December 2010 - Highlights & Honors

Honors & Awards

Erica Berggren, MD was awarded an NC TraCS 10K award grant for her project entitled "Developing Methods to Improve Estimation of Gestational Age at Delivery Using the Carolina Data Warehouse for Health (CDW-H): Enabling the Use of Healthcare Databases for Drug Safety in Pregnancy Research".  

Pat Butterton, NP  has been appointed as the Vice-Chair of the Society of Gynecologic Oncologists Committee for Advanced Practice Affiliate Members.

Barbara L. Robinson, MD was awarded an NC TraCS 10K award grant for her project entitled "Influence of Stool Consistency, Urgency, and Obstetric History on Fecal Incontinence".


Eighteen UNC OB/GYN Doctors listed in Best Doctors 2011-2012 list:

John F. BoggessKim BoggessWendy R. BrewsterNancy C. ChescheirD. Clarke-PearsonWesley C. Fowler, Jr.
Marc A. FritzPaola Alvarez GehrigW.H. Goodnight IIIDavid A. GrimesCatherine MatthewsM. Kathryn Menard
John T. SoperAlison M. StuebeRobert StraussJohn M. Thorp Jr.Linda Van LeHonor M. Wolfe




From Our Blog

Special remote blog post from UNC's Dr. John Thorp from Malawi with Chancellor Thorp and others from UNC.

RT @Carolina_News: Medicine, music & meat (goat!) #UNC in Malawi report mentioning his cousin, UNC's Dr. John Thorp

"Optimizing Women's Health from Adolescence to Menopause " UNC OB/GYN course offered for providers in 2/11 More Info:

You prepare for vacation, right? UNC's Dr. Munoz shows us how to prepare for scheduled surgeries.

Pap smears: Who, when and how often? UNC's Dr. Rahangdale helps us with the answers to those questions.

UNC's Dr. Wanda Nicholson asks if we are forgetting about mothers in the fight against childhood obesity?

CA 125: A good ovarian cancer screen? UNC's Dr. Bae-Jump answers that question and much more.

UNC Hospitals earns national recognition for nursing excellence.

Did you miss UNC's Dr. Matthews on WCHL's "Your Health" this weekend? No problem listen here.

Nov 16 Rex Cancer Specialty Center hosted Ribbon Cutting for the center & Open House for the GYN Onc Clinic.

Recent study led by UNC's Dr. Steiner examines impact oral contraception has on hormone levels in obese women.


Bae-Jump VL, Zhou C, Boggess JF, Whang YE, Barroilhet L, Gehrig PA.
Rapamycin inhibits cell proliferation in type I and type II endometrial carcinomas: a search for biomarkers of sensitivity to treatment.
Gynecol Oncol
. 2010 Dec;119(3):579-85. Epub 2010 Sep 21.

Grimes DA, Peipert JF.
Electronic fetal monitoring as a public health screening program: the arithmetic of failure.
Obstet Gynecol
. 2010 Dec;116(6):1397-400.

Matthews CA.
Robot-assisted Laparoscopic Colposacropexy and Cervicosacropexy with the da Vinci® Surgical System.
Surg Technol Int
. 2010;20:232-8.

Palomino WA, Young SL, Barros D, Kohen P, Devoto L, Lessey BA.
The ανβ3 integrin associates with complement regulatory protein decay accelerating factor (DAF/CD55) and osteopontin (OPN) in endometrial cells during the window of implantation.
Proceedings of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine 66th Annual Meeting. Fertility and Sterility 2010; 94(4 Suppl): S216-S217.

Parnell BA.
Overactive Bladder: An Urgent Problem.
South Med J
. 2010 Nov 12. [Epub ahead of print] No abstract available.

Scriver J, Baker VL, Young SL, Behr B, Pastore LM.
Inter-laboratory validation of the measurement of follicle stimulating hormone after various lengths of frozen storage.
Reprod Biol Endocrinol. 2010 Nov 29;8(1):145. [Epub ahead of print]

Siega-Riz AM, Deierlein A, Stuebe A.
Implementation of the new institute of medicine gestational weight gain guidelines.
J Midwifery Womens Health
. 2010 Nov-Dec;55(6):512-9.

Young SL, Balthazar U, Zaino RJ, Sherwin JRA, Lessey BA, Sharkey A, Fritz MA.
Progesterone Dose Requirement For Normal Mid-Secretory Endometrial Structure and Function.
Proceedings of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine 66th Annual Meeting. Fertility and Sterility 2010; 94(4 Suppl): S214.


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