OB/GYN residents and faculty conducted numerous research projects related to women’s health during 2007-2008. Many others are currently underway with results anticipated in 2009. OB/GYN residents present their projects during the spring at the OB/GYN Department Resident Research Day, UNTHSC Research Appreciation Day, and JPS Research Day. Selected residents are also asked to submit their abstracts for presentation at various regional and national meetings including Texas Association of Obstetrics and Gynecology (TAOG), CREOG, and ACOG.
Selected Examples of Resident Research Projects
- Effectiveness of Universal Rapid HIV Screening for Women in Labor
- Knowledge and Attitudes of Emergency Contraception (Plan B) Use Among Hispanic Women
- Robot Assisted Surgical Platforms: A Case Series of the First 51 Cases Performed at John Peter Smith Hospital
- A Comparative Study Between Laparoscopic versus DaVinci Laparoscopy Skills Assessment
For HER Research Awards
In 2008, For HER sponsored two awards at $250 each at UNTHSC Research Appreciation Day for first place in the Resident/Post Doctoral and Student Poster Competition. We would like to congratulate Patty Ann Hardt, M.D. on winning the Resident/Postdoctoral competition for her poster on “insert name” and Scott Duncan for his poster on “insert name” for winning the student competition for his research study. Each winner was recognized at the awards ceremony and received an engraved plaque.
2008 Resident Research Highlights
Ruth Wiley, D.O., a recent graduate of the OB/GYN Residency Program, received third place in the JPS Research Day Competition for her study on “Knowledge and Attitudes of Emergency Contraception (Plan B) Use Among Hispanic Women.” Lynn Speaks, D.O. is the faculty principal investigator.
- Dr. Patty Ann Hardt and Dr. Kristina Carnevale, forth year residents and recent program graduates, presented their research studies at the annual TAOG meeting, held in Fort Worth. Dr. Carnevale conducted a survey titled “Barriers to HPV Vaccination among Parents with Young Daughters” at JPS and used employees as her study population. Dr. Hardt also presented her study at the regional HIV meeting in May held this year in Austin. In addition to winning the For HER poster competition at UNTHSC, Dr. Hardt also won first place in the oral competition at JPS Research Day held on June 6.
- Joseph Pallone, M.D., fourth year resident, won first place in the poster competition at JPS Research Day for his case series research study on robot assisted surgical platforms. Salvatore LoCoco, M.D. is the project’s Principal Investigator. Resident co-investigators are Paul Singh, M.D. and Misty Herod, M.D. We would also like to congratulate Dr. Pallone for being selected as the Chief Resident for 2008-2009 for the OB/GYN Residency Program.
- Paul Singh, M.D., second year resident, took second place in the poster competition for his project “A Comparative Study Between Laparoscopic versus DaVinci Laparoscopy Skills Assessment” at JPS Research Day. Frank DeLeon, M.D. is the faculty principal investigator and Kollier Hinkle is a faculty co-investigator.