The University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine, Knoxville



The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Scholarly Activity

Published Books

Kendrick JM. Diabetes Care Before, During and After Pregnancy, 5th ed. New York, March of Dimes, 2015.

Current Publications

Fortner KB, Swamy GK, Broder KR, Jimenez-Truque N, Zhu Y, Moro PL, Liang J, Walter EB, Heine RP, Moody MA, Yoder S, Edwards KM.
Reactogenicity and immunogenicity of tetanus toxoid, reduced diphtheria toxoid, and acellular pertussis vaccine (Tdap) in pregnant and nonpregnant women. Vaccine. 2018 Sep 12. [Epub ahead of print]

Piazza A, Schwirian K, Scott F, Wilson MD, Zite NB, Creinin MD.
Women's preferences for permanent contraception method and willingness to be randomized for a hypothetical trial. Contraception. 2018 Sep 25. [Epub ahead of print]

Stuart GL, Shorey RC, France CR, Macfie J, Bell K, Fortner KB, Towers CV, Schkolnik P, Ramsey S.
Empirical studies addressing the opioid epidemic: An urgent call for research. Substance Abuse : Research and Treatment. 2018 Aug 12;12:1178221818784294. eCollection 2018.

Carey ET, Moulder JK.
Perioperative management and implementation of enhanced recovery programs in gynecologic surgery for benign indications. Obstetrics and Gynecology. 2018 Jul;132(1):137-146.

Natavio MF, Cortessis VK, Zite NB, Ciesielski K, Eggers H, Brown N, Segall-Gutierrez P.
The use of a low-literacy version of the Medicaid sterilization consent form to assess sterilization-related knowledge in Spanish-speaking women: Results from a randomized controlled trial. Contraception. 2018 Jun;97(6):546-551. Epub 2018 Mar 26.

Fortner KB, Nieuwoudt C, Reeder CF, Swamy GK.
Infections in pregnancy and the role of vaccines. Obstetrics and Gynecology Clinics of North America. 2018 Jun;45(2):369-388.

Louie M, Strassle PD, Moulder JK, Dizon AM, Schiff LD, Carey ET.
Uterine weight and complications after abdominal, laparoscopic, and vaginal hysterectomy. American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. 2018 Jun 27. [Epub ahead of print]

Till SR, Hobbs KA, Moulder JK, Steege JF, Siedhoff MT.
McCall culdoplasty during total laparoscopic hysterectomy: A pilot randomized controlled trial. Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology. 2018 May - Jun;25(4):670-678. Epub 2017 Nov 8.

Coe DP, Conger SA, Kendrick JM, Howard BC, Thompson DL, Bassett DR Jr, White JD.
Postprandial walking reduces glucose levels in women with gestational diabetes mellitus. Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism. 2018 May;43(5):531-534. Epub 2017 Dec 22.

Burnette T, Chernicky L, Towers CV.
The effect of standardizing treatment when managing neonatal abstinence syndrome. The Journal of Maternal-Fetal & Neonatal Medicine. 2018 May 14:1-5.

Towers CV, Weitz B.
Transplacental passage of vancomycin. The Journal of Maternal-Fetal & Neonatal Medicine. 2018 Apr;31(8):1021-1024. Epub 2017 Mar 28.

Metheny WP, Jagadish M, Heidel RE.
A 15-year study of trends in authorship by gender in two U.S. Obstetrics and Gynecology journals. Obstetrics and Gynecology. 2018 Apr;131(4):696-699.

Keil DS, Schiff LD, Carey ET, Moulder JK, Goetzinger AM, Patidar SM, Hance LM, Kolarczyk LM, Isaak RS, Strassle PD, Schoenherr JW.
Predictors of admission after the implementation of an enhanced recovery after surgery pathway for minimally invasive gynecologic surgery. Anesthesia and Analgesia. 2018 Apr 11. [Epub ahead of print]

Towers CV, Shelton S, van Nes J, Gregory E, Liske E, Smalley A, Mobley E, Faircloth B, Fortner KB.
Preoperative cesarean section intravenous acetaminophen treatment for postoperative pain control: A randomized double-blinded placebo control trial. American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. 2018 Mar;218(3):353.e1-353.e4. Epub 2017 Dec 21.

Evans ML, Espey E, Ogburn T, Zite NB.
Use of long-acting reversible contraception by obstetrics and gynecology residents: An examination of access for all women. Obstetrics and Gynecology. 2018 Mar;131(3):538-541.

Towers CV, Fortner KB.
Infant follow-up postdelivery from a hepatitis C viral load positive mother. The Journal of Maternal-Fetal & Neonatal Medicine. 2018 Mar 27:1-81.

Moulder JK, Siedhoff MT, Melvin KL, Jarvis EG, Hobbs KA, Garrett J.
Risk of appendiceal endometriosis among women with deep-infiltrating endometriosis. International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics. 2017 Nov;139(2):149-154. Epub 2017 Aug 18.

