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In developing research projects, residents are not left to fend for themselves. All research projects are under the guidance of at least one faculty member. Numerous ideas and concepts are always available, and there are abundant local resources to support residents' investigations.

Investigations in Progress

  • Patient perception of safety of hormonal contraception compared to pregnancy in patients presenting for abortions
  • Continuation rates of long-acting reversible contraceptives inserted immediately following firs and second trimester abortions
  • Patient and practitioners perceptions of ultrasound screening in pregnancy
  • Half day versus full day resident clinics and the impact on continuity, provider satisfaction and inpatient workflow
  • Is obesity associated with an increased rate of fetal growth restriction?
  • Pregnancy outcomes of women with failure to retain rubella immunity
  • The PIP study: improving rates of postpartum IUD placement with prescheduled appointments
  • Physician knowledge and attitudes about expedited partner treatment

Obstetrics and Gynecology Resident Research Day, May 11, 2017

  • Jennifer Black, MD - Comparative safety and efficacy of cervical preparation methods in dilation and evacuation 
  • Sheila Flaum, DO - Barriers and outcomes associated with failure to execute desired postpartum sterilization 
  • Jennifer Leone, MD - Does term labor induction increase risk of cesarean section for nulliparous women?
  • Haley Meyer, MD - Pelvic floor dysfunction after total cystectomy for bladder cancer
  • Jessica Mitchell, MD - The differential analysis of serum HE4 levels in epithelial ovarian cancer and other malignant tumors
  • Laura Pekman, MD - Mode of membrane rupture in pregnancies with idiopathic polyhydramnios
  • Mary Towner, MD - Validity assessment of a novel gynecologic surgical model: The GySMO project
  • Ferdous Zannat, MD - Risk factors for repeat laparoscopy for patients with chronic abdominopelvic pain and endometriosis

37th Annual Jerome H. Rudolph Memorial Lecturer

Angel Foster, DPhil, MD, AM

2011-2016 Endowed Chair in Women’s Health Research
Associate Professor in Health Sciences
University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada

Abortion in humanitarian settings: Challenges and opportunities for expanding safe services