternal-Fetal Surgery: Technical Brief.
Obstet Gynecol
. 2011 May;117(5):1191-1204.

Johnson E, Iyer P, Eanes A, and Zolnoun D.
Erythema and Burning Pain in the Vulva: A Possible Phenotype of Erythromelalgia

Case Reports in Medicine, vol. 2011, Article ID 374167, 3 pages, 2011. doi:10.1155/2011/374167

Emily M. Ko, Rosemary Tambouret, David Wilbur, and Annekathryn Goodman.
HPV Reflex Testing in Menopausal Women
Pathology Research International, vol. 2011, Article ID 181870, 4 pages, 2011. doi:10.4061/2011/181870

Marc LG, Zerden M, Ferrando SJ, Testa MA.
HIV+ caregivers and HIV+ non-caregivers: differences in sociodemographics, immune functioning, and quality-of-life.
. 2011 Mar 10:1-12. [Epub ahead of print]

Matthews C
10 Practical, evidence-based suggestions to improve your minimally invasive surgical skills now
OBG Management April 2011 · Vol. 23, No. 4

Savaris RF, Groll JM, Young SL, Demayo FJ, Jeong JW, Hamilton AE, Giudice LC, Lessey BA.
Progesterone Resistance in PCOS Endometrium: A Microarray Analysis in Clomiphene Citrate-Treated and Artificial Menstrual Cycles.
J Clin Endocrinol Metab
. 2011 Mar 16. [Epub ahead of print]

Siedhoff MT, Yunker AC, Steege JF.
Decreased incidence of vaginal cuff dehiscence after laparoscopic closure with bidirectional barbed suture.
J Minim Invasive Gynecol. 2011 Mar-Apr;18(2):218-23.

Steiner AZ, Herring AH, Kesner JS, Meadows JW, Stanczyk FZ, Hoberman S, Baird DD.
Antimüllerian hormone as a predictor of natural fecundability in women aged 30-42 years.
Obstet Gynecol
. 2011 Apr;117(4):798-804.

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