UNC OB/GYN Highlights & Honors: March 2010

Honors & Awards

Nancy Chescheir, MD recently completed her role as President of Association of Professors in Obstetrics & Gynecology.  Dr. Chescheir also rotating off the Editorial Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology journal.

Kathy Higgins, CNM was invited to conduct a review on "Obesity in Pregnancy" at the 3rd Annual Evidenced Based Maternity Care Conference sponsored by the UNC School of Nursing on March 3, 2010.

Dr. Tom Ivester recently returned from his 5th trip to Ghana with Kybele Worldwide, Inc

The quality improvement work through the non-profit Kybele Worldwide, Inc. has thus far seen a reduction in maternal mortality of 34%, and in perinatal mortality of 40%, over the past 2 years. The program in Ghana will continue another 2-3 years, and has expanded to provide opportunities for other faculty, fellows, and senior residents. 

Dr. Gretchen Stuart received a $10,000 TraC$10K award for her research entitled “Feasibility of collecting breastfeeding data using validated questionnaires when the levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine device is placed 10 minutes to 48 hours postpartum; add on to an ongoing funded pilot study.”

In the News

N.E.D. the band performed in the triangle the weekend of February 26 & 27, 2010.  Coverage for the concert included features in:


Casey P, Chuang AW, Dalrymple JL. 
Research in Medical Education;  What have we learned?  What do we need to learn? 
Undergraduate Medical Education Committee session at CREOG & APGO Annual Meeting.  Orlando, FL. March 4, 2010.

Chuang AW, Espey E, Dalrymple JL, Dugoff L, Hammoud M, Peskin E. 
APGO Hot Topics for Medical Educators. 
Undergraduate Medical Education Committee session at CREOG & APGO Annual Meeting.  Orlando, FL. March 4, 2010.

Geller EJ, Schuler KM and Boggess JF
Robotic Surgical Training Program in Gynecology:  How to Train Residents and Fellows
CREOG & APGO Annual Meeting.  Orlando, FL. March 4, 2010.


Cantrell LA, Mendivil A, Gehrig PA, Boggess JF.
Survival outcomes for women undergoing type III robotic radical hysterectomy for cervical cancer: A 3-year experience.
Gynecol Oncol. 2010 Feb 12. [Epub ahead of print]

Connolly A.
Clinical teaching while you work:  The One Minute Preceptor Articles keeps instruction effective and efficient.
Residency Assist Page, American College of Surgeons, 2010 Feb 26.

Haeri S, Devers PL, Kaiser-Rogers KA, Moylan VJ, Torchia BS, Horton AL, Wolfe HM, Aylsworth AS.
Deletion of Hepatocyte Nuclear Factor-1-Beta in an Infant with Prune Belly Syndrome.
Am J Perinatol. 2010 Feb 19. [Epub ahead of print]

Horton AL, Boggess KA, Moss KL, Beck J, Offenbacher S.
Periodontal disease, oxidative stress, and risk for preeclampsia.
J Periodontol. 2010 Feb;81(2):199-204.

Mersereau JE, Dooley, MA. 
Gonadal Failure with Cyclophosphamide Therapy for Lupus Nephritis: Advances in Fertility Preservation. 
Rheumatic Disease Clinics of North America  2010; 36: 99-108.

Moos MK.
From Concept to Practice: Reflections on the Preconception Health Agenda.
J Womens Health (Larchmt). 2010 Feb 26. [Epub ahead of print]

Rahangdale L, Sarnquist C, Yavari A, Blumenthal P, Israelski D.
Frequency of Cervical cancer and Breast cancer screening in HIV-infected women in a County based HIV Clinic in the Western United States.
J Womens Health 2010 Mar 4. (Epub ahead of print)

Shafer A, Zhou C, Gehrig PA, Boggess JF, Bae-Jump VL.
Rapamycin potentiates the effects of paclitaxel in endometrial cancer cells through inhibition of cell proliferation and induction of apoptosis.
Int J Cancer. 2010 Mar 1;126(5):1144-54.