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Resident Research

Resident Research 2

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology residents complete research projects as part of their educational experience throughout their residency. First-year residents receive a stipend to begin their personal library of OB-GYN texts and all third-year residents are expected to complete a formal research project of publishable quality. Results are presented at the Annual Research Day held in conjunction with the Charles A. Hunter, Jr. Lecture and the Resident Banquet honoring the chief residents in June of each year.

The research curriculum is led by a resident research mentoring team that includes statistician Institutional Review Board (IRB) support and research assistants that help guide residents from start to finish beginning in PGY1 year. Each resident also has a faculty mentor who serves to guide them in the design and analysis of their project and the department’s vice chair of research, David Haas, MD, meets with residents throughout the process.

Research Presentations

The department supports resident travel to postgraduate meetings and courses. Prizes are awarded for research excellence and many past projects have led to presentations at national meetings, including the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) and the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine.

Publications 2022-2023

Does acute funisitis predict worse neonatal outcomes among term newborns? Zemtsov GE, Diaz N, Ryan E, Chao A, Avram CM, Grace MR, Dotters-Katz SK. 10.1016/j.ajog.2022.07.057

Safety and feasibility of same-day discharge following minimally invasive hysterectomy in the morbidly obese patient population. Haight P.J.; Barrington D.A.; Graves S.M.; Piver R.N.; Baek J.; Ardizzone M.; Akinduro J.A.; Busho A.C.; Fadoju D.; Pandit R.; Stephens R.; Strowder L.M.; Tadepalli S.; VanNoy B.; Sriram B.; McLaughlin E.M.; Lightfoot M.D.S.; Bixel K.L.; Cohn D.E.; Cosgrove C.M.; O'Malley D.; Salani R.; Nagel C.I.; Backes F.J. 10.1016/j.ygyno.2023.01.013

Patterns of Postpartum Primary Care Follow-up and Diabetes-Related Care After Diagnosis of Gestational Diabetes. D'Amico R.; Dalmacy D.; Akinduro J.A.; Hyer M.; Thung S.; Mao S.; Fareed N.; Bose-Brill S. 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2022.54765

Growth Anthropometrics as a Metric of Malnutrition Disparities Among Young Children Affected by HIV who are Orphaned Maternally, Paternally, or Totally in Western Kenya. Jansen S; Apondi E; Ayaya SO; Kim J; McHenry MS. 10.1177/2333794X231156045

Assessment of the feasibility of same-day discharge following minimally invasive hysterectomy in the elderly population. Haight P.J.; Piver R.N.; Barrington D.A.; Baek J.; Graves S.M.; Ardizzone M.; Akinduro J.A.; Busho A.C.; Fadoju D.; Pandit R.; Stephens R.; Strowder L.M.; Tadepalli S.; VanNoy B.; Sriram B.; McLaughlin E.M.; DS Lightfoot M.; Chambers L.M.; Bixel K.L.; Cohn D.E.; Cosgrove C.M.; O'Malley D.; Salani R.; Backes F.J.; I Nagel C. 10.1016/j.gore.2023.101227

Fast-progressing Kienbock's: A review of the literature with a case report. Frischmann L.; Klinefelter R.; Balch Samora J. 10.1097/BCO.0000000000001114

Creating a Women’s Health Coalition at a Student-Run Free Clinic: A Model for Increasing Access and Quality of Care. Brown, L., Gensel, A., Steele, E., Aksu, E., McCarty, S., Baugh, K., Owens, J., Barber, M., & Chimhanda, M.

The Impact of COVID-19 on Postpartum Depression and the Responsibility of the Healthcare System. DiGregory S, Githere N, Crites K, Rouse C, Shanks A. 10.7759/cureus.27805

Clinical significance of intermittent absent end-diastolic flow of the umbilical artery in fetal growth restriction. Green S, Schmidt A, Gonzalez A, Bhamidipalli SS, Rouse C, Shanks A. 10.1016/j.ajogmf.2022.100800

Accuracy of fetal middle cerebral artery Doppler ultrasound for moderate to severe fetal anemia prior to 24 weeks gestation. Miller K, Green S, Schiefer A, Tuuli MG, Shanks A. 10.1038/s41372-022-01444-z

Conference Presentations 22-23

IU School of Medicine Correctional Medicine Student Outreach Project. Nunge, Rebecca A; Gates, Kayla L; Fazle, Trilliah; Garcia, Jennifer; Messmore, Nicole M; Agarwal, Neeta.

Emergent Intervention of a Non-Communicating Rudimentary Uterine Horn Pregnancy. Friel, Rylee; Evelyn, Crowley; Ali, Yasmin; Bell, Libby; Tian, Wendy; Scott, Nicole.

