Positions

Overview

  • Alice Goepfert is professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology’s Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine (MFM) and currently serves as Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education in the UAB School of Medicine and ACGME Designated Institutional Official for UAB Hospital. She is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine and joined the UAB School of Medicine as an OBGYN Resident in 1991. She completed MFM Fellowship training at UAB and joined the faculty in 1997 as Assistant Professor and OBGYN clerkship director. She was promoted to Associate Professor in the Department’s MFM Division in 2004, then Professor in 2011. She served as the Director of Education in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Director of the OBGYN Residency Program from 2009 - 2017. She has served on several national committees and in national leadership roles related to education. She has served as course director for the UAB Department of OBGYN’s annual CME course for physicians and nurses (Bruce A. Harris Symposium: Progress in OBGYN) since 2010.
  • Selected Publications

    Academic Article

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    2018 Smartphone Use and the Perception of Professionalism Among Medical Students and Surgical Faculty 2018
    2018 myTIPreport and Training for Independent Practice: A Tool for Real-Time Workplace Feedback for Milestones and Procedural Skills 2018
    2017 Surgical Skills Feedback and myTIPreport 2017
    2014 Test of Integrated Professional Skills: Objective Structured Clinical Examination/Simulation Hybrid Assessment of Obstetrics-Gynecology Residents' Skill Integration 2014
    2012 In vitro-generated immune complexes containing galactose-deficient IgA1 stimulate proliferation of mesangial cells 2012
    2012 Child intellectual development in relation to cytokine levels in umbilical cord blood 2012
    2012 Preface 2012
    2011 Making the best match: Can we select the right residents for obstetrics and gynecology and for our own programs? 2011
    2009 Midpregnancy vaginal fluid defensins, bacterial vaginosis, and risk of preterm delivery (Obstetrics and Gynecology (2008) 112, (524-531)) 2009
    2009 To the point: reviews in medical education-the Objective Structured Clinical Examination 2009
    2008 To the point: medical education review of the role of simulators in surgical training 2008
    2008 Midpregnancy vaginal fluid defensins, bacterial vaginosis, and risk of preterm delivery 2008
    2008 Steering Committee of the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development's (NICHD) Maternal-Fetal Medicine Units Network 2008
    2008 A comprehensive review to establish priority learning objectives for medical students in the obstetrics and gynecology clerkship 2008
    2008 The Alabama Preterm Birth Study: Umbilical cord blood Ureaplasma urealyticum and Mycoplasma hominis cultures in very preterm newborn infants 2008
    2007 Early second-trimester inflammatory markers and short cervical length and the risk of recurrent preterm birth 2007
    2007 The Alabama Preterm Birth Study: Diffuse decidual leukocytoclastic necrosis of the decidua basalis, a placental lesion associated with preeclampsia, indicated preterm birth and decreased fetal growth 2007
    2007 To the point: medical education review of the RIME method for the evaluation of medical student clinical performance 2007
    2007 IgA nephropathy and henoch-schoenlein purpura nephritis: Aberrant glycosylation of IgA1, formation of IgA1-containing immune complexes, and activation of mesangial cells 2007
    2007 Clinical trial of interconceptional antibiotics to prevent preterm birth: subgroup