Rothman Research Day

Research training is incorporated throughout the residency program, and each resident is required to complete one publishable clinical or basic science research project. Working with a member of the full-time faculty, residents select and carry out this project over the course of their residency, culminating with a presentation at the David Rothman Resident Research Day held annually in the spring.

All residents are invited to present at the research day, though participation is required just once to complete the residency.

Projects are judged by faculty members, who present the David Rothman Resident Research Award to the most outstanding research endeavor. Competition has been keen in past years with many impressive presentations and future publications in journals such as “Obstetrics and Gynecology,” “The New England Journal of Medicine,” andThe American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology.” In fact, many of our residents publish two or more original research manuscripts during their residency.

Annual Dr. David Rothman Research Events

Tuesday, April 6, 2021
Research Post-docs and Clinical Fellow Presentations:  1:30 PM to 5:00 PM


Wednesday, April 7, 2020
Rothman Resident/Fellow Research Presentations:  7:30 AM to 1:00 PM

Invited Guest Speaker: “Training and Teaching: How to amplify your role in surgical education”
Angela Chaudhari, M.D.
Associate Professor
Obstetrics and Gynecology
Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery

Thanks for supporting our residents!

Past research project winners and event programs


Stephanie Blankenship, MD, MPH
Antenatal Corticosteroids in Preterm Growth-Restricted Infants: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

Erin Bailey, MD 
Mild neonatal acidemia is associated with neonatal morbidity at term

Antonino Frolova, MD, PhD (MFM fellow)
Diet induced obesity alters baseline and oxytocin-stimulated uterine contractility in mice

Download 2018 program (pdf) »


Katherine H. Bligard, MD
Performance of cervical length screening in African American women.

Rachel Zigler, MD
Intervention to end recurrent unscheduled bleeding

Download 2018 program (pdf) »


Jake Hirshberg, MD
What is the threshold of maternal leukocytosis in labor associated with maternal or neonatal morbidity?

Maggie Mullen, MD
The effect of a multidisciplinary palliative care initiative on end of life care in gynecologic oncology patients.

Download 2017 program (pdf) »


Morgan Wolfe, MD
Preoperative Factors That Predict The Need To Morcellate During Total Laparoscopic Hysterectomy

Download 2016 program (doc) »


Violet Klenov, MD
The Effect of Pyrroloquinoline Quinone On Meiotic Progression In Aged Mouse Oocytes Fed A Control And High Fat Diet

Rachel Zigler, MD
The Use Of Long Acting Reversible Contraception Amongst Ob/Gyn Residents: Does Formal Contraception And Abortion Training Make A Difference? 

Download 2015 program (doc) »


Kasey Reynolds, MD
The Adverse Effect of Obesity/High Fat Diet on Oocyte Quality and Metabolism is not Reversible with Resumption of Regular Diet in Mice

Janine Spain, MD
Time from Uterine Incision to Delivery and Hypoxic Neonatal Outcomes

Download 2014 program (doc) »

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Application process

Medical school graduates can enter the Obstetrics and Gynecology residency program immediately after graduation, applying through ERAS or ECFMG.

How to apply