Sloane Academic Assembly showcases research by residents, fellows

June 26, 2017

Graduating fellows and PGY-3 residents in the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology at Columbia University Medical Center presented their final research projects at the annual Sloane Academic Assembly on Thursday, June 15, 2017. Faculty in the Department of Ob/Gyn attended the assembly, and Dee Fenner, MD, Professor in the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology at the University of Michigan delivered the keynote address, "Predicting Pelvic Floor Recovery after Vaginal Delivery." See below for the full list of presentations by Residents and Fellows.


  • Caitlin Baptiste, MD
    Vulvar and Vaginal Melanoma: A Unique Subclass of Mucosal Melanoma Based on a Comprehensive Moleculart Analysis of 51 Cases Compared with 2253 Cases of Nongynecologic Melanoma
    Preceptors: June Hou, MD and William Burke, MD
  • Arielle Gumer, MD
    Do Fertility Outcomes Differ in an Underinsured Urban Population? A Single Center Experience
    Preceptor: Nataki C. Douglas, MD
  • Benjamin Margolis, MD
    Educational Intervention to Improve Code Status Discussion Proficiency Among Obstetrics and Gynecology Residents
    Preceptor: Jason Wright, MD
  • Devon Rupley, MD
    Multimedia versus Traditional Verbal Informed Consent for Cesarean Section
    Preceptor: Rini Ratan, MD
  • Deepika Sagaram, MD
    Birth Order Does Not Offer Neurologic Advantage in Twin Pregnancy
    Preceptor: Cynthia Gyamfi-Bannerman, MD
  • Denise Umpierrez-Morley, MD
    Differences in Mid-Urethral Slings in Women with and without Diabetes: Do Differences Exist?
    Preceptor: Cara Grimes, MD


Maternal-Fetal Medicine

  • Amelia McLennan, MD
    Does Abnormal Placental Cord Insertion at Anatomy Ultrasound Predict Small-For-Gestational-Age Infants?
    Preceptor: Russell Miller, MD
  • Audrey Merriam, MD
    Early Complement Deposition and Angiogenic Imbalance in a Preeclampsia-like Mouse Model
    Preceptor: Nataki Douglas, MD
  • Gloria Too, MD
    Dynamic Cerebral Autoregulation in Preeclampsia
    Preceptor: Ronald Wapner, MD

Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility 

  • Lauren Zakarin Safier, MD
    Gene Editing in Haploid Human Embryonic Stem Cells Using CRISPR/CAS9
    Preceptor: Dietrich Egli, Ph.D

Family Planning

  • Annie Fu, MD and Caitlin Weber, MD
    A Randomized Controlled Trial to Compare Transabdominal and Transvaginal Sonography for Eligibility Assessment Prior to Medical Abortion
    Preceptors: Carolyn Westhoff, MD and Anne Davis, MD

Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery

  • Obianuju Sandra Madueke-Laveaux, MD, MPH
    A Comparison of Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Absorption Rates in Gynecologic Laparoscopy with a Valveless Insufflation System versus Standard Insufflation System at Intra-Abdominal Pressures of 10 mmHg and 15 mmHg – A Randomized Controlled Trail
    Preceptors: Arnold Advincula, MD and Jeannie Kim, MD

Gynecologic Oncology

  • Nathaniel Lee Jones, MD
    Identification of Potential Therapeutic Targets by Molecular Profiling of 628 Cases of Uterine Serous Carcinoma
    Preceptor: June Hou, MD