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Resident Research Curriculum

Since 2015, the New York Medical College Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency program has developed a resident research curriculum with the following objectives:

1) To increase resident research productivity and improve resident critical appraisal skills

2) To increase faculty mentorship and oversight and improve resident accountability for research

Research Curriculum:

  • Lecture series offered annually:
    • Introduction to Research
    • NYMC Library Resources Orientation
    • Evaluating evidence-based medicine
    • Research Design and analysis
    • Statistics
    • Readiness for publication
  • Round table consortium
    • Paring of faculty and residents with research projects
    • Brainstorming
    • Journal club
  • ACGME required research day presentation
    • We celebrate our resident’s accomplishments with a robust research day including guest lecturer and awards

Listed below are examples of recent research performed in the department.
*indicates a resident

FPMRS challenges on behalf of the Collaborative Research in Pelvic Surgery Consortium (CoRPS): managing complicated cases series 4: is taking out all of a mesh sling too extreme.
*Rosenfeld EB, Yurteri-Kaplan LA, Maher C, Bazi T, Svabik K, Houlihan S, Grimes CL.
Int Urogynecol J. 2020;31(2):221-225. PMID: 31792592


COVID-19 and HELLP: Overlapping Clinical Pictures in Two Gravid Patients.
*Futterman, I., *Toaff, M., *Navi, L., Clare, C..
AJP Rep. 2020;10(2):e179-e182. PMID: 32566368
Int Urogynecol J. 2020;31(2):221-225. PMID: 31792592


Pushing the Envelope in Obstetric Care: A Case Report of Cesarean Delivery in a Parturient With a BMI >100.
Kumaraswami, S., *Futterman, I., Suryanarayana, P., Rajendran, G., Kaul, A
Case Rep Anesthesiol. 2020;2020:5498584. Published 2020 May 27. PMID: 32685215


Conservative management of uterine rupture in gestational trophoblastic neoplasia.
David-West G., *Jeganathan S, Cohen N, Maddineni S, Friedman B., Cohen S.
Gynecol Oncol Rep. 2020;32:100539 PMID: 32072004


A guide for urogynecologic patient care utilizing telemedicine during the COVID-19 pandemic: review of existing evidence.
Grimes CL, Balk EM, Crisp CC, et al.
Int Urogynecol J. 2020;31(6):1063-1089. PMID: 32342112


Correlation of Electronic (Web-Based and Smartphone) Administration of Measures of Pelvic Floor Dysfunction: A Randomized Controlled Trial.
Grimes CL, Antosh DD, Oliphant S, Yurteri-Kaplan L, Kim-Fine S, Melamud G, Heisler C, Chung DE
Collaborative Research in Pelvic Surgery Consortium (CoRPS)Female Pelvic Med Reconstr Surg. 2020; 26: 396-400. PMID 30889034


Robotic sutured rectopexy for external full thickness rectal prolapse - a video vignette
Rojas A, Felsenreich DM, Quintero L, Gachabayov M, Grimes CL, Latifi R, Bergamaschi R.
Colorectal Dis. 2020;10.1111/codi.15038. PMID: 32189462


Differences between mid-urethral sling outcomes in diabetic and nondiabetic women.
Chung DE, Antosh DD, Umpierrez D, Barbosa Z, Yurteri-Kaplan L, Grimes CL.
Neurourol Urodyn. 2020;39(2):738-743. PMID: 31899822


Comparison of Carbon Dioxide Absorption Rates in Gynecologic Laparoscopy with a Valveless versus Standard Insufflation System: Randomized Controlled Trial.
adueke S, Grimes CL, et al.
J Minim Invasive Gynecol. 2020;27(1):225-234. PMID: 31125720


A Review of Cervical Cancer: Incidence and Disparities.
Buskwofie A, David-West G, Clare CA.
J Natl Med Assoc. 2020;112(2):229-232. PMID: 32278478


In the Interest of Science or Humanity: J. Marion Sims Was Wrong Then and Now!
Warren RC, Clare CA, Villanueva R, Pinn VW
J Natl Med Assoc. 2020;112(2):233-236. PMID: 32115192


Communicating with African-American Women Who Have Had a Preterm Birth About Risks for Future Preterm Births.
Bryant AS, Riley LE, Neale D, et al.
[published correction appears in J Racial Ethn Health Disparities. 2020 Apr 24;:]. J Racial Ethn Health Disparities. 2020;7(4):671-677. PMID: 31950364


Management of epidermolysis bullosa simplex in pregnancy: A case report.
*Shah N, Kumaraswami S, Mushi JE.
Case Rep Womens Health. 2019;24:e00140. Published 2019 Sep 5. PMID: 31700804


Community Hospital Experience of Surgical times and Outcomes in Patients Undergoing Cesarean Deliveries for Non-Reassuring Fetal Tracing: A Retrospective Cohort.
*Yuan, H., Shilkrut, A.G., Gupta, A., Sampath, H., Ram, K., Lee-Hwang, G. and Girshin, M.
Open Journal of Anesthesiology 9(11):203-211


Disparities Associated With Inpatient Palliative Care Utilization by Patients With Metastatic Gynecologic Cancers: A Study of 3337 Women.
*Rosenfeld, E. B., Chan, J. K., Gardner, A. B., Curry, N., Delic, L., & Kapp, D.S.
Am J Hosp Palliat Care. 2018;35(4):697-703 PMID: 29141457


Factors Associated with Oophorectomy in Children with Benign Ovarian Masses.
*Rosenfeld, E. B., Chan, J. E., & Chan, J. K.
Int J Gynaecol Obstet. 2017;138(3):356-357. PMID: 28556186


Predictors of treatment choices among patients with pelvic organ prolapse, urinary incontinence, and overactive bladder.
Wang, R. *Trietsch, R.; Smith, L.A.; Neo, D.T.; Lefevre, R.
Abstract Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery, Vol. 23, No. 5, Supp. 1, Sept/Oct 2017, pS95


Does Access to Health Insurance and Health Care Positively Impact Disparities in Cervical Dysplasia and Cervical Cancer?
*Shemshedini T, *Zhou N, Pua T, Moy F, Tedjarati SS, and Pradhan TS.
SciTz Gynecol Reprod Med. 2017. 1(1): 1004