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.

2011 Resident Research Day - Annual Scientific Presentations

"Maternal Multiple Marker Test Results in HIV Infected Women"
Presenter: Tara Benjamin, MD - PGY-4

"Acute Retroviral Syndrome in Pregnancy; A Case Study Report"
Presenter: Jason Cesario, MD - PGY-4

"Code Grey Team: Improvements to Hurricane Response Team Design in a Residency Training Program"
Presenter: Nathaniel DeNicola, MD - PGY-4

"Neonatal Morbidity after Positive Fetal Lung Maturity between 36 and 39 Weeks of Gestation"
Presenter: Olga Tudela, MD - PGY-4

"Steriodogenic Factor-1: A Putative Suppressor of Ovarian Cancer"
Presenter: Heather Urrego, DO - PGY-4

2012 Resident Research Day - Annual Scientific Presentations

"Obstetrical and Neonatal Outcomes of HIV-Infected Women in the HAART era"
Presenter:  Brenda Hinman, DO, MPH - PGY-4

"Term and Preterm Pre-Eclampsia:  Are there two distinct phenotypes?"
Presenter:  Chris Federico, MD - PGY-4

"Cystic Fibrosis and Spontaneous Triplets:  A Case Report and Review of the Literature"
Presenter:  Lynne Haygood-Kane, Do - PGY-4

"Maternal and Neonatal Outcomes from Preeclampsia"
Presenter:  Laura Mitcham, MD - PGY-4

"Predicting Factors for Transferring Newborns to NICU"
Presenter:  Ian Nguyen, MD - PGY-4

"Medical Students' Attitudes and Knowledge of Emergency Contraception"
Presenter:  Carolyn Ross, MD - PGY-4

"Emergent Cesarean Delivery:  A Closer Look"
Presenter:  Julie Taylor, DO - PGY-4

Publications - Ob/Gyn Residents

Relationship among age, race, medical funding, and cervical cancer survival.
Federico C, Alleyn J, Dola C, Tafti S, Galandak J, Jacob C, Bhuiyan A, Cheng J
J Natl Med Assoc. 2010 Mar;102(3):199-205.

Preterm birth after mature fetal lung indices: is there any neonatal morbidity?
Dola C, Tran T, Linhuber AM, Cierny J, Denicola N, Chong E, Bhuiyan A.
J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med. 2011 Jan;24(1):73-8. Epub 2010 May 12.

Update on Gestational Diabetes
Pridjian G, Benjamin T.
Obstetrics and Gynecology Clinics, Volume 37, Issue

Postoperative infectious morbidities of cesarean delivery in human immunodeficiency virus-infected women
Cavasin H, Dola T, Uribe O, Biswas M, Do M, Bhuiyan A, Dery M, Dola C.
Infect Dis Obstet Gynecol. 2009;2009:827405. Epub 2009 May 25.

Pregnancy outcomes following placement of elective, urgent and emergent cerclage
Nelson L, Dola T, Tran T, Carter M, Luu H, Dola C.
J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med. 2009 Mar;22(3):269-73.

Rapid HIV testing and obstetrical characteristics of women with unknown HIV serostatus at time of labor and delivery
Dola C, Tran T, Duong C, Federico C, DeNicola N, Maupin R.
J Natl Med Assoc. 2010 Dec;102(12):1158-64.

Extraperitoneal Metastases from Recurrent Ovarian Cancer. Int J Gynecol Cancer
In Press, 2011
Robinson, W, Griffin S, Beyer J, Kanjanavaikoon P



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