DEPARTMENT OF Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences ~ 2015 Annual Report
Ira Bernstein, M.D. '82, John Van Sicklen Maeck, M.D. '39 Chair
The Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences has seen a change in divisional leadership in the last year. Elisabeth Wegner, M.D., has taken over the Generalists division, replacing Robert Hayward, M.D., who served as interim director for two years.
Anne Dougherty, M.D., M.A., is in the
second year of her Frymoyer Scholar Award
focusing on developing a global women’s health
education program. Along with Marjorie Meyer,
M.D., and Cheung Wong, M.D., they have been
instrumental in developing the ultrasound
and surgical skills of resident and junior
attending physicians at Makerere University
in Uganda. In June, Mulago National Referral
Hospital in Kampala performed their first
laparoscopic surgery for the treatment of an
ectopic pregnancy under the direction of Drs.
Dougherty and Wong. In addition Dr. Dougherty
was appointed to the Association of Professors
of Gynecology and Oncology Global Health
Committee to work on development of national
global women’s health competencies for medical
students. Elise Everett, M.D., organized the
first Northern New England Regional Ob/Gyn
Bootcamp, a collaborative resident readiness
program coordinating 38 faculty and 13 fourthyear
medical students from three New England
Stephen Brown, M.D., George Osol, Ph.D., and Ira Bernstein, M.D., all served on National Institutes of Health study sections this year, with Dr. Osol appointed as a regular member of the Pregnancy and Neonatology study section. Elizabeth Bonney, M.D., M.P.H., director of the division of Reproductive Investigation, served as an American Heart Association grant reviewer, and was appointed chair of the Society for Reproductive Investigation, Career Development and Diversity Committee. David Jones, M.D., director of the fetal diagnostic center, was chosen to serve as the vice-chair of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine’s Ultrasound Practice Accreditation Committee; Stephanie Mann, M.D., became a member of the Council on Resident Education in Obstetrics and Gynecology exam writing committee; and Nathalie Feldman, M.D., is an American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists expert reviewer for Core Cases educational modules. Dr. Bernstein became a member of the Preeclampsia Foundation medical advisory board, and the Vermont Oxford Neonatal Network Board of Directors. Dr. Hayward serves as vice-chair of the Vermont Board of Medical Practice.
In research and scholarship, Drs. Osol and Bonney both received new NIH research grant rewards examining venoarterial signaling in the uterine circulation and erythroid cell modulation of T cell function respectively. Drs. Wegner and Jones remain regular contributors to UpToDate.
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