October 2010 - Highlights & Honors

Honors & Awards

On Friday October 15, 2010, Anne Dunlap, RN, BSN, OCN was awarded the Alumna of the Year Award from The Carolina School of Nursing Alumni Association. 

Dr. Marc Fritz has been elected to the Board of Directors for the American Society for Reproductive Medicine.

Dr. Herbert Peterson was awarded prestigious Allan Rosenfield Award.  The award is presented annually by the Society of Family Planning (SFP).

From Our Blog

Recent study from UNC's Dr. Stuebe reviews if obesity & diabetes can predict pregnancy weight gain

Ever seen a robotic surgery? UNC's Dr. Catherine Matthews shows us a robotic hysterectomy and cervicosacropexy

UNC's Dr. Stuebe quoted in recent blog about breastfeeding benefits

UNC's Dr. Clarke-Pearson quoted in latest on ovarian cancer


The following are presentations from the American Urogynecologic Society's 31st Annual Scientific Meeting
September 29 to October 2, 2010 in Long Beach, CA 

Oral Presentations:

  • Connolly AM.
    Roundtable Discussion Leader:  How to Be An Effective Mentor.
  • Geller EJ, Hankins KJ, Robinson BL, Parnell BA, Dunivan GC.
    Equivalency of retrograde versus spontaneous fill to assess postoperative voiding dysfunction:  a randomized trial.
  • Grimes DA.
    J. Marion Sims Lecture:  A Proposal for Rational Development for New Gynecological Operations.
  • Matthews CA.
    Roundtable Discussion Leader: How to perform 3 robotic sacrocolpopexies in one day.

Poster or Video Presentations:

  • Dunivan GC, Parnell BA, Overby DW, Geller EJ.
    Pelvic Floor Disorders after Weight Loss Surgery - A Comparative Study of Gastric Bypass versus Banding. 
  • Matthews CA.
    Video Poster. Robotic sacrocolpopexy
  • Parnell BA, Dunivan GC, Geller EJ.
    Long-term Outcomes after Robotic Sacral Colpopexy.
  • Parnell BA, Dunivan GC, Geller EJ.
    Pelvic Floor Function Before and After Robotic Sacrocolpopexy - One Year Outcomes. 
  • Parnell BA, Dunivan GC, Geller EJ, Connolly A.
    A Novel Approach to Teaching the Pelvic Organ Prolapse - Quantification (POP-Q) Exam. 
  • Smith TM, Trowbridge E, Pastore L, Smith SC, Brennan MC, Dooley Y, Matthews CA, Ozel B, Sutkin G, Hullfish K.
    The multicenter urogynecology study on education.
  • Woodward A, Matthews CA, Gill EJ.
    Prospective outcomes of robotic cervico- and sacrocolpopexy for apical pelvic support defects.

Christie M.J.L. Cooksey, MD 
Poster Presentation "Presumptive Treatment of Early Abnormal Pregnancy"
Association of Reproductive Health Professionals, September 22-16, 2010 in Atlanta GA


Berggren EK, Patchen L. 
Prevalence of Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae and repeat infection among pregnant urban adolescents. 
Sexually Transmitted Diseases 2010 Dec. Vol. 37(12)

Chaudhury P, Haeri S, Horton AL, Wolfe HM, Goodnight WH.
Ultrasound prediction of birthweight and growth restriction in fetal gastroschisis.
Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2010 Oct;203(4):395.e1-5. Epub 2010 Aug 17.

Geller EJ, Wu JM, Jannelli ML, Nguyen TV, Visco AG.
Maternal outcomes associated with planned vaginal versus planned primary cesarean delivery.
Am J Perinatol. 2010 Oct;27(9):675-83. Epub 2010 Mar 16.

Meltzer-Brody S, Stuebe A, Dole N, Savitz D, Rubinow D, Thorp J.
Elevated Corticotropin Releasing Hormone (CRH) during Pregnancy and Risk of Postpartum Depression (PPD).
J Clin Endocrinol Metab
. 2010 Oct 13.

Patchen L, Berggren EK. 
Use of the Copper T380A Intrauterine Device by Adolescent Mothers: Continuation and Method Failure. 
J Pediatr Adolesc Gynecol. 2010 Sep 22. [Epub ahead of print]


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