Hammond Fund Awardees

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Mary Katherine Anastasio, MD

Mary Katherine Anastasio, MD

Mentor: Laura Havrilesky, MD, MHSc

Title of Project: Cryocompression wraps to reduce sensory peripheral neuropathy in gynecologic cancer: a noninferiority randomized controlled trial


Stephanie Lim, MD

Stephanie Lim, MD

Mentor: Brittany Davidson, MD

Title of Project: Expansion of an opioid use predictive calculator to benign gynecology post-operative patients


Jaxon Olsen, MD

Jaxon Olsen, MD

Mentor: Brenna Hughes, MD, MSc

Title of Project: Pain outcomes in the immediate post-partum period after OASIS lacerations: a pre and post analysis after a universal implementation of pudendal nerve block






Jennifer Cate, MD

Jennifer Cate, MD

Mentor: Sarahn Wheeler, MD, MHSc

Title of Project: The Impact of a Quality Improvement Initiative on Equitable Labor and Delivery Substance Use Screening


Angela Nolin, MD

Angela Nolin, MD

Mentor: Laura Havilesky, MD, MHSc

Title of Project: Performance of ultrasound in the assessment of postmenopausal bleeding among women of different racial and ethnic backgrounds


Virginia Watkins, MD

Virginia Watkins, MD

Mentor: Brenna Hughes, MD, MHSc

Title of Project: The association between postpartum aspirin use and NT-proBNP levels as a marker for maternal health outcomes: a randomized controlled trial


Abbigail Woll, MD

Abbigail Woll, MD

Mentors: Nazema Siddiqui, MD, MHSc; Cindy Amundsen, MD

Title of Project: AUGS-PERFORM Response to Change



Alice Darling, MD

Alice Darling, MD

Mentor: Emma Rossi, MD

Title of Project: Patterns of Adjuvant Therapy for Endometrial Cancer with Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy


Bobby May, MD

Bobby May, MD

Mentor: Angeles Alvarez Secord, MD, MHSc

Title of Project: FRα, NaPi2b, and B7-H4 Expression in Endometrial Cancer: Assessing the Promise of Antibody Drug Conjugate Therapies


Zhiqing Huang, MD, PhD

Zhiqing Huang, MD, PhD

Mentor: Jadee Neff, MD, PhD

Title of Project: Single Cell Spatial Transcriptomics in Highly Aggressive and Less Aggressive Ovarian Cancer

Lauren Farmer Hammond Award Winner

Lauren Farmer, MD

Mentor: Beverly Gray, MD

Title of Project: Patient Experience with Gender Affirming Hysterectomy, A Qualitative Study



Kristen Carrillo-Kappus Hammond Award Photo

Kristen Carrillo-Kappus, MD, MPH

Mentor: Haley Moss, MD, MBA

Title of Project: Impact of Medicaid expansion on hospitalization of uninsured gynecologic surgery admissions



Jenny Wu Hammond Fund Winner

Jenny Wu, MD

Mentor: Laura Havrilesky, MD, MHSc

Title of Project: Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation for analgesia during outpatient endometrial biopsy: a randomized controlled trial


Colleen Judge Golden Hammond Award Winner

Colleen Judge-Golden, MD, PhD

Mentor: Jonas Swartz, MD, MPH

Title of Project: Patient Perspectives on Abortion Provision



Anna Shvygin Hammond Award Winner

Anna Shvygin, MD

Mentor: Nazema Siddiqui, MD, MHSc

Title of Project: Expedited Versus Restrictive: Limitations on Activity Following Surgical Treatment of Prolapse (EVeRLAST) Study: Two-Year Follow Up

Alejandro Gomez-Viso, MD

Alejandro Gómez-Viso, MD / FPMRS Fellow

Mentor: Nazema Siddiqui, MD, MHSc

Title: AUGS PERFORM (Prolapse Performance Measure) as a Concise and Comprehensive Tool to Assess Patient Reported Outcomes after Pelvic Organ Prolapse Treatment

