Research Projects

Research Projects

We carry out research by faculty and residents in women’s health care spanning from gynecologic oncology, to general obstetrics and gynecology, urogynecology, maternal fetal care, and reproductive medicine. We have upwards of 80 studies open and approved with the Institutional Review Board (IRB) at any given time.

Below is a list of research studies by members of our department.

Faculty Research

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Principal InvestigatorTitle of Research Study
Awards / Publications / Presentations
Bishop, Erin, MDThe role of ovarian cancer spheroids in metastasis and recurrence
Bishop, Erin, MDSNRK expression in ovarian cancer
Bradley, William H., MDGOG & Industry-sponsored Cancer Trials
Bradley, William H., MDToward a Biomarker Driven Treatment for Ovarian Carcinoma
Cruz, Meredith, MDNewborn Blood Spot Screening: Assessing the level of knowledge of genetic testing among mothers in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Cruz, Meredith, MDNeuromuscular Function in Women Postpartum
De Lia, Julian E., MDCervical Cerlage in Twin-to-Twin Transfusion Syndrome
De Lia, Julian E., MDFetoscope Treatment Use
Domeyer-Klenske, Amy, MD and Kaljo, Kristina, PhDResidents as Educators:
Understanding the Role in Medical Student Education


* Presented at MCW's Innovations in Medical Education Conference April 27, 2017
Huang, Yi-Wen, PhDMicroRNA and Gynecologic Cancers
Huang, Yi-Wen, PhDChemoprevention of high-fat diet induced endometrial cancer by berries
Huang, Yi-Wen, PhDIn utero exposure of high fat diets and endometrial tumorigenesis
Huang, Yi-Wen, PhDTargeting miR-137-KDM1A in endometrial cancer
Narayan, Raj, MD, Kaljo, Kristina, PhD, Farez, Mona, MD, Lund, Michael, MD, Reinforcing Skills of the Novice Surgeon through Online Learning,
Video Recording, and Self-Assessment


* Presented at MCW's Innovations in Medical Education Conference April 27, 2017
Jacques, Laura, MD and Kaljo, Kristina, PhDIntersecting Gender, Evaluations, and Examinations: Averting Gender Bias in Obstetrics and Gynecology


* Presented at the CGEA/AAMC 2015 Spring Meeting, April 9-12, 2015, Columbus, OH
Jacques, Laura, MD Safety of Peripherally Inserted Central Catheters During Pregnancy

* Presented at MCW's Research Day 2015
Jones, Cresta W., MD"Working on ideas: Study on Cord-Plexus Cysts"
Jones, Cresta W., MDProvider Fund of Knowledge and Counseling Practices with Regards to Co-sleeping and Bed-sharing with Newborn Infants
Kaljo, Kristina, PhD, Menon, Seema, MD, Kruper, Abbey, PhD, Student-Centered Learning – Implementing a Sexual and Behavioral Health Curriculum with Adolescent Students


* Presented at MCW's Community Engagement Week Poster Session April 21, 2017
Kaljo, Kristina, PhD, Treat, Robert, PhD, Hanley, Lauren, MD, Jones, Cresta, MDTargeting the Needs of Multiple Providers: Measuring the Efficacy of a Breastfeeding Educational Symposium


* Presented at MCW's Innovations in Medical Education Conference April 27, 2017
Kaljo, Kristina, PhD and Treat, Robert, PhDExpansive Horizons: Understanding the Experiences and Insights of Medical Students Participating in a New Distance Learning Environment


* Presented at MCW's Innovations in Medical Education Conference April 27, 2017
Kaljo, Kristina, PhD and Jacques, Laura, MDFlipping the Medical School Classroom


* Presented at the MCW Innovations in Medical Education Research Forum, April 23, 2015
Kaljo, Kristina, PhD and Menon, Seema, MDA Re-vision of the Adolescent Sexual Health Curriculum: Advancing Youth Through Community Collaborative Action


* Presented at the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine Annual Meeting March 9-12, 2016
Treat, Robert, PhD and Kaljo, Kristina, PhDRepurposing the PhD – Navigating through Medical Education


* Presenting at the 64th Annual AAACE Conference, Oklahoma City, OK, November 17-20, 2015
Kaljo, Kristina, PhDExpansive Horizons: Understanding the Experiences and Insights of Medical Students Participating in a New Distance Learning Environment


* Presenting at the 2016 AAMC Annual Conference, Seatlle, WA, November 11-15, 2016
Klatt, Timothy E., MDPediatrician Identified on Admission