Adebanjo T, Godfred-Cato S, Viens L, Fischer M, Staples JE, Kuhnert-Tallman W, Walke H, Oduyebo T, Polen K, Peacock G, Meaney-Delman D, Honein MA, Rasmussen SA, Moore CA, Contributors: Alleyne EO, Badell M, Bale JF Jr, Barfield WD, Beigi R, Berrocal AM, Blackmore C, Blank EC, Pitre JB, Boyle C, Conners E, Curry C, Danila RN, De La Vega A, DeBiasi RL, Demmler-Harrison GJ, Dolan SM, Driggers RW, Dziuban E, Eichwald J, Eppes C, Fehrenbach N, Fisher M, Fortner KB, Garbarczyk E, Garcia F, Gaw S, Godoshian V, Gonzalez IA, Green C, Griffin DD, Hall M, Houtrow A, Hudak M, Hunter LL, Kimberlin D, Lawrence LM, Lee EH, Leeb R, Levine D, Malave C, Maldonado YB, Mofenson L, Mulkey SB, Munoz FM, Needle S, Oram C, Pasley CG, Carlos MP, Pensirikul A, Petersen EE, Platt L, Prakalapakorn SG, Reagan-Steiner S, Rodriguez J, Rosenblum E, Sanchez PJ, Cortes MS, Schonfeld DJ, Shapiro-Mendoza CK, Sidelinger DE, Tait VF, Valencia-Prado M, Waddell LF, Warren MD, Wiley S, Yamada E, Yeargin-Allsopp M, Ysern F, Zahn CM.
Update: Interim guidance for the diagnosis, evaluation, and management of infants with possible congenital Zika virus infection - United States, October 2017. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. 2017 Oct 20;66(41):1089-1099.

Towers CV, Trussell J, Heidel RE, Chernicky L, Howard BC.
Incidence of maternal tachycardia during the second stage of labor: A prospective observational cohort study. The Journal of Maternal-Fetal & Neonatal Medicine. 2017 Nov 28:1-11. [Epub ahead of print]

Valent AM, Peticca K, DiMatteo A, Banks S, Shah R, Chernicky L, Weitz B, Armistead C, Hill J, Towers C, Lewis D, Magann EF, Chauhan SP, Hook JWV.
Pyelonephritis in pregnancy: Prediction of prolonged hospitalization and maternal morbidity using prognostic scoring systems. American Journal of Perinatology. 2017 Oct;34(12):1212-1218. Epub 2017 Apr 25.

Pullano SA, Mahbub I, Bianco MG, Shamsir S, Islam SK, Gaylord MS, Lorch V, Fiorillo AS.
Medical devices for paediatric apnea monitoring and therapy: Past and new trends. IEEE Reviews in Biomedical Engineering. 2017 Sep 29. [Epub ahead of print]

Meadows JT, Hayes D, Moscote-Salazar LR, Calderon-Miranda WG.
Mycotic cerebral aneurysm in a premature infant. Journal of Pediatric Neurosciences. 2017 Oct-Dec;12(4):367-370.

Towers CV, Yates A, Zite N, Smith C, Chernicky L, Howard B.
Incidence of fever in labor and risk of neonatal sepsis. American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. 2017 Jun;216(6):596.e1-596.e5. Epub 2017 Feb 16.

Terry P, Towers CV, Liu LY, Peverly AA, Chen J, Salamova A.
Polybrominated diphenyl ethers (flame retardants) in mother-infant pairs in the Southeastern U.S. International Journal of Environmental Health Research. 2017 Jun;27(3):205-214. Epub 2017 Jun 9.

Carroll S, Towers CV, Wolfe L, Duncan L, Weitz B, Porter S.
The effect of freezing amniotic fluid on lamellar body count fetal lung maturity testing. International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics. 2017 May;137(2):203-204. Epub 2017 Feb 26.

Perry J, Towers CV, Weitz B, Wolfe L.
Patient reaction to Tdap vaccination in pregnancy. Vaccine. 2017 May 25;35(23):3064-3066. Epub 2017 Apr 26.

Williams TJ, Gibson J, Taylor L, Macariola D, Krishnan S, Reeder C.
Case 1: Left breast swelling in an 11-month-old girl. Pediatrics in Review. 2017 May;38(5):233.

Atkins DN, Barroso CS, Anderson AJ, Meadows JT, Lindley LC.
Maternal health of undocumented women with and without medicaid access in Nebraska, 2007-2011. Hispanic Health Care International. 2017 Mar;15(1):13-19. Epub 2016 Dec 16.

Zite NB, Espey E.
Office endometrial biopsy. CREOG surgical curriculum module 2017. The Council on Resident Education in Obstetrics and Gynecology of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. http://m.acog.org/About-ACOG/ACOG-Departments/CREOG. Accessed March, 2017.

