UNC OB/GYN Highlights & Honors: December 2009

Honors & Awards

Dr. Marc Fritz was appointment to the Editorial Board of the Journal Human Reproduction.

Dr. Elizabeth Geller received a $7,500 Junior Faculty Development Award for a project entitled "Effect of Anticholinergics on Cognitive Function in the Elderly"

Dr. Brent Parnell, PI, Dr. Elizabeth Geller, Faculty Advisor and Dr. James Howard, Professor of Neurology were awarded the 2009 AUGS Foundation Benson Award Grant for $13,000 for their project entitled “Pudendal Nerve Function as a Predictor of Female Sexual Function with Sacral Neuromodulation”

Dr. Silvia Ramos received a $7,500 Junior Faculty Development Award for a project entitled "RNA Decay and Female Infertility"

In the News


Dr. John Thorp was interviewed on ABC's Good Morning America and quoted on the CBS Morning show on Monday November 16 discussing research to provide the Viagra® equivalent for women.

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Dr. Michael Armstrong was featured on NBC 17 as well as News 14 on November 20, discussing the recent changes in recommendation by ACOG on cervical cancer screening.

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Dr. Erica Berggren
Shortened inter-pregnancy intervals among adolescent mothers:  the influence of maternal depression
Oral Presentation at 2009 Annual American Public Health Association Meeting, November 6-10, 2009


Fader AN, Boruta D, Olawaiye AB, Gehrig PA.
Uterine papillary serous carcinoma: epidemiology, pathogenesis and management.
Curr Opin Obstet Gynecol
. 2009 Nov 26
doi: 10.1097/GCO.0b013e328334d8a3

Grimes DA.
"Case-control" confusion: mislabeled reports in obstetrics and gynecology journals.
Obstet Gynecol. 2009 Dec;114(6):1284-6.PMID: 19935031 [PubMed - in process]

Grimes DA.
Forgettable contraception. 
Contraception 2009;80:497-9