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Resident Research Projects and Publications


Increasing Patient Safety With Neonates Via Handoff Communication During Delivery: A Call for Interprofessional Health Care Team Training Across GME and CME. Vanderbilt AA, Pappada SM, Stein H, Harper D, Papadimos TJ. Adv Med EDuc Pract 2017 Jun 7;8:365-367. Doi: 10.2147/AMEP.S129674. eCollection 2017.

Use of an Amnioport to Maintain Amniotic Fluid Volume in Fetuses with Oligohydramnios Secondary to Lower Urinary Tract Obstruction or Fetal Renal Anomalies. Polzin WJ, Lim FY, Habli M, Van Hook J, Minges M, Jaekle R, Crombleholme TM. Fetal Diagn Ther. 2017;41(1):51-57. Doi: 10:1159/000445946. Epub 2016 June 9.

Contribution Of Age to Clinical Trail Enrollment and Tolerance With Ovarian Cancer. Gillen J, Gunderson C, Greenwade M, Rowland M, Ruskin R, Ding K, Crim A, Walter A, White E, Moore K. Gynecol Oncol. 2017 Apr;145(1):32-36. Doi: 10.1016/j.ygyno.2016.12.023. Epub 2017 Jan 10.

Positive Versus Negative Effects of VEGF165 on Ca2+ Signaling and NO Production in Human Endothelial Cells. Boeldt DS, Krupp J, Yi FX, Khurshid N, Shah DM, Bird IM. Am J Phusiol Heart Circ Physiol. 2017 Jan 1;312(1):H181. Doi: 10.1152/ajpheart.00924.2015. Epub 2016 Nov 11.

Relationship of Trimester-Specific Smoking Patterns and Risk of Preterm Birth. Moore, Blatt K, Chen A, Van Hook J, DeFranco EA. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2016 Jul;215(1):109.e1-6. Doi: 10.1016/j.ajob.2016.01.167. Epub 2016 Jan 28.

Factors Associated With Smoking Cessation in Pregnancy. Moore E. Blatt K, Chen A, Van Hook J, DeFranco EA. Am J Perinatol. 2016 May; 33(6):560-8. Doi: 10.1055/s-0035-1570319. Epub 2015 Dec 21.

Is The Routine Use of Bevacizumab in The Treatment of Women With Advanced or Recurrent Cancer of The Cervix Sustainable? Klag N, Walter AC, Sheely KM, Manahan KJ, Geisler JP. Clinicoecon Outcomes Res. 2016 Jun 21;8:287-91. Doi: 10.2147/CEOR.S71218. eCollection 2016.

Post-Intensive Care Unit Syndrome in Gynecologic Oncology Patients. Gunderson CC, Walter AC, Ruskin R, Ding K, Moore KN. Support Care Cancer. 2016 Nov;24(11):4627-32. Doi: 10.1007/s00520-016-3305-0. Epub 2016 Jun 15. 

Society of Gynecologic Oncology 2016 Annual Meeting:  Highlights and Context. Moore K, Stone R, Walter A. Gynecol Oncol. 2016 Jun;141(3):416-20. Doi: 10.1016/j.y.gyno.2016.04.542.

Association of Reported Trimester-Specific Smoking Cessation With Fetal Growth Restriction. Blatt K, Moore E, Chen A, Van Hook J, DeFranco EA. Obstet Gynecol. 2015 Jun;125 (6):1452-9. Doi: 10.1097/APG.0000000000000679.

A 26-Hour System of Highly Sensitive Whole Genome Sequencing for Emergency Management of Genetic Diseases

Miller Na, Farrow EG, Gibson M, Willig LK, Twist G, Yoo B, Marrs T, Corder S, Krivohlavek L, Walter A, Petrikin JE, Saunders CJ, Thiffault I, Soden SE, Smith LD, Dinwiddie DL, Herd S, Cakici JA, Catreux S, Ruehle M, Kingsmore SF. Genome Med. 2015 Sep 30;7:100. Doi: 10.1186/s13073-015-0221-8.

Comparison of Time-Motion Analysis of Conventional Stool Culture and The BD MAX Enteric Bacterial Panel (EBP). Mortensen JE, Ventrola C, Hanna S, Walter A. BMC Clin Pathol. 2015 May 28;15-9. doi: 10.1186/s12907-015-0010-8. eCollection 2015. 

Central Nervous System Metastasis in Gynecologic Cancer: Symptom Management, Prognosis and Palliative Management Strategies. Walter AC, Gunderson CC, Vesely SK, Algan O, Sughrue M, Slaughter KN, Moore KN. Gynecol Oncol. 2015 Mar; 136(3):472-7. Doi: 10.1016/j.ygyno.2014.12.020.