Zite NB, Espey E, Burke A.
Intrauterine device insertion. CREOG surgical curriculum module 2017. The Council on Resident Education in Obstetrics and Gynecology of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. http://m.acog.org/About-ACOG/ACOG-Departments/CREOG. Accessed March, 2017.

Atkins DN, Barroso CS, Anderson AJ, Meadows JT, Lindley LC.
Maternal health of undocumented women with and without Medicaid access in Nebraska, 2007-2011. Hispanic Health Care International. 2017 Mar;15(1):13-19. Epub 2016 Dec 16.

Lindley LC, Colman MB, Meadows JT.
Children with intellectual disability and hospice utilization. Journal of Hospice and Palliative Nursing. 2017 Feb;19(1)28-33.

Bower K, Burnette T, Lewis D, Wright C, Kavanagh K.
"I had one job and that was to make milk": Mothers' experiences expressing milk for their very-low-birth-weight infants. Journal of Human Lactation. 2017 Feb;33(1):188-194. Epub 2016 Dec 20.

Towers CV, Hennessy MD.
Reply. American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. 2017 Jan;216(1):80-81. Epub 2016 Aug 10.

Visconti KC, Towers CV.
Fetal heart monitor tracing in a pregnancy complicated by a ruptured fetal vessel on the placenta: A case report. Journal of Reproductive Medicine. 2016 Dec;61(6):585-588.

Towers CV, Hennessy MD.
Detoxification from opiates during pregnancy - reply. American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. 2016 Nov;215(5):670-671. Epub 2016 Jun 1.

Wear CD, Towers CV, Brown MS, Weitz B, Porter S, Wolfe L.
Transplacental passage of clindamycin from mother to neonate. Journal of Perinatology. 2016 Nov;36(11):960-961. Epub 2016 Aug 4

Kim HN, Wyatt TH, Li X, Gaylord M.
Use of social media by fathers of premature infants. Journal of Perinatal & Neonatal Nursing. 2016 Oct/Dec;30(4):359-366.

Bell J, Towers CV, Hennessy MD, Heitzman C, Smith B, Chattin K.
Detoxification from opiate drugs during pregnancy. American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. 2016 Sep;215(3):374.e1-6. Epub 2016 Mar 17.

Fernandez N, Towers CV, Wolfe L, Hennessy MD, Weitz B, Porter S.
Sharing of snorting straws and hepatitis C virus infection in pregnant women. Obstetrics and Gynecology. 2016 Aug;128(2):234-7. Epub 2016 Jul 7.

Lynema S, Fifer CG, Laventhal NT.
Perinatal decision making for preterm infants with congenital heart disease: Determinable risk factors for mortality. Pediatric Cardiology. 2016 Jun;37(5):938-45. Epub 2016 Apr 1.

White WM, Zite NB.
Editorial comment. Urology. 2016 Jun;92:4-5. Epub 2016 Apr 15.

Jarlenski M, Borrero S, La Charite T, Zite NB.
Episode-based payment for perinatal care in medicaid: Implications for practice and policy. Obstetrics and Gynecology. 2016 Jun;127(6):1080-4. Epub 2016 May 4.

Lenger SM, White WM.
Conventional laparoscopic and robotic sacrocolpopexy: Tips and tricks. Minerva Ginecologica. 2016 Feb;68(1):67-77. Epub 2015 Oct 8.

Lenger SM.
Observations: A reflection on international lessons in residency. Journal of Graduate Medical Education. 2016 Feb;8(1):109.

White K, Potter JE, Zite N.
Geographic variation in characteristics of postpartum women using female sterilization. Women's Health Issues. 2015 Nov-Dec;25(6):628-33. Epub 2015 Jul 29.

Current Presentations

Zite NB. Long acting reversible contraceptives. Presented at Tennessee State Pediatric Conference; 2018 Sep 15; Franklin, TN.

Nieuwoudt C, Reeder CF, Moss HK, Van Nes JB, Schoutko WW, Jeter JW, Fortner KB. Immunization uptake for pertussis and influenza vaccines in pregnancy across different clinical settings at a single institution. Presented at Infectious Diseases Society for Obstetrics and Gynecology; 2018 Aug 2-4; Philedelphia, PA.

Towers CV. Pregnancy & the new substance addiction crisis. Presented at 25th Annual Summer Conference on Obstetrics and Gynecology (Invited Lecture); 2018 Aug 1-4; Naples, FL.

Towers CV. Viral infections in pregnancy: Influenza, varicell zoster, and parvo. Presented at 25th Annual Summer Conference on Obstetrics and Gynecology (Invited Lecture); 2018 Aug 1-4; Naples, FL.

Towers CV. Opiates in pregnancy. Presented at 25th Annual Summer Conference on Obstetrics and Gynecology (Invited Lecture); 2018 Aug 1-4; Naples, FL.

Towers CV. The opioid crisis: Use, abuse, and dependency during pregnancy. Presented at Contemporary Issues In Obstetrics and Gynecology (Invited Lecture); 2018 Jul 17-21; Sandestin, FL.

