July 2011 - Highlights & Honors

Honors & Awards

  • UNC Gynecology one of five specialties at UNC Healthcare ranked in recent US News and World Report annual "America's Best Hospitals" issue. Read more...
  • Eight UNC OB/GYN doctors listed as "Top Doctors" on the U.S. News & World Report website 
  • UNC Hospitals ranked #1 in North Carolina for care of high risk deliveries by The

2011 UNC Lineberger Cancer Research Awards


  • Jennifer Mersereau, MD, MSCI for her research entitled "Cancer and Childbearing Potential: Surviving Without Regrets".


  • Emily Ko, MD for her research entitled "Metformin for the Treatment of Endometrial Hyperplasia".

Gretchen Stuart, MD received $120,000 Large Research Grant from the Society of Family Planning for research entitled "Immediate postpartum vs. 4-8 week postpartum LNG-IUS use and breastfeeding: A randomized clinical trial".

Jennifer Tang, MD and Gretchen Stuart, MD received $70,000 Fellowship Research Grant for research entitled “A randomized controlled trial of a brief educational script of postpartum contraceptive uptake”.

Jennifer Tang, MD and Rachel Peragallo, MD both received NIH Loan Repayment Program Award for Contraception and Infertility Research.

Matt Zerden, MD and Gretchen Stuart, MD received $5,000 Resident Grant from the Society of Family Planning for research entitled "Intentions and satisfaction with contraceptive care: A qualitative exploration of postpartum Latina women in North Carolina".

Presentations - Listed by Meetings

Presentation at 2011 American Society of Clinical Oncology Annual Meeting from June 1-5, 2011 in Chicago, IL.

  • Emily M. Ko, J. Franasiak, K. Sink, W. R. Brewster, P. A. Gehrig, V. L. Bae-Jump.
    "Obesity, diabetes, and race in Type 1 and Type 2 endometrial cancers".
  • J. Kim, K. Oktay, C. Gracia, S. Lee, C. Morse, J. Mersereau.
    "A multicenter analysis of the predictors of fertility preservation in women with breast cancer: Role of neoadjuvant chemotherapy."
  • J. Mersereau, L. Kondapalli, U. Balthazar.
    "Fertility preservation treatment options: What do patients actually understand about their choices?"


Bryant A.
Second-trimester abortion for fetal anomalies or fetal death: labor induction compared with dilation and evacuation.
Obstet Gynecol
. 2011 Aug;118(2 Pt 1):363.

Clarke-Pearson, DL and Tang, J.
Panel Discussants for“ACOG Update: Prevention and Management of Venous Thromboembolism in Gynecologic Surgery".
Volume 37, Issue 2 Publication date: August 1, 2011

Jordan S, Randall LM, Karamurzin Y, Ward P, Lin F, Brewster W, Monk BJ.
Differentiating squamous cell carcinoma of the cervix and epithelioid trophoblastic tumor.
Int J Gynecol Cancer
. 2011 Jul;21(5):918-22.

Miller WC, Ko EM.
Does chlamydial infection increase the risk of cervical dysplasia?
Sex Transm Infect. 2011 Aug;87(5):366-7. Epub 2011 Jun 16.

Parnell BA, Whitehead WE, Geller EJ, Jannelli ML, Connolly A.
Overlapping anal sphincteroplasty: impact of suture selection on bowel symptoms.
J Reprod Med
. 2011 May-Jun;56(5-6):187-91.

Semere LG, Ko E, Johnson NR, Vitonis AF, Phang LJ, Cramer DW, Mutter GL.
Endometrial intraepithelial neoplasia clinical correlates and outcomes.
Obstet Gynecol. 2011 Jul;118(1):21-8.

Stuebe AM.
Level IV evidence--adverse anecdote and clinical practice.
N Engl J Med
. 2011 Jul 7;365(1):8-9.

Watkins S, Meltzer-Brody S, Zolnoun D, Stuebe A.
Early breastfeeding experiences and postpartum depression.
Obstet Gynecol
. 2011 Aug;118(2 Pt 1):214-21.

Van Le L, Ko E, Gehrig P, Difurio M, Bae-Jump V, Rossi E.
Tumor diameter as a predictor in endometrial cancer surgery: Yanazume et al.
Am J Obstet Gynecol
. 2011 Jun;204(6):563-4.

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