On Friday, May 20, 2022, the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology presented Charles B. Hammond, MD, Research Day. Annually on this day, the academic mission of the department is highlighted, and research achievements of third-year residents, as well as fellows, are presented. This year's event took place both in person at Duke South Amphitheater, and virtually via Zoom. Nine residents and six fellows presented research projects, representing the culmination of months of thoughtful inquiry, hard work and personal and professional growth.
Duke School of Medicine alumna Emily Jungheim, MD, MSCI, Edmond Confino, MD, Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology and chief of the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at Northwestern Medicine, Feinberg School of Medicine, served both as a judge and as the featured speaker. Jungheim, who graduated from the Duke Ob/Gyn residency program in 2005, presented "U.S. Fertility Care in 2022: A Tale of Two Cities."
Alison Weidner, MD, MMCi, professor of ob/gyn at Duke and current F. Bayard Carter Society president; and Elizabeth Skinner, MD, gynecologic oncologist at Novant Health and consulting associate in Duke Ob/Gyn, served as judges for the resident and fellow research presentations.
The Legacy of Charles B. Hammond, MD
Charles B. Hammond, MD, was the third chair of Duke Ob/Gyn (1988-2000) and established the Hammond Research Fund in 1998 to advance medical knowledge, education and research in women’s health. The fund supports Hammond Research Day and has been critical to the growth of research in the department by providing grants to residents, fellows and junior faculty.