Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University

Current Projects

Principal Investigator Co-Investigator Study Title
Abigail Wolf James Airoldi
Leslie Moroz
Colposcopy for abnormal pap smears in pregnancy
Carmen Sultana Lauren Plante A Program to teach crisis resource management skills to Ob/Gyn residents
Edward Hayes Jolene Seibel-Seamon
Vincenzo Berghella
The Clinical Efficacy of Antenatal Steroids given at 23 weeks Gestation
Edward Hayes Jolene Seibel-Seamon
Vincenzo Berghella
David Paul
The Clinical Efficacy of Antenatal Steroids given at 23 weeks Gestation
Edward Hayes Jason Baxter
Kevin Dysart
Vincenzo Berghella
Neil Seligman
The correlation between maternal methadone dose and neonatal withdrawal syndrome
Edward Hayes Jason Baxter
Kari Horowitz
Stuart Weiner 
The Correlation between crown rump length and chromosal abnormalities 
Frances Batzer Benjamin Gocial
Maureen Kelly
Jacqueline Gutmann
Buccal Misoprostol for Cervical Ripening Prior to office Hysteroscopy
Gregory Fossum collaboration A randomized, Double -Blind, Placebo-Controlled, Multicenter Trial Comparing Transdermal Scopolamine Patch Plus Ondanetron Alone for the prevention of postoperative Nausea and vomiting in the outpatient setting (Collaboration w/ Anesthesiology)
Jacqueline Grimes-Dennis Lauren Plante Screen positivity rates for triple and quad screens in HIV positive pregnant women
Jacqueline Gutmann Maureen Kelly
Frances Batzer
Benjamin Gocial
Cryopreservation of Human Ovarian Tissue Prior to Chemotherapy, radiation Therapy or Surgical Castration
Jason Baxter Samantha Weed Cesarean Section Skin Closure: A Randomized Controlled Trial of Standard Staples vs.  Absorbable Staples 
Jason Baxter Jolene Seibel-Seamon Correlating antenatal imaging modalities,intraoperative visualization, and pathologic diagnosis of the placenta accreta
Jason Baxter Edward Hayes
Leslie Moroz
Mark Molnar
The use of the Mobius retractor in performing cesarean sections in the obese patients
Jason Baxter Christopher V. Almario Early Postpartum management of Women with a History of Gestational Diabetes
Jason Baxter Christopher V. Almario Examining glucose challenge test threshold values used in screening for gestational diabetes
Jason Baxter David Nash Quality Improvement Study: Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology - Prenatal Measures Collaboration with Health Policy Dept. 
Jason Baxter Paul DiMuzio
Kateki Vinod
Differentiation of amniotic Fluid Stem Cells into endothelial cells
(Collaboration with Surgery)
Jason Baxter Bettina Berman
Eric Moskowitz
Valerie Pracilio
Albert Crawford
Neil Goldfarb
Christopher Almario
David Nash
Quality Improvement Study: Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology - Prenatal Measures (Collaboration with Health Policy Dept.)
Jason Baxter  Juan Carlos Sabogal,
Stuart Weiner
Dennis Wood
Vincenzo Berghella
Can the Hyperoxygenation Test Predict Neonatal Pulmonary Function : A Pilot Study
Jason Baxter  Anna O'Neill  Length of stay for Methadone stabilization during pregnancy and its relationship to continued use, total dose, and relapse
Jay Goldberg Christine K. Pham Concurrent use of endometrial ablation and abdominal myomectomy
Jay Goldberg Michelle Hellman Analysis of Fibroid Questionnaire
Jay Goldberg and Norman Rosenblum Eugene Viscusi (P.I)  A  Phase III Randomized, Double Blind, Placebo-Controlled, Multi Center, Parallel-Group, Multiple-Dose study of the Analgesic Efficacy and Safety of Intravenous Acetaminophen vs. placebo over 48 hours of the Treatment of postoperative Pain after Gynecologic Surgery, Protocol #CPI-APA-301 Collaboration with Anesthesiology Department
John Visintine Stacey Scheib
Vincenzo Berghella
Jason Baxter
The correlation between the placement location on the cervix of a cerclage and subsequent pregnancy outcome
John Visintine Vincenzo Berghella Cervical Length for the prediction of preterm birth in women with multiple prior induced abortions
Jolene Seibel-Seamon Shannon Cothran
Stuart Weiner
Optimum Gestational Age for Delivery of Women with PPROM
Jolene Seibel-Seamon Jason Baxter A double- blinded randomized controlled trial comparing the use of indomethacin versus placebo in women with preterm rupture of membranes (PPROM) between 24 and 32 weeks
Jolene Seibel-Seamon Stuart Weiner Maternal  and neonatal outcomes in women  with preterm premature rupture of membranes (PPROM)
Joseph Montella Padma Kandadai Antenatal and Postpartum Urinary and Fecal Incontinence  in A Minority Population
Louis Weinstein   A Comparison of Abnormal one hour and three hour glucose tolerance tests (GTT) in pregnancy
Louis Weinstein Jolene Seibel-Seamon
Kim Einhorn
Outcomes of tubal ligations at Thomas Jefferson University
