Research Requirements

Research is a requirement for all of our residents.  Our research curriculum follows an outline which is geared towards publication in the final year.   

During intern year, our PGY-1 residents are required to present a Case Report.  This case report will be presented during Didactics during the second half of the intern year.  It is also expected that during the year, interns identify a potential research idea and begin working on a hypothesis.  The resident will select a faculty research mentor.   

Second year residents are expected to work on completing research protocol and submitting that protocol for approval.  The goal is for the project achieve IRB approval by the end of the first half of the year with hopes that the project begins collecting data the second half of PGY-2 year.  PGY-2 residents present their project ideas and protocols at the Annual Morehouse School of Medicine OBGYN Resident Research Day. 

Third year residents should be data gathering and analyzing the data collected By the second half of the PGY-3 year, data should be analyzed the project prepared for presentation at Resident Research Day.   

Fourth year residents are expected to submit their finished projects to local, regions, and national meetings for poster and or oral presentations as well as to journals for publication.   

Our research process is streamlined to promote residents scholarly activity.  Residents also have rotation blocks in which a portion of that time is dedicated to complete resident research (PGY-1, PGY-2, PGY-4). 

Resident Research Day 2020

Fourth Year Research Presenters

Georgina Amaral

Georgina Amaral, M.D., M.S.

Title: Implementation of Risk
Stratification of Postpartum
in a Southern Urban Setting

Advisor: Hedwige Saint Louis, M.D., M.P.H.


De'smond Henry

De'smond Henry, M.D.

Title: A Novel Pathway Linking Mammographic
Density and BRCA-1mutated TNBC

Advisor: E. Shyam P. Reddy, Ph.D. and
Veena N. Rao, Ph.D.


Susan Lee

Susan Lee, M.D.

Title: Association Between
Undergoing Preoperative Imaging
and Endometrial Cancer

Advisors: Roland Matthews, M.D. and
Giuseppe Del Priore, M.D., M.P.H.

Alyssa Newton

Alyssa Newton, M.D.

Title: Association Between HPV
16/18/45 and High-Grade Cervical Cytology or Histology at
a Large, Urban Safety-Net Hospital

Advisors: Emily Wang M.D., M.P.H. and
Lisa Flowers, M.D.


Whitney Lankford

Whitney Lankford, M.D.

Title: A Team-Based Approach
to Value-Based Health Care

Advisor: Ngozi Anachebe, M.D., Pharm.D.


Third Year Presenters

Ginger Baker

Ginger Baker, M.D.

Title: Comparison of Concurrent Use of Intracervical
Foley Catheter Balloon with Oxytocin Versus
Foley Catheter Balloon with Vaginal Misoprostol

Advisor: Hedwige Saint Louis, M.D.

Jessica Cooper

Jessica Cooper, M.D.

Title: Blood Pressure Evaluation in the
Early Postpartum Period: Inpatient
versus Outpatient Monitoring

Advisor: Kiwita Phillips, M.D.

Zuri Hemphill Bryant

Zuri Hemphill-Bryant, M.D.

Title: When Should We Trust Our Guidelines?

Advisor: Giuseppe Del Priore, M.D.

Gail Ohaegbulam
Gail Ohaegbulam, M.D.

Title: Refusal of SARS-COV-2 Screening
in Pregnant Patients Admitted
to Labor and Delivery

Advisor: Denise Jamieson, M.D.

Second Year Research Presenters

Danielle Oliver-Morton

Danielle Oliver-Morton, M.D.

Title: Evaluating Postpartum Depression -
Modifying the Edinburgh Postpartum
Depression Scale for Cultural Relevance

Advisor: Madeline Sutton, M.D.

Michelle Uzor

Michelle Uzor, M.D.

Title: Characteristics of Women with Concurrent Anal
and Cervical High Grade Squamous Intraepithelial 
Neoplasia or Cancer

Advisor: Emily Wang, M.D. and 
Lisa Flowers, M.D.

Amber Watters

Amber Watters, M.D.

Title: The MOYO Mom App: Preventing Adverse
Pregnancy Outcomes Among
Urban African-American Women 

Advisors: Cheryl Franklin, M.D.,
Indrajit Chowdhury, Ph.D., and
Hedwige Saint-Louis, M.D.

Lynette Wynn

Lynette Wynn, M.D.

Title: Evaluating Postpartum Depression - Modifying
the Edinburgh Postpartum Depression Scale 
for Cultural Relevance

Advisor: Madeline Sutton, M.D.

First Year Research Presenters

Cyra Cottrell

Cyra Cottrell, M.D.

Title: Comparing Gynecological Cancers and Potential
Need for Fertility Preservation in a Tertiary Inner-City
Safety-Net Hospital to National Averages

Advisors: Regina Lee, M.D. and
Giuseppe Del Priore, M.D.

Anquilla Deleveaux

Anquilla Deleveaux, M.D. 

Title: A Case Report: Spontaneous Postpartum
Hemoperitenum Due to Hemorrhagic
Cyst Requiring Hysterectomy

Franklyn Geary, M.D.

Peyton Garrett

Peyton Garrett, M.D. 

Title: A Case Report: Management of
Hematometrocolpos in Bicornuate
Uterus with Non-Communicating Horn

Franklyn Geary, M.D. 


Aaron Doctor, M.D.

Title: Adenocarcinoma: Metastasis to the Uterus

Advisor: Hedwige Saint Louis, M.D.