Research and Scholarly Activity

Our program enhances the educational experience of residency by providing an environment rich in research and scholarly activity.

Residents complete a mentored scholarly project and present their work on Resident Research Day as a PGY-3.  Projects utilize the clinical research and quality improvement skills acquired in the first two years of training through didactic and clinical instruction.  The faculty mentor and our director of resident research guide residents through the research process, and a statistician provides statistical support.  Many of these projects have been presented at major medical society conferences, have been published in peer-reviewed journals, or have improved the quality of the care we provide.


Select Nationally Presented Resident Research


Amartha Gore, MD— Preeclampsia as an Independent Risk Factor for Cardiovascular and Metabolic Disease, American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, May 2020

Nicole Gaulin, MD— Attributable Risk of Endometrial Ablation on Subsequent Atypical Glandular Cells on Papanicolau Smear, Society of Gynecologic Oncologists, May 2020                             

Mary Sims, MD— Laproscopic Superior Hypogastric Nerve Block for                          Pelvic Regional Anesthesia: A Retrospective Study, American Urogynecologic Society, October 2019

Alexandra Plisko, MD— Implementation of the Human Papillomavirus Vaccine in the Postpartum Period, American College of Obstetrics and Gynecologists, May 2019


Select Recent Publications by Residents

Optimal overall treatment time for adjuvant therapy for women with completely resected, node-positive vulvar cancer.  Ashmore S, Crafton SM, Miller EM, Krivak TC, Glaser SM, Teterichko SR, Sukumvanich P, Viswanathan AN, Beriwal S, Horne ZD. Gynecol Oncol. 2021 Apr;161(1):63-69. doi: 10.1016/j.ygyno.2021.01.003. Epub 2021 Jan 23. PMID:33500149

Survival disparities in vulvar cancer patients in Commission on Cancer-accredited facilities. Gaulin NB, Lesnock JL, Tian C, Osei-Bonsu K, Jacobs A, Richard SD, Krivak TC, Miller EM, Shriver CD, Casablanca Y, Maxwell GL, Darcy KM. Gynecol Oncol. 2020 Apr;157(1):136-145. doi: 10.1016/j.ygyno.2019.11.025. Epub 2020 Jan 15. PMID: 31954540

Preeclampsia as an independent risk factor for cardiovascular and metabolic disease. Gore AN, Hoffman K, Thomas RL, Klein-Patel M, Poornima I. Obstetrics & Gynecology: May 2020 - Volume 135 - Issue - p 131S doi: 10.1097/01.AOG.0000664656.72421.7a

Implementation of the human papillomavirus vaccine in the postpartum period. Plisko AM, Hoyson J, Rose J.  Obstetrics & Gynecology: May 2019 - Volume 133 - Issue - p 139S doi: 10.1097/01/AOG/01.AOG.0000559272.55513.07