* Presented at MCW's Research Day 2015
Klatt, Timothy E., MD"Using the Electronic Medical Record to Decrease Preventable Birth Defects"
Klatt, Timothy E., MDSubstance Abuse During Pregnancy
Klatt, Timothy E., MDOutcomes following routine use of mediolateral episiotomy in specific circumstances
Klatt, Timothy E., MDSpecifics of Why Pregnant Women Decline Vaccination Against Influenza
Klatt, Timothy E., MD"Influenza Vaccine Best Practice Alert: The Impact of a Best Practices Alert within the Electronic Chart on the Rate of Influenza Vaccination in Pregnant Women"
Klatt, Timothy E., MD"Comparing Maternal Outcomes after Anterior or Posterior Lacerations: A Comparison of Maternal Outcomes after Anterior or Posterior Lacerations Associated with Childbirth"
Klatt, Timothy E., MD"Obesity Counseling Among Ob-Gyn Residents"
Klatt, Timothy E., MD"Weather and PROM: Does weather matter - An investigation of barometric pressure and associated incidences of premature rupture of membranes (PROM)"
Klatt, Timothy E., MD"Stadol and Rhythms in Labor"
Klatt, Timothy E., MD"Inter and Intra Observer Variability in Reading Fetal Heart Rate Tracings Using the 2008 Eunice Shriver Guidelines"
Koduri, Sumana, MD"Extremely Low-Dose Vaginal Estrogen Cream for Recurrent Urinary Tract Infections"

* Presented at CAOG's 82nd Annual Meeting October 21-24, 2015
Koduri, Sumana, MD"Prolapse Severity and Time of Day: The Effect of Time of Day on Severity of Pelvic Organ Prolapse"
Koduri, Sumana, MD"Bank for Prolapse Severity: Bank Created from PRO00008286, The Effect of Time of Day on Severity of Pelvic Organ Prolapse"
Abbey Kruper, PsyD"Development of an Integrated Perinatal Mental Health Clinic: Lessons Learned"


* Presented at WAPC's 47th Annual Stateide Perinatal Conference April 30-May 2, 2017
Abbey Kruper, PsyD"Screening of Mood Symptoms in New Patients Presenting to Reproductive Endocrinology Clinic: Time for Early Intervention?"

* Presented at SBM's 38th Annual Meeting March 29 - April 1, 2017
Abbey Kruper, PsyD and Kaljo, Kristina, PhD“Bridging the Gap: Identifying Needs to Integrate Behavioral Health & Ob/Gyn Medicine”
Kuhlmann, Randall S., MD, PhD"Low Molecular Weight Heparin (LMWH) in Pregnancy"
Lemen, Paul M., MDImpact of the 2011 Resident Work Hour Restrictions From the Perspective of US Ob/Gyn Residents and Faculty Physicians
Lemen, Paul M., MD"Provider Awareness of Fastest Routes to and from Labor and Delivery in Emergent Patient Care Settings"
Lund, Michael R., MD"Medical Student Perception of Resident Teaching: Factors Affecting Medical Student Perception of Resident Teaching Performance at the Medical College of Wisconsin"
Lund, Michael R., MD "Improving Pelvic Exam Skills for Students"
Lund, Michael R., MD"Pap Smear Compliance in OBGYN Residents: An Anonymous, Online Survey of Personal Pap Smear Compliance Among Female U.S. OB/GYN Residents"
McCormick, Anna, DOComparison of first trimester transvaginal anatomy scan to the second trimester structural survey in normal weight and obese populations: A pilot study

* Presented at American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM) Annual Meeting, March 17-21, 2016, New York, NY
McCormick, Anna, DOEndothelin Converting Enzyme 1 expression in the mouse placenta


* Presented at the 2016 MCW Research Day, September 21, 2016
and at the

* Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine's 37th Annual Pregnancy Meeting, January 23-28, 2017
McIntosh, Jennifer, DO"Cervical Length Measurement – Trace vs. Straight Line"
Narayan, Raj, MDRe-visiting the Discriminatory Zone/Prenatal Counseling and Pregnancy Weight Gain
Narayan, Raj, MD"Correlation with Beta hCG & Ultrasound Ability to Detect Pregnancy"
Narayan, Raj, MD"NST Length: Does the duration of a reactive fetal non-stress test affect management decisions?"
Narayan, Raj, MD"Predictability of Urinalysis in detecting bacteruria in Asymptomatic Pregnant Women"
Narayan, Raj, MD"Effects Of In Utero Exposure To Volatile Organic Compounds On Umbilical Cord Blood Derived Hematopoietic Progenitor Cell Differentiation"
Narayan, Raj, MD"Effect of Depo-Provera on Rates of Postpartum Depression"
Narayan, Raj, MD"Effectiveness of Ultrasound Simulator in teaching and evaluating transvaginal sonography skills in obstetrics and gynecology residents"
Narayan, Raj, MD"Communication Skills Training for Obstetrics and Gynecology Residents Using Simulation"
Narayan, Raj, MD"First trimester pregnancy-associated plasma protein A and correlation with fetal weight and gestational age at time of delivery"
Narayan, Raj, MD"Meconium Study: Offspring meconium: The optimal biospecimen matrix for human intrauterine toluene and trichloroethylene biomonitoring?"
Narayan, Raj, MD"Detecting Asymptomatic Bacteriuria in Pregnant Women"
Anna Palatnik, MD"Smoking Cessation Among Pregnant Women"
Anna Palatnik, MDA Comparison of Maternal and Neonatal Outcomes with Two Diagnostic Strategies for Gestational Diabetes


