Tiger Day

Resident Research

We believe research is an integral part of training in OB/GYN.  Starting intern year, our residents receive education in study design during their rotation in Evidence Based Medicine.  There are very few residency programs in the country who invest an entire rotation committed to providing residents with a solid foundation in research design.  Journal clubs during education time continue to build on this knowledge throughout the year.  Residents are required to complete a single research project which culminates in a publication by the end of their residency.  Dr. Katie Smith, serves as the Resident Research Advisor and helps to match residents with appropriate faculty mentors for their research projects.   Second year residents develop a project in collaboration with a faculty member and present their proposal at Tiger Day (see below).  During third and fourth year, residents complete the project, submit for publication, and present at Tiger day.  We also encourage residents to submit their research projects to national meetings for both poster and oral presentations. 

Aside from the above requirements, we are very proud that our residents participate in their own research, both with generalists and subspecialists.  Please see below for a list of publications and presentations from our residents for the 2018-19 academic year.

Tiger Day

Tiger Day is our resident research day for the department of OB/GYN that is held annually in the spring.   This celebration of research has a long-standing tradition and is currently in its 46th year.   Clinics are canceled and efforts are made by faculty and residents to come together for the day which showcases the diverse research talents of our residents, fellows and faculty.  It is continually adapted to the department and most recently included the following:

  • Presentations on proposed projects from second year residents
  • Final presentations on completed projects from third and fourth year residents
  • Presentation of the best Quality Improvement study
  • Final presentations from OBGYN fellows on their research

The research presented seeks to answer questions in patient care as well as resident and medical student education, with the goal of challenging current thinking to improve patient care.  After presentations, a reception is held and awards are distributed by the Bengal Residents of Obstetrics and Gynecology (BROG society) as well as by community physicians. 

Financial Support of Tiger Day

Please consider a donation to the Jimerson Memorial Fund.  Your donation will used to directly support Tiger Day activities.  

Contributions may be made in any amount and are tax deductible. If giving by check, be sure to specify on the memo line as well as in an attached note that your gift is directed to OUHSC Dept of OBGYN - TIGER DAY. Checks may be made payable to the University of Oklahoma Foundation, Inc., and mailed to: OU College of Medicine, Office of Alumni & Development PO Box 26901, Suite 162, Oklahoma City, OK 73126.

  • Online- be sure to choose the Gordon K. Jimerson ​fund and indicate OBGYN Tiger Day in the comments section

Every gift we receive makes a difference, and we sincerely thank you for your generosity.  We are grateful for your support to enhance our programs in the OU Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Every donation, no matter the form or the amount, is important and appreciated.

Quality Improvement

Quality improvement has been emphasized through education at OU, however, has only recently become a formalized part of the curriculum.  Tthe program was designed to enable groups of residents to come together as teams and to make significant improvements in workflow and in patient safety.  Residents receive formal training in quality improvement, then design their own projects, and present their findings to the faculty.  In the first year of the program, one of the resident projects entitled “Incorporating Caprini Scoring in the Pre-operative Assessment to Decrease VTE Risk Among Gynecology Patients at OUHSC” received third place overall in the Graduate College of Medicine Quality Improvement Day at OUHSC. 

Congratulations to our 2018-2019 Tiger Day Winners!

Best Manuscript by a Resident: Rhoda Conant, MD
Best Research Presentation by a Resident: Wesley Burkett, MD
Best Research Presentation by a Fellow: Megan Buechel, MD
Best Practical Application Award: Denicia Dwarica

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Resident Publications

Opioid Pain Medication Use in New Urogynecology Patients"   Dwarica DS, Rubenstein AR, BoccaccioRB, Motwani AK, Peck JD, LeClaire EL, Quiroz LH.  Gynecol Oncol.  2018 Sep 20. doi: 10.1097/SPV.0000000000000627. [Epub ahead of print].  PMID: 30239345, PMCD: PMC6426690 (Available on 2020-03/20), DOI 10.1097/SPV.0000000000000627

"Midluteal Progesterone: A Marker of Treatment Outcomes in Couples With Unexplained Infertility" Hansen KR, Eisenberg E, Baker V, Hill MJ, Chen S, Talken S, Diamond MP, Legro RS, Coutifaris C, Alvero R, Robinson RD, Casson P, Christma GM, Santoro N, Zhang H, Wild RA. May 2018, The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism,DOI 10.1210/jc.2018-00642, PMID 29767754