Norman Rosenblum   Level of Distress in Women with a Family History of Ovarian Cancer
Norman Rosenblum Adam Berger Establishment of a Registry/Database of Patients undergoing Maximal Surgical Debulking Followed by intraperitoneal Hyperthermic Chemotherapy for Isolated Peritoneal Carcinomatosis (Collaboration w/ Surgery)
Norman Rosenblum   Acquisition of Human Gynecologic Specimens and Serum to be used in studying the causes,Diagnosis,Prevention and treatment of Cancer (GOG-0136)
Norman Rosenblum   A Molecular Staging Study of Endometrial Cancer (GOG 209)
Norman Rosenblum collaboration RTOG#0116 A Two-Part phase I/II study of extended field external irradiation and intracavitary Brach therapy combined with chemotherapy ( weekly cisplatin-arm 1) and amifostine ( weekly cisplatin and amifostin-arm 2) in carcinoma of the cervix with positive paraortic or high common iliac lymph nodes  (Richard Valicenti- Radiation Oncology)
Norman Rosenblum   GOG #152: A Phase III Randomized Study of Cisplatin and Taxol with Interval Secondary Cytoreduction vs. Cisplatin and Paclitaxel in Patients with Suboptimal Stage  III Epithelial Ovarian Carcinoma
Norman Rosenblum   GOG #152: A Phase III Randomized Study of Cisplatin and Taxol with Interval Secondary Cytoreduction vs. Cisplatin and Paclitaxel in Patients with Suboptimal Stage  III Epithelial Ovarian Carcinoma
Norman Rosenblum   Phase II Evaluation of three Day Topotecan (NSC 609669) in Recurrent, Platinum-Sensitive Ovarian Cancer and Primary Peritoneal Carcinoma
Norman Rosenblum collaboration Phase II study of intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT) to the pelvis +/- chemotherapy for postoperative patients with either endometrial or cervical carcinoma
Norman Rosenblum collaboration Phase I open-label dose -escalation safety study of the combination od VELCADE and chemo radiation therapy for the treatment of patients with cancer
Norman Rosenblum   GOG #163: A Randomized Study of Doxorubicin Plus Cisplatin vs. Doxorubicin Plus 24-hour Paclitaxel Plus  G-CSF in Patients with Primary Stage III & IV or Recurrent Endometrial Carcinoma 
Norman Rosenblum   Norman Rosenblum A Randomized Phase III Trial of Paclitaxel plus Cisplatin Versus Vinorelbine Plus  Cisplatin Versus Gemcitabine Plus Cisplatin Versus Topotecan Plus Cisplatin in stage IVB, Persistent Carcinoma of the Cervix (GOG 204)
Norman Rosenblum   Norman Rosenblum A Randomized Phase III Trial of Doxorubicin/Cisplatin/Paclitaxel and G-CSF Versus Carboplatin/Pacitaxel in patients with stage III & IV or Recurrent Endometrial Cancer (GOG 209)
Stuart Weiner John Visintine
Dennis Wood
A retrospective review of maternal oxygen supplementation for the growth restricted fetus: Fetal hemodynamic response and neonatal outcomes
Stuart Weiner Juan C. Villa Chart review of patients prenatally diagnosed as having a baby with umbilical cord cyst
Stuart Weiner Dennis Wood
Vincenzo Berghella
Jason Baxter
The predictive value of the maternal hyperoxgenation test (MHT) in infants with congenital diaphragmatic hernias (CDH)
Thomas Klein Christine K. Pham Outcomes and Implications of Ultrasound Evaluation of Discrepancies between Fundal Height Measurement and Estimated Gestational Age at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital 
Vincenzo Berghella  Shobhana Desai A follow -up study of the children from the 17-Alpha Hydoxyprogesterone Caproate trial (Vincenzo Berghella & Drexel University)
Vincenzo Berghella  Jason Baxter Vaginal Ultrasound Cerlage Trial
Vincenzo Berghella    A Randomized Trial of Antenatal Corticosteroid Regimens (NICHD) NIH
Vincenzo Berghella    Evaluation of the Maternal and Infant Adrenal Function in Patients Exposed to Multiple Doses of Antenatal Steroids: An Addendum to a Randomized Placebo-Controlled Trial of Antenatal Corticosteroid Regimen (NICHD) NIH
Vincenzo Berghella  Jason Baxter
James Airoldi
Anna Marie O'Neill
John Visintine
Edward Hayes
Jolene Seibel- Seamon
Jacqueline Grimes-Dennis
Prematurity Database 
Vincenzo Berghella  Mariangela Di Lillo The effect of prior bariatric surgery on pregnancy outcomes
Vincenzo Berghella  Karol Kaltenbach
Jason Baxter
Jay Greenspan
Laura McNicholas
Maternal Opioid Treatment: Human Experimental Research  (MOTHER)  Collaboration with Anesthesiology Department
Vincenzo Berghella  Jason Baxter
Kristie Bowen
A randomized double blind, placebo-controlled dose ranging study. GSK221149A
Vincenzo Berghella   Iiaria Bianchi
Jacqueline Grimes-Dennis
The effect of 17 OH progestrone on transvaginally measured cervical length in women with a history of prior spontaneous preterm birth
Vincenzo Berghella  collaboration Case Control Surveillance for birth defects in relation to the involvement exposures (Boston University)


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