Adequacy of glycemic control in early pregnancy with type 2 diabetes and perinatal outcomes. Izewski, J; Crites, K; Tang, R ; Campbell, M ; Pelton, S ; Saiko-Blair, M; Scifres, C. 10.1016/j.ajog.2022.11.297

Maternal weight gain among individuals with type 2 diabetes and associated perinatal outcomes. Izewski, J ; Crites, K; Tang, R; Saiko-Blair, M; Campbell, M; Pelton, S ; Scifres, C. 10.1016/j.ajog.2022.11.1117

Association between ACEs and Postoperative Pain after Gynecologic Surgery - F-18. LaPorte A; Gnade, C; Owusu, R; Patanwala, I. 10.1097/01.AOG.0000929948.52981.81

Analysis of Factors Contributing to Antenatal Corticosteroid Administration in Threatened Preterm Labor. Haas, D; Gidia, N ; Ibrahim, S; McKinzie, A

Reusable 3D printed model for prenatal ultrasound-guided needle procedures. Pape, KJ; Wilson, A; Cronin, N; Ellis, N; Parmenter, J; Rouse, CE; Shanks, AL

Resident Research Projects


Ayo - Are There Specific Antepartum Factors and Labor Complications that Predict Elevated Immediate Postpartum Edinburgh Postpartum Depression Scale Scores

Balfanz - Sensitivity and Specificity of Patient Report in Identifying Expulsion of Immediate Postpartum Intrauterine Device

Benson - Coping Strategies Used by Mothers and IOs Making Resuscitation Decisions In The Face of Threatened Periviable Delivery

Chaudhry - An Institutional Review of Multidisciplinary Approach to Management in Patients with Morbidly Adherent Placenta

Guanzon - Impact of Reported Allergies in Treatment of Women with Recurrent Urinary Tract Infection”

Healy - Impact of a Physician-Led Sexual Health Education Session on High School Student Knowledge of, Attitudes towards, and Behaviors around Safe Sex Practices

Lou - Impact of Group Prenatal Care on Neonatal Outcomes in Women with Opioid Use Disorder

Martin - Impact of TrueLearn Question Bank on OB-GYN Resident Performance on the CREOG In-Service Training Exam

Sutton - Marijuana Use in Pregnancy: Does the High Make You High Risk?

Voirol - Unsatisfactory Pap Smear: Friend or Foe?


Belmonte - Nursing Attitudes Towards Abortion Care: The Impact of a Values Clarification Session

Capobianco - Gender Affirming Hysterectomy: Review of Patient Characteristics and Surgical Outcomes

Grasch - Enhanced Recovery After Surgery Pathway for Cesarean Delivery Decreases Postpartum Opioid Use

Jeffries - Examining Rapid Repeat Pregnancy Rates in Women Desiring Immediate Postpartum Long-Acting Reversible Contraception (LARC): A Retrospective Cohort Study

Jones - Carboplatin as a Regular of miR-10a Ovarian Clear Cell Carcinoma

Morgan - Blood Pressure Control in Women with a Hypertensive Disorder and Rates of Readmission Postpartum

Neuman - Examination of HPV Knowledge and Intent to Vaccinate in the Immediate Postpartum Period

Simien - Bacterial Vaginosis and Infertility: A Prospective Cohort Study

Thomas - Stress as a Mediating Factor on Maternal and Fetal Outcomes Using a Structural Equation Model

Vera - Increasing Human Papillomavirus Vaccination Uptake in the Postpartum Period

Wymore - Nausea and Vomiting in Pregnancy and the Impact on Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes in Nulliparous Women


Amsavelu - Closing The Knowledge Gap: Fertility Preservation and Family Building for LGBTQ Patients

Baxter - COVID-19 Pandemic and Postpartum Depression

Boozalis - Clinical Significance of Unsatisfactory or no Pap Test Result in Transmasculine Individuals

Boudova - Hepatitis C Virus Detection Before and After Implementation of Universal Screening During Pregnancy

Darwish - Integration of Ultrasound Simulation to Improve MS3 Knowledge and Satisfaction on the OBGYN Clerkship

Elsahy - COVID-19 Delays in Gynecological Surgery and their Distribution Among Racial and Socioeconomic Groups

Heywood - Using the Practical, Robust Implementation and Sustainability Model (PRISM) to Qualitatively Assess a Pilot Program to Provide Telemedicine Contraceptive Counseling to Patients with Opiate Use Disorder

Osteen - Long-term Childhood Outcomes for Babies Born at term Who Were Exposed to Antenatal Corticosteroids

Soo - The Effects of Obstetrical Interventions on Neonatal Survival to Discharge at Periviability

Tuskan - Cervical Ripening Balloon Placement for Six Hours Compared to Twelve Hours: A Before and After Study


Bradley - Assessment of a palliative care readiness tool for patients with epithelial ovarian cancer in a single urban hospital system: a retrospective cohort study

Bruce - Desire to Avoid Pregnancy (DAP) and Association with Contraception Use in Kenyan Women Living With HIV

Craig - Identifying the gaps: A description of factors associated with stillbirth in Indianapolis

Gidia - The Cumulative Effects of Preeclamptic Risk Factors on Preeclampsia Onset

LaPorte - Adverse Childhood Experiences and Postoperative Pain after Gynecologic Surgery

Tang - Duration of Double Balloon Catheter for Patients with Prior Cesarean: A Before and After Study

Tian - The Impact of Food Insecurity on Maternal and Fetal Outcomes

Vasudeva - Cosmetic Outcome of PICO-7 Dressing Compared to Standard Abdominal Dressing for Repeat Cesarean Section

Yadudu - Association between evening shiftwork and adverse pregnancy outcomes in the Nulliparous Pregnancy Outcomes Study: Monitoring Mothers-to-be (nuMoM2b)