Towers CV. Hepatitis B: Management in pregnancy. Presented at Contemporary Issues In Obstetrics and Gynecology (Invited Lecture); 2018 Jul 17-21; Sandestin, FL.

Towers CV. Hepatitis C: Management in pregnancy. Presented at Contemporary Issues In Obstetrics and Gynecology (Invited Lecture); 2018 Jul 17-21; Sandestin, FL.

Kilgore LC. Cancer surveillance for the general gynecologist Presented at American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Annual Clinical and Scientific Meeting (Invited Lecture); 2018 Apr 27-30; Austin, TX.

Fortner KB, Kilgore LC. Recognition and management of abnormally adherent placenta Presented at American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Annual Clinical and Scientific Meeting (Invited Lecture); 2018 Apr 27-30; Austin, TX.

Van Nes JB. Using lean methodologies to improve efficiency in an outpatient OB/GYN setting Presented at American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Annual Clinical and Scientific Meeting (Invited Lecture); 2018 Apr 27-30; Austin, TX.

Zite NB, Evans M, Espey E, Ogburn T. Barriers to LARC training in OB-GYN residencies Presented at American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Annual Clinical and Scientific Meeting; 2018 Apr 27-30; Austin, TX.

Zite NB. Finding the shoes that fit: Asking the right questions to find the residency program that's right for you Presented at American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Annual Clinical and Scientific Meeting; 2018 Apr 27-30; Austin, TX.

Zite NB. Session coordinator for subspecialty society organizations: Introducing the Society of Family Planning Presented at American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Annual Clinical and Scientific Meeting; 2018 Apr 27-30; Austin, TX.

Hyatt B, Schoutko W, Rangnekar K, van Nes J. Trim your sails: Using lean methodologies to enhance efficiency and process improvement in a resident clinic setting. Presented at Council on Resident Education in Obstetrics and Gynecology & Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics Annual Meeting; 2018 Feb 28 - Mar 3; National Harbor, MD.

Monaco A, Lenger S, Upadhyaya N, Heidel E, Kilgore L. Measuring change in student performance on laparoscopic anatomy quiz at beginning and end of obstetrics and gynecology rotation. Presented at Council on Resident Education in Obstetrics and Gynecology & Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics Annual Meeting; 2018 Feb 28 - Mar 3; National Harbor, MD.

Towers CV. Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine President workshop/task force on opiate use disorder in pregnancy: Opiate detoxification during pregnancy. Presented at Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine 38th Annual Meeting; 2018 Jan 29 - Feb 3; Dallas, TX.

Towers CV. Pros of detoxification from opiates during pregnancy (Post-Graduate Course). Presented at Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine 38th Annual Meeting; 2018 Jan 29 - Feb 3; Dallas, TX.

Towers CV. Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine President workshop/task force on opiate use disorder in pregnancy: Prenatal care of a pregnant woman with opiate use disorder. Presented at Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine 38th Annual Meeting; 2018 Jan 29 - Feb 3; Dallas, TX.

Towers CV. Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine President workshop/task force on opiate use disorder in pregnancy: Comorbidities seen in pregnant women with opiate use disorder. Presented at Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine 38th Annual Meeting; 2018 Jan 29 - Feb 3; Dallas, TX.

Towers CV, Hyatt BH, Visconti KC, Chernicky L, Chattin K, Fortner KB. Neonatal head circumference in newborns with neonatal abstinence syndrome. Presented at Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine 38th Annual Meeting; 2018 Jan 29 - Feb 3; Dallas, TX.

Towers CV, Katz E, Liske E, Howard B, Wolfe L, Fortner K. Psychosocial background of pregnant women with opiate use disorder (OUD). Presented at Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine 38th Annual Meeting; 2018 Jan 29 - Feb 3; Dallas, TX.

Mistry J, Scott C, Young J, Zite NB. Building partnerships between reproductive health and reproductive justice advocacy to advance patient-centered access to LARCs. Presented at American Public Health Association National Meeting; 2017 Nov 4-8; Atlanta, GA.

Trimble H, van Nes J, Roark J, Heidel RE, Reeder C, Klar M, Zite N. A novel method to teach cervical dilation and effacement. Presented at Tennessee Simulation Alliance Annual Conference; 2017 Nov 16-17; Memphis, TN.

Reeder CF, Klar ML, Berendzen JA, van Nes JB, Howard BC, Zite NB. Fire in labor and delivery: Simulation case scenario. Presented at Tennessee Simulation Alliance Annual Conference; 2017 Nov 16-17; Memphis, TN.

Moulder JK. Laparoscopic suturing: Practical applicators for tissue reapproximation, inracorporeal and extracorporeal knot tying, barbed suture, and suturing technologies. Course Faculty for SUTR-706. Presented at 46th American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists Global Congress on Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery; 2017 Nov 12-16; National Harbor, MD.

