March 2011 - Highlights & Honors

Honors & Awards

Dr. Kathryn Calhoun won the The Endocrine Society Outstanding Abstract Award in conjunction with ENDO 2011 in Boston, Massachusetts in June for her work "In Utero Exposure To Bisphenol A (BPA) In Late Pregnancy Alters Uterine Expression Of HOX and WNT Genes In Female Rhesus Monkeys At Birth".  Her research has also been selected for inclusion in the meeting's Research Summaries Bulletin (RSB).

Dr. Logan Lechner and Dr. AnnaMarie Connolly received Top Oral Presentation at the Annual APGO/CREGO meeting March 9-12 in San Antonio, Texas for his presentation entitled "Resident Clinical Practice Review: A Model for Introducing MOC Part IV Training into the Residency Curriculum".

Presentations - Listed by Meetings

Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics/Council on Resident Education In Obstetrics and Gynecology (APGO/CREOG) Annual Meeting in San Antonio, Texas from March 9-12, 2011

  • Logan Lechner and AnnaMarie Connolly.
    "Resident Clinical Practice Review: A Model for Introducing MOC Part IV Training into the Residency Curriculum.”
  • AnnaMarie Connolly, MD
    "Effective Mentoring: What Works, What Doesn't, and What the Literature Supports."
    Community-Based Educators Annual Presentation.

Optimizing Women’s Health from Adolescence to Menopause: Putting Research into Practice in Chapel Hill, North Carolina on February 26, 2011.
Course Directors, Alice Chuang and John Thorp

  • D. Michael Armstrong
    Gestational Diabetes: A Peek at the Past and a Look into the Future."
  • Michael Evers
    Osteoporosis: Help Keep the Hip Bone Connected to the Thigh Bone. When to Screen, When to Treat and When to Counsel."
  • Wanda Nicholson
    Breast Cancer Screening: Sorting through the Evidence Regarding Breast Self Exam, Clinical Exam and Mammography."
  • Lisa Rahangdale
    "To Screen or Not To Screen: Update on Pap Smear and HPV Testing."
  • Gretchen Stuart
    "Beyond Estrogen: Non-hormonal Solutions to Hot Flashes."
  • Alison Stuebe
    "Breastfeeding: How prenatal care providers can empower mothers to meet their infant feeding goals."
  • John Thorp, Jr.
    Breakthroughs in Improving Decreased Libido."

Society for Gynecologic Investigation in Miami, Florida from March 17-19, 2011

Oral presentation

  • Alison M. Stuebe, Alison Wise, Kim Boggess, Amy Herring, Anna-Maria Siega-Riz.
    "Vitamin D-associated polymorphisms and hypertensive complications of pregnancy."

Poster presentations

  • Alison M. Stuebe, Karen Grewen, Samantha Meltzer-Brody.
    "Effect of maternal history of depression / anxiety on emotional response to infant feeding."
  • Kimberly N. Newton, Ashley Soh, Alison M Stuebe, Karen Grewen.
    "The effect of infant feeding on maternal affect, cardiovascular and autonomic regulation in post-partum women."
  • Kim Boggess, Alison M. Stuebe, Carlos A. Camargo, Jr., Kevin Moss, Steven Offenbacher.
    "Inadequate maternal serum vitamin D levels are associated with maternal inflammation."
  • William Goodnight, Alison Stuebe, Alison Wise, Amy Herring, Anna Maria Siega-Riz.
    "Influence of FADS 1/2 SNP, omega -3 fatty acid intake, on preterm birth and birthweight.

Society for Gynecologic Oncologists (SGO) Annual Meeting in Orlando, Florida from March 6-9, 2011

  • John Boggess and Rabbie K. Hanna.
    "Robotic radical trachelectomy."
    An invited surgical video presentation at SGO Film Festival.
  • AnnaMarie Connolly
    Fellowship Program Directors “Educate the Program Directors.” 

    Course Co-Director and Presenter.
  • Daniel Clarke-Pearson
    "SGO’s Checklist – Getting from Good to Great to Best."
    Presidential Address.
  • Paola Gehrig
    "Geriatrics and Bariatrics: Tips and Tricks for Successful Robotic Surgery in the Elderly and Obese."
    Course Director.
  • Emily Ko, M J Funk, and W Brewster.
Have PORTEC1 and GOG99 Changed Practice Patterns in the United States."
  • Rabbie Hanna, Marek Poniwierski, Robin Laskey, Micael Lopez, Angeles Alvarez Secord, Laura J. Havrilesky, Gary H. Lyman
    “Predictors and effects of reduced relative dose intensity in women receiving primary course of chemotherapy for ovarian cancer.”
    Presented as an oral plenary in the Fellows and Resident Plenary and Poster Presentation
  • Robin Laskey, Marek Poniewierski, Micael Lopez, Rabbie Hanna, Angeles Alvarez Secord, Paola Gehrig, Gary Lyman, Laura Havrilesky.

    "Predictors of Severe and Febrile Neutropenia During Primary Chemotherapy for Ovarian Cancer. "
    Poster Presentation
  • W J Lowery, P Gehrig, Emily Ko, A A Secord, J Chino, L Havrilesky.

