August 2011 - Highlights & Honors

Honors & Awards

Austin Findley, MD received First place for "Excellence in Suturing" at the AAGL Workshop on Suturing, Operative Hysteroscopy and Advanced Laparoscopic Techniques for first year laparoscopy fellows.

Jason Franasiak, MD and Matt Grace, MD were awarded the Kaiser Permanente Excellence in Teaching Award for the Department of OB/GYN.  This is award is presented by the rising 4th year medical school class to an upper level and a first year OB/GYN resident each year at the 2011 Whitehead Lecture and Award Ceremony.

Jennifer Mersereau, MD and JaYeon Kim, MD received a TraCS $2k grant for their project entitled "Role of estrogen in breast cancer development in women with BRCA gene mutation”.

Matthew Siedhoff, MD MSCR and Erin Carey, MD's video entitled "Laparoscopic hysterectomy, resection of endometriosis nodule with ureterolysis, appendectomy" was selected for the 2011 Surgical Film Festival's national DVD.

Presentations - Listed by Meetings

Infectious Disease Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology in Chicago IL from August 11-13, 2011

  • E Bleecker, D Budwit, J Smith, L Rahangdale.
    Management of CIN 2 in Young Women
    Poster Presentation
  • L Wittman, E Berggren, L Rahangdale.
    Fertility Intentions in a Cohort of HIV-infected Pregnant Women.
    Oral Presentation


ACOG Committees on Underserved Women and Patient Safety (Including Dr. Wanda Nicholson)
Doctor, can you hear me?
ACOG today, July 2011

Chescheir N, Menard MK.
Scheduled Deliveries: Avoiding Iatrogenic Prematurity.
Am J Perinatol
. 2011 Aug 22. [Epub ahead of print]

Doherty IA, Stuart GS.
Couples, sexual networks, populations: implications for use of coitus interruptus.
Sex Transm Dis
. 2011 Jul;38(7):675.

Geller E, Hankins K, Parnell BA, Robinson B and Dunivan G
Diagnostic Accuracy of Retrograde and Spontaneous Voiding Trials for Postoperative Voiding Dysfunction:  A Randomized Controlled Trial.
Obstetrics & gynecology, (2011); Vol. 118, No. 3, 637-42.

Parnell BA and Matthews CA.
Robot-Assisted Techniques and Outcomes in the Realm of Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery.
Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology, (2011); Vol. 54, No. 3, 412–19.

Varner MW, Rice MM, Anderson B, Tolosa JE, Sheffield J, Spong CY, Saade G, Peaceman AM, Louis JM, Wapner RJ, Tita AT, Sorokin Y, Blackwell SC, Prasad M, Thorp JM Jr, et al.
Influenza-Like Illness in Hospitalized Pregnant and Postpartum Women During the 2009-2010 H1N1 Pandemic.
Obstet Gynecol. 2011 Sep;118(3):593-600.

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