Each resident must design and carry out a research project with the assistance of a faculty mentor. This research project is the basis for a presentation as a PGY-4 at the department's Annual Residents' Research Seminar. The purpose of this project is to provide an opportunity to formulate a hypothesis, put forth an appropriate study design with power analysis (if necessary), execute the study, and analyze the data. This project serves as the required thesis and in most cases, results in publications & presentations.
2017 Senior Research Projects
- Leah Hawkins Bressler
Alcohol, cigarette smoking, and ovarian reserve in reproductive-age African-American women
- Rachel Cannon
Contraceptive needs among newly incarcerated women in a county jail
- Mary Crisham-Janik
Relationship between intimate partner violence and prevention of maternal-to-child transmission of HIV
- Katie Direnzo-Blatt
Effect of rescue course of antenatal corticosteroids on neonatal outcome in preterm premature rupture of membranes
- Ian Fields
Outpatient robotic hysterectomy in gynecologic oncology is facilitated by an opioid-sparing anesthetic regimen
- Elise Leger
Magnesium sulfate and its association with postpartum hemorrhage
- Melissa Matulich
Disparities in postpartum contraceptive counseling and provision among mothers of perterm infants
- Clodagh Mullen
Focal placenta accreta: risk factors, adverse obstetrical outcomes, and recurrence in subsequent pregnancies
- Katherine Swanson
Can venous cord gas values predict fetal acidemia?
- Adria Suarez-Mora
Knowledge of the human papillomavirus, cervical cancer, and vaccination in a high-risk population
- Marissa Steinberg Weiss
Hormonal contraception type and duration of use differentially impact anti-Mullerian hormone levels
- Audra Williams
Acceptance of expedited partner therapy among young women in an urban reproductive health clinic
2016 Senior Research Projects
- Carmen Adams
Expanding Access to Reproductive Health Care for Incarcerated Women Within a County Jail
- Ashley Battarbee
The Association of Early Amniotomy After Foley Balloon Catheter Ripening and Duration of Nulliparous Labor Induction
- Kate Dielentheis
First Prevalence of Psychiatric Co-Morbidities in a Tertiary Care Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery Clinic
- Emily Donelan
Association of Second-Trimester Cervical Length With Prolonged Pregnancy
- Natalie Gladstein
The Essure Experience at an Urban Public Hospital
- Laura Matthews Glaser
Vaginal Intraepithelial Neoplasia: Recurrence Risks and Time to Recurrence Based on Treatment, Grade and Demographics
- Claire Hoppenot
Feasibility of Using Semi-Quantitative Urine Pregnancy Tests
- Antoinette Nguyen
Navigating New Motherhood:Evaluation of Postpartum Care and Contraceptive Uptake in an Urban Women's Health Clinic
- Jessica O'Connell
Is Mid-Trimester Cervical Length Associated With Preterm Birth in Women Undergoing Evaluation for Preterm Labor?
- Danielle Peress
Evaluation of Trichorionic versus Dichorionic Triplet Gestations From 2005-2016 in a Large Referral Maternity Center
- Chantal Scott
Blood Loss at the Time of Delivery as a Function of Body Composition: Redefining Parameters of Obstetric Blood Loss
- Lindsay Abcunas West
Interval From Debulking Surgery to First Chemotherapy and Associated Outcomes in Ovarian Cancer: Perspective From a County Hospital
2015 Senior Research Projects
- Krista Childress
First Contact: The Intersection of the Demographics, Knowledge, and Appraisal of Treatment at the Initial Visit.
- Brett Einerson
Does a Postpartum Hemorrhage (PPH) Patient Safety Program Result in Sustained Changes in Management and Outcomes?
- Gelila Goba
Validation of Tigrigna Version of Short Forms of the Pelvic Floor Distress Inventory (PFDI-20) and Pelvic Floor Impact Questionnaire (PFIQ-7): Multicenter Validation Study.
- Tera Howard
The Relationship Between Timing of Postpartum Hemorrhage Interventions and Adverse Outcomes.
- Kiila Johnson
Management of Menstrual Bleeding During Treatment for Non-Gynecologic Malignancy.
