June 2010

Honors & Awards

The Advanced Laparoscopy & Pelvic Pain Clinic received UNC Healthcare's Top Five Clinic Award.

Dr. Kevin Schuler was awarded a TraCS $10K pilot grant for his research project "Predictors of Metastatic Spread in Uterine Papillary Serous Carcinoma: A Pilot Study".

Dr. Matthew T. Siedhoff, Dr. Amanda C. Yunker, and Dr. John F. Steege were awarded the 2010 Jay M. Cooper Endowed Award, Best Prize Paper on Minimally Invasive Gynecology, 2nd Place by the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists for their paper entitled "Incidence of Vaginal Cuff Dehiscence after Laparoscopic Closure with Bi-Directional Barbed Suture".

In the News


On May 20, in his capacity as President of the Society of Gynecologic Oncologists, Dr. Dan Clarke-Pearson testified to the US House Appropriations, Subcommittee on Defense Subcommittee Hearing in Washington, DC.  To see his itinerary and speech, click here.

Dr. John Soper was a guest on WCHL's "Your Health" (formerly "Here's to Your Health) on June 5 talking about gynecologic cancers and the band N.E.D. Click here to listen to the entire broadcast.

Dr. Alison Stuebe was one of the featured guests on WUNC's "The State of Things" on June 10, talking about feminism and breastfeeding.  Click here to listen to entire broadcast.


At the 2010 Annual Meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research in Washington, DC April 17-21, 2010 the following presented:

  • Mendivil, A, Zhou, C, Cantrell, A, Gehrig, PA, Malloy, KM and Bae-Jump, VL.
    Rapamycin potentiates the effects of paclitaxel in uterine papillary serous carcinoma (UPSC) cells through inhibition of cell proliferation and induction of apoptosis.
  • Papez, M, Ko, E, Kaufman, DG, Gehrig, PA, Young, SL and Bae-Jump, VL.
    Association of Toll-like receptor-4 (TLR4) expression with stage and grade in endometrial cancer.


Alanis MC, Goodnight WH, Hill EG, Robinson CJ, Villers MS, Johnson DD.
Maternal super-obesity (body mass index >/= 50) and adverse pregnancy outcomes.
Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand. 2010 May 4.  [Epub ahead of print]

Baker AM, Haeri S, Klein RL, Boggess K.
Association of midgestation paraoxonase 1 activity and pregnancies complicated by preterm birth.
Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2010 Jun 10 [Epub ahead of print]

Boggess KA, Urlaub DM, Massey KE, Moos MK, Matheson MB, Lorenz C.
Oral hygiene practices and dental service utilization among pregnant women.
J Am Dent Assoc. 2010 May;141(5):553-61.

Burns, K and Young, Steven L.
Faculty of 1000 Medicine, 24 May 2010

Chuang AW, Nuthalapaty FS, Casey PM, Kaczmarczyk JM, Cullimore AJ, Dalrymple JL, Dugoff L, Espey EL, Hammoud MM, Hueppchen NA, Katz NT, Peskin EG; Undergraduate Medical Education Committee, Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics.
To the point: reviews in medical education-taking control of the hidden curriculum.
Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2010 Jun 10. [Epub ahead of print]

Dunivan GC, Heymen S, Palsson OS, von Korff M, Turner MJ, Melville JL, Whitehead WE.
Fecal incontinence in primary care: prevalence, diagnosis, and health care utilization.
Am J Obstet Gynecol 2010;202:493.e1-6.

Haeri S, Baker AM, Boggess KA.
Prevalence of Epstein-Barr Virus Reactivation in Pregnancy.
Am J Perinatol. 2010 Apr 12. [Epub ahead of print]

Hanna RK, Soper JT.
The Role of Surgery and Radiation Therapy in the Management of Gestational Trophoblastic Disease.
Oncologist. 2010 May 23. [Epub ahead of print]

Mumford SL, Schisterman EF, Siega-Riz AM, Browne RW, Gaskins AJ, Trevisan M, Steiner AZ, Daniels JL, Zhang C, Perkins NJ, Wactawski-Wende J.
A Longitudinal Study of Serum Lipoproteins in Relation to Endogenous Reproductive Hormones during the Menstrual Cycle: Findings from the BioCycle Study.
J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2010 Jun 9. [Epub ahead of print]

Plante BJ, Beamon C, Schmitt CL, Moldenhauer JS, Steiner AZ.
Maternal antimullerian hormone levels do not predict fetal aneuploidy.
J Assist Reprod Genet. 2010 May 20. [Epub ahead of print]

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 May-Jun;17(3):571-6.

Steiner AZ, D'Aloisio AA, Deroo LA, Sandler DP, Baird DD.
Association of Intrauterine and Early-Life Exposures With Age at Menopause in the Sister Study.
Am J Epidemiol. 2010 Jun 9. [Epub ahead of print]

Steiner AZ, Stanczyk FZ, Patel S, Edelman A.
Antimullerian hormone and obesity: insights in oral contraceptive users.
Contraception. 2010 Mar;81(3):245-8.

Stuebe A, Ecker J, Bates DW, Zera C, Bentley-Lewis R, Seely E.
Barriers to Follow-up for Women with a History of Gestational Diabetes.
Am J Perinatol. 2010 Apr 12. [Epub ahead of print]

Stuebe AM, Kleinman K, Gillman MW, Rifas-Shiman SL, Gunderson EP, Rich-Edwards J.
Duration of lactation and maternal metabolism at 3 years postpartum.
J Womens Health (Larchmt). 2010 May;19(5):941-50.

Swift S, Barnes D, Herron A, Goodnight W.
Test-retest reliability of the cotton swab (Q-tip(R)) test in the evaluation of the incontinent female.
Int Urogynecol J Pelvic Floor Dysfunct. 2010 Apr 9. [Epub ahead of print]

Taveras EM, Rifas-Shiman SL, Rich-Edwards JW, Gunderson EP, Stuebe AM, Mantzoros CS.
Association of Maternal Short Sleep Duration With Adiposity and Cardiometabolic Status at 3 Years Postpartum.
Obesity (Silver Spring). 2010 May 20. [Epub ahead of print]