Research

A hands-on research project enhances resident understanding of study design, the challenges of recruitment, subject cooperation, complete and accurate data collection, statistical application to data, and composition of a research paper. Secondary benefits are the one-on-one mentoring, familiarization with research opportunities, and insight into a career in academic medicine. Our expectation is that every resident will write in manuscript and present a completed study at the Henry Ford Research Day and the Department Research Forum. Our goals are to prepare residents who wish to pursue fellowship training, and to equip graduates with tools to assess technology, discovery, and the medicine of tomorrow.

In February of the R-1 year, program leaders meet with the incoming class to discuss our expectations and goals, the research timetable, mentors, and research interests. By September of the R-2 year, a research mentor must be identified and a proposed project, at least as a general question and how it will be answered (research methodology), and literature search in process must be submitted to program leadership. By May of the R-2 year, a progress report must include IRB approval, biostatistician input to a study design and creation of tools such as a data collection form, completed literature review and reference list, and draft introduction and methods for the manuscript. By May of the R-3 year, a progress report should show data completion is completed, statistical analysis is in process, and an outline for the results section of the manuscript is in process. By September of the R-4 year, abstracts for submission at local, regional, and national meeting meetings are finalized. By December of the R-4 year, the draft manuscript is undergoing internal review, oral presentations are being scripted, poster presentations are being composed, and an updated literature review is in process. In May/June, presentation at the annual Department Research Forum.

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Resident Publications, Presentation & Research 2016-17