* Presenting at the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine's 37th Annual Pregnancy Meeting, January 23-28, 2017
Peterson, Erika L., MDOutcomes for Neonates With Gastroschisis Based On Gestational Age at Delivery
Peterson, Erika L., MDNAFTNet 01-13: Complicated Monochorionic Twin Pregnancy Registry
Peterson, Erika L., MD"Fetal MMC Repair and Neonatal Resuscitation Options"
Rader, Janet S., MD, FACOGTCGA Database Project
Rader, Janet S., MD, FACOGMAP3: 125-04 A Phase III Randomized Study of Exemestane Plus Placebo in Postmenopausal Women at Increased Risk of Developing Breast Cancer
Rader, Janet S., MD, FACOG"HPV Assays for GOG 207: HPV Assays for GOG 207 (A Randomized Double-Blind Phase II Trial of Celecoxib, a COX-2 Inhibitor, in the Treatment of Patients with Cervical Intraepithelial Neoplasia 2/3 or 3 (CIN 2/3 or 3) (IND #69,656, Sponsor – GOG)"
Rader, Janet S., MD, FACOG"TCGA Cervical: RECOVERY - The Cancer Genome Atlas Project - Cervical Cancer"
Rader, Janet S., MD, FACOG"CerGE-Genetic Susceptibility: Genetic Susceptibility to Cervical Cancer (Cervical Cancer Genetic Epidemiology)"
Rader, Janet S., MD, FACOG"The Role of Slit-Robo Pathway in Gynecological Cancer Progression"
Rader, Janet S., MD, FACOG"Role of Microenvironment in Gynecological Tumor Metastasis"
Ramchandran, Ramani, PhD"The Role of Slit-Robo Pathway in Gynecological Cancer Progression"
Ramchandran, Ramani, PhD"Role of Microenvironment in Gynecological Tumor Metastasis"
Ramchandran, Ramani, PhDOther projects outside of OBGYN
Strawn, Estil Y., Jr., MD“Morbidity and Mortality: A Comparison of Total Abdominal Hysterectomy versus Myomectomy for the Treatment of Leiomyoma”
Strawn, Estil Y., Jr., MD"A Retrospective Review of the Impact of Body Mass Index on the Outcomes of In Vitro Fertilization"
Strawn, Estil Y., Jr., MD"A Retrospective Analysis of the Impact of Sperm Strict Morphology on Pregnancy Rates Following Intrauterine Insemination"
Strawn, Estil Y., Jr., MD"Retrospective review of medical student and resident ultrasound experience"
Strawn, Estil Y., Jr., MD"Comparing Success Rates in Intrauterine Insemination Cycles using hCG trigger Injections vs LH Surge Monitoring for Ovulation"
Strawn, Estil Y., Jr., MD"What is the Optimal Size of the Leading Follicle in Intra-Uterine Insemination Cycles with Ovulation Induction with Clomiphene Citrate or Letrozole? An Analysis of 988 Cycles"
Strawn, Estil Y., Jr., MD"The Impact of Diminished Ovarian Reserve on IVF Delivery Rates"
Uyar, Denise S., MDIndustry-sponsored Cancer Trials
Uyar, Denise S., MD“Comparison of Management and Outcomes of Tubo-Ovarian Abscess in Obese and Non-Obese Patients”
Uyar, Denise S., MD"Early Endometrial Cancer: T Regulatory Cells in Early Endometrial Cancer Before and After Treatment"
Uyar, Denise S., MD"The Incidence of Lymphedema in Patients Undergoing Pelvic and/or Para-aortic Lymph Node Dissection with Laparoscopic or Total Abdominal Hysterectomy"
Uyar, Denise S., MD"Utilizing Peer Teen Advocates to Increase HPV Vaccination Rates in Adolescents"
Uyar, Denise S., MD"Brain Metastasis and the Blood Brain Barrier"
Walczak, Suzanne, MD"The Mothers and Maternal Support (MoMS) Program Study"
Walczak, Suzanne, MD"The Prevalence of Condom use in Latino Populations Compared to other Populations in the Milwaukee Area"

Resident Research

The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology residents are required to complete a research project at the end of their third year of training.

