Recipients of the Marianne Ruby, MD Award

2013-2014

Jon Pennycuff, MD, MSPH
Title: Urinary neurotrophic peptides in postmenopausal women with and without overactive bladder
Research Mentor: Gina Northington, MD, PhD
Residency: Emory University School of Medicine, Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics

Leilah Zahedi, MD
Title: The effects of teen dating violence on condom and contraception usage at last sex in adolescent males
Research Mentor: Melissa Kottke, MD, MPH, MBA
Residency: Emory University School of Medicine, Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics

2014-2015

Zoë Julian, MD, MPH
Title: Post-abortion contraception in Georgia’s abortion care facilities – a qualitative assessment
Research Mentors: Eva Lathrop, MD, MPH; Roger Rochat, MD
Residency: University of California San Francisco, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Caitlin Martin, MD
Title: Factors predicting perfect implantation following double embryo transfer in assisted reproductive technology: implications for single embryo transfer
Research Mentors: Dmitry Kissin, MD, MPH; Denise Jamieson, MD, MPH
Residency: Emory University School of Medicine, Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics

2015-2016

Susan Davis, MD
Title: Contraceptive education in OB/GYN, pediatrics, and family medicine residency curricula
Research Mentor: Lisa Haddad, MD, MS, MPH
Residency: University of Texas, Austin, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Lucy Fu, MD, MPH
Title: Long acting reversible contraception in women with medical comorbidities
Research Mentor: Carrie Cwiak, MD, MPH
Residency: Emory University School of Medicine, Department of Surgery

Shabnam Gupta, MD
Title: Three-dimensional spheroid model of uterine fibroid cells: quantifying the effect of mechanical environment on growth and development
Research Mentors: Stacey Schutte, PhD; Neil Sidell, PhD
Residency: Emory University School of Medicine, Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics

Cantey Hattink, MD
Title: The effect of estrogen on elastin metabolism in the vaginal wall
Research Mentor: Gina Northington, MD, PHD
Residency: Emory University School of Medicine, Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics

Beryl Manning-Geist, MD
Title: Sexual Assault in Ethiopia: an analysis of medical findings and patient outcomes in 1,667 survivors of rape
Research Mentor: Jennifer Goedken, MD
Residency: Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard University, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

2016-2017

Juan-Manuel Duran
Title: Molecular Players Involved in Over-Expression of sFlt1 in Preeclampsia
Research Mentors: Augustine Rajakumar, PhD & Neil Sidell, PhD

Jessica Kaplan
Title: Women’s Healthcare Needs Assessment at the Clarkston Community Health Center (CCHC) Free Clinic for Refugees
Research Mentor: Eva Lathrop, MD, MPH

Jennifer Narvaez
Title: Effect of Assisted Reproductive Technology on Human Sex Ratio in the United States
Research Mentor: Dmitry Kissin, MD, MPH

Jenna Schreier
Title: Multipurpose Prevention Technologies – Acceptability of a Combined Approach for Pregnancy and HIV/STI Prevention in the United States
Research Mentor: Lisa Haddad, MD, MS, MPH

Lisa Shandley
Title: Impact of Tamoxifen on Fertility in Breast Cancer Survivors
Research Mentor: Jessica Spencer, MD, MSc