UNC OB/GYN Highlights & Honors: May 2009

Honors & Awards

Marc Fritz, MD was elected to membership in the American Gynecological and Obstetrical Society

Sina Haeri, MD received a $5,000 UNC Medical Alumni Endowment Award for his submission entitled "Association between maternal epstein barr virus reactivation and preterm birth"

Eileen Peterson, RN in the REI Clinic, was awarded Ambulatory Care Clinics Nurse of the Year.

Connie Renz, MSW with the Horizons Program, was the 2009 Recipient of UNC-CH School of Social Work Distinguished Alumni Award

Reagan Saig, MD was inducted in to Alpha Omega Alpha

Anne Steiner, MD was awarded NIH grant for project titled Time to Conceive . The study determines if hormone levels can predict a woman's fertility.

The Nurse Midwifery Division hosted the president elect of the American College of Nurse Midwives, Holly Kennedy, CNM, PhD, for Grand Rounds on April  1, 2009.  Her visit was in conjunction with Duke University and North Carolina American College of Nurse Midwives.  She also gave a presentation on Childbirth Education-Analysis of the Top 10 Most Popular Literature

In the News

Barbara Eucker, RN and team are currently recruitment women in Duplin County, North Carolina for an NIH comprehensive study of how genes and the environment interact to affect children’s health.

Dr. Mary Jannelli appeared on Fox 50's Healthbreak on May 6, 2009

Dr. John Steege performed a surgery at UNC that was broadcast live to attendees at the 57th Annual Clinical Meeting of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.  Featured on 1360 WCHL .

Dr. Alison Stuebe featured in May 10, 2009 edition of The News & Observer by writing a column entitled "If we really want to help our moms..."

Dr. Alison Stuebe featured in New York Times on April 21, 2009 for her research on breast-feeding benefits.


Horton, AM.
Sleep Disordered Breathing in Pregnancy
UNC OB/GYN Grand Rounds on May 6, 2009

Ivester, T.
Postgraduate Course - Risk Reduction in Obstetrics, 2 lectures
Reducing risks in managing intrapartum fetal heart tracings, and
Optimizing risk in trials of labor after cesarean
57th Annual Clinical Meeting of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, Clinical Seminar, Chicago, IL, May 5, 2009.

Manriquez M, Chuang A.
Media Effects on Professionalism
57th Annual Clinical Meeting of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, Clinical Seminar, Chicago, IL, May 5, 2009.

Stuebe, AM.
Future Research Needs
US Department of Health & Human Services: A Call to Action for Breastfeeding Expert Panel Meeting. Washington, DC, April 28-29, 2009


Bukowski R, Malone FD, Porter FT, Nyberg DA, Comstock CH, Hankins GD, Eddleman K, Gross SJ, Dugoff L, Craigo SD, Timor-Tritsch IE, Carr SR, Wolfe HM, D'Alton ME.
Preconceptional folate supplementation and the risk of spontaneous preterm birth: a cohort study. 
PLoS Med. 2009 May 5;6(5)

Delatte R, Cao H, Meltzer-Brody S, Menard MK.
Universal screening for postpartum depression: an inquiry into provider attitudes and practice.
Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2009 May;200(5):e63-4.

Goyal, Vinita.
Uterine Rupture in Second-Trimester Misoprostol-Induced Abortion After Cesarean Delivery: A Systematic Review
Obstetrics & Gynecology . 113(5):1117-1123, May 2009.

Schwarz, Eleanor Bimla MD, MS; Ray, Roberta M. MS; Stuebe, Alison M. MD, MSc; Allison, Matthew A. MD, MPH; Ness, Roberta B. MD, MPH; Freiberg, Matthew S. MD, MSc; Cauley, Jane A. DrPH.
Duration of lactation and risk factors for maternal cardiovascular disease.
Obstetrics & Gynecology 113(5):974-982 .  May 2009

Steege, John F.; Zolnoun, Denniz A.
Evaluation and Treatment of Dyspareunia
Obstetrics & Gynecology . 113(5):1124-1136, May 2009.