July 2010

Honors & Awards

Dr. Victoria Bae-Jump received the James W. Wood Junior Faculty Award.

Dr. Ursula Balthazar was the recipient of the Bowes Cefalo Young Researcher Award for her research on "Periconceptional Changes in Thyroid Function". Along with the award, she will receive $2,500 for her research.

Dr. Amy Bryant received 2 grants for her study in Malawi A pilot study of a randomized trial comparing two different time frames for Copper T380A intrauterine contraception insertion; immediately postpartum compared to 4-6 weeks postpartum in Lilongwe, Malawi

  • $70,000 from an anonymous foundation
  • $10,000 for UNC Center for AIDS Research
    Grants cover the research project and two IUD training sessions conducted by Dr Bryant, Dr Stuart and Malawi colleagues who are also helping with the study. The training sessions will be attended by clinicians in the labor ward and the family planning clinics. Attendees will learn how to place IUDs during the immediate postpartum period, and during the interval period.

Dr. Alice Chuang was selected as an Examiner for the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Dr. AnnaMarie Connolly, named as Chair of the  American Urogynecologic Society Education Committee.


At the Annual OB/GYN Graduation Banquet on June 19, 2010 at the Carolina Club, the following awards were distributed.

Resident Teaching Award

Joel Bernstien, MD & Kacey Eichelberger, MD
Awarded by the Third Year Medical Students to the resident who has demonstrated excellence in teaching with an emphasis on undergraduate medical education.

APGO Excellence in Teaching Award

Michael Armstrong, MD
Awarded by the Third Year Medical Students to the faculty member who has demonstrated excellence in teaching with an emphasis on undergraduate medical education.

Golden Tar Heel Recepients

Awarded by the Third Year Medical Students to the residents and faculty who scored at or above the 90th percentile on the end of clerkship resident evaluation.

FacultyResidents

Michael Armstrong
Leigh Cantrell
Padmashree ‘Champa’ Chaudhury
Daniel Clarke-Pearson
AnnaMarie Connolly
David Grimes
Thomas Ivester
Cameron Mouro
Brent Parnell
Mary Schlegel
Honor Wolfe

Joel Bernstien
Gwyn Bryant
Alissa Carver
Kacey Eichelberger
Jason Franasiak
Linnea Goodman
Jenna Gueth
Darci Hansen
Nell Johnson
Amantia Kennedy
Quinn Lippmann
Mamie McLean
Lauren Riggins
Matt Zerden

 

PGY2 Excellence in Teaching Award

Kelly Hankins, MD
Awarded by the First Year Class to the Second Year Resident who has demonstrated excellence in teaching to the First Year Class.

Fellow Teaching Award

Amanda Yunker, MD
Awarded by the Residents to a Fellow in recognition of significant contributions to the educational mission in the field of obstetrics and gynecology.

Droegemueller-Bowes Award

Cameron Mouro, MD
Awarded by the residents to a junor faculty member, who through excellence in teaching and commitment patient care best exemplifies the qualities of Dr. William Droegmueller and Dr. Watson Bowes.

Robert C. Cefalo Award

Robert Strauss, MD
Awarded by the Residents to a faculty member who has promoted the high standards of residency education in the field of obstetrics and gynecology.

CREOG Faculty Award for Excellence in Resident Education

Robert Strauss, MD
In recognition for the faculty person who has promoted the high standards of residency education in the field of obstetrics and gynecology.

Esprit de Corps Award

Kacey Eichelberger, MD
Awarded by the Residents to the resident who represents the best of teamwork, spirit and pride.

In the News

Dr. Honor Wolfe was referenced in a New York Times article for her publication about solutions to  medical school student debt.

Presentations

Grimes, David
Misogyny and women’s health
32nd annual British International Congress of Obstetrics and Gynaecology in Belfast, Northern Ireland. June 23, 2010

Publications

Rahangdale L, Banandur P, Sreenivas A, Turan JM, Washington R, Cohen CR.
Stigma as experienced by women accessing prevention of parent-to-child transmission of HIV services in Karnataka, India.
AIDS Care. 2010 Jul;22(7):836-42.