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Resident Research

Resident Research 2

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology residents complete research projects as part of their educational experience throughout their residency. First-year residents receive a stipend to begin their personal library of OB-GYN texts and all third-year residents are expected to complete a formal research project of publishable quality. Results are presented at the Annual Research Day held in conjunction with the Charles A. Hunter, Jr. Lecture and the Resident Banquet honoring the chief residents in June of each year.

The research curriculum is led by a resident research mentoring team that includes statistician Institutional Review Board (IRB) support and research assistants that help guide residents from start to finish beginning in PGY1 year. Each resident also has a faculty mentor who serves to guide them in the design and analysis of their project and the department’s vice chair of research, David Haas, MD, meets with residents throughout the process.



Research Presentations

The department supports resident travel to postgraduate meetings and courses. Prizes are awarded for research excellence and many past projects have led to presentations at national meetings, including the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) and the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine.

Resident Research Projects - 2020

Resident Research Projects - 2019

  • An Institutional Review of Multidisciplinary Approach to Management in Patients with Morbidly Adherent Placenta

    Osman Chaudry, MD; Caroline Rouse, MD 

  • Are There Specific Antepartum Factors and Labor Complications that Predict Elevated Immediate Postpartum Edinburgh Postpartum Depression Scale Scores?
    Katherine Ayo, MD; David Haas, MD
  • Impact of a Physician-Led Sexual Health Education Session on High School Student Knowledge of, Attitudes towards, and Behaviors around Safe Sex Practices

    Jessica Healey, MD; Caitlin Bernard, MD

  • Sensitivity and Specificity of Patient Report in Identifying Expulsion of Immediate Postpartum Intrauterine Device
    Emma Balfanz, MD; Caitlin Bernard, MD
  • Impact of Group Prenatal Care on Neonatal Outcomes in Women with Opioid Use Disorder

    Kristie Lou, MD; Sara Quinney, PharmD, PhD

  • Coping Strategies Used by Mothers and IOs Making Resuscitation Decisions In The Face of Threatened Periviable Delivery

    Heather Benson, MD, PhD; Brownsyne Tucker Edmonds, MD, MPH, MS

  • Impact of Reported Allergies in Treatment of Women with Recurrent Urinary Tract Infection
    Anna Guanzon, MD; Michael Heit, MD, PhD
  • Marijuana Use in Pregnancy: Does the High Make You High Risk?

    Kristie Chang, MD; Anthony Shanks, MD

  • Unsatisfactory Pap Smear: Friend or Foe?
    Jenna Voirol, MD; Nicole Scott, MD
  • Impact of TrueLearn Question Bank on OB-GYN Resident Performance on the CREOG In-Service Training Exam

    Terrell Martin, MD; Nicole Scott, MD

Resident Research Projects - 2018