Each resident is required to generate an idea, formulate a hypothesis and design a protocol for an original research project. The emphasis can be basic science, clinical practice or education relevant to the field of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Residents choose a faculty mentor to work with on their research project within their four years of Obstetrics and Gynecology residency. The residents then present their findings at the Resident Research and Alumni Day which is held annually.

The Department of Gynecology established a contribution account for resident research in May 2004. These funds are used to support residents in their development, execution or presentation of the required project. These funds can be used for supplies, postage, statistical analysis, medications, posters and travel for state, regional, national and international presentations.

You can make a contribution to support our resident research through the College’s secure donation site. Or you can contact the Office of Development at (414) 955-4700. Thank you.

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Resident Name /
Class
Mentor(s)Title of Research Study
Awards / Publications / Presentations
Sarah De Cicco
Class of 2019
Judith Hibbard, MDAdvanced Maternal Age and Intrauterine Growth Restriction Using the CDC Dataset
Irene Lewnard
Class of 2019
Cresta Jones, MDEvaluation of Obstetric History Complications Collection in Internal Medicine Setting
Stanislaw Miaskowski
Class of 2019
Meredith Cruz, MD and Anna McCormick, DOIntra-uterine Growth Restriction: Who’s at Risk?
Grace Miller
Class of 2019
Kaljo, Kristina, PhD and Kate Dielentheis, MDIncrease Learning, Increase Practice, Increase Collaboration: Creating Dynamic Blended Learning Experiences for Third Year Medical Students
Katherine Miller
Class of 2019
Jennifer McIntosh, DO and Meredith Cruz, MDLabor Complications Associated with Stillbirth
Rachael Persons
Class of 2019
Strawn, Estil Y., Jr., MDOptimizing Embryo Selection - Clinical Utility of the Embryoscope
Kourtney Dropps
Class of 2018
Meredith Cruz, MDThe Association Between the Frequency of Lovenox Dose Changes Required to Achieve Prophylactic Levels and Body Mass Index and Gestational Age
Alexandra Glasscock
Class of 2018
Jennifer McIntosh, DOPregnancy, Delivery, and Postpartum Complications in Patients with Sickle Cell Disease
Molly Isola
Class of 2018
Jessica Francis, MDUse of Expedited Partner Therapy in Adolescents
Laura Knutson
Class of 2018
Klatt, Timothy E., MDUsing the Electronic Medical Record to Decrease Preventable Birth Defects
Paige Penrod
Class of 2018
Kate Schoyer, MDThe Predictive Value of Anti-Mullerian Hormone for in Vitro Fertilization Outcomes in Young Women
Heather Stief
Class of 2018
Cresta Jones, MDAntenatal Surveillance with Ultrasound and Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes
Kristine Sullivan
Class of 2018
Judith Hibbard, MDChoosing Wisely Recommendations- Compliance in the Maternal Fetal Care Center
Lindsay Dickerhoff
Class of 2017
Meredith Cruz, MDCorrelation of BMI to Therapeutic Level of Magnesium in Patients with Preeclampsia
Erika Konkel
Class of 2017
Judith Hibbard, MDNSAIDS and Hypertensive Disorders in Pregnancy: A Cause of Worsening Hypertension and Adverse Outcomes?
Sarah Krueger
Class of 2017
Erika Peterson, MDDelivery with a Palliative Care Plan: Incidence of Complications at Early versus Late Gestations


* Presented at WAPC's Annual Conference April 30-May 2, 2017
Stephanie Miller
Class of 2017
Strawn, Estil Y., Jr., MDVaccinia Related Kinase mRNA Expression in Human Blood and Follicular Fluid Lymphocytes


* Best Resident Research Project 2016
Kara Petrashek
Class of 2017
Jones, Cresta W., MDThe Effect of Magnesium Sulfate on Neonatal Bowel Function
Jessika Ralph
Class of 2017
Judith Hibbard, MDThe Use of the Foley Balloon for Cervical Ripening During Induction of Labor and After Cesarean Section


* Presented at ACOG’s Annual Conference May 6-9, 2017
Kathryn Sarnoski
Class of 2017
Jacques, Laura, MDImproving Venous Thromboembolism Prophylaxis Compliance in Pregnancy
Marissa Schloesser
Class of 2017
Judith Hibbard, MDIndomethacin and Elective Cerclage
Sarah Borders
Class of 2016
Meredith Cruz, MDMaternal and Neonatal Outcomes of Patients With Thrombophilia on Prophylactic LMWH


* Best Resident Research Project 2015
Melanie Delaney
Class of 2016
Strawn, Estil Y., Jr., MD;Is LH Monitoring Cost Effective in Management of IVF Cycles with DOR?
Megan Foeller
Class of 2016
Meredith Cruz, MDDoes induction with misoprostol impact small for gestational age neonates?


