January 2011 - Highlights & Honors

Honors & Awards

Dr. Amy Bryant has been appointed as the Family Planning Expert for the Malawian Ministry of Health's Guidelines for antiretroviral therapy and prevention of mother to child transmission of HIV (ART/PMTCT).

Dr. David Grimes was voted "Doctor of the Month" by the staff at the ACC Day-Op.

Dr. Ursula Balthazar was awarded the SGI President's Presenter Award for her research entitled "Periconceptional Changes in Thyroid Function".   She and Dr. Anne Steiner were the project authors.

Dr. M. Kathryn Menard (PI) and Sarah Verbiest were awarded a grant through NICHD entitled: Academic-Community Partnership to Reduce Health Disparities in Infant Mortality.

The goal of this project will be to engage a diverse group of community-based health care providers, practice organization leaders, infant mortality prevention coalitions, and community public health opinion leaders in dialogue about shared concerns, research goals, and practice improvements. These meetings will create a forum to solidify discussions into a long-term Community-Based Participatory Research agenda with a supporting network. By improving the outreach to and information dissemination of evidence-based approaches among community-based health care providers and organizations across the state, we hope to make significant strides towards reducing maternal and infant morbidity and mortality.

From Our Blog

UNC's Dr. Nicholson on task force that just released new screening recommendations for osteoporosis http://bit.ly/e7ULUn

Home fertility test may be inaccurate according to study by UNC's Dr. Steiner http://bit.ly/gbXe3d

VIDEO: Prenatal testing can easily overwhelm parents. UNC's Dr. Goodnight helps to demystify these tests http://bit.ly/eICTJj

VIDEO: UNC's Dr. Goodnight talks about what moms-to-be can do to prevent preterm birth http://bit.ly/ejwZiZ

UNC's Dr. Chescheir's book on pregnancy is quoted in #WebMD pregnancy myths http://bit.ly/ewgdhE

UNC's Dr. Clarke-Pearson co-author on research in innovative therapy for gyn cancers http://bit.ly/fUpUY9

VIDEO: Pelvic Floor Prolapse: You don't have to live with it. UNC's Dr. Jannelli shares options http://bit.ly/eBluIl

VIDEO: IVF with UNC Fertility: One couple's story. The highs and lows of IVF. http://bit.ly/gALEhd

VIDEO: UNC's Dr. John Boggess talks about the new Cancer Center at Rex http://bit.ly/hKOyAq

Research on Institute of Med 5/09 guidelines for pregnancy weight gain co-authored by UNC's Dr. Alison Stuebe http://bit.ly/eQhqDD

Making the most of your annual exam. UNC's Dr. Schlegel helps us prepare for our annual visit with our gyn. http://bit.ly/fj5Gzc

UNC Ctr for Maternal & Infant Health celebrated 10 yrs in' 10. To commemorate we have the "Family Voice" video series http://bit.ly/h1TABL

Birth control pill side effects, is it the power of suggestion? UNC's Dr. Grimes' recent research investigates http://bit.ly/eccZsX

UNC OB/GYN launches YouTube site with videos for everyone from providers to patients. Check it out http://bit.ly/dIfXwT

Sacrocolpopexy is a surgery for vaginal prolapse. Watch as UNC's Dr. Matthews performs a robotic sacrocolpopexy http://bit.ly/hmbCvx

RT @greenjrnl UNC's Dr. Grimes co-author: Electronic Fetal Monitoring as a Public Health Screening Program. http://bit.ly/gdQN6F


Dr. Alice Chuang participated in the Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics (APGO) Faculty Development Seminar in Amelia Island, FL from  Jan 8 -11, 2011.

  • Chuang A, Zite N. Achieving the 40-Hour Work Week:  Practical Tools for Reclaiming Time and Energy.
  • Chuang A, Nuthulapaty F, McLean M. The Teacher Learner Contract:  Negotiating an Optimal Relationship between Educator and Student.
  • Chuang A, Using the Role Analysis to Negotiate your Perfect Job.
  • Program Co-Chair, Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Clerkship Directors’ School, Parts 101 and 201.
  • Nuthalapaty F, Chuang A.  Nuts and Bolts:  Anatomy of a Clerkship.  New Clerkship Director’s Workshop,
  • Fundamentals and Assessment and Grading.  New Clerkship Director’s Workshop.


Carey ET, El-Nashar SA, Hopkins MR, Creedon DJ, Cliby WA, Famuyide AO.
Pathologic characteristics of hysterectomy specimens in women undergoing hysterectomy after global endometrial ablation.
J Minim Invasive Gynecol. 2011 Jan-Feb;18(1):96-9.

Fritz MA, Speroff L.
Clinical Gynecologic Endocrinology and Infertility, 8th ed.
Philadelphia:Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2010

Grimes DA, Schulz KF.
Nonspecific side effects of oral contraceptives: nocebo or noise?
Contraception. 2011 Jan;83(1):5-9. Epub 2010 Aug 5.

Harper M, Zheng SL, Thom E, Klebanoff MA, Thorp J Jr, Sorokin Y, Varner MW, Iams JD, Dinsmoor M, Mercer BM, Rouse DJ, Ramin SM, Anderson GD; Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) Maternal-Fetal Medicine Units Network (MFMU).
Cytokine gene polymorphisms and length of gestation.
Obstet Gynecol. 2011 Jan;117(1):125-30.

Higginson DS, Morris DE, Jones EL, Clarke-Pearson D, Varia MA.
Stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT): Technological innovation and application in gynecologic oncology.
Gynecol Oncol. 2010 Dec 29. [Epub ahead of print]

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