The 2013-2014 American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
Research Fellowships Program
The College’s Research Fellowships Program provides our members with the opportunity to expand on their knowledge in therapeutic areas within the scope of women’s healthcare. We are proud to fund innovative research by exemplary young physicians who are committed to progressing women’s health.
Congratulations to all of our winners outstanding winners!
And the 2013-2014 Winners Are...
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists/ Abbott Nutrition Research Fellowship in Nutrition in Pregnancy
Andrea G. Edlow, MD, MSc, Tufts Medical Center
The Consequences of Maternal Diet-Induced Obesity on Fetal Brain Development and Offspring Behavior
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists/ Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals Research Fellowship in Contraceptive Counseling
Lisa M. Masinter, MD, MPH, Northwestern University
Engaging the Community to Assess Contraceptive Behavior in Latina Adolescents and Young Adults
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists/ Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals Research Fellowship in Long Term Contraception
Jennifer Robinson, MD, MPH, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions
Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics of the Etonogestrel Implant When Co-administered with Efavirenz
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists/ Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals Research Fellowship in Contraceptive Benefit/Risk Communication
Lynae Brayboy, MD, Warren Alpert School of Medicine of Brown University
Girl Talk: A Smartphone Application for Girls’ Sexual Health Education
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists/ Duchesnay USA Research Fellowships in Quality Improvement in Maternity Care
Daniele Feldman, MD, Cedars Sinai Medical Center
The Laborist on Labor and Delivery: What is the Prevalence of Laborists in California and is this the
Model of Care Associated with Improved Maternal and Neonatal Outcomes?
Kathleen Sullivan, MD, Emory University School of Medicine
Evaluation of the Zero Tolerance Policy at Emory University Hospital Midtown: Elective Delivery at
39 Weeks Gestation and Neonatal and Maternal Outcomes
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists/ Ferring Pharmaceuticals Inc. Research Fellowship in Fertility Preservation Options
Gihan Bareh, MD, PhD, the University of Texas Health Science Center
Ovarian Reserve Assessment and Reproductive Counseling in Asymptomatic Patients with BRCA Mutations
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists/ Ferring Pharmaceuticals Inc. Research Fellowship in Menstrual Bleeding Disorders
Maryam Guiahi, MD, MSc University of Colorado
Does Concomitant Use of Combined Oral Hormonal Steroids Stop Bleeding in Women
Using Estonogestrel Implants (Implanon/Nexplanon®)
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists/ Hologic Research Fellowship in Cervical Cancer Detection
Lisa Beth Spiryda, MD, PhD, University of South Carolina School of Medicine
Developing a Molecular Profile that Predicts Cervical Dysplasia and Cervical Cancer
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists/ Kenneth Gottesfeld-Charles Hohler Memorial Foundation Research Fellowship in Ultrasound
Hafsa Memon, MD, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Comparison of Forceps Assisted Vaginal Delivery with Vacuum Assisted Vaginal Delivery
in Terms of Levator Ani Muscle Injury
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists/Salus Global MOREOB Research Fellowship in Patient Safety in Obstetrics
Jennifer Tessmer-Tuck, MD, Mayo Clinic
Perinatal Outcomes Following Acquisition of Interdisciplinary and Interprofessional Teamwork Skills
Research Fellowship in Adolescent Health Preventative Services
Pooja Patel, MD, University of Texas Medical Branch
Does Peer Support Impact Contraceptive Compliance and Continuation in Adolescents:
A Randomized Controlled Trial
Research Fellowship in Contraceptive Access within Low-Resource Populations
Julia Geynisman, MD, New York Presbyterian Hospital - Weill Cornell Medical Center
Contraceptive Access and Preference in Sex Trafficked Women in the United States
Research Fellowship in Immunization
Brett Einerson, MD, MPH, Northwestern University
OB-GYN Residents as Primary Care Providers of Comprehensive Immunization Services: Changing Culture
through Systems Improvements and an Innovative Online Curriculum
Research Fellowship in Infertility
Albert Asante, MD, MPH, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
Optimizing Fertility Treatment in Patients with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) Using the Clomiphene Citrate
Fast Track Protocol: A Prospective Randomized Controlled Trial
Research Fellowship in Reproductive Healthcare Needs within a Disabled Population
Sarita Sonalkar, MD, MPH Boston University Medical Center
Reproductive Healthcare Needs in Women with Physical Disabilities: A Qualitative Study of Patients and Providers
Warren H. Pearse/Wyeth Pharmaceuticals Women’s Health Policy Research Award
Megan L. Evans, MD, MPH, Tufts University Medical Center
Revolving Loan Fund: A Novel Approach to Increasing Access to LARC Methods
- Grants are made for one calendar year – from July 1, 2013 through June 30, 2014. A 6-month progress report will be due in January 2014. No more than one (1), no-cost extension may be granted.
- Grants are not intended to supplement physician stipends; all funds are to be directed to research costs. No amount of funding may be used for travel costs, and no additional overhead will be paid.
- A final written report, as well as a final expenditure reconciliation, is required by September 1 after the grant concludes.
- Any paper developed as a result of this award shall first be submitted to Obstetrics & Gynecology for consideration for publication. In addition, recognition shall be given to the award’s support of this research.