Amanda Craig, MD

Amanda Craig, MD / MFM Fellow

Mentor: Brenna Hughes, MD, MSc

Title: COVID-19 Vaccination in Pregnancy



Rebecca Previs, MD, MS

Rebecca Previs, MD, MS / Faculty

Mentors: Donald McDonnell, PhD, and Andrew Berchuck, MD

Title: Metabolic profiling of resistance in ascites from patients with high grade serous ovarian cancer


Liping Feng, MD

Liping Feng, MD / Faculty

Title: The role of progesterone receptor membrane component 2 (PGRMC2) in placentation and pregnancy complications



Zhiqing Huang, MD, PhD

Zhiqing Huang, MD, PhD / Faculty

Title: The Functions of Complement C7 in the Progression of Ovarian Cancer



Meagan Kelly, MD

Meagan Kelly, MD / Resident

Mentor: Sarah Dotters-Katz, MD, MMHPE

Title: Prevalence and Risk Factors for Postpartum Psychological Birth Trauma in a High-risk Population


Sloane Mebane, MD

Sloane Mebane, MD / Resident

Mentor: Shelby Addison Neal, MD

Title: A survey study evaluating patient satisfaction and cost of securing donor gametes according to desired ethnicity


Thao Nguyen, MD

Thao Nguyen, MD / Resident

Mentor: Andrew Berchuck, MD, and Rebecca Previs, MD, MS

Title: Role of endometrial sampling in the work-up of patients with advanced gynecologic malignancy


Carmen Avram, MD

Carmen Avram, MD / Resident

Mentor: Evan Myers, MD, MPH, and Laura Havrilesky, MD, MHSc

Title: A Cost-Effectiveness Analysis of Postpartum Bilateral Tubal Ligation versus Salpingectomy after Vaginal Delivery


Katherine Baumann, MD, MPH

Katherine Baumann, MD, MPH / Resident

Mentor: Alison Weidner, MD, MMCi, and Evan Myers, MD, MPH

Title: Cost-effectiveness of Pre-procedural Pregnancy Test Administration

Elizabeth Howell, MD

Mentor: Brittany Davidson, MD

Title: Prognosis and Outcomes in Gynecologic Malignancy-associated Bowel Obstruction: Validation of a Novel Scoring System


Pamela Peters, MD

Mentor: Brittany Davidson, MD

Title: Characterizing palliative care referral in gynecologic-oncology: who, when and why?

Annalies Denoble, MD, MSc

Mentor: Chad Grotegut, MD, MHSc, MBA

Title: Predicting Adverse Pregnancy-Related Events in a Retrospective Cohort of Pregnant Women with Cardiac Disease


Jerome Federspiel, MD, PhD

Mentor: Andra James, MD, MPH

Title: Venous thromboembolism prophylaxis following cesarean delivery: Current US practice and associations with outcomes


Courtney Mitchell, MD, PhD

Mentor: Brenna Hughes, MD, MSc

Title: Treatment of Persistent Non-Severe Postpartum Hypertension


Michele O’Shea, MD

Mentor: Megan Huchko, MD, MPH

Title: Development of a pictoral scale to assess symptomatic pelvic organ prolapse and urinary incontinence in Kisumu, Kenya


Catherine Watson, MD

Mentor: Laura Havrilesky, MD and Jennifer McNally, MD

Title: A pilot study of a collaborative screening program for HPV-related dysplasia and malignancy in gynecologic oncology and colorectal patients


Miriam Estin, MD, PhD

Mentor: Rebecca Previs, MD, MS

Title: Alterations in the Endometrial Immune Microenvironment after Placement of a Levonorgestrel Intrauterine Device for Treatment of Low Grade Endometrial Cancer


Stephanie Lim, MD

Mentor: Rebecca Previs, MD, MS

Title: Utilization of Irreversible and Reversible Electroporation for management of gynecologic cancer