  • Hijaz M, Das S, Mert I, Gupta A, Al-Wahab Z, Tebbe C, Dar S, Chhina J, Giri S, Munkarah A, Seal S, Rattan R. Folic acid tagged nanoceria as a novel therapeutic agent in ovarian cancer. BMC cancer. 2016;16(1):220. PMID: 26979107.
  • Hijaz M, Chhina J, Mert I, Taylor M, Dar S, Al-Wahab Z, Ali-Fehmi R, Buekers T, Munkarah AR, Rattan R. Preclinical evaluation of olaparib and metformin combination in BRCA1 wildtype ovarian cancer. Gynecologic oncology. Jun 15 2016 PMID: 27282964.
  • Hijaz, Miriana, Jankowski, Jeffrey, Sangha, Roopina; Factors Affecting Recurrence of Leiomyomas in Women Above Age 40; AAGL Global Congress on Minimally Invasive Gynecology; November 17, 2016; Orlando, Florida.
  • Hijaz, Miriana. Weighing your risks: The role of Obesity in Ovarian Cancer. SGO Annual meeting, March 12-13, 2017, Washington, DC.
  • Jaber S, Winer I, Rasool N. Recurrent Omental Hemangiopericytoma: A Therapeutic Challenge. Case reports in obstetrics and gynecology. 2016;2016:2075157. PMID: 27088021. Jaber, Sarah; Ovarian Cancer in the Elderly Patient: How are We Doing; MSACOG; May 25, 2016; Lansing, MI.
  • Jaber S, Alford S. Hensley, Munkarah AR, Rasool N. Ovarian cancer in elderly women ≥ 70 years of age: Our clinical experience. Featured Poster at the Society of Gynecologic Oncology Annual Meeting; June 11-15, 2016; San Diego, CA.
  • Jaber S, Cowan RA, Eriksson AGZ, Zhou Q, Iasonos A, Zivanovic O, Leitao MM, Abu-Rustum NR, Chi DS Gardner G. A; comparative analysis of prediction models for complete gross resection in secondary cytoreductive surgery; Poster Presentation at Society of Gynecologic Oncology Annual Meeting; June 11-15, 2016; San Diego, CA.
  • Jaber S Broach V, Schiavone MB, Ramos A, , Alektiar K, Sonoda Y, Abu-Rustum NR, Leitao MM. Full inguinofemoral lymphadenectomy after positive sentinel inguinofemoral lymph node is associated with greater overall survival in patients with stage III squamous cell vulvar cancer. Poster Presentation at Society of Gynecologic Oncology Annual Meeting; June 11-15, 2016; San Diego, CA.
  • Jaber S, ,Broach V, Schiavone MB, Ramos A, , Abu-Rustum NR, Sonoda Y, Chi DS, Leitao MM. Pelvic exenteration for recurrent vulvar squamous cell carcinoma; Poster Presentation; Society of Gynecologic Oncology Annual Meeting. 2016. San Diego, CA
  • Khangura RK; Katukuri V, Sangha R; Palmer M, Recurrence after robotic myomectomy: is it associated with use of GnRH agonist? Journal of robotic surgery. Apr 12 2016 PMID: 27072151.
  • Khangura R; Petersen S; Sousa D; Fitzgerald M; Goyert G. “Risk of cesarean section with obesity and advancing maternal age.” Poster session presented at American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Annual Clinical and Scientific Meeting; 2017 May 6-9; San Diego, CA
  • Khangura R, Sangha R, Katukuri V, Palmer M, “Recurrence after Robotic Myomectomy: Is it associated with use of GnRH Agonist?” Poster session presented at American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Annual Clinical and Scientific Meeting; 2016 May 14-17; Washington, D.C
  • Khangura R, Underwood J, Mugwisi T, Al-Wahaab Z, Munkarah A, Hanna R. “Case Report: Gigantic Broad Ligament Fibroid with Cystic Degeneration in an Obese Woman” Stump the Professor Presentation at American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Annual Clinical and Scientific Meeting; 2016 May 14-17; Washington, D.C
  • Khangura R, Petersen S, Sangha R. “Chorangiosis: Clinical Associations and Obstetrical Outcomes.” Poster session presented at American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Annual Clinical and Scientific Meeting; 2016 May 14-17; Washington, D.C
  • Khangura R, Petersen S, Adekola H. “Getting to the GIST of it: Acute Urinary Retention by Mass Resembling Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor in a Pregnant Patient.” Poster presentation at Henry Ford Medical Education Research Forum. 2016 February 5; Detroit MI
  • Khangura R, Petersen S, , Sangha R. “Chorangiosis: Clinical Associations and Obstetrical Outcomes.” Oral Presentation at Henry Ford Medical Education Research Forum; 2016 February 3; Detroit, MI
  • Lupea, Ilinca, Love, Jesse, Lemon, Dawn, Richardson, David; Health Care Perceptions on Burnout; International Physician Health Conference; 9/18-20/2017; Boston, MA
  • Lupea, Ilinca, Collins-Fulea, Cathy, Stewart, Tamika, Sangha, Roopina, Jesse, Michelle, Richardson David; The Relationship of Self-Compassion to Joy and Suffering in Health Care Providers; International Physician Health Conference; 9/18-20/2017; Boston, MA
  • Lupea, Ilinca, Love, Jessica, Lemon, Dawn, Jesse, Michele, Richardson, David; Acceptability of Difficult Emotions in Patient Care; International Physician Health Conference; 9/18-20/2017; Boston, MA.
