Past research projects/titles (2009-2015)

The formal resident research training involves a step-wise didactic program that identifies each individual's research interests and educates residents on the steps needed to accomplish their research goals.  Residents are required to present their research before the department by the end of their third year of training.


Comparing Buccal and Vaginal Misoprostol in Management of Early Pregnancy Failure: A Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial

Janie Pak, MD

Mode of Maternal Insulin Administration During Pregnancy Does Not Predict Neonatal Chemical Hypoglycemia in Patients with Type 1 Diabetes

James Sargent, MD

Online Resources for Obstetrical Ultrasound and Genetics

Kevin Phung, MD

Validity of Self-Reported Cancer Diagnosis and Gonadotoxic Treatments Among Female Young Adult Cancer Survivors

Amber Knight, MD

Clinical counseling improves knowledge about trial of labor after prior Cesarean

Tyler Hillman, MD, PhD

Drug Metabolizing Enzyme Polymorphisms and Amenorrhea after Chemotherapy

Lindsey Charo, MD  

Postpartum Contraception: An Assessment of Lactation Consultants' Knowledge and Attitudes

Kathleen Dunn, MD

The Risk of Infant and Fetal Death by Each Additional Week of Expectant Management in Intrahepatic Cholestasis of Pregnancy by Gestational Age

Anela Puljic, MD


Characterization of Adrenal Androgen Production in Functionally Distinct Women with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome

Evan Harrison, MD

A Randomized Double Blind Control Trial of Ketorolac prior to IUD Insertion: Study Results

Lynn Ngo, MD

Incidence of Wound Complications after Cesarean Delivery at UCSD Medical Center:  A Comparison between Suture and Staples for Skin Closure

Nicole Tierney MD

Identifying Cardiovascular Risk Factors in Endometrial Cancer Patients

Mimi Shaffer, MD

Unfulfilled Postpartum Sterizilation Requests after Vaginal Delivery

Kimberly Smith, MD

Reevaluating the Institute of Medicine’s Weight Gain Recommendations in Obese Diabetic Pregnant Women

Katherine Kurnit, MD

Epidermal Electronic System:  A Pilot Study.  Can We Improve Intrapartum Monitoring?

Katherine Rice, MD


Comparing Rates of Diagnosis and Perinatal Outcomes between the Standard and Early Screening for Gestational Diabetes

Marisa Alunni, MD

Lymphatic Spread of Epithelial Fallopian Tube Carcinomas

Emily Amunwa, MD

Pelvic Spindle Cell Neoplasms following Laparoscopic Hysterectomy with Uterine Morcellation

Katherine Hartzell, MD

BRF-2 expression during the Oocyte to Embryo Transition

Margaret Howe, MD, PhD

Is Ovarian Cancer an Independent Risk Factor for Clostridium Difficile Infection in Patients Undergoing Hysterectomy?

Josephine Kim, MD

Impact of Anthropometric and Psychosocial Measures on Breast Feeding Success

Elizabeth McCarrel, MD

Pain Control for Intrauterine Device Insertion:  A randomized, double blinded control trial of ketorolac prior to IUD insertion

Lynn Ngo, MD


Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy and Pelvic Floor Disorders

Elizabeth Deans, MD                                                                                  

Role of Metformin in Gestational Weight Management in Pregnant Women with Type II Diabetes Mellitus:  A Retrospective Analysis

Jill Gibson, MD             

The Role of  Hyperglycosylated Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (H-hCG) in Prediction of EarlyPregnancy Outcomes

Michael Homer, MD

Measurement of Blood Loss at Time of Cesarean Delivery UsingQuantitativeMethods: A ProspectiveObservational Study

Jasmine Lai, MD

Buccal Misoprostol Priming vs. Oxytocin Alone for Premature Rupture of Membranes at Term: A Preliminary Data Review

Jenny Vesona, MD


Evaluation of a Universal Tuberculosis Screening Model in Pregnant Women

Alson Burke, MD

Feasibility of a Randomized Trial of Postpartum IUCD

Kristin Gorelik, MD                               

A Randomized Controlled Trial of Secondary Closure Techniques for the Separated Cesarean Wound

Katie Lemieux, MD

Improving Postpartum Screening in Gestational Diabetes Mellitus: The Impact of Patient Reminders and A1C

Jennifer Aguayo, MD


Risk Factors for the Development ofChorioamnionitis at a Teaching Institution

Zachary Bowman, MD                                                                                             

Preoperative Voiding Detrusor Pressures and Stress Incontinence Surgery Outcomes

Anna Kirby, MD                    

Laparoscopic Hysterectomy: Comparing Laparoscopic Supracervical and Total Laparoscopic Hysterectomy Genitourinary Complications

Cristina O’Day, MD

Electrical Cardiometry In Pre-Eclampsia

Jessica Selander, MD

Early versus Routine Diagnosis of Gestational Diabetes Mellitus: Comparison of Pregnancy Outcomes and Postpartum Screening

Ernestine Wen, MD

The Utility of Head Circumference-to-Abdominal Circumference in Predicting Macrosomia and Shoulder Dystocia

Stacy Wilson, MD


Does Procedural Training in the Laboratory Setting Improve the Performance of OB/GYN Residents in the Operating Room?

Sarah Appleton, MD

Post-Abortal Contraception: A Study evaluating the Safety and Efficacy of Immediate Post-Abortal IUCD

Tania Basu, MD                                                                                   

Comparison of Computed Tomography and Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Cervical Cancer Brachytherapy Target and Normal Tissue Contouring

Ramez Eskander, MD                                 

Intra- and Inter-fraction Movement of the Cervix during Radiation Treatment in Cervical Cancer Patients

Nora Haripotepornkul, MD

Screening for Maternal Aquired Cardiac Disease in Pregnancy by Echocardiogram

Natalie Rumble, MD

Monoamniotic Monochorionic Twins: An Evaluation of Inpatient Fetal Monitoring

Carol Tran Cao, MD