Kateena Addae-Konadu, MD, PhD, MSc

Mentor: Jennifer Gilner, MD, PhD

Title: Investigation of placenta-derived exosome bound sFlt-1:PlGF as a predictor of preeclampsia in women with rheumatic disease in pregnancy


Benjamin Albright, MD, MS

Mentor: Haley Moss, MD, MBA

Title: Impact of Medicaid expansion on utilization and disparities in surgical management of benign and malignant gynecologic disease: evidence from state databases


Benjamin Harris, MD, MPH

Mentor: Anne Steiner, MD

Title: Markers of Ovarian Reserve as Predictors of Future Fertility


Caledonia Buckheit, MD

Mentor: Jennifer Gilner, MD, PhD

Title: Outpatient cervical ripening with Foley catheter balloon prior to elective induction of labor in low-risk nulliparous women: Patient and provider satisfaction and cost analysis


Esther Chung, MD

Mentor: Kelly Acharya, MD

Title: Development of a fertility risk calculator to predict individualized chance of ovarian failure after chemotherapy


Mary Katherine Montes De Oca, MD

Mentor: Laura Havrilesky, MD

Title: Use of cryocompression to reduce chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy in gynecologic cancer: a randomized controlled trial


Benjamin Peipert, MD

Mentor: Thomas Price, MD

Title: Home Fertility Testing: Utilization and Perceived Utility Among Infertility Patients and Reproductive Endocrinologists


Julia Salinaro, MD

Mentor: Brittany Davidson, MD

Title: Aspirin for prevention of venous thromboembolism among ovarian cancer patients receiving neoadjuvant chemotherapy

Taiana Acosta, MD, MPH

Mentor: Kara McElligott, MD, MPH and Evan Myers, MD, MPH

Title: Screening and detection of pre-diabetes and diabetes in women with a history of gestational diabetes: a cost effectiveness study


Paige Cisa, MD

Mentor: Brittany A. Davidson, MD

Title: Comparison of a predictive model for post-operative opioid requirements versus standard of care in gynecologic surgery


Esther Chung, MD

Mentor: Brittany A. Davidson, MD

Title: Improving OB/GYN Trainees’ Skills in Disclosing Peri-operative Adverse Events: A Pilot Study


Kerry Drury, MD

Mentor: Brenna Hughes, MD, MSc 

Title: The Impact of the Microbiome on HIV Infectivity Among Pregnant and Non-Pregnant Women


Jill Hagey, MD, MPH

Mentor: Megan Huchko, MD, MPH 

Title: Clinical Knowledge of Essential Maternal and Child Health Services in Kenya


Shelun Tsai, MD

Mentor: Jennifer Eaton, MD, MSCI

Title: Fertility awareness and attitudes towards oocyte cryopreservation among resident physicians across different specialties


Annalies Denoble, MD, MSc

Mentor: Mentor: Chad Grotegut, MD, MHSc, MBA 

Title: Comparison of Amino-Terminal pro-Brain Natriuretic Peptide Levels in Healthy Obese and Non-Obese Pregnant Women


Whitney Hendrickson-Cahill, MD

Mentor: Eric Jelovsek, MD, MMEd, MSDS

Title: Model for Predicting Efficacy of Treatment and Complications in Women after Intradetrusor OnabotulinumtoxinA for Urgency Urinary Incontinence

Kathryn Shaia, MD, MHA

Mentor: Thomas Price, MD

Title: The role of progesterone in preimplantation human embryo metabolism


Rafael Gonzalez, MD

Mentor: Brittany A. Davidson, MD

Title: A qualitative assessment of end of life options among caregivers of women with ovarian cancer following the patient's death


Daniel Spinosa, MD

Mentor: Rebecca Previs, MD, MS

Title: Comparison of Mismatch Repair Deficiency between Primary and Metastatic Sites of Uterine Cancers