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December 2015 Newsletter

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Emory Gynecology and Obstetrics to Celebrate 50th Anniversary of Resident Research Day

In 2016, the Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics will celebrate the 50th Anniversary of John D. Thompson Resident and Fellow Research Day. The department will mark the anniversary with a celebration for all alumni at The Ritz-Carlton, Buckhead, on April 16, 2016.

Under the leadership of John D. Thompson, Professor Emeritus and Chairman of the Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics from 1961 to 1986, our department was the first in the country to host a resident research day. Dr. Thompson believed research to be a key element in the development of the academic physician, and in honor of that commitment, our clinics close annually so that graduating residents and fellows can present their research findings.

This year’s research presentations will take place on Friday, April 15, 2016, at Emory University Hospital Midtown. In addition to the presentations by the Class of 2016, we will also present two lectures. Ritu Salani, MD, MBA, will deliver the John D. Thompson Lecture in Gynecologic Surgery, and Methodius Tuuli, MD, MPH, will deliver the W. Newton Long Lecture in Obstetrics. Dr. Salani graduated from our department’s residency in 2005 and completed a gynecologic oncology fellowship at Johns Hopkins University. She is currently an associate professor at The Ohio State University. Dr. Tuuli completed our department’s residency in 2008 and then pursued a fellowship in Maternal-Fetal Medicine at Washington University School of Medicine, where he is currently an assistant professor.

The selection of two alumni for these lectureships is a reflection of our commitment to our alumni’s involvement in this celebration. The alumni that graduated in the past 50 years pursued a variety of career paths but are united by the completion of resident research in our department. We hope that many of our former trainees will join us on April 16, 2016 for a celebration of Dr. Thompson’s legacy and our department’s commitment to research.

Additional information about registration for the April 16 event will be available in early 2016.

Top 5 Highlights of 2015

The year's end brings with it a wealth of lists, as critics decide the best movies and books of the previous 12 months. Since our department had a tremendous 2015, we couldn't resist choosing our top five moments as well. See the list.

Welcome to Andrea Joyner!

We are pleased to welcome Andrea Joyner, MD, IBCLC, to our faculty! Dr. Joyner joins the general ob/gyn group at Grady following several years of practice in Connecticut. She recently became an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant. Her interests include breastfeeding medicine, perinatal mood disorders, Centering Pregnancy, and female sexual dysfunction. Dr. Joyner’s bio.

2015 Research Accomplishments

From gynecological surgery to infections in pregnancy and from in vitro fertilization to pelvic organ prolapse, our department's research interests are diverse. The publications, book chapters, and abstracts by our faculty, fellows, and residents in the past year cover the full range of gynecological and obstetrical concerns. See the year in research.

Staff Spotlight: Shameeka Toro

Shameeka Toro pulls out her cell phone to show off two babies. They aren’t hers, though – they belong to a patient in New York that she worked with before she came to Emory. “I cried when she didn’t get pregnant, and then I cried when I got the text that she was pregnant.” Shameeka says. Learn more about Shameeka and her work at the Emory Reproductive Center.

Upcoming Events

Grand Rounds
Presented by Anne Z. Steiner, MD, MPH, Associate Professor, Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, UNC School of Medicine
Wednesday, January 6, 8:00 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.
Glenn Auditorium, Emory University Hospital Midtown


Emory Reproductive Center - Fertility and IVF Seminar
Saturday, January 9, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Glenn Auditorium, Emory University Hospital Midtown
To register, please call 404-778-7777


Grand Rounds - Compassion Fatigue
Presented by Nadia Ali, PhD, Director of Psychological Resources, Genetic Clinical Trials Center, Department of Human Genetics, Emory University School of Medicine
Wednesday, January 13, 8:00 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.
Glenn Auditorium, Emory University Hospital Midtown


Healthy Winship - Cervical Cancer Awareness Talk
Presented by Alan Gordon, MD, Willaford Ransom Leach Professor and Division Director of Gynecologic Oncology, Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Emory University School of Medicine
Monday, January 25, Noon - 1:00 p.m..
Glenn Auditorium, Emory University Hospital Midtown
Open to all


Healthy Winship - Cervical Cancer Awareness Talk
Presented by Namita Khanna, MD, Assistant Professor, Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Emory University School of Medicine
Thursday, January 28, Noon - 1:00 p.m..
Kauffmann Auditorium, C-5012, Building C, Winship Cancer Institute
Open to all

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