    "Surgical staging for endometrial cancer in the elderly: Is there a role for lymphadenectomy?"
  • H Mahdi, R Hanna, S Seward, R Swensen, H Tamimi, R Morris, A Munkarah.
Prognostic impact of lymphadenectomy in clinically early stage ovarian malignant germ cell tumor (OGCT)."
    Presented as feature poster presentation
  • H Mahdi, S Kumar, A Munkarah, R Hanna, D Lockhart, H Tamimi, R Swensen, M Doherty
    "Disparities in treatment and survival between African American and White women with vaginal cancer

Society for Urodynamics and Female Urology 2011 Winter Meeting in Phoenix, Arizona from March 1-5, 2011.

Oral presentation

  • Andrea Crane
    “Stress urinary incontinence after robotic sacrocolpopexy with without concomitant midurethral sling."
    The project includes the following names: Crane AK, Geller EJ, Woodward A, Matthews CA.

Poster Presentation

  • Barbara Robinson
    "Predictors of successful voiding prior to hospital discharge after stress urinary incontinence surgery."
    Barbara Robinson, MD, Gena Dunivan, MD, Brent Parnell, MD, Allison Serra, BA, AnnaMarie Connolly, MD.

Presentations - Listed by Individuals

Gretchen Stuart MD, Agnes Moses MBBS, Amanda Corbett PharmD, et al.
"Pharmacokinetic (PK) and Pharmacodynamic (PD) Activity of the Combined Oral Contraceptive (COC) LoFemenal (Norgestrel 300ug/Ethinyl Estradiol 30ug) in HIV+ Women in Lilongwe, Malawi."
Poster Presented at the 18th Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections, Boston Ma Feb 27-Mar 2 2011

Alison Stuebe presented at the following:

  • Invited speaker, Australian Breastfeeding Association Seminar. Hobart, TAS; Melbourne, VIC; Canberra, ACT and Brisbane, QLD,
    Australia, March 5-9, 2011.
    • "Yes we can! Empowering mothers in the transition from hospital to home."
    • "Why does it hurt? An approach to breastfeeding-associated pain."
  • "Lactation failure and perinatal mood disorders: Common problems arising from shared neuroendocrine pathways?"
    Emory University. Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology Grand Rounds. Atlanta, GA, March 2, 2011
  • "Managing maternal complications while breastfeeding."
    Emory University. Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology Resident Lecture. Atlanta, GA, March 2, 2011


Balthazar U, Fritz MA, Mersereau JE.
Fertility preservation: a pilot study to assess previsit patient knowledge quantitatively.
Fertil Steril. 2011 Mar 9

Carver A, Haeri S, Moldenhauer J, Wolfe HM, Goodnight W.
Monochorionic diamniotic twin pregnancy: timing and duration of sonographic surveillance for detection of twin-twin transfusion syndrome.
J Ultrasound Med. 2011 Mar;30(3):297-301.

Grimes DA, Peipert JF.
Electronic fetal monitoring as a public health screening program: the arithmetic of failure.
Obstet Gynecol. 2011 Mar;117(3):730-2. No abstract available.

Marc LG, Zerden M, Ferrando SJ, Testa MA.
HIV+ caregivers and HIV+ non-caregivers: differences in sociodemographics, immune functioning, and quality-of-life.
AIDS Care. 2011 Mar 10:1-12.

Nowicki E, Siega-Riz AM, Herring A, He K, Stuebe A, Olshan A.
Predictors of Measurement Error in Energy Intake During Pregnancy.
Am J Epid 2011: 173(5), 560-568.

Peterson HB, D'arcangues C, Haidar J, Curtis KM, Merialdi M, Gülmezoglu AM, Say L, Mbizvo M.
Accelerating Science-Driven Solutions to Challenges in Global Reproductive Health: A New Framework for Moving Forward.
Obstet Gynecol. 2011 Mar;117(3):720-726.

Savaris RF, Groll JM, Young SL, Demayo FJ, Jeong JW, 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 Mar 16.

Siedhoff MT, Yunker AC, Steege JF.
Decreased incidence of vaginal cuff dehiscence after laparoscopic closure with bidirectional barbed suture.
J Minim Invasive Gynecol. 2011 Mar-Apr;18(2):218-23.

Stuebe AM, Bonuck K.
What predicts intent to breastfeed exclusively? Breastfeeding knowledge, attitudes and beliefs in a diverse urban population.
Breastfeeding Medicine 2011: Feb 22 [Epub ahead of print].

Stuebe AM, Mantzoros C, Kleinman K, Gillman MW, Rifas-Shiman S, Gunderson EP, Rich-Edwards J.
Duration of lactation and maternal adipokines at three years postpartum.
Diabetes 2011: Feb 24 [Epub ahead of print].

Woodham PC, Boggess KA, Gardner MO, Doyle NM.
Routine Antenatal Thrombophilia Screening in High-Risk Pregnancies: A Decision Analysis.
Am J Perinatol. 2011 Mar 4. [Epub ahead of print].

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