- Allison Linton
Demographic Trends in Women Seeking Termination of Pregnancy for Fetal Anomaly at a Free-Standing Abortion Clinic: A Neglected Population?
- Jamie McGuire
Utilization of Emergency Departments for Care of Menstrual Disorders: Analyses Using the Nationwide Emergency Sample (NEDS).
- Biftu Mengesha
Assessing Contraceptive Needs in Women Undergoing Bariatric Surgery.
- Hyo Park
A Comparison of Survival and Recurrence Outcomes in Patients With Endometrial Cancer Undergoing Robotic Versus Open Surgery.
- Shanthi Ramesh
Impact of the Illinois Parental Notification of Abortion Law on the Proportion of Minors Presenting to a Public, First-Trimester Abortion Clinic.
- Patrick Schneider
Outcomes of Vaginal and Cesarean Delivery in Twins Delivering at Less than 34 Weeks’ Gestation.
- Anna Strohl
Barriers to Prevention: Knowledge of HPV, Cervical Cancer, and HPV Vaccinations Among African American Women.
2014 Senior Research Projects
- Shweta Bhatt
Decision-Making about Timing of Pregnancy among Healthy Women.
- Emma Barber
The Association of Type of Attending Obstetrician Call Schedule with Changes in Labor Management and Outcome.
- Tatiana Catanzarite
Risk Factors for 30-Day Perioperative Complications after Le Fort Colpocleisis.
- Melissa Chen
Emergency Contraception Knowledge, Prescription Patterns, and Barriers to Provision among Emergency Medicine Resident Physicians.
- Alison Cowan
Subsequent Pregnancy Outcome after B-Lynch Suture Placement.
- Melissa Keene
Effect of Previous Induced Abortions on Postabortal Contraception Selection.
- Alix Leader-Cramer
Risk Factors for Wound Complication in Women with Obstetric Anal Sphincter Injuries.
- LaKedra Pam
Resumption of Sexual Intercourse after Hysterectomy: The Patients' Perspective.
- Emily Prendergast
Insufficient Edometrial Biopsy Results in Low-Income Women with Abnormal Uterine Bleeding.
- Stacy Syrcle
Postpartum Contraception Choices and Postpartum Visit Rates in an Urban Community Hospital.
- Chirisse Taylor
The Impact of Surgeon Volume on Cost of Hysterectomy in a Tertiary Care Hospital.
- Amber Watters
Methotrexate: An Appropriate Treatment for Ectopic Pregnancy in an Urban Population?
2013 Senior Research Projects
- Eden Cardozo
Infertility Patients' Knowledge of the Effects of Obesity on Reporductive Health Outcomes.
- Philip Deibel
Evaluating the Effect of Laboring Down in the Second Stage of Labor on Rates of Obstetric Anal Sphincter Injuries (OASIS).
- Tanaka Dune
Racial and Ethnic Differences in Seeking, Initiating and Continuing Infertility Treatment: A Focus on the Infertility Care Initiation Process, Perceived Causes of Infertility and the Treatment Process.
- Leanne Griffin
Post-Operative Outcomes Following Robotic versus Abdominal Myomectomy.
- Gerardo Heredia
Association of Physician Communication Satisfaction and Knowledge of Urinary Incontinence among Women in a Community Hospital: A Pilot Study.
- Lauren Kerr
Complications Associated with Hysterectomy for Placenta Accrete at Prentice Women's Hospital.
- Nawar Abdul Latif
Management of Adenocarcinoma In Situ (ACIS) of the Uterine Cervix: A Comparison of Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure (LEEP) and Cold Knife Conization (CKC).
- Rebekah Osgood
Nulliparas with a History of Treatment for Cervical Dysplasia: Obstetrical Outcomes at Term.
- Elizabeth Patton
Surgical Uterine Evacuation for Pregnant Women with Acute Leukemia and Chronic Leukemia in the First and Second Trimesters.
- Dominika Seidman
Antiretroviral Exposure and Pregnancy Outcomes in HIV Postive Pregnant Women with Liver Enzyme Elevations.
- Kavita Shah
Prospective Study Confirms Oxandrolone-Associated Improvement in Height In Growth Hormone-Treated Adolescent Girls with Turner Syndrome.