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"Timing of Gestational Weight Gain and Adverse Perinatal Outcomes in Overweight and Obese Women", Feghali MN, Catov JM, Zantow E, Mission J, Caritis, SN, Scifres CM.  2019 May;133(5):962-970. doi: 10.1097/AOG.0000000000003234.PMID: 30969214

"Methamphetamine-Associated Cardiomyopathy in Pregnancy: A Case Series", Pierce SL, Zantow EW, Phillips SD, Williams M,  2019 Mar;94(3):551-554, PMID 30832798, DOI 10.1016/i.mayocp.2018.12.008

“Factors influencing clinical trial enrollment among ovarian cancer patients.”  Greenwade MM, Moore KN, Gillen JM, Ding K, Rowland MR, Crim AK, Kleis B, Gunderson CC.  Gynecol Oncol. 2017 Sep;146(3):465-469. doi: 10.1016/j.ygyno.2017.06.035. Epub 2017 Jul 6.  PMID: 28689668.

“Women's Health Considerations for Lipid Management.”  Wild R, Weedin EA, Gill EA.  Endocrinol Metab Clin North Am. 2016 Mar;45(1):65-85. doi: 10.1016/j.ecl.2015.09.005. Review.  PMID: 26892998.

“Dyslipidemia in Pregnancy.”  Wild R, Weedin EA, Wilson D.  Endocrinol Metab Clin North Am. 2016 Mar;45(1):55-63. doi: 10.1016/j.ecl.2015.09.004. Review.  PMID: 26892997.

“Women's Health Considerations for Lipid Management.”  Wild R, Weedin EA, Gill EA.  Cardiol Clin. 2015 May;33(2):217-31. doi: 10.1016/j.ccl.2015.02.003. Review.  PMID: 25939295.

“Dyslipidemia in pregnancy.”  Wild R, Weedin EA, Wilson D.  Cardiol Clin. 2015 May;33(2):209-15. doi: 10.1016/j.ccl.2015.01.002. Review.  PMID: 25939294.

“On-label and off-label drug use in the treatment of endometriosis.”  Quaas AM, Weedin EA, Hansen KR.  Fertil Steril. 2015 Mar;103(3):612-25. doi: 10.1016/j.fertnstert.2015.01.006. Epub 2015 Jan 27. Review.  PMID: 25637479.

“Uterine didelphys with bilateral cervical agenesis in a 15-year-old female.  Arnold KC, Thai TC, Craig LB.  J Pediatr Adolesc Gynecol. 2017 Aug 11. pii: S1083-3188(17)30021-9. doi: 10.1016/j.jpag.2017.08.001.  PMID: 28807736.

“Connect the Dots-August 2017.”  Arnold KC, Neill SN, Hammer KC, Chescheir NC.  Obstet Gynecol. 2017 Aug;130(2):461-462. doi: 10.1097/AOG.0000000000002170. No abstract available.  PMID: 28697097.

 

National Meeting Presentations:

Correlation of subcutaneous and visceral fat with outcomes in patients with endometrial malignancies treated with and without bevacizumab Poster presented at: Society of Gynecologic Oncology; National Harbor, MD, USA.

(March, 2017). Gillen

 

Correlation of subcutaneous and visceral fat with outcomes in patients with endometrial malignancies treated with and without bevacizumab WAGO, Palm Springs, CA 06/2017 Gillen

Toxicities Associated with Long-term Bevacizumab Use in Patients with Recurrent Ovarian Cancer Accepted for Poster Presentation at Society of Gynecologic Oncology Annual Meeting; National Harbor, MD; March 2017. Greenwade

Survival across lines of therapy in uterine leiomyosarcoma Abstract accepted for Oral Presentation. Western Association of Gynecologic Oncologists Conference. Rancho Mirage, CA. 2017 Perkins

 The use of oral anticoagulation for treatment of venous thromboembolism and pulmonary embolism in patients with gynecologic malignancies Abstract accepted for Oral Presentation. Western Association of Gynecologic Oncologists Conference. Rancho Mirage, CA. 2017 Perkins

Comprehensive Genomic Profiling of Rare Female and Lower Genital Tract Malignancies Abstract accepted for Poster Presentation. Western Association of Gynecologic Oncologists Conference. Rancho Mirage, CA. 2017 Perkins