Moulder JK. Laparoscopy plenary (Moderator). Presented at 46th American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists Global Congress on Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery; 2017 Nov 12-16; National Harbor, MD.

Siedhoff MT, Louie MY, Misal M, Moulder JK. Total laparoscopic hysterectomy and bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy for a 6095-gram fibroid uterus in a Jehovah's Witness. Presented at 46th American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists Global Congress on Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery; 2017 Nov 12-16; National Harbor, MD.

Schiff LD, Strassle PD, Dizon AM, Carey ET, Moulder JK, Louie M. Effect of length of stay on infection and readmission following laparoscopic hysterectomy. Presented at 46th American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists Global Congress on Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery; 2017 Nov 12-16; National Harbor, MD.

Dizon M, Strassle PD, Schiff LD, Louie M, Carey ET, Moulder JK. Effect of body mass index on reoperation following hysterectomy. Presented at 46th American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists Global Congress on Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery; 2017 Nov 12-16; National Harbor, MD.

Moulder JK, Strassle PD, Louie M, Carey ET, Schiff LD, Dizon AM. Association of body mass index and complications following hysterectomy. Presented at 46th American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists Global Congress on Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery; 2017 Nov 12-16; National Harbor, MD.

Gregory E, Metheny W, Heidel RE, Zite N. Women are underrepresented in national leadership positions in the specialty of obstetrics and gynecology. Presented at Central Association of Obstetricians and Gynecologists 84th Annual Meeting; 2017 Oct 18-21; Scottsdale, AZ.

Shelton S, Towers C, VanNes J, Gregory E, Liske E, Smalley A, Mobley E, Faircloth B, Fortner K. Preoperative Cesarean section intravenous acetaminophen and postoperative pain control: A blinded randomized placebo-controlled trial. Presented at Central Association of Obstetricians and Gynecologists 84th Annual Meeting; 2017 Oct 18-21; Scottsdale, AZ.

Compton S, Towers C, Chattin K, Liske E, Smith C, Weitz B. Neonatal outcome following delivery with a 1-minute Apgar score of 3 or less followed by an Apgar score of 7 or greater at 5-minutes. Presented at Central Association of Obstetricians and Gynecologists 84th Annual Meeting; 2017 Oct 18-21; Scottsdale, AZ.

Piazza A, Schwirian K, Scott F, Zite N, Creinin M. Women's preferences for method of sterilization and willingness to be randomized for a theoretical trial. Presented at North American Forum on Family Planning; 2017 Oct 14-16; Atlanta, GA.

Gregory E, Fortner K, Dudney T, Wolfe L. Septic arthritis in pregnancy: The great imitator. Presented at Infectious Diseases Society for Obstetrics and Gynecology; 2017 Aug 10-12; Park City, UT.

Reeder C, Towers C, Clark C, Chernicky L, Zite N, Fortner K. Rate of histologic chorioamnionitis among parturients with intrapartum fever. Presented at Infectious Diseases Society for Obstetrics and Gynecology; 2017 Aug 10-12; Park City, UT.

Evans M, Zite NB. Variation in LARC training and contraceptive use: Results from the 2016 CREOG survey. Presented at Council on Resident Education in Obstetrics and Gynecology, Education Retreat; 2017 Aug 3-4; Seattle, WA.

Fortner KB. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, American Academy of Pediatrics and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists expert forum on the diagnosis, evaluation, and management, of congenital Zika virus infection. Presented at The Center for Disease Control and Prevention Headquaters (Invited Lecture); 2017 Aug 30-31; Atlanta, GA.

Moulder JK. Introduction to laparoscopic suturing. Presented at Fellowship in Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery: Fellows and Residents Boot Camp; 2017 Aug 4-5; New York, NY.

Moulder JK. Handling postop pain in the era of an opioid epidemic. Presented at Fellowship in Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery: Fellows and Residents Boot Camp; 2017 Aug 4-5; New York, NY.

Upadhyaya NB. Gestational diabetes mellitus diagnosis in elevated body mass index patients in pregnancy. Presented at 5th International Congress of Gynecology and Obstetrics (Invited Lecture); 2017 May 25-27; Prague, Czech Republic.

Fortner KB, Kilgore LC. Abnormal placentation: Strategies for prevention, diagnosis, management. Presented at American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Annual Clinical and Scientific Meeting (Invited Lecture); 2017 May 6-9; San Diego, CA.

Zite NB. Session coordinator for subspecialty society organizations: Introducing the Society of Family Planning. Presented at American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Annual Clinical and Scientific Meeting (Invited Lecture); 2017 May 6-9; San Diego, CA.

Zite NB. Finding the shoes that fit: Asking the right questions to find the residency program that's right for you. Presented at American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Annual Clinical and Scientific Meeting (Invited Lecture); 2017 May 6-9; San Diego, CA.

Zite NB. LARC and teens - Modern contraception - Conquering patient & provider fears? Presented at North American Society for Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology (Invited Lecture); 2017 Apr 20-22; Chicago, IL.

