UNC OB/GYN Highlights & Honors: February 2010

Honors & Awards

Dr. Kim Boggess' multicenter research with University of Alabama at Birmingham and University of Texas entitled "Multicenter RCT of standard versus extended spectrum antibiotics to evaluate effectiveness and safety" was scored at a certain to be funded level with NIH Research Project Grant Program (RO1).  The study will evaluate rates of cesarean infection.  Secondary outcomes include hospital stay and  neonatal morbidity.

Dr. Elizabeth Geller received a NC Translational and Clinical Sciences Institute $2K Award for study of:  "Comparative Effectiveness of Robotic-Assisted versus Abdominal Sacrocolpopexy".

Dr. Alison Stuebe received a NC Translational and Clinical Sciences Institute $10K for study of:  "Determining the role of the Human Milk Microbiome in breastfeeding-associated pain".


Siedhoff M, Yunker A, Steege J.
Laparoscopic lysis of adhesions after vaginal hysterectomy.
Surgical Film Festival (SURFF) local presentation, January 2010.

Yunker A, Siedhoff M, Steege J.
Laparoscopic closure of vaginal cuff with Quill suture.
Surgical Film Festival (SURFF) DVD and National presentation, 2010.

Stuebe, AM
Lactation and women’s health.

2010 International Conference on the Theory and Practice of Human Lactation Research and Breastfeeding Management. Orlando, FL, January 2010.


The following were presentations at the Society for Maternal Fetal Medicine's 30th Annual Meeting February 1-6 at the Hilton Chicago.

  •  Dr. Arthur Baker Poster Presentation
    "Association of mid gestation paraoxonase 1 activitiy and pregnancies complicated by preterm birth."
  • Dr. Erica Berggren Poster Presentation
    "Obesity Among Young Adolescent Mothers: Who is the Culprit - Gestational Weight Gain or Physiologic Change."
  • Dr. Kim Boggess Poster Presentation
    "Umbilical cord levels of insulin like growth factor-1 and insulin like growth factor binding protein-3 in pregnancies complicated by preeclampsia"
  • Dr. Corenthian Booker  Poster Presention
    "The predictive value of 24 hour heart rate and pulse pressure for gestational hypertensive disorders in women with increased risk"
  • Dr. Alissa Carver Poster Presentation
    "Monochorionic Diamniotic Twin Pregnancy: Surveillance Frequency for Detection of Twin-Twin Transfusion Syndrome."
  • Dr. Padmashree Chaudhury  Poster Presentation
    "Ultrasound prediction of birth weight and growth restriction in fetal gastroschisis"
  • Dr. Kacey Eichelberger Poster Presentation
    "Second trimester placenta previa resolution patterns: a 4 year institutional review."
  • Dr. Bill Goodnight Poster Presentation
    "NICHD criteria for fetal heart rate accelerations <32 weeks gestation correlates with reassuring biophysical profile"
  • Dr. Sina Haeri Poster Presentation
    "Prevalence of Epstein-Barr virus reactivation in pregnancy"
  • Dr. Ashley Hickman and Dr. Bill Goodnight  Poster Presentation
    "Postpartum weight retention after twin pregnancy according to attainment of weight gain goals"
  • Dr. Kate Menard led a focus group:  Computers in Maternal Fetal Medicine
    • "SMFM.org and NTQR.org: Recent developments and future plans. We are seeking
      your input" - Dr. Kate Menard & Dr. Bill Goodnight
    • Social Networking - "Facebook, Twitter and more." Dr. Alison Stuebe
  • Dr. Alison Stuebe
    • Poster Presentations

      Stuebe A, Lyon H, Herring A, Wise A, Ghosh J, Siega-Riz AM.
      Diabetes and obesity risk allele carriage, pregravid BMI and gestational weight gain.
      Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2009;201(6S):S219

      Stuebe A, Lyon H, Herring A, Wise A, Ghosh J, Siega-Riz AM.
      Diabetes and obesity risk allele carriage, pregravid BMI and risk of gestational diabetes.
      Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2009;201(6S):S102.Invited Presentations

    • Invited Presentation
      "Lactation and maternal metabolism." Nutrition interest group
  • Dr. John Thorp and Dr. Corenthian Booker  led question session for focus group on Infections and inflammation in pregnancy.


Geller EJ, Wu JM, Jannelli ML, Nguyen TV, Visco AG.
Neonatal outcomes associated with planned vaginal versus planned primary cesarean delivery.
J Perinatol. 2009 Oct 8. [Epub ahead of print]

Herring SJ, Platek DN, Elliott P, Riley LE, Stuebe AM, Oken E.
Addressing obesity in pregnancy: what do obstetric providers recommend?
J Womens Health (Larchmt);19(1):65-70.

Mersereau JE, Khouri C, Jaffe RB.
The role of alendronate in mitigating perimenopausal bone loss: a double-blind randomized controlled pilot study.
Fertil Steril. 2010 Jan 5. [Epub ahead of print]

Stuebe AM.
The risks of not breastfeeding for mothers and infants.
Rev Obstet Gynecol. 2009;2(4):222-231.

Plante BJ, Cooper GS, Baird DD, Steiner AZ.
The impact of smoking on antimüllerian hormone levels in women aged 38 to 50 years.
Menopause. 2010 Jan 8. [Epub ahead of print]

Yunker A, Steege J.
Practical guide to laparoscopic pain mapping. 
Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology. 2010;17:8-11.