* 2015 MCWAH Research Award;
Presented at the Society for Maternal Fetal Medicine 35th Annual Meeting on February 5, 2015 in San Diego, CA
Megan Foeller
Class of 2016
Meredith Cruz, MDAre Adverse Neonatal Outcomes in Gestational Diabetic Twin Pregnancies Decreased Compared to Non-Diabetic Twins?


* Best Resident Research Project 2014;
Presented at 15th McGill Symposium on Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility and Women’s Health, May 27-31, 2011, Montreal, Canada and American Congress of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ACOG) Annual Meeting, April 26, 2014, Chicago, IL
Caitlin Haswell
Class of 2016
Kate Schoyer, MDThe Predictive Value of Anti-Mullerian Hormone for in vitro Fertilization Outcomes in Young Women


* Best Resident Research Project 2013;
Presenting at the 2015 ASRM Annual Meeting, October 17-21, 2015, Baltimore, MD
Elizabeth Hopp
Class of 2016
Denise Uyar, MDA Prospective Study on the Incidence of Post-Operative Lymphedema in Women with Endometrial Cancer


80th Annual Central Association of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Meeting, October 16-19, 2013, Napa, California
Jason McMaster
Class of 2016
Denise Uyar, MDImproving Referral Rates to Genetic Counseling and Testing in Patients with Ovarian Cancers


Presented at the 2015 ACMG Annual Clinical Genetics Meeting in Salt Lake City, UT March 24-28, 2015
Deann Paulson
Class of 2016
Klatt, Timothy E., MDImproving Gardasil Rates
Deann Paulson
Class of 2016
Klatt, Timothy E., MDValidity of Testing of Antibodies Every Seven Days Among Women with Placenta Previa
Taya Schairer
Class of 2016
Strawn, Estil Y., Jr., MD;Luteal Estrogen Patch Priming Protocol Verses Oral Contraceptive Pills and In Vitro Fertilization Outcomes in Women with Diminished Ovarian Reserve


Presenting at the 2015 CAOG Meeting in Charleston, South Carolina, Oct. 21-24, 2015
Ben Beran
Class of 2015
Paul Lemen, MD;Behavioral Interviewing
Irene Bozich
Class of 2015
Menon, Seema, MDOutcomes in Teen Pregnancy
Cheryl Czapla
Class of 2015
Mary BurkeLEEP and the Active Phase of Labor
Shirley Hinshaw
Class of 2015
William Bradley, MD;Endometrial Carcinoma: the effect of surgical technique in the morbidly obese
Jacinda Hunter
Class of 2015
Suzanne Walczak, MD;Perspectives of Specialty Provicers on Teratogenic Risk Counseling
Caitlin McCarthy
Class of 2015
Strawn, Estil Y., Jr., MD;Anti-Mullerian Hormone Levels in Predicting IUI Cycle Success
Ashley Wanless
Class of 2015
Menon, Seema, MDDepo Provera Use in Adolescents: A Weighty Matter


Presented at 29th Annual Clinical & Research NASPAG Meeting , April 16-18, 2015, Orlando, FL
Jessica Zigman
Class of 2015
Jones, Cresta W., MDAverage 24 Hour Urine Protein Levels of Normotensive Healthy Priligravidas
Jessica Zigman
Class of 2015
Rader, Janet, MDExpression of miRNAs from Exosomes and Total Serum in Women with Metastatic and Local Cervical Cancer
Tamara Adducci
Class of 2014
Strawn, Estil Y., Jr., MD;Diminished Ovarian Reserve and Pregnancy and IVF Delivery Rates
Jessica Greenblatt
Class of 2014
Walczak, Suzanne N., MDDecision Making and Mode of Pregnancy Termination
Lily Hahn
Class of 2014
Klatt, Timothy E., MDIntra-Observer Variability in the Assessment of Fetal Heart Rate Tracings Using the 2008 National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Guidelines
Cara Leppellere
Class of 2014
Klatt, Timothy E., MDSpecifics Why Pregnant Women Decline Vaccination Against Influenza
Emily Mathiesen
Class of 2014
Klatt, Timothy E., MDOutcomes of the Targeted Use of Mediolateral Episiotomies
Megan Mietelski
Class of 2014
Strawn, Estil Y., Jr., MD;Threshold for Defining Subclinical Hypothyroidism and its Influence on in Vitro Fertilization Pregnancy and Live Birth Rates
Elizabeth Thompson
Class of 2014
Menon, Seema, MDTreating Dysmenorrhea – Is There a Better Hormonal Option
Chinnock, Erin, MD
Class of 2013
Ring, Allison, MD (Columbia St. Mary's)“Risks of Venous Thromboembolism (VTE) while on Estrogen-Containing OCPs”
Dvorak, Stephanie, MD
Class of 2013
King, Kathy A., MD“Biases in Contraceptive Counseling based in Soci-economic Status”
Kapfhamer, Joshua, MD
Class of 2013
Strawn, Estil Y., Jr., MD;
Robb, Paul A., MD
“Women with Primary Infertility on Self-reported Stress Level at the time of Initial Infertility Consultation with Reproductive Specialist”
Kapfhamer, Kristy, MD
Class of 2013
Klatt, Timothy E., MD“Effects of Stadol and Rhythms in Labor in Fetal Heart Tone Tracings”
Nelson (Balke), Allison, MD
Class of 2013
Ring, Allison, MD (Columbia St. Mary's);
Hill-Karbowski, Elizabeth, CNM;
Jones, Cresta W., MD;
Walczak, Suzanne N., MD
“Idetifying Women at Risk for Co-sleeping with Infants Survey”
Palatnik, Anna, MD
Class of 2013
Strawn, Estil Y., Jr., MD;
Robb, Paul A., MD
“What is the Optimal Size of the Leading Follicle in Intra-Uterine Insemination Cycles with Ovulation Induction with Clomiphene Citrate or Letrozole? An Analysis of 988 Cycles”


