Introduction & Overview
The department of obstetrics and gynecology requires all residents to participate in research. Interns are exempt from this activity, but each Intern is required to present a case report, based upon a case in which she/he has participated and should have identified a research topic by the end of the intern year.
Each II and III year resident is expected to be involved in a continuing prospective research project, which will be initiated early in the II year of residency. This allows time to enroll patients, to complete research and to prepare a formal paper for presentation at the successful completion of the research project. All residents are required to present their research at the annual resident research symposium at the end of the third year of residency.
To assist in resident research, each resident will select a faculty research mentor by July 1 of the second residency year. The resident is to meet with her/his mentor at least monthly.
Below is a sample of research and publications from residents in the last 5 years:LeThenia Joy Baker, M.D.
- It’s Not Just IC! How Urodynamics Can Enable Successful Diagnosis and Treatment of Urologic Causes of Pelvic PainCurtrina Strozier, M.D.
- Low Birth Weight in HIV-Infected Parturients on HAARTCrystal Welch, M.D.
- Obesity as a Risk Factor for Cesarean Sections in Nulliparous WomenRaimot Agbe, M.D.
- Barriers to Long Acting Reversible Contraception in the Postpartum Population at Grady Memorial Hospital, Atlanta, GACandace Gates, M.D.
- African American Views and Opinions on Breast FeedingMichelle White, M.D.
- The Effects of Delayed Umbilical Cord Clamping in Full Term Infants