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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 - 2020



Cristina Carbia, D.O.

Physician Attitudes for Prescribing Postpartum VTE Prophylaxis

Brianna Désiré, M.D.

Research Clinic Corner: Improving Integration of clinical research studies in the clinic

Keri Ellard, M.D.

Latency Antibiotics Protocol

Arianna Fresquez, M.D.

Intern Boot-Camp

Danielle Hendrick, M.D.

Improvement of H&P form at HMC; Implementation of penicillin desensitization protocol at HMC

Clare Hinchey, D.O.

OB/GYN Boot Camp for MS4

Andrew Kajioka, D.O.

Hospital Checklists for Nursing staff for PP LARC

Anam Khaja, M.D.

Implementation of Hypertension Bundles on L&D

Aleze Krumholz, M.D.

Updating Postpartum Care for the 21st Century

Kelsey LeMay, D.O.

Postpartum hemorrhage box

Tyler Lloyd, M.D.

Improving Assessments of Operative Performance Skills for Laparoscopic Bilateral Salpingectomy

Jillian Lundie, M.D.

Improvement in Colpo Clinic to Match ASCCP Standards

Camille Meehan, D.O.

Improving Surgical Preparation Protocol on Labor and Delivery

Alexandra Rodriguez, M.D.

Implementation of an Obstetric Quality Improvement and Patient Safety (QIPS) Program Specific for Postpartum Hemorrhage, Hypertension and Sterile Techniques of Abdominal Preparations before Cesarean Sections

Resident Research Projects

OB/GYN Resident Research Projects 2020

“Maternal Obesity and its Effect on Early Pregnancy Ultrasound and Estimated Due Date:  A Prospective Cohort Study.”
    ResidentsBrianna Desire, MD, Cristina Carbia, DO.
    Faculty: Jameca Price, MD, Monica Tschirhart, MD.

Prenatal Exposures Associated with Early Pregnancy Loss: A Prospective Cohort Study.”
    Residents:  Danielle Hendrick, MD, Kelsey LeMay, DO.
    Faculty:  Jameca Price, MD, Stephen Ward, MD.

“Birth Control Tales: Testing of Theory Based Contraception Educational Comics for Adolescents.”
    Resident: Anam Khaja, MD.
    Faculty:  Nirupama De Silva, MD.

Risk Factors for Failing Cervical Cancer Screening in Women Diagnosed with Occult Invasive Cervical Carcinoma at time of Simple Hysterectomy.
    Resident: Ali Rodriguez, MD.
    Faculty: Michael Gold, MD.

“Immediate postpartum insertion of 19.5 mg and 52 mg Levonorgestrel Contraceptive Intrauterine Devices.”
    Resident: Keri Ellard, MD
    Faculty: Monica Henning, MD.

“Evaluation of the Improvement in Knowledge after Implementation of Urogynecology Cadaver and Simulation Lab: A Prospective Cohort Study.”
    Resident: Arianna Fresquez, MD.
    Faculty:  Jameca Price, MD.

“How Did We Get Here and Where Do We Go:  An Analysis of the Evolution of GME Indebtedness and Its Impact on Decision Making, Stress, and Burnout of OBGYN Resident Physicians.”
    Resident: Andrew Kajioka, DO.
    Faculty: Karen Gold, MD.

“Methamphetamine Use and the Development of Pre-Eclampsia.”
    Resident:  Clare Hinchey, DO.
    Faculty:  Mark Harman, MD, David Cameron, MD.

“Immediate Postpartum LARC Implementation and Uptake.”
    Resident:  Aleze Krumholz, MD.
    Faculty: Karen Gold, MD.

“Raising the Bar: Bringing Ambulatory Colposcopy Clinic up to ASCCP Colposcopy Practice Standards.”
    Resident: Jillian Lundie, MD.
    Faculty:  Michael Gold, MD, Caroline Markey, MD.

“Promoting Teen Utilization of Health-Based Web Resources Through the Use of Social Media.”
    Resident: Camille Meehan, DO.
    Faculty: Rupa DeSilva, MD, Monica Henning, MD.

“Implementing Evidence Based Assessments of Operative Performance.”
    Resident: Tyler Lloyd, MD.
    Faculty:  John Ervin, MD.

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