UNC OB/GYN Highlights & Honors: August 2009

Honors & Awards

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For the third consecutive time the Gynecologic Oncology Clinic is named as a Top 5 Clinic (listed at #2).

Dr. Gwyn Bryant and Dr. Kelly Hankins have been selected to receive the Kaiser Permanente Excellence in Teaching Awards awarded by the 4th year class of UNC's School of Medicine.  Award ceremony will take place during the School of Medicine’s 2009 Richard H. Whitehead Lecture on Wednesday, August 19, 2009 at 12:00 P.M. in 2204 Medical Biomolecular Research Building.

Dr. Gretchen Stuart received a $15,000 grant from the Society of Family Planning (SFP), for A Pilot Study of Early Postpartum Intrauterine Contraception.

Dr. Steven Young received an NC TraC$10K Pilot Program. Progesterone Resistance in Endometriosis: A Pilot Study. This study will use modeled cycles to test the hypothesis that women with endometriosis have cellular resistance to the actions of progesterone.  Dr. Young was also appointment to the Editorial Board of The American Journal of Reproductive Immunology.

Dr. Denniz Zolnoun has been asked to serve on Advisory Board for the NIH's study called ICEPAC (IC Elucidation of Psychophysiological and Autonomic Characteristics).

In the News

For her recent publication on breast feeding and cancer risk, Dr. Alison Stuebe was feature:


In the New York Times
In the News and Observer
Web MD


Connolly, AM
 “Life Long Learning and Continuing Medical Education:  Where Do We Stand and Where Are We Going”,
CREOG Annual Educational Retreat, CREOG District III Meeting Presentation, Washington, D.C, August 7, 2009


Dunivan G, Hickman A, and Connolly A,
Severe Separation of the Pubic Symphysis and Prompt Orthopedic Surgical Intervention:  A Case Report
Obstet Gynecol. 2009 Aug;114(2 Pt 2):473-5.

Dunivan G, Nguyen T, Connolly A, Wells, E, Jannelli, M, and Geller E. 
Body Mass Index as a Risk Factor for Cystotomy During Mid-Urethral Sling Placement
Int Urogynecol J Pelvic Floor Dysfunct. 2009 Sep;20(9):1127-31

Robinson BL, Liao JB, Adams SF, Randall TC.
Vaginal Cuff Dehiscence After Robotic Total Laparoscopic Hysterectomy
Obstet Gynecol. 2009 Aug;114(2, Part 1):369-371.

Stuebe AM, Schwarz EB.
The risks and benefits of infant feeding practices for women and their children.
J Perinatol. 2009 Jul 16. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 19609306.

Stuebe AM, Willett WC, Xue F, Michels KB.
Lactation and incidence of premenopausal breast cancer: a longitudinal study.
Arch Intern Med. 2009 Aug 10;169(15):1364-71. PubMed PMID: 19667298.