Combining Whole Pelvic Radiation with Chemotherapy in Stage IVB Cervical Cancer: A Novel Treatment Strategy Oral Presentation. Society of Gynecologic Oncology Annual Meeting. National Harbor, MD. 2017 Perkins

Feasibility and efficacy of two-antibody versus four-antibody mismatch repair protein immunohistochemistry as initial screening for Lynch syndrome in patients with endometrial adenocarcinoma Poster Presentation. Society of Gynecologic Oncology Annual Meeting. National Harbor, MD. 2017 Perkins

The Potential Role of Pelvic Radiation in Stage IVB Cervical Carcinoma Poster Presentation. Western Association of Gynecologic Oncologists Conference. Sedona, Arizona. 2016 Perkins

A Multi-Institutional Analysis of Surgery and Chemotherapy for Stage IVB Uterine Carcinosarcoma Poster presentation at Winter SGO, January 2017 Vandersluis

Racial/Ethnic Differences in the Utilization of Infertility Services:  Focus on American Indian/Alaska Natives Poster presented at Pacific Coast Reproductive Society 65th Annual Meeting; Indian Wells, CA.  2017  Weedin

The Prevalence of Infertility in American Indian/Alaska Natives and other Racial/Ethnic Groups: National Survey of Family Growth (NSFG) Poster presented at Pacific Coast Reproductive Society 65th Annual Meeting; Indian Wells, CA.2017  Weedin

Progesterone Supplementation for Luteal Support in Non-Assisted Reproductive Technology Treatments – Prevalance of Use and Practice Patterns Among Infertility Specialists Poster presentation at American Society for Reproductive Medicine Meeting 2016  Weedin

Angiogenic Profiles in In-Vitro Fertilization/Embryo Transfer (IVF/ET) Treatments: Relationship to Hypertensive Complications in IVF-Conceived Pregnancies  Poster presentation at American Society for Reproductive Medicine Meeting   2016    Weedin

The Multiple Faces of Ovarian Torsion – a Case Series  Poster accepted at Central Association for Obstetricians and Gynecologists   Weedin

Progesterone Use in the Luteal Phase – Evaluating Practice Patterns and Prevalence of Use Among Obstetricians/Gynecologists Treating Infertility Poster accepted at Central Association for Obstetricians and Gynecologists  2016  Weedin

Use of next generation sequencing to predict response to primary chemotherapy in epithelial ovarian cancer Poster presentation, Society of Gynecologic Oncology 22nd Annual Winter Meeting, January 2017. Zantow

Use of next generation sequencing to predict response to primary chemotherapy in epithelial ovarian cancer Poster presentation, Society of Gynecologic Oncology 48th Annual Meeting, March 2017. Zantow

Clinical factors associated with short- and long-term survival in low grade ovarian carcinoma Poster presentation, Western Association of Gynecologic Oncologists 2017 Annual Meeting, June 2017. Zantow

Travel Scholarship Winners

Molly Greenwade, Western Association of Gynecologic Oncologists Annual Meeting, 2016

Victoria Perkins, Western Association of Gynecologic Oncologist Annual Meeting, 2017

Betsy Weedin, Pacific Coast Reproductive Society, 2015, 2016, 2017

Rhoda Conant, Pacific Coast Reproductive Society, 2017


Karl R Hansen, Esther Eisenberg, Valerie Baker, Micah J Hill, Sixia Chen, Sara Talken, Michael PDiamond, Richard S Legro, Christos Coutifaris, Ruben Alvero, Randal D Robinson, Peter Casson, Gregory M Christman, Nanette Santoro, Heping Zhang, Robert A Wild[hide]

Karl R Hansen, Esther Eisenberg, Valerie Baker, Micah J Hill, Sixia Chen, Sara Talken, Michael PDiamond, Richard S Legro, Christos Coutifaris, Ruben Alvero, Randal D Robinson, Peter Casson, Gregory M Christman, Nanette Santoro, Heping Zhang, Robert A Wild

Karl R Hansen, Esther Eisenberg, Valerie Baker, Micah J Hill, Sixia Chen, Sara Talken, Michael PDiamond, Richard S Legro, Christos Coutifaris, Ruben Alvero, Randal D Robinson, Peter Casson, Gregory M Christman, Nanette Santoro, Heping Zhang, Robert A Wild