  • Lupea, Ilinca, Love, Jessie, Lemon, Dawn, Richardson, David; A Qualitative Analysis of the Perceptions on Burnout from Healthcare Providers: What are we saying?; Michigan Section, American College of Obstetrics and Gynecologists Junior Fellow Research Day; 5/24/2017; Lansing, MI.
  • Lupea, Ilinca; Health Care Perceptions on Burnout & The Relationship of Self-compassion to Joy and Suffering; oral presentation; International Physician Health Conference; September 18, 2016; Boston, MA.
  • Lupea, Ilinca; Acceptability of difficult emotions in patient care; poster presentation; International Physician Health Conference; Boston, MA; September 18, 2016.
  • Paquet, Amanda, Saeed, Haleema, Keerthy, Madhurima; Outcome Comparison Before and After New Protocol of DVT Chemoprophylaxis for Cesarean Section Patients; Michigan Summit on Quality Improvement & Patient Safety; June 2, 2017; Novi, Michigan.
  • Paquet, Amanda, Saeed, Haleema, Keerthy, Madhurima; Outcome Comparison Before and After New Protocol of DVT Chemoprophylaxis for Cesarean Section Patients; ACOG Annual Clinical and Scientific Meeting; May 8, 2017; San Diego, California.
  • Petersen, SS, Khangura, R, Sangha, R “Chorangiosis: Clinical Associations and Obstetrical Outcomes” ; May 2016, ACOG Annual Meeting; Annual Meeting Washington, DC May 2016
  • Petersen SS, Khangura R, Adekola H. “Getting to the GIST of it: acute urinary retention by mass resembling gastrointestinal stromal tumor in a pregnant patient”. Henry Ford Medical Education Research Forum; February 2016; Detroit, MI.
  • Petersen SS, Rubinfeld, I, Buekers, T, Sangha, R “Analysis of Risk of Urologic Injury after Minimally Invasive vs Abdominal Hysterectomy ” AAGL Annual Meeting; November 2016; Orlando, Fl
  • Petersen, Shariska, Sangha, Roopina; Urinary Tract Fistula After Minimally Invasive Hysterectomy - Presentation and Outcomes as a Scientific Virtual Poster; AAGL Global Congress of Minimally Invasive Gynecology; November 18, 2016.
  • Petersen, Shariska; Analysis of Risk Factors for Urologic Injuries After Minimally Invasive vs Abdominal Hysterectomy; AAGL Conference; November 17, 2016;Orlando, FL
  • Petersen, Shariska, Khangura, Raminder, Goyert, Gregory; Abstract Title: Risk of cesarean with obesity and advancing maternal age; ACOG Annual Clinical and Scientific Meeting, May 6-9, 2017 San Diego, CA.
  • Sousa, Denise, Mims-Gillum, Phyllis; Pain Without Borders – Sexual dysfunction and quality of life issues after treatment in patients with endometriosis. Case report and literature review; World Congress of Endometriosis, May 2017; Vancouver BC
  • Denise Sousa, Alexandra Matthews , Mairy Yousif, Michelle Jesse, PhD, Solafa Elshatanoufy, M.D., David Richardson, M.D.; Divergent Perceptions of Gender Interactions in a Medical Teaching Environment; CREOG & APGO Annual Meeting, Date: Thursday, March 9, 2017, Orlando, FL.
  • Alexandra Matthews, Denise Sousa, MD, Mairy Yousif, Michelle Jesse, PhD, Roopina Sangha, MD, MP, David Richardson, M.D; An Exploration into Perceptions on Team Dynamics in a Healthcare Environment; CREOG & APGO Annual Meeting; March 9, 2017; Orlando, FL.
  • Stroumsa, D, Shires, D, Kaffee, KD, Woodford, MR; Ready, Willing and Able? Primary Care Providers’ Willingness to Prescribe Gender-Affirming Hormone Therapy for Transgender Patients. Henry Ford Hospital Medical Education Research Forum; February 10, 2017; Detroit, MI
  • Jenny Underwood MD MSc, Azadeh Stark PhD, Shariska Petersen MD, Lisa Newman MD MPH, Monique Swain MD; Will delaying mammography screening to age 50 worsen breast cancer disparities among African American Women SGO March 2017

Research Topics

  • "Risks of recurrence and pregnancy outcomes in women above age 40 undergoing myomectomy"
  • "The Morcellator Warning: What has changed in our practice?”
  • "Ovarian Cancer in the Elderly Patient: How are We Doing?”
  • “Beat by Beat: An Atypical Presentation of HELLP Syndrome in a Bradycardic Patient” “Primary care providers willingness to care for transgender patients”
  • "Definitive pelvic radiotherapy for cervical cancer: Race is a risk factor for delayed completion" for the Health Disparities category”
  • "Risk of cesarean with obesity and advancing maternal age for the Clinical Research category”
  • “Breast Cancer”
  • “Comparing TOLAC calculator in our urban Detroit based population”
  • “Let's talk about burnout: changing the medical culture, one comment at a time”
  • “Clinico-Pathological Associations of Meconium Stained Amniotic Fluid”
  • “A rare case of an aortic dissection in a pregnant female”
  • “Exploratory analysis of all forms of domestic violence and postpartum depression in an urban setting”
  • “Postpartum Coronary Artery Dissection
  • “Birth of twin and was found to have uterine rupture when initially transferred for appendicitis”

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