May 2011 - Highlights & Honors

Honors & Awards

Drs. Clarke-Pearson, Zolnoun and Steege at UNC reception on 5/12 (click to enlarge)

Dr. Champa Woodham was featured in the May 2011 edition of Ob.Gyn. News for her study entitled " Maternal 25(OH)D levels and sFLT-1/PlGF ratio improves predictability of severe preeclampsia in early pregnancy". This research was selected for presentation in the Fellows Oral Plenary session at The Annual Meeting of the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine in San Francisco, CA in February of this year.

Dr. Alison Stuebe was awarded an ECHO Pilot Grant for Alamance/UNC Breastfeeding Collaboration (ABC) Project.  Dr. Stuebe is the PI for the study and Dr. Wanda Nicholson is the mentor.  The 16 month grant is for $12,000

The 6th annual Society for Women’s Health Research Medtronic Prize for Scientific Contributions to Women’s Health was presented to Denniz Zolnoun MD, MPH, Associate Professor in the Department of OB/GYN at the Society for Women’s Health Research (SWHR) Annual Gala Dinner on May 9th.  Read more...

Presentations - Listed by Meetings

American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists' Annual Clinical Meeting May 5-9, 2010 in Washington, DC

  • Presidential Program
    Grimes, DA.
    “Misogyny and Women’s Health”
  • Poster Presentation
    Tang J, Bartz D, Maurer R. 
    "Intrauterine device knowledge and practices among U.S. obstetrics and Gynecology residents"

Gynecologic Oncology Robotic Symposium IGORS IV May 5-6 2011 in Washington DC.

  • John F Boggess
    • Program Director for IGORS IV
    • Live cadaveric dissection: abdominal/pelvic anatomy through the eyes of the robot
    • Lecture: “Optimizing Robotic Approaches to Lymphadenectomy”,  an interactive surgical tutorial-based session on Para-Aortic Lymphadenectomy
    • Lecture: “Optimizing Robotic Approaches to Hysterectomy and Beyond”, an interactive surgical tutorial-based session on Radical Trachelectomy
    • Lecture:  "Optimizing Robotic-Assisted Laparoscopy in Obese and Medically Compromised Patients: Tips and Tricks"
    • Moderator for the scientific session V in gynecologic oncology
    • Surgical videos: see under Rabbie Hanna below
  • Emma C Rossi
    Invited Lecturer
    "Sentinel Lymph Node Mapping Using Robotically-Assisted Near Infrared Imaging and ICG for Endometrial and Cervical Cancer"
  • Rabbie K. Hanna
    • Surgical videos:
      Rabbie K. Hanna and John F. Boggess. Robotic Assisted Pelvic Lymph Node Dissection During Pregnancy for Cervical Cancer.
      Rabbie K. Hanna and John F. Boggess. Robotic Assisted Uretero-neocystotomy.

Presentations - Listed by Individuals

Susan Nickel, CNM
"Safety In Pregnancy"
Triangle Association of Women's Health Obstetric and Neonatal Nurse (AWHONN) on May 2

Higgins, Kathy, CNM
"Nutritional Supplements for Women"
UNC Wellness Center at Meadowmont on May 25

Robinson, BL, Matthews, CA, Palsson, OS, Geller, EJ, Turner, M, Parnell, BA, Crane, AK, Jannelli, ML, Wells, EC, Connolly, AC, Whitehead, WW
Poster Presentation: Influence of Stool Consistency, Urgency, and Obstetric History on Fecal Incontinence.
Digestive Disease Week, International GI Conference, May 7-10, 2011 in Chicago, Il.

Young SL.
"Progesterone Action on Human Endometrium: Clinical and Physiological Perspectives"
Invited lecture at the 6th International Conference on the Female Reproductive Tract, May 20 - 23, 2011 in Frauenworth, Germany.

Zolnoun D.
“Biopsychosocial Correlats of co-morbidity with IBS among women with Chronic Pelvic Pain“
Invited Oral presentation on overlapping conditions at the 9th International Symposium on Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders, April 7-10 , 2011 in  Milwaukee, WI.


Ko EM, Van Le L.
Chemotherapy for gynecologic cancers occurring during pregnancy.

Obstet Gynecol Surv
. 2011 May;66(5):291-8.

Makrigiorgos G, Santana S, Sanchez E, Sadacharan R, Stuebe A, Merewood A.
A national website to track hospital discontinuation of formula sample pack distribution: accuracy of self-report.
J Hum Lact
. 2011 May;27(2):113-4.

Parnell, B, Whitehead, W, Geller E, Jannelli, J, Connolly A.
Overlapping anal sphincteroplasty:  Impact of suture selection on bowel symptoms.
J. Repro Med. May/June 2011;56:187-191.

Savaris RF, Groll JM, Young SL, DeMayo FJ, Jeong J-W, Hamilton AE, Giudice LC, Lessey BA.
Progesterone Resistance in PCOS Endometrium: a Microarray Analysis in Clomiphene Citrate-Treated and Artificial Menstrual Cycles.
J Clin Endocrinol Metab: 2011 96(6):1737-46.

Sheffield JS, Hickman A, Tang J, Moss K, Kourosh A, Crawford NM, Wendel GD Jr. 
Efficacy of an accelerated hepatitis B vaccination program during pregnancy.
Obstet Gynecol. 2011 May;117(5):1130-5.

Zhang Z, Zolnoun DA, Francisco EM, Holden JK, Dennis RG, Tommerdahl M.
Altered Central Sensitization in Subgroups of Women With Vulvodynia.
Clin J Pain
. 2011 May 17. [Epub ahead of print]

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