Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology
Division Data Summary
Research and Training Details
|Number of Faculty||3|
|Number of Support Personnel||2|
|Direct Annual Grant Support||$119,904|
|Peer Reviewed Publications||9|
Clinical Activities and Training
|Number of Clinical Staff||9|
|Number of Clinical Fellows||3|
|Number of Other Students||17|
L Breech, L Ayensu-Coker
Focus on Collaboration
Over the past year, our Division has made significant progress in areas of strategic focus including Patient and Employee Safety, Outcomes and Clinical Excellence, Patient and Family Experience, and Research and Community Health. We continue multi-disciplinary collaboration on patients treated within and outside of Cincinnati Children’s.
Improving Care for Sexually Transmitted Diseases
We continue to focus on improving the diagnosis and treatment of sexually transmitted infections in adolescent women. Jill Huppert, MD, was awarded a five-year $625,000 research sub-award agreement to collaborate with Johns Hopkins University on a study titled “Center for Point-of-Care Technologies Research for Sexually Transmitted Diseases.” Over the same period, Dr. Huppert also secured over $86,000 from industry-sponsored funding for STD diagnostic tests. In addition, her quality improvement work on improving STD care was published in Pediatrics.
Preserving fertility for patients with cancer
We are collaborating with Hematology /Oncology to build the Oncofertility program, which focuses on protecting future fertility for patients being treated with chemotherapy or radiation. Leslie Ayensu-Coker, MD, is enrolling patients in an innovative project, Ovarian Tissue Cryopreservation, which allows the storage of ovarian tissue before treatment with gonadotoxic drugs. Ayensu-Coker also was awarded the ACOG/Merck Research Award in Adolescent Preventive Services for her oncofertility work.
Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology Publications
- Fertility preservation in pediatric, adolescent and young adult female cancer patients. Pediatr Endocrinol Rev. 2012; 10:174-87., , , .
- Vaginal switch-a useful technical alternative to vaginal replacement for select cases of cloaca and urogenital sinus. J Pediatr Surg. 2013; 48:363-6., , , , .
- Clinical variability in approaches to polycystic ovary syndrome. J Pediatr Adolesc Gynecol. 2012; 25:259-61., , , , , , , , .
- Pediatric emergency department provider perceptions of universal sexually transmitted infection screening. Adv Emerg Nurs J. 2013; 35:76-86., , , , , , .
- Abnormal Vaginal pH and Mycoplasma genitalium Infection. J Pediatr Adolesc Gynecol. 2012; 26:36-9., , , , .
- Accuracy and trust of self-testing for bacterial vaginosis. J Adolesc Health. 2012; 51:400-5., , , , , .
- Clinical Evidence for the Role of Trichomonas vaginalis in Regulation of Secretory Leukocyte Protease Inhibitor in the Female Genital Tract. J Infect Dis. 2013; 207:1462-70., , , , .
- Improving notification of sexually transmitted infections: a quality improvement project and planned experiment. Pediatrics. 2012; 130:e415-22., , , , , , .
- Gynecologic knowledge is low in college men and women. J Pediatr Adolesc Gynecol. 2013; 26:161-6., , , , .
Faculty, Staff, and Trainees
- Lesley Breech, MD, Associate Professor
- Leadership Director, Division of Pediatric & Adolescent Gynecology
- Research Interests Long term reproductive outcomes of girls and young women undergoing reconstructive pelvic surgery.
- Leslie Ayensu-Coker, MD, Assistant Professor
- Leadership Fellowship Program Director
- Research Interests Preservation of reproductive potential in girls and adolescent young women, with a special emphasis on females with chronic medical conditions or treatment for pediatric malignancies.
- Jill Huppert, MD, MPH, Associate Professor
- Research Interests Prevention of sexually transmitted infections (STI) in adolescent women.
Grants, Contracts, and Industry Agreements
Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology Grants
|Grant and Contract Awards||Annual Direct|
|Gonadotropin Releasing Hormone Agonist (GnRHa) Therapy and Ovarian Preservation in Pediatric and Adolescent Subjects Receiving Chemoradiation Therapy|
|Center for Point-of-Care Technologies Research for STDs|
|U54 EB 007958||07/01/12-06/30/17||$99,904|
|Current Year Direct||$119,904|