Each Obstetrics and Gynecology resident is responsible for completing at least one research project during the four years of training. The goals of our Resident Research Program are as follows:
- Develop an understanding of clinical research and its application to the practice of medicine
- Understand the requirements for human research.
- Completion of "Collaborative IRB Training Initiative" web-based program to educate physicians in the area of human based research.
- Completion of at least one IRB approval process for research.
- Develop written and verbal communication skills by presenting a research project.
- Prepare a written research abstract in a prescribed format for presentation.
- Prepare a manuscript on approved research in a prescribed format for publication.
- Present a research project in a brief discussion, question format.
- Develop an improved understanding of statistical evaluation of data.
27th Annual Residents’ Research Day and Leon Steiner McGoogan Lecture
Coming June 2014
8:00 am to 12:30 pm
UNMC Campus - Durham Research Tower I
Libby Crocket, MD is the recipient of the 2012- 2013 American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists/Merck Research Fellowship in Disparities in Care for Underserved Women. For this, she has received a $20,000 grant. A committee of physicians appointed to review this year’s award proposals and decideded that Dr. Crocket's proposed project "Assessing Women's Health Care Needs of the South Sudanese Refugee Population," under the direction of Renaisa S. Anthony, MD, MPH at University of Nebraska Medical Center, will cultivate important medical research in the field of obstetrics and gynecology.
The American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology recently awarded Dr Valerie French, HOIII, a grant to evaluate contraceptive counseling needs in women who have received solid organ transplants.
V French, S Wu, JS Davis - "Contraception and Fertility in the Female Transplant Patient"
Further study is needed in the area of contraceptive counseling in women who have received solid organ transplants as there are currently over 47,000 women of reproductive age in the United States living with transplants. If only half of these women do receive contraceptive counseling, then there are potentially 23,500 women who may be at increased health risk in the event of an unintended pregnancy. A majority of reproductive aged women who have received a solid organ transplant did not receive contraceptive counseling from health care providers. The objective of this study is to determine how often healthcare providers discuss contraception and pregnancy (or fertility) with female transplant recipients of reproductive age. This study aims to determine if healthcare providers discuss contraception and pregnancy with female transplant recipients of reproductive age in the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) District VI. Additionally, the study will:
- gather information about the patient's age at transplantation,
- determine the most commonly transplanted organs in this population,
- characterize the contraceptive methods employed by female transplant recipients of reproductive age,
- discern patients’ awareness of potential fertility following transplant,
- describe the patients’ immunosuppressive regimens,
- gather information about changes in menstrual cycles,
- assess the impact of immunosuppressive medications on fertility,
- describe the outcomes of any pregnancies that occurred post-transplant,
- determine the method of delivery (if the patient delivered), and
- assess any pregnancy complications.
- Molecular Reproductive Endocrinology Laboratory
- Signal Transduction Laboratory
- Laboratory of Ovarian Cancer