University of South Florida

USF Health Ob/Gyn programs featured in national ACOG film series

The USF Health Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology was one of eight programs across the country selected to be highlighted in a television film series produced by the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG).

Dr. Palmer with USF residents.

The finished film was premiered at ACOG’s 2017 Annual Clinical and Scientific Meeting, held May 7 to 9 in Chicago.

USF Health areas that were highlighted in the video, along with a grateful patient family, included:

  • Residency Wellness Program – administers wellness modalities directly to the residents, including yoga, meditation, life-mapping, cranio-sacral therapy, music therapy, and more. Our residents tap into self-healing during and after these sessions, with the goal of teaching their patients these wellness techniques.
  • Human Placenta Project –Anthony Odibo, MD, MSCE, FRCOG, FACOG, and Umit Kayisli, MSc, PhD, are co-principal investigators for the Human Placenta Project study, which is designed to predict poor growth of the fetus earlier in pregnancy so that physicians can intervene sooner to help prevent stillbirth, Cesarean delivery, decreased oxygen levels and other adverse outcomes. Our study is as one of 19 projects funded by the Human Placenta Project — an initiative launched by the NIH’s Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Development to better understand the role of the placenta in health and disease.
  • Twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome – Our Fetal Care Center of Tampa Bay is the leading fetal care center in Florida and the South East region, and remains among the most successful in treating twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome.
  • Pregnancy Loss Prevention Center – its mission is to understand and help women who have experienced multiple miscarriages, stillbirths or premature births or the risk factors leading to them – from preeclampsia, diabetes and lupus to inflammation and infection.
  • Simulated residency training at CAMLS – offers residents to participate in a variety of GYN, robotic, and obstetric simulations.

Dr. Anthony Odibo and Dr. Umit Kayisli pose for a portrait at USF Health’s South Tampa Center during the filming of 2017 ACOG video.

The finished film was broadcast on screens in high visibility areas throughout the conference and also in the ACOG TV programs. It will also remain live on ACOG TV website for a year. Here’s the link to the video, and here’s a link to the ACOG TV playlist.

Behind-the-scenes glimpse at USF Health Ob/Gyn resident director Dr. James Palmer during the filming of the 2017 ACOG video.

Photos by Sandra C. Roa, USF Communications




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