Research

Each resident is expected to complete an academic research project prior to completion of residency. We provide residents with a well-structured research curriculum that starts in the PGY1 year and is spread over 3 separate rotations across the first three years. Dr Daniel Spratt, oversees the resident research experience. Residents complete a 2 day course in research basics and fundamentals sponsored by the Maine Medical Center Research Institute (MMCRI). It is our expectation that research projects will be publication-caliber, and we provide many resources to help residents achieve this goal, including access to an epidemiologist as well as additional services through MMCRI. Some of our residents have even received intramural funding for research projects.

Selected Recent Research Publications

  • Casey Hay – Biomarkers p16, Human Papillomavirus and p53 Predict Recurrence and Survival in Early Stage Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Vulva. J Low Genit Tract Dis. 2016 Jul;20(3):252-6.

  • Julie McFarland – Pharmacokinetics of Subcutaneous administration of testosterone in Transgender Patients. Presented at national ASRM conference

  • Tania Hall – “Prenatal sonographic diagnosis of placenta accrete – impact on maternal and neonatal outcomes. ” Presented at National conference and article published - J Clin Ultrasound Oct 2014.

  • Amy Domeyer-Klenske – “Gonadotropin-releasing hormone agonist use to guide diagnosis and treatment of autoimmune dermatitis” Obstet Gynecology 2015 Feb.

  • Caroline Foust-Wright - "Effect of Lap-band Bariatric Surgery on Urinary Incontinence in Morbidly Obese Women" - a resident-initiated multi-disciplinary project.