Giant Chorioangiomas: Perinatal Outcomes and Techniques in Fetoscopic Devascularization. Lim FY, Coleman A, Polzin W, Jaekle R, Habli M, Van Hook J, Lewis D, Crombleholme T. Feta Diagn Ther. 2015;37(1):18-23. Doi: 10.1159/000363600. Epub 2014 Aug 28. 

Acute Kidney Injury During Pregnancy. Van Hook JW. Clin Obstet Gynecol. 2014 Dec; 57(4):851-61. Doi: 10.1097/GRF. 0000000000000069. Review.

Design Considerations for Point-Of-Care Clinical Trails Comparing Methadone and Buprenorphine Treatment For Opioid Dependence in Pregnancy and For Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome. Winhusen T, Wilder C, Wexelblatt SL, Theobald J, Hall ES, Lewis D. Van Hook J, Marcotte M. Contemp Clin Trails. 2014 Sep;39(1):158-65. Doi: 10.1016/j.cct2014.08.009. Epub 2014 Aug 23.

Initial Experience With a Dual-Balloon Catheter For The Management of Postpartum Hemorrhage. Dildy GA, Belfort MA, Adair CD, Destefano K, Robinson D, Lam G, Strong TH Jr. Polon C, Massaro R, Bukkapatnam J, Van Hook JW, Kassis I, Sunderji S, ebb Surveillance Study Team. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2014 Feb;210(2):136.el-6. Doi: 10.1016/j.1jog.2013.09.015. Epub 2013 Sep 18.

Annual Research Day

June 15, 2017

  • Benjamin Adebayo, M.D. - Hereditary cancer risk assessment: An essential safety protocol
  • Robert Drenchko, D.O. - Predictive factors of VTE events associated with Pregnancy
  • Jessica Basham, M.D. - Improving provider comfort and knowledge about Sexuality through education
  • Fernando Mariz, M.D. - Comparison of performance of multiple imaging Modalities in breast cancer screening and diagnostic Characterization
  • Helen O'Connell, M.D. - Bringing colposcopy into focus: Establishing a database In a resident clinic
  • Ifeanyi Opoku, M.D. - The effect of decreased opioid prescribing on patient Satisfaction following primary cesarean section. QI project update: Scheduled appointments prior to discharge A simple initiative to improve postpartum follow-up rates
  • Lauren Regueyra, M.D. - Simulation and long term knowledge retention of obstetrical Emergencie
  • Jehanna Erho, M.D. - Assessment of the psychological factors related to menopause
  • Kellen Goldschmidt, M.D. - Evaluation of adherence to HPV vaccination guidelines
  • Alesha (Prior) Roach, M.D. - Effect of storing penicillin for GBS prophylaxis on labor and Delivery
  • Emily Slutsky, M.D. - Multidisciplinary approach to long-term management of women with gestational diabetes


  • Bibiancy Gutierrez, M.D. – BRCA 1 and BRAC 2 germline mutations: high grad serous histology alone does not accurately predict in whom mutations should be sought
  • Katie Litt, M.D. – Comparison of a locally developed curriculum to a nationally developed curriculum
  • David Podboy, M.D. – Colposcopic impression and pathology among residents: Strength of the clinical correlation


  • Arminee Apoian, M.D. – Appropriate Tumor Markers for Premenopausal Women with an Ovarian Mass: A Cost-Effectiveness Analysis
  • Hahn Cottrell, M.D. – Serum Sex Hormone Binding Globulin Levels as a Predictor for Developing Gestational diabetes
  • Shannon Connole, D.O. – Cost Effectiveness of Routine Type and Screen for Patients Undergoing Cesarean Section and Vaginal Delivery
  • Stephanie Evanson, M.D. – Decreased rate of endometritis with extended spectrum antibiotics at the time of cesarean delivery: a cost effective analysis


  • Eleonora Cekova, M.D. – Delta Storage Pool Deficiency in Pregnancy
  • Megan Lutz, M.D. – The Relationship Between HPV in the Cervix and Oropharynx
  • Adam Walter, M.D. – Induction of Labor vs Primary Elective C-Section: A cost effective analysis


  • Marwan Ali, M.D. – Insulin Levels at the 28 week GCT and the associated Perinatal Outcomes
  • Chao Li, M.D. – Comparison of management for pregnant women with Delta Storage Pool Deficiency during labor and delivery: a pilot study         
  • Emad Mikhail, M.D. – Comparison of Changes of Uterine Corps Staging in Early Stage Patients with Endometrioid Adenocarcinoma of the Endometrium
  • Seema Nayak, M.D. – Is Peritoneal Fluid helpful to diagnose ovarian cancer?
  • Rachana Sutaria, M.D. – Patient characteristics associated with higher analgesic requirements during oocyte retrieval


Last Updated: 10/3/17