Schwirian K, Connor RS, Kimball KJ, Heidel RE, Adams SK, Lenger SM, Kilgore LC. Liposomal bupivacaine and pre-operative acetaminophen: Useful in minimally invasive surgery too? Presented at Society of Gynecologic Oncology 48th Annual Meeting on Women’s Cancer; 2017 Mar 12-15; National Harbor, MD.

Zite NB. Preventing repeat morbidity. Presented at Tennessee Initiative for Perinatal Quality Care Annual Meeting (Invited Lecture); 2017 Mar 5-7; Nashville, TN.

Zite N, Chuang A, Kimball K. The power of grit: Are you an educational superhero, YET? Presented at Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics and Council on Resident Education in Obstetrics and Gynecology Annual Meeting (Invited Lecture); 2017 Mar 8-11; Orlando, FL.

van Nes JB, Zite N, Puscheck E. Bringing business to the table: Developing negotiation skills. Presented at Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Martin L. Stone MD, Faculty Deveolopement Seminar; 2017 Jan 7-10; Palm Springs, CA.

Chuang A, Zite N, van Nes JB. Masters of the Ob-Gyn universe: Complementary degrees beyond your M.D., which one and why? Presented at Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Martin L. Stone MD, Faculty Deveolopement Seminar; 2017 Jan 7-10; Palm Springs, CA.

Fortner KB. Nosocomial infections. Presented at Annual Meeting of the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine (Invited Lecture); 2017 Jan 24; Las Vegas, NV.

Gaylord MS. A low power wearable respiration monitoring sensor using pyroelectric transducer. Presented at United States National Committee for International Union for Radio Science; 2017 Jan 4-7; Boulder, CO.

Towers CV, Burnette T, Chernicky L. The effect of standardizing treatment when managing neonatal abstinence syndrome. Presented at Annual Meeting of the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine (Invited Lecture); 2017 Jan 25-28; Las Vegas, NV.

van Nes J, Moore LD, Bell J, Zite N. A novel method for simulating third degree perineal lacerations. Presented at 9th Annual Tennessee Simulation Alliance Conference; 2016 Nov 18-19; Nashville, TN.

van Nes J, Perry J, Fortner K. A multidisciplinary approach to operative vaginal delivery simulation. Presented at 9th Annual Tennessee Simulation Alliance Conference; 2016 Nov 18-19; Nashville, TN.

Deisher H, Onwuchuruba C, van Nes J. An interdisciplinary approach to shoulder dystocia education. Presented at 9th Annual Tennessee Simulation Alliance Conference; 2016 Nov 18-19; Nashville, TN.

Lenger SM, Towers CV, Spires B, Chattin K, Smith C, Wolfe L, Howard BC. Accuracy of the lamellar body count fetal lung maturity test. Presented at Central Association of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Annual Meeting; 2016 Oct 26-29; Las Vegas, NV.

Perry J, Towers CV, Weitz B, Wolfe L. Patient reaction to Tdap vaccination in pregnancy. Presented at Central Association of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Annual Meeting; 2016 Oct 26-29; Las Vegas, NV.

Fortner KB. Pertussis: Resurgence, detection, and prevention. Presented at 30th Annual Conference on High Risk Obstetrics (Invited Lecture); 2016 Sep 29 - Oct 1; San Diego, CA.

Fortner KB. Identification and management of CMV in pregnancy. Presented at 30th Annual Conference on High Risk Obstetrics (Invited Lecture); 2016 Sep 29 - Oct 1; San Diego, CA.

Fortner KB. Hepatitis C: Concepts and updates. Presented at 30th Annual Conference on High Risk Obstetrics (Invited Lecture); 2016 Sep 29 - Oct 1; San Diego, CA.

Fortner KB. Global health threat: Zika virus and pregnancy. Presented at Vanderbilt University 42nd Annual High Risk Obstetrical Conference (Invited Lecture); 2016 Oct 14; Nashville, TN.

Fortner KB. Influenza: The viral that still humbles. Presented at Vanderbilt University 42nd Annual High Risk Obstetrical Conference (Invited Lecture); 2016 Oct 14; Nashville, TN.

Kilgore LC. HPV cancer prevention. Presented at Annual Charles E. Flowers Society Meeting (Invited Lecture); 2016 Aug 24-28; Sausalito, CA.

Barrett KM, Black L, Edwards KM, Fortner KB. Antenatal vaccine compliance with ACIP guidelines during three subsequent years following guideline change. Presented at Annual Scientific Meeting of the Infectious Diseases Society for Obstetrics and Gynecology (Invited Lecture); 2016 Aug 11-13; Annapolis, MD.

Kilgore LC. Ovary cancer reduction including opportunistic salpingectomy. Presented at 30th Annual Contemporary Issues in Obstetrics and Gynecology (Invited Lecture); 2016 Jul 26-30; Sandestin, FL.

