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Important missions of NASPAG include providing leadership in research and serving as a forum for research in the field of pediatric and adolescent gynecology. Each year NASPAG recognizes researchers with awards for best research by a trainee, best poster presentation, and best oral presentation. 

 

The Evelyn G. Laufer Award recognizes the best oral presentation.

 

The Huffman Capraro Award recognizes the best oral research presentation by an individual in training (student, resident or fellow). To win this award requires both outstanding research and strong mentorship. 

 

The Sally E. Perlman Award recognizes the best poster presentation.

 

THE EVELYN G. LAUFER AWARD

 

2005
A.R. Giuliano, PhD
“Immunogenicity of a Prophylactic Quadrivalent Human Papillomavirus (Types 6/11/16/18) L1 Virus-Like Particle (VLP) Vaccine in Young Women”

 

2012
Frank Biro, MD
“Earlier Puberty in Girls, or Earlier Pubertal Changes? The Hormone Story

2006
Zeev Harel, MD
“The Impact of Depot Medroxyprogesterone Acetate on Adolescent Bone Mineral Density”

 

2013
Veronica Gomez-Lobo, MD
"Immunogenicity of a Prophylactic Quadrivalent Human Papillomavirus (Types 6, 11, 16, and 18) L1 Virus-Like Particle Vaccine in Male and Female Adolescent Transplant Recipients"

2007
Anya V. Sheftel, BA
"The Relationship Between Religiosity and Sexual and Contraceptive Behaviors"
2014
Ana Sofia Lopez, MSc
"The Collection and Analysis of Carbon Monoxide (CO) Levels as an Indirect
Measure of Smoke Exposure in Pregnant Teenagers at a Multidisciplinary Teen
Obstetrics Clinic"

2008
Karolyn Kabir, MD
“Screening for Postpartum Depression at Well-Child Visits: Is Once Enough during the First Six Months of Life?”

2015

Amy DiVasta, MD

"The Effect of Hormonal Add-Back Therapy in Adolescents Treated with a Gonadotropin Releasing Hormone (GNRH) Agonist for Endometriosis:  A Randomized Trial"


2009
Frank M. Biro, MD
“Pathways Through Puberty: Peripubertal Hormone Changes”

2016

Andrea Bonny, MD

"Evidence of a Dose-Response Relationship Between Medroxyprogesterone Acetate and Bone Mineral Density Loss in Adolescents”

 

2010
Beth W. Rackow, MD
“Impaired Glucose Tolerance in Adolescents with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome”

 

2017

Tazim Dowlut-McElroy, MD
“Treatment of Prepubertal Labial Adhesions: A Double Blinded, Randomized Controlled Trial Comparing Topical Emollient Versus Topical Estrogen”

 

2011
Maria Trent, MD, MPH
“Recurrent Pelvic Inflammatory Disease and Reproductive Health Outcomes: Findings from the PEACH Trial”
 

 

  

 

 

THE HUFFMAN CAPRARO AWARD

 

2003
Eduardo Lara-Torre, MD

2011
Sarahn Malena Wheeler, MD
“Predicting Medication Adherence in Adolescents with Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID)”

 

2004
Delease Lacour, MD

2012
Lauren F. Damle, MD
“Early Contraception Initiation in First Time Adolescent Mothers: Does it Decrease Rapid Repeat Pregnancy?”

 

2005
Karen Fuchs, MD
“Management of High-Grade Cervical Neoplasia in Adolescents”

 

2013
Gayatri Chhatre, MD
"Centering Prenatal Care: Does Group Prenatal Care Improve Adolescent Pregnancy Outcomes?"

2006
Amy D. DiVasta, MD
“Preservation of Bone Mineral Density in Adolescents Treated with GnRH Agonists and Add-Back Therapy for Endometriosis”

 

2014
Cara Buchanan, BA
"Why Didn't You Text Me a Reminder? Post-study Trends from the DepoText Trial"
2007
Jane Hui, MD
"The Duration of Labor in Adolescents"

2015

Jason Jarin, MD

"Cervical Immunity as a Marker for Increased Risk for STIs"

 

2008
Andrew Stewart, MD
“Adverse Outcomes Associated with Adolescent Pregnancy”

 

2016

Morgan Alexander

“Outcomes of Intrauterine Device Use in Young Women with Physical and Intellectual Disabilities”

2009
Brandi Swanier, MD, MPH
“Ob/Gyn Resident Perceptions About Adolescent Health Care Training”

2017

Alexis Light, MD
"The Family Planning Needs of Young Transgender Men"

 2010
Lekeisha Terrell, MD
“Acceptability of the Vaginal Contraceptive Ring among Adolescent Women”
 

 

THE SALLY E. PERLMAN AWARD

 

2007
Alison D. Goldberg, BA
"The Relationship Between Depressive Symptoms and Risk-Taking Behavior in Female Adolescents"

 

2012
Jennifer L. Woods, MD
“Medical Student Self-Efficacy with Adolescent Gynecological Issues: Knowledge, Communication, and Standardized Patients”
2008
Kanakadurga Singer, MD, MA
“Elevated Testosterone in Active Girls of Normal Weight with Oligomenorrhea”

2013
Aletha Akers, MD, MPH
"Improving Adolescent Sexual Health: Evaluating the Feasibility of a Motivational Interviewing Intervention to Improve Mother-Adolescent Communication About Sex"

 

2009
Meredith Loveless, MD
“A Simulation Program is an Effective Teaching Method for Teaching the Pediatric Gynecology Exam and Procedures to Residents”

2014
Gylynthia Trotman, MD
"Parent and Adolescent Attitudes Towards the Adolescent Confidential Interview in
the Gynecologic Setting"

 

2009
Eduardo Lara-Torre, MD
“Intrauterine Contraception in Adolescents: A Descriptive Study of the Use, Side Effects and Compliance in a Residency Clinic Population”

2015
Frank Biro, MD
"Onset of Puberty: Mother Knows Best"

 

2010
Kelli Stidham Hall, MSN, PhD
“Eating Disordered Symptoms as a Mediator of Oral Contraceptive use in Minority Adolescents: Preliminary Findings”

2016

Patricia Huguelet, MD
“Assessment of the NASPAG Short Curriculum in Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology”

 

2011
Nathalie Fleming, MD
“Normal Genital Anatomy” 

 2017

Susan Heffernan-Vacca, PNP

“Patient Delivered Expedited Partner Therapy for Chlamydia Among Female Adolescents Using School Based Health Centers: Is It Feasible?”

 

 

THE VIDEO ABSTRACT AWARD 

   

2016 

Frank Penna, MD

“Pediatric Laparoscopic Congenital Vesico-Vaginal Fistula Repair for Vaginal Agenesis”

 

 

 

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