* Best Resident Research Project 2011;
Presented at 15th McGill Symp. on REI and Women's Health, May 27-31, 2011, Montreal, Canada
Wiepert, Nikki, MD
Class of 2013
Lemen, Paul M., MD“Effects of the 2011 Resident Work Hour Restrictions from the Perspective of Both Residents & Attendings”
Deveneau, Nicolette, MD
Class of 2012
Strawn, Estil Y., Jr., MD"The Impact of Sperm Morphology on Intrauterine Insemination Pregnancy Rates"
Foil, Jason, MD
Class of 2012
Lemen, Paul M., MD"Impact of Peer-driven Education on CREOG scores"
Gremp, Jessica, MD
Class of 2012
Jones, Cresta W., MD"Provider Fund of Knowledge Assessment Regarding Opiate Dependence and Treatment in Pregnancy"
Karre, Brian, MD
Class of 2012
Narayan, Raj, MD"Re-discovering the discriminatory zone. Quantitative B-hcg and Ultrasound"
Loichinger, Matthew, DO
Class of 2012
Kuhlmann, Randall S., MD, PhD;
Peterson, Erika L., MD
"Outcomes of neonates with Gastroschisis"
Reed, Amanda, MD
Class of 2012
Strawn, Estil Y., Jr., MD"Morbidity and Mortality: A Comparison of Total Abdominal Hysterectomy versus Myomectomy for the Treatment of Leiomyoma"
Srivastava, Vidhi, MD
Class of 2012
Strawn, Estil Y., Jr., MD"The Effect of Body Mass Index on In-vitro Fertilization Outcome"
Finkle, Johanna, MD
Class of 2011
Barnabei, Vanessa M., MD, PhD"The Effect of Gestational Weight Gain Counseling on Actual Weight Gain in a Cohort of Obese, Nulliparous Women"
Hodges, Kelly, MD
Class of 2011
Klatt, Timothy E., MD;
Walczak, Suzanne N., MD
"Inter and Intra Observer Variability in Reading Fetal Heart Rate Tracings Using the 2008 Eunice Shriver Guidelines"


* Best Resident Research Project 2011
Malloy, Kelly, MD
Class of 2011
Lund, Michael R., MD"Pap Smear Compliance Amongst OB/GYN Residents"
Reed, Amanda, MD
Class of 2011
Strawn, Estil Y., Jr., MD"Morbidity and Mortality: A Comparison of Total Abdominal Hysterectomy versus Myomectomy for the Treatment of Leiomyoma"
Sayre, Anne, MD
Class of 2011
Lemen, Paul M., MD"Provider Awareness of Fastest Routes to and from Labor and Delivery in Emergent Patient Care Settings"
Weiss, Clarissa, MD
Class of 2011
Lund, Michael R., MD"Can an Objective Structured Teaching Examination for Obstetrics and Gynecology Residents Improve Student Perception of Resident Teaching Abilities?"
Crawford, Jessica, MD
Class of 2010
Osborne, Janet, MD"Physiologic Tolerance of Chemotherapy in Elderly Patients with Advanced Stage Ovarian Cancer"
Cruz, Robert, MD
Class of 2010
Ames, Mary, MD"Assessment of the Technical and Clinical Feasibility of Fetal Echocardiographic Examination in the First Trimester "
Dunbar, Amy, MD
Class of 2010
Klatt, Timothy E., MD"Knowledge of Substance Use in Pregnancy in a Population of Pregnant Women"
Efemini, Ese, MD
Class of 2010
Narayan, Raj, MD"Predictability of Urinalysis in Detecting Significant Bacteruria in Pregnant Women"
Janz, Sarah, MD
Class of 2010
Barnabei, Vanessa M., MD, PhD;
Giles, Dobie, MD
"Obstetrical Complications in Subsequent Pregnancies Following the Treatment of Asherman’s Syndrome"
Koeppler, Raven, MD
Class of 2010
Lemen, Paul M., MD;
Lund, Michael R., MD
"Does a Resident-Led Simulator Session Improve Pelvic Exam Skills or Satisfaction During the Ob-Gyn Clerkship?"