Kilgore LC. HPV cancer prevention. Presented at 30th Annual Contemporary Issues in Obstetrics and Gynecology (Invited Lecture); 2016 Jul 26-30; Sandestin, FL.

Kilgore LC. Hereditary cancers in women. Presented at 30th Annual Contemporary Issues in Obstetrics and Gynecology (Invited Lecture); 2016 Jul 26-30; Sandestin, FL.

Snyder D, Kimball K, Kilgore L, Orucevic A. Microsatellite instability in endometrial cancer. Presented at Pioneer Century Science 2nd Annual World Pathology Conference; 2016 Jun 18-19; Prague, Czech Republic.

Zite NB. Preparing your CV and personal statement: A primer for applying to OB-GYN residency. Presented at American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Annual Clinical and Scientific Meeting (Invited Lecture); 2016 May 14-17; Washington, DC.

Zite NB. SFP subspecialty society seminar. Presented at American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Annual Clinical and Scientific Meeting (Invited Lecture); 2016 May 14-17; Washington, DC.

Zite NB. How I practice video series. Presented at American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Annual Clinical and Scientific Meeting (Invited Lecture); 2016 May 14-17; Washington, DC.

Zite NB. Contraceptive roundtable for Ob/Gyn news. Presented at American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Annual Clinical and Scientific Meeting (Invited Lecture); 2016 May 14-17; Washington, DC.

Metheny WP. The complete recipe for the annual institutional review: Essentials and enhancements. Presented at Accreditation of American Medical Colleges, Group on Resident Affairs Meeting; 2016 May 1-4; New Orleans, LA.

Schwirian K, Bowling C. Robotic-assisted laparoscopic removal of eroded transobturator midurethral sling after failed cystoscopic excision. Presented at Society of Gynecologic Surgeons 42nd Annual Scientific Meeting; 2016 Apr 10-13; Palm Springs, CA.

Towers CV. Group B streptococcus in pregnancy: Where are we now? Presented at University of Cincinnati Department of Ob/Gyn Grand Rounds (Invited Lecture); 2016 Apr 6; Cincinnati, OH.

Zite NB, Mendola AM. A contractual contraception program for women who use narcotics: Empowerment, not punishment. Presented at The Reproductive Ethics: New Challenges and Conversations Conference Committee (Invited Lecture); 2016 Apr 8-9; Albany, NY.

Towers CV. Opiates in pregnancy. Presented at Opioid Use in Pregnancy, Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome, and Childhood Outcomes Workshop (Invited Lecture); 2016 Apr 4-5; Washington, DC.

Trussell JK, Bell JL, Zite NB. Perineal laceration repair simulation. Presented at Association of Processors of Gynecology and Obstetrics & Council on Resident Education in Obstetrics and Gynecology Annual Meeting; 2016 Mar 3-5; New Orleans, LA.

Zite NB, Chuang AW, Patel P. You might not have money, but you have influence: Jedi mind tricks to engage your faculty. Presented at Association of Processors of Gynecology and Obstetrics & Council on Resident Education in Obstetrics and Gynecology Annual Meeting (Invited Lecture); 2016 Mar 2-5; New Orleans, LA.

Towers CV. Opiate detoxification in pregnancy. Presented at Tennessee Initiative for Perinatal Quality Care Annual Meeting (Invited Lecture); 2016 Mar 6-8; Nashville, TN.

Towers CV. Pregnancy and the new substance addiction crisis. Presented at Memphis Shelby County Ob/Gyn Society Meeting (Invited Lecture); 2016 Mar 28; Memphis, TN.

Towers CV. Opiate detoxification in pregnancy. Presented at University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Department of Ob/Gyn Grand Rounds (Invited Lecture); 2016 Mar 29; Memphis, TN.

Zite NB, MacIsaac L, Prager S. Master the family planning milestones in challenging environments: Turn adversity into opportunity! Presented at Association of Processors of Gynecology and Obstetrics & Council on Resident Education in Obstetrics and Gynecology Annual Meeting (Invited Lecture); 2016 Mar 2-5; New Orleans, LA.

Zite NB, Trimble HD, van Nes JB, Roake J, Heidel E. A novel cervical model to teach cervical dilation and effacement. Presented at Association of Processors of Gynecology and Obstetrics & Council on Resident Education in Obstetrics and Gynecology Annual Meeting; 2016 Mar 2-5; New Orleans, LA.

Bell JL, Towers CV, Heitzman C, Smith B, Chattin K, Hennessy MD. Detoxification from opiate drugs during pregnancy. Presented at Society for Maternal Fetal Medicine 36th Annual Meeting - The Pregnancy Meeting; 2016 Feb 1-6; Atlanta, GA.

Wear C, Towers C, Brown M, Weitz B, Porter S, Wolfe L. Transplacental passage of clindamycin from mother to neonate. Presented at Society for Maternal Fetal Medicine 36th Annual Meeting - The Pregnancy Meeting; 2016 Feb 1-6; Atlanta, GA.

