Research and Publications

The Residents of Howard University Hospital are very active in attending conferences, seminars and meetings. This past year residents have attended and/or presented at the following meetings:  the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology District meeting, The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists DC Section meeting, The National Medical Association meeting and many other conferences.

Book Chapter

Medical Management of Endometriosis

Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology. 60(3):485–496, SEP 2017 SAIMA RAFIQUE, MD,*w and ALAN H. DECHERNEY, MDw *Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Howard University Hospital, Washington, District of Columbia; and w Program in Reproductive and Adult Endocrinology, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland


Mechanical Signaling and Extracellular Matrix in Uterine Fibroids

Saima Rafique MD, JH Segars MD,;Semin Reprod Med Nov 2017;35:487–493 PMID: 29100236

International Medical Graduates—A Critical Component of the Global Health Workforce Joseph Nwadiuko, MD, MPH1Varshini Varadaraj, MBBS, MS, MPH2Anju Ranjit, MD, MPH3JAMA. Published online February 8, 2018. doi:10.1001/jama.2017.17961

2018 ACOG Poster Presentations

Defining the sociodemographic impact on the latency period following preterm premature rupture of membranes

Calvin Lambert, MD – Resident, Howard University Hospital

Need for increased Cervical Cancer Screening among HIV Positive African American Women

Hildred Rochon, MD PGY-4 – Howard University Hospital, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Outcomes of Mothers and Children at Five Years After Cesarean Versus Vaginal Delivery

Anju Ranjit, MD, MPH – OB/GYN Resident, PGY-1, Howard University Hospital

Research and Publications

Presentations Accepted to American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) for Annual Clinical Meeting 2017

The Readability of Online Patient Educational Materials Provided by Major Gynecological Societies-Residents: Dr. Nwachuku and Dr. Carson  Mentor: Dr. McDonald

The Impact of the Affordable Care Act on US Maternal Mortality-Residents: Dr. Nunes and Dr. Lambert and Dr Miller Mentor: Dr. Hope

A Widening Gap: The Obstetric Response to the Opioid Epidemic-Residents: Dr. Miller and Dr. Lambert MentorDr. McDonald

A Synthetic Cannabinoid Use in Pregnancy: A brief educational intervention for Obstetric Providers and Patients-Residents: Dr Nunes Mentor: Dr Sellers

Departmental Research

Obstetric Hemorrhage: Pitfalls in estimating blood loss; Protocol Development, and Active management Implementation in third stage labor Mentor: Shelley-Ann Hope MD, FACOG
Authors: Edward Miller MD, Calvin Lambert MD, Vanessa Nunes, MD

Knowledge, Access, Attitudes, and Utilization Behaviors Related to Emergency Contraception in a Minority Patient Population in an Urban Setting Mentor: Dr. O. Bada
Authors: Dr. Brittany J. Brooks, Dr. Vanessa Nunes

The effect of the US Food and Drug Administration's Power Morcellation Communication on the rates of Minimally Invasive Hysterectomy and Myomectomy Mentor: Dr. O. Temitope Bada
Authors: Dr. Nneoma Nwachuku, Dr. TreChelle Carson

Burden of disease among HIV+ female cohorts in Kampala, Uganda and Washington DC; An Exploratory Analysis Mentor: Dr. Celia Maxwell
Author: Dr. Hildred Rochon, Dr. Ashleigh Jamieson

Prevalence of Vulvodynia in an Urban Population Mentor: Dr. Shelly-Ann Hope
Author: Dr. Saima Rafique, Dr Calvin Lambert

Cervical Endometriosis Case Report Mentor: Dr. Shelly-Ann Hope
Author: Vanessa Nunes, MD, Jaleesa Gilbert (MS IV), Christine Akparanta (MS IV),

Skene’s Abscess Obstructing Vaginal Delivery Case Report Mentor: Dr. Pamela Coleman/ Dr. Sylvester Booker
Author: Vanessa Nunes, MD

Risk Factors Associated with Post-Operative Wound Infection Mentors: Dr. Vanessa McDonald, and Dr. Shelley Hope
Author: Dr. Brittany J. Brooks