* Jack A. and Elaine D. Klieger Resident Award for Resident Research - 2010;
Presented at CREOG/APGO Annual Meeting March 5, 2010 Orlando, FL
Leishman-Barb, Andrea, DO
Class of 2010
Lemen, Paul M., MD;
Lund, Michael R., MD
* "Does a Resident-Led Simulator Session Improve Pelvic Exam Skills or Satisfaction During the Ob-Gyn Clerkship?"


* Best Resident Research Project 2010;
Presented at CREOG/APGO Annual Meeting March 5, 2010 Orlando, FL
Russo, Carla, MD
Class of 2010
Klatt, Timothy E., MD;
Walczak, Suzanne N., MD
"Obesity Screening and Counseling Practices Among Current Ob-Gyn Residents"
Sievers, Mary, MD
Class of 2010
Klatt, Timothy E., MD"A Comparison of Maternal Outcomes After Anterior and Posterior Lacerations Associated with Childbirth"
Akiya, Dana, MD
Class of 2009
Klatt, Timothy E., MD"The Impact of a Best Practice Alert on the Rate of Influenza Vaccination in Pregnant Women"


* Best Resident Research Project 2009
Harper, Deann, DO
Class of 2009
Barnabei, Vanessa M., MD, PhD"Patient Perception and Understanding of the Risks Associated with Vaginal Birth after Cesarean Section and Repeat Cesarean Section"
McQuillan, Brea, MD
Class of 2009
Pircon, Richard A., MD;
Garland, Jeffrey, MD
"Outcomes of Preterm Neonates with a Single Umbilical Artery"
Tran, Sonya, MD
Class of 2009
Narayan, Raj, MD"First Trimester PAPP-A Levels and Correlation with Fetal Weight and Gestational Age at Time of Delivery"
Alicdan, Christina, MD
Class of 2008
Lund, Michael R., MD"Pregnancy During Residency"
Bader, Jill MD
Class of 2008
Strawn, Estil Y., Jr., MD;
Robb, Paul A., MD
"The Effectiveness of Curettage at the Time of Oocyte Retrieval to Remove Granulosa Cells"
Gregory, Darin, MD
Class of 2008
Ames, Mary, MD"Maternal Cardiac Disease in Pregnancy: A Two Year Experience at Froedtert Hospital"
Lee, Saeyeal, MD
Class of 2008
Strawn, Estil Y., Jr., MD;
Robb, Paul A., MD
"Prophylactic Azithromycin vs. Screen and Treat Method Prior to IVF Cycle"


Presented at COGI Meeting Nov. 27-30, 2008 Paris, FR
Lovell, Candice, MD
Class of 2008
Klatt, Timothy E., MD;
Mazul, Mary, CNM
"Factors Influencing the Decision to Resume Intercourse in the Postpartum Period in a 'High Risk' Patient Population"
McEvoy, Taryn, MD
Class of 2008
Manning, Tyshunda, MD"Emergency Contraception: Knowledge, Attitudes and Use"
Post, Amber, MD
Class of 2008
Graupe, Menachem, MD;
Garland, Jeffrey, MD;
Pircon, Richard A., MD;
Peckman, Gail, RN
"Delivery Planning for Placenta Previa: A Comparison of Maternal and Neonatal Outcomes"
Valeri, Andrea, MD
Class of 2008
Worthington, Dennis, MD* "Comparison of Outcomes: Elective Induction of Labor vs. Spontaneous Labor at Term"


* Best Resident Research Project 2008
Hoversland, Jon, MD
Class of 2007
Ames, Mary, MD"Immediate Morbidity and Risk Factors for Failure with the Kiwi Omnicup® Vacuum Extractor"
Melton, Emily, MD
Class of 2007
Strawn, Estil Y., Jr., MD"Routine Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH) and Prolactin Testing in the Infertile Female: Is It Really Necessary?"
Milosavljevic, Jennifer, MD
Class of 2007
Strawn, Estil Y., Jr., MD"The Incidence of Neonatal Complications in Assisted Reproductive Technology versus the General Population"
South, Christy, MD
Class of 2007
Klatt, Timothy E., MD* "Does weather matter? An investigation of a possible association between barometric pressure changes and the incidence of premature rupture of membranes"