Shumard KM. Hands on simulation workshop for ultrasound guided invasive procedures. Presented at Society for Maternal Fetal Medicine 36th Annual Meeting - The Pregnancy Meeting; 2016 Feb 1-6; Atlanta, GA.

Fortner KB. Cytomegalovirus in pregnancy. Presented at Society for Maternal Fetal Medicine 36th Annual Meeting - The Pregnancy Meeting; 2016 Feb 1-6; Atlanta, GA.

Shumard KM. Cervical length measurement after ultrasound indicated cerclage associated with time to delivery. Presented at Society for Maternal Fetal Medicine 36th Annual Meeting - The Pregnancy Meeting; 2016 Feb 1-6; Atlanta, GA.

Fortner KB, Edwards KM, Broder KR, Jimenez N, Yuwei Z, Walter EB, Heine RP, Moro P, Liang JL, Swamy GK. Reactogenicity of tetanus toxoid, reduced diphtheria toxoid and acellular pertussis vaccine (Tdap) in pregnant women. Presented at Society for Maternal Fetal Medicine 36th Annual Meeting - The Pregnancy Meeting; 2016 Feb 1-6; Atlanta, GA.

Towers CV. Opiates in pregnancy. Presented at Erlanger Health Systems 3rd Annual OB Conference for Nurses and Physicians (Invited Lecture); 2016 Feb 19; Chattanooga, TN.

Shumard KM. Peripartum anti-hypertensive choice affects time to blood pressure control in treating hypertensive disorders of pregnancy. Presented at Society for Maternal Fetal Medicine 36th Annual Meeting - The Pregnancy Meeting; 2016 Feb 1-5; Atlanta, GA.

Towers CV. Issues of HCV infection and drug abuse in young pregnant women in East Tennessee. Presented at Center for Disease Control Grand Rounds (Invited Lecture); 2016 Feb 5; Atlanta, GA.

Atkins DN, Barroso CS, Anderson AJ, Meadows JT, Lindley LC. Comparing maternal health of undocumented women with and without access to Medicaid in Nebraska, 2007-2011. Presented at 37th Annual Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management; 2015 Nov 12-14; Miami, FL.

Zite NB. Contraception in postpartum period and lactation. Presented at Contraceptive Technology Forum (Invited Lecture); 2015 Nov 4-6; Atlanta, GA.

Fortner KB. Intrapartum group B streptococcus prophylaxis and future strategies. Presented at St. Thomas Annual High Risk OB Conference (Invited Lecture); 2015 Nov 13; Nashville, TN.

Fortner KB. Pertussis: Resurgence, treatment and prevention. Presented at St. Thomas Annual High Risk OB Conference (Invited Lecture); 2015 Nov 13; Nashville, TN.

Lenger SM, Yates AD, Bowling CB. A novel approach to cystoscopic mesh excision. Presented at American Urogynecologic Society PFD Week 2015; 2015 Oct 13-17; Seattle, WA.

Lenger SM, White WM. Robotic partial cystectomy for mesh excision. Presented at American Urogynecologic Society PFD Week 2015; 2015 Oct 13-17; Seattle, WA.

Yates A, Towers CV, Zite N, Smith C, Chernicky L, Howard BC. Incidence of chorioamnionitis and risk of neonatal infection. Presented at The Central Association of Obstetricians and Gynecologist 82nd Annual Meeting; 2015 Oct 21-24; Charleston, SC.

Shiber LD, Gregory EJ, Biscette SM. Incidence and pathology of adnexal masses requiring reoperation in women who have previusly undergone hysterectomy with or without adenectomy. Presented at The Central Association of Obstetricians and Gynecologist 82nd Annual Meeting; 2015 Oct 21-24; Charleston, SC.

Fernandez NA, Towers CV, Wolfe L. Sharing of snorting straws and Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) infection in pregnant women. Presented at The Central Association of Obstetricians and Gynecologist 82nd Annual Meeting; 2015 Oct 21-24; Charleston, SC.

Fortner KB. Hepatitis C: Concepts and updates. Presented at Symposia Medicus 33rd Annual Fall Conference on Obstetrics; 2015 Oct 21-24; Maui, HI.

Fortner KB. Maternal immunization recommendations for women's health providers. Presented at Symposia Medicus 33rd Annual Fall Conference on Obstetrics; 2015 Oct 21-24; Maui, HI.

Fortner KB. Women's health practices: How to influence influenza prevention! Presented at Symposia Medicus 33rd Annual Fall Conference on Obstetrics; 2015 Oct 21-24; Maui, HI.

Metheny WP. DIO approaches to using NRMP match results for institutional evaluation. Presented at National Resident Matching Program Conference - Transition to Residency; 2015 Oct 1-3; New Orleans, LA.

Zite NB, Tyson, N. Live national ACOG webinar: LARC challenges. Presented at American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists LARC Webinar (Invited Lecture); 2015 Oct 22; Live Webinar.

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