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Dr. Keri Ellard at CVS Clinical Vignette Symposium

Residents are divided into teams with a resident from each PGY level.  Each team has a research topic, a PGY-4 team leader, and faculty mentors.  Teams meet regularly and each resident on a team has required responsibilities for research during the year.  All 3rd year residents are required to present their team research at the annual Research Day in the spring of each academic year.  It is also expected that the project will be summarized in a report suitable for publication.  Presentation of research projects at regional and national meetings is highly encouraged.  Current research topics include: Obstetrical Ultrasound, Diabetes in Pregnancy, Urogynecology, Surgical Techniques and Advances in Resident Research Education.

Recent Quality Improvement Projects by Residents

Q1 Projects - 2021



Physician Attitudes for Prescribing Postpartum VTE Prophylaxis Cristina Carbia, DO
Improving Surgical Preparation Protocol on Labor and Delivery Camille Meehan, DO
OB/GYN Boot Camp for MS4 Clare Hinchey, DO
Improvement in Colpo Clinic to Match ASCCP Standards Jillian Lundie, MD 
Postpartum hemorrhage box Kelsey LeMay, DO
Updating Postpartum Care for the 21st Century Aleze Krumholz, MD
Increasing our discharge follow up appointments  Kimberly Gillens, MD
Increasing the patient portal use Daniel Bond, DO

Resident Research Projects

OB/GYN Resident Research Projects 2021

 Project Lead Resident PI
Raising the Bar: Bringing Ambulatory Colposcopy Clinic up to ASCCP Colposcopy Practice Standards Lundie M. Gold, Markey
Metheclampsia: A Retrospective Look at Amphetamine Use and Subsequent Development of Pre-Eclampsia Hinchey Harman
Immediate Postpartum LARC Implementation and Uptake Krumholz K. Gold
Promoting Teen Utilization of Health-Based Web Resources Through the Use of Social Media Meehan DeSilva, Henning
Cervical Ripening with Single Balloon Device Compared to Double Balloon Device After 6 Hours of Use; A Randomized Controlled Trial. Lloyd Ervin
Does CenteringPregnancy® care increase breastfeeding rates? Carbia Price
Physician Attitudes for Prescribing Postpartum VTE Prophylaxis Carbia Markey
Immediate Postpartum Insertion of 19.5 mg and 52 mg Levonorgestrel Contraceptive Intrauterine Devices LeMay Henning
The Effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic on the Mental Health of Women Using the PHQ-9 Questionnaire. Bond Price
Effect of Use of Abdominal Binder on Postoperative Pain Gillens Perloff
Continuous glucose monitoring for diagnosis of persistent insulin resistance in the postpartum period Mussett Perloff, J. Richards

OB/GYN Research Highlights

Recent Research Projects, Department Presentations, and Publications here (PDF)



Conrad, R.D., Liu, A. H., Wentzensen, N., Zhang, R.R., Dunn, S.T., Wang, S. S., Schiffman, M. Gold, Michael A., Walker, J. L., Zuna, R.E. Cytologic Patterns of Cervical Adenocarcinomas With Emphasis on Factors Associated With Underdiagnosis. Cancer Cytopathol Nov 2018, 126 (11), 950-958. DOI: 10.1002/cncy.22055. PMID: 30351473, PMCID: PMC6231976. 

Huh, W.K.,Papagiannakis, E, Gold, Michael A. Observed Colposcopy Practice in US Community-Based Clinics: The Retrospective Control Arm of the IMPROVE-COLPO Study. J Low Genit Tract Dis. Apr 2019, 23 (2), 110-115. DOI: 10.1097/LGT.0000000000000454. PMID: 30694884 PMCID: PMC6939606. 

Khaja, Anam and DeSilva, Nirupama. The Female Adolescent Breast: Disorders of Development. Curr Opin Obstet Gynecol Oct 2019, 31 (5), 293-297. DOI: 10.1097/GCO.0000000000000564. PMID: 31356237. 

Meriwether KV, Gold Karen P., de Tayrac R, Cichowski SB, Minassian VA, Cartwright R, Miotla P, Grimes CL, Brito LGO, Bazi TM, Carberry CL, Zhu L, Rogers RG. Joint report on terminology for surgical procedures to treat pelvic organ prolapse. Developed by the Joint Writing Group of the American Urogynecologic Society and the International Urogynecological Association. Int Urogynecol J. 2020 Feb 10. doi: 10.1007/s00192-020- 04236-1. [Epub ahead of print]. PMID: 32040671. 

Moscicki, A., Flowers, L., Huchko, M.J., Long, M. E., MacLaughlin, K. L., Murphy, J., Spiryda, L., Gold, Michael A. Guidelines for Cervical Cancer Screening in Immunosuppressed Women Without HIV Infection. J Low Genit Tract Dis Apr 2019, 23 (2), 87-101. DOI: 10.1097/LGT.0000000000000468. PMID: 30907775. 

Nardos R, Ayenachew F, Roentgen R, Abreha M, Jacobson L, Haile A, Berhe Y, Gold Karen P., Gregory WT, Spitznagle T, Payne CK, Wall LL. Capacity building in female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery: Global Health Partnership beyond fistula care in Ethiopia. Int Urogynecol J. 2020 Feb;31(2):227-235. doi: 10.1007/s00192-019-04197-0. Epub 2020, Jan 3. Review. PMID: 31900548. 

Silver, M.I., Andrews, J., Cooper, C.K., Gage, J.C., Gold, Michael A., Khan, M.J., Massad, L.S., Parvu, V., Perkins, R., Schiffman, M., Smith, K.M., Wentzensen. N. Risk of Cervical Intraepithelial Neoplasia 2 or Worse by Cytology, Human Papillomavirus 16/18, and Colposcopy Impression: A Systematic Review and Metaanalysis. Obstet Gynecol, Sep 2018, 132 (3), 725-735. DOI: 10.1097/AOG.0000000000002812. PMID: 30095780, PMCID: PMC6105396. 

Posters & Presentations


Post-Abortion Necrotic Cervical Mass: Ashley Brown, MD, Clare Hinchey, DO, John Ervin, MD, MBA.

Simultaneous Cystoscopy and Laparoscopy to Delineate Bladder Borders During Hysterectomy: Jillian Lundie, MD; John Ervin, MD, MBA.

Lippes Loop Intrauterine Device Found Incidentally During InterStim placement: Case Report: Camille Meehan, DO.

Contact Us

For questions regarding research opportunities & resources, please contact the Department of OB/GYN Research Coordinator, Carol J. Cox, Ph.D., by email at or by phone at (918) 660-8361.


Carol J. Cox, Ph.D
Research Project Coordinator
The University of Oklahoma School of Community Medicine
Department of OB/GYN
Office: (918) 660-8361