* Best Resident Research Project 2007
Stafeil, Brian, MD
Class of 2007
Osborne, Janet, MD"The Impact of Age on the Outcome of Ovarian Cancer Cytoreduction Surgery"


Presented at SMFM Meeting Feb. 5-10, 2007 San Fran, CA;
Published in Grey Journal 2007
Tan, Khai Ling, MD
Class of 2007
Pircon, Richard A., MD;
Garland, Jeffrey, MD
"Uterine Incision Type and Intraventricular Hemorrhage Risk in Non-vertex Very Low Birth Weight Infants"


Presented at SMFM Meeting Feb. 5-10, 2007 San Francisco, CA;
Presented June, 2007
Banfield, Matthew, MD
Class of 2006
Thomas Wigton, MD;
Steven Leuthner, MD
"Gestational age at Delivery and Outcomes of Infants with Gastroschisis"


Presented at SMFM Meeting Feb. 5-10, 2007 San Francisco, CA
Cowan, Mia, MD
Class of 2006
Strawn, Estil Y., Jr., MD"The Cervical Cancer Health Disparity"
Loe Derrig, Meridith, MD
Class of 2006
Ames, Mary, MD"A Comparison of Mifepristone and Misoprostol to Misoprostol alone in Second-Trimester Abortion"
McAvoy, Stephen, MD
Class of 2006
King, Kathy A., MD* "Postoperative Bleeding in Circumcision using the GOMCO Clamp"


Best Resident Research Project
Tamburrino, Amy, MD
Class of 2006
Lemen, Paul M., MD;
Graupe, Menachem, MD;
Burstein, Paul, MD
"Prevention of Perinatal Group B Streptococcal Disease: Compliance with 2002 CDC Guidelines"
Anderson, Joy, MD
Class of 2005
Broekhuizen, Fredrik F., MD"Mifepristone and Misoprostol for Medical Abortion Through 77 Days (from last menstrual period): A New Regimen"
Benning, Brianna, MD
Class of 2005
Lund, Michael R., MD* "Patient Knowledge About Human Papillomavirus and Abnormal Pap Smears"


Best Resident Research Project;
Published in Journal of LGTD;
Presented at ASCCP in 2006 Las Vegas, NV
Goeden, Allison, MD
Class of 2005
Pircon, Richard A., MD;
Garland, Jeffrey, MD
"Does the interval between antenatal steroids administration and delivery affect neonatal outcomes in very low birth weight neonates—a cohort study"
Humiston, Amanda, MD
Class of 2005
Thomas Wigton, MD;
O’Shaughnessy, Irene, MD
"Rate of Fetal Growth in Diabetic Mothers on Insulin Pumps vs. Conventional Therapy"
Ruffin, Crystal, MD
Class of 2005
Strawn, Estil Y., Jr., MD"Risk Factors for the Development of Endometriosis"
Duong, Hai-Lang, MD
Class of 2004
Carr, Margaret, MD"Outcomes of Rescue Cerclages in a Tertiary Referral Center"


Presented at SMFM Feb. 7-12, 2005 Reno, NV
Giles, Dobie, MD
Class of 2004
Miller, Dennis, MD"Site Specific Repair of Apical Prolapse with Posterior IVS System"


Presented at AUGS in 2004 - San Diego, CA
Harmann, Christine, MD
Class of 2004
Lee, Matthew, MD*"Preemptive Analgesia with Local Anesthesia during Cesarean Section"


* Best Resident Research Project 2004
Karun, Allison, MD
Class of 2004
Barnabei, Vanessa M., MD, PhD"Ovarian Surgeries in Children at CHW"
Manning, Tyshunda, MD
Class of 2004
Lund, Michael R., MD"Morbidity of Cesarean Delivery with Respect to Urgency"
Meyer, Karen, MD
Class of 2004
Worthington, Dennis, MD;
Pircon, Richard A., MD;
Carr, Margaret, MD
"How Good is Maternal Instinct in Predicting Fetal Gender?"
Ninan, Anita, MD
Class of 2004
Kuhlmann, Randall S., MD, PhD"Lovenox Levels Throughout the Course of Pregnancy"
Page, Curtis, MD
Class of 2004
David Boruta, MD;
Lee, Matthew, MD;
Lund, Michael R., MD
"Coexistent Occult Carcinoma in Women with Endometrial Hyperplasia"