May 2010

Honors & Awards

Dr. Champa Chaudhury received a $5,000 Medical Alumni Endowment Fund Grant for her research entitled "Association of Angiogenic Factors and Vitamin D in Preeclampsia".

Dr. Paola Gehrig and Dr. Kevin Schuler received a $20,000 research grant from the Univerisity Research Council for their project entitled "Predictors of Metastatic Spread in Uterine Papillary Serous Carcinoma".

Austin Hester, MS-2, won Lewis Sumner Thorp research award in Obstetrics & Gynecology Ms. Hester will be working with our department this summer.

Dr. Lisa Rahandale received the 2010 UNC Center for AIDS Research Developmental Core award for $20,000 for her project, "Assessment of HIV shedding in the female upper genital tract."

Dr. Alison Stuebe received two grants.  Cardiovascular Autonomic regulation: A Longitudinal Maternal Study (The CALM Study) from the University Research Council Grant and Determining the role of the Human Milk Microbiome in breastfeeding-associated pain from Medical Alumni Endowment Fund.

Dr. Steven Young received a grant NIH/NICHD U54 HD035041-11 Pilot Project on  "Functional Interaction of GPER1 with RAMP3 in mouse and human uterine tissues".

Dr. Amanda Yunker received a TraCS $2k grant for “Cervical Stump Reinnervation after Supracervical Hysterectomy for Pain and Non-pain Indications: A Retrospective Analysis”.

In the News


In April, Dr. John Boggess appeared on Rex Healthcare's "Rex On Call".  Click here to view the broadcast.

Pause.jpg Dr. Elizabeth Geller interviewed for article entitled "Bladder Matters" in the Spring/Summer edition of ACOG's Pause Magazine
breastfeeding-benefits-mothers_1.jpg Dr. Alison Stuebe interviewed for Scientific American about How Breastfeeding Benefits Mothers’ Health

National Infertility Awareness Week April 24th - May 1st, 2010

  • Dr. Anne Steiner was featured on My Carolina Today talking about PCOS. 
  • Dr. Marc Fritz and Dr. Jennifer Mersereau were featured speakers at the first annual Pay it Forward Fertility Forum on May 8th in Raleigh.  All the providers from our UNC Fertility Clinic manned the exhibit booth and answered questions.


The following residents presented their research at the 25th Annual William Droegemueller Resident Clinical Studies Program & The Ross Residency Alumni Society Meeting.  May 14-15, 2010.  Chapel Hill, NC.

  • Maternal Antimullerian Hormone Levels Do Not Predict Fetal Aneuploidy
    Presenter: Carmen J. Beamon, MD
  • Change in Maternal Position During Ultrasound Assessment of Fetal Middle Cerebral Artery Peak Systolic Velocity: Supine versus Left Lateral Tilt
    Presenter: Gwyneth Z. Bryant, MD
  • Monochorionic Diamniotic Twin Pregnancy: Surveillance Frequency for Detection of Twin-Twin Transfusion Syndrome
    Presenter: Alissa Carver, MD
  • Resident Familiarity and Compliance with Gonorrhea and Chlamydia Screening Guidelines: Use of a Web-Based Learning Module
    Presenter: Logan Lechner, MD
  • Wound Complication in the Obese Parturient
    Presenter: Mamie McLean, MD
  • Acceptability of Insertion of the Levonorgestrel-Releasing Intrauterine System 10 Minutes to 48 Hours after Vaginal Delivery: A Pilot Study of Early Postpartum Contraception
    Presenter: Erica O’Neill, MD
  • Quantitative βhCG Levels: Correlation with Transvaginal Ultrasound Findings
    Presenter: David H. Ryan, MD

Berreth, Margaret
Screening for Cervical Cancer: Who, What and When?
Women's Health Update given by the School of Nursing. April 16, 2010.  Chapel Hill, NC

Connolly, AnnaMarie
CREOG Residents as Leaders and Teachers national conference; faculty member and presentations.
April 16-18, 2010. New York, NY.

Connolly, AnnaMarie
ACOG Leadership Institute Conference; faculty member and presentations.
April 22 - 25, 2010. Chapel Hill, NC.

Rahangdale. Lisa and Patterson, Kris
Reproductive health choices in the HAART era.
HIV Care 2010: Trends in Clinical Care & Caring for Vulnerable Populations Conference.  May 3, 2010. Chapel Hill, NC.

E.C. Rossi, S. Siamakpour-Reihani, D. Ketelson, L. Van Le, C. Patterson, N. Klauber-DeMore.
Apoptosis in Ovarian Cancer Cells Induced by Polyclonal Antibodies to Secreted Frizzle-related Protein 2. Abstract#4410.
Proceedings of the 2010 American Association of Cancer Research Annual Meeting.  April 20, 2010 Washington, D.C. 

Stuebe, Alison
Maternal Effects of Breastfeeding on the Cardiovascular System.
East Carolina University Grant Rounds. April 28, 2010

Young, Steven
The Endometrium: Current Research on Endometrial Physiology and Testing for Assessment of Competency.
Invited Lecturer Pacific Coast Reproductive Society Annual Meeting.  April 15, 2010. Indian Wells, CA.

Young, Steven
Round Table presentation: Bio-identical Hormone Therapy for Menopause.
Pacific Coast Reproductive Society Annual Meeting. April 17, 2010. Indian Wells, CA.


Connolly A, Davis K, Casey P, Keder L, Pradhan A, Page R, Raymond M, and Dalrymple J.
Multi-center Trial of the Clinical Activities Tool to Document OB/GYN Clerkship Clinical Experience Comparability.
J. Academic Medicine. 2010; 85:716–720.

Grimes DA.
The CONSORT 2010 guidelines: sound advice, spotty compliance.
Obstet Gynecol. 2010 May;115(5):892-3.

Grimes DA.
Sabotaging your curriculum vitae.
Obstet Gynecol. 2010 May;115(5):1071-4.

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 M