Research Opportunities and Performance

Learning the Techniques

There are three cardinal features for great research during residency. Opportunity, Time and Mentorship. At Tulane, you'll find all three….


Research is a required experience in the Obstetrics & Gynecology program at Tulane.  Opportunities for research abound. With faculty in General Obstetrics & Gynecology and size subspecialties, virtually any topic of interest can be researched at Tulane.


Anyone who knows research knows that it is an endeavor that you cannot do without having some time to devote. The flexibility of the Tulane schedules include opportunities for elective months in the third year which enables residents to devote the necessary time to complete the project in a timely fashion.


The Tulane Obstetrics & Gynecology faculty members are here to advance your research career. Nowhere will you find the accessibility and collegiality of the Tulane Faculty.


Over the past years, The Tulane Residents have had numerous regional and national presentations. How? Well, all of the above in generating the quality research required to meet the admission standards of national organizations and publications… but also the Tulane program's promise… if you get your abstract accepted for publication, the program will pay your way to present your abstract. And before you go… you'll be trained in the methods of public speaking and presenting. There is a reason that the Tulane presenters at national meetings are known for being the best.


June 2015 Resident Research Day - Annual Scientific Presentations

"Are the Modern Labor Curves Helping Prevent Primary Cesarean Section?"
Presenter:  Tara Banaszek, MD - PGY-3

"Factors Predicting Latency Period in Women with Preterm Premature Rupture of Membrances"
Presenter:  Diana Dang, MD - PGY-3

"The Sixth Vital Sign: Distress in Patients Receiving Cancer Therapy in an Ethnically Diverse Population"
Presenter:  Adebola Falae, MD - PGY-3

"Patient Compliance with Long-Acting Reversible Contraception Administered Immediately Postpartum versus Interval Postpartum: A Preliminary Study"
Presenter:  Sara Junya, MD - PGY-3

"Unexpected Newborn Transferred to NICU - A Baby-Friendly Hospital Experience!"
Presenter:  Ariel Lee, MD - PGY-3

"Should the 39 Week Rule Apply to Repeat Cesarean Delivery for Uncomplicated Pregnancy?"
Presenter:  Teresa Tan, MD - PGY-3


Publications - Ob/Gyn Residents

Selective roles of E2Fs for ErbB2- and Myc-mediated mammary tumorigenesis.
Wu L, de Bruin A, Wang H, Simmons T, Cleghorn W, Goldenberg LE, Sites E, Sandy A, Trimboli A, Fernandez SA, Eng C, Shapiro C, Leone G
Oncogene. 2015 Jan 2;34(1):119-28. doi: 10.1038/onc.2013.511. Epub 2013 Nov 25.

Debulking surgery and intraperitoneal chemotherapy are associated with decreased morbidity in women receiving neoadjuvant chemotherapy for ovarian cancer
Robinson WR, Cantillo E.
IntJ Gynecol Cancer. 24(1):43-47, 2014

Significantly elevated serum lipase in pregnancy with nausea and vomiting: acute pancreatitis or hyperemesis gravidarum?

Johnson A, Cluskey B, Hooshvar N, Tice D, Devin C, Kao E, Nawabi S, Jones S, Zhang L, Dola C.
Case Rep Obstet Gynecol. 2015;2015:359239. doi: 10.1155/2015/359239. Epub 2015 Feb 2.

Term and Preterm preeclampsia: Are there two distinct phenotypes?
Johnsona A, Federico C, Martinez M, Tran K, Kao E, Hooshvar N, Tice D, Wu G, Gambala C, Pridjian G, Dola C.
Pregnancy Hypertens. 2015 Jan;(5)1:97. doi: 10.1016/j.preghy.2014.10.198. Epub2015 Feb 23.

Resolution of Internal Carotid Dissection with Middle Cerebral Artery Occlusion in Pregnancy
Ulrich N, Johnson A, Jodry D, Dola C, Martin-Schild S, El Khoury R.
Case Rep Neurol Med. 2015;2015:398261. doi: 10.1155/2015/398261. Epub 2015 Mar 30.

Growing Up with Perinatally-Acquired HIV Infection: Psychosocial, Behavioral, and Reproductive Issues
Johnson A, Shamsnia L, Hooshvar N, diBenedetto R, Dola C.
Dola C, et al., J AIDS Clin Res Sex Transm Dis 2015, 2: 003

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