UNC OB/GYN Highlights & Honors: September 2009

Honors & Awards

Dr. Arthur Baker was the recipient of The Lewis Sumner Thorp, MD '50 Medical Alumni Research Grant in Obstetrics and Gynecology (or the Thorp Award) by the UNC Medical Alumni for his research on "Association of paraoxanases 1 activity and preterm birth".  In May of this year Dr. Baker received the Medical Alumni Endowment Fund for this research.

Dr. Champa Chaudhury has been asked to participate in the "Stump the Professors: Residents vs Fellows" session at the 2009 District IV Annual Meeting in Asheville, NC on Sunday October 18, 2009.

Dr. Nicole Fanarjian received a $2,000 NC TraC$2K award for her research entitled "Effect of provision of free levonorgestrel (LNG) intrauterine devices (IUDs) on pregnancy rates among uninsured women in central and eastern North Carolina".

In the News


September 8, 2009 - Official release of the debut CD from N.E.D., No Evidence of Disease.

All proceeds will go to the N.E.D. Fund at the Gynecologic Cancer Foundation, to support gynecologic cancer research and awareness.

Drs.  John Boggess and John Soper are members of the band.

N.E.D has been featured:

on ABC WTVD Channel 11
in The Herald Sun
in News and Observer



On September 15, 2009 the NC Cancer Hospital held dedication ceremonies.  In addition to the ceremonies, the Hospital has an exhibit featuring The NEW FACE of CANCER CAREFeatured in this exhibit are gynecologic oncology physicians and patients.  The exhibit will be open through Friday November 13, 2009.


Dr. Herbert Peterson led a panel discussion at the American Gynecological and Obstetrical Society (AGOS) in Chicago on Friday September 11 entitled "New CDC Guidelines for contraceptive use: getting evidence based guidance into practice"

Dr. John Thorp participated in an International Journal of Obstetrics and Gyneacology audio podcast entitled "Termination of pregnancy and the risk of subsequent preterm birth – what is the evidence?"  Click here to listen to entire podcast.


Bae-Jump VL, Zhou C, Boggess JF, Gehrig PA.
Synergistic effect of rapamycin and cisplatin in endometrial cancer cells.
Cancer. 2009 Sep 1;115(17):3887-96.

Baker AM, Klein RL, Haeri S, Moss KL, Boggess KA.
Association of Midgestational Paraoxonase 1 Activity with Pregnancies Complicated by Preeclampsia.
Am J Perinatol
. 2009 Aug 14. [Epub ahead of print]

Baker AM, Klein RL, Moss KL, Haeri S, Boggess K.
Maternal serum dyslipidemia occurs early in pregnancy in women with mild but not severe preeclampsia.

Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2009 Sep;201(3):293.e1-4.

Bartick M, Stuebe A, Shealy KR, Walker M, Grummer-Strawn LM.
Closing the Quality Gap: Promoting Evidence-Based Breastfeeding Care in the Hospital.
Pediatrics. 2009 Sep 14. [Epub ahead of print]

Boggess JF, Gehrig PA, Cantrell L, Shafer A, Mendivil A, Rossi E, Hanna R.
Perioperative outcomes of robotically assisted hysterectomy for benign cases with complex pathology.
Obstet Gynecol. 2009 Sep;114(3):585-93.

Chescheir N, Meints L.
Prospective study of coding practices for cesarean deliveries.
Obstet Gynecol
. 2009 Aug;114(2 Pt 1):217-23.

Haeri S, Cosin JA.
Endometriosis mimicking ovarian cancer in the setting of acquired immune deficiency syndrome.
Obstet Gynecol
. 2009 Aug;114(2 Pt 2):425-6.

Haeri S, Shauer M, Dale M, Leslie J, Baker AM, Saddlemire S, Boggess K.
Obstetric and newborn infant outcomes in human immunodeficiency virus-infected women who receive highly active antiretroviral therapy.
Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2009 Sep;201(3):315.e1-5.

Havrilesky LJ, Secord AA, O'Malley DM, Broadwater G, Bae-Jump V, Cohn DE, Gehrig PA.
Multicenter analysis of recurrence and survival in stage IIIA endometrial cancer.
Gynecol Oncol
. 2009 Aug;114(2):279-83. Epub 2009 May 15.

Horton AL, Boggess KA, Moss KL, Beck J, Offenbacher S.
Maternal periodontal disease and soluble fms-like tyrosine kinase-1 expression.
J Periodontol. 2009 Sep;80(9):1506-10.

Horton AL, Powell MS, Wolfe HM.
Intrauterine Growth Patterns in Fetal Gastroschisis.
Am J Perinatol
. 2009 Aug 17. [Epub ahead of print]

Mendivil A, Holloway RW, Boggess JF.
Emergence of robotic assisted surgery in gynecologic oncology: American perspective.
Gynecol Oncol
. 2009 Aug;114(2 Suppl):S24-31. Review.

Schmitt CL, Moldenhauer JS, Wolfe H, Kaiser-Rogers K, Powell CM.
Prenatal diagnosis of mosaic complete trisomy 1q.
Am J Med Genet A. 2009 Aug;149A(8):1801-5.

Scotchie JG, Fritz MA, Mocanu M, Lessey BA, Young SL.
Proteomic analysis of the luteal endometrial secretome.
Reprod Sci
. 2009 Sep;16(9):883-93. Epub 2009 Jun 3.

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
. 2009 Aug 17. [Epub ahead of print] 

Stuart GS, Grimes DA.
Social desirability bias in family planning studies: a neglected problem.
. 2009 Aug;80(2):108-12. Epub 2009 Apr 22.

Young SL.
The ''toll'' of labor.
Reprod Sci
. 2009 Sep;16(9):809-10. No abstract available.

Young SL, Burns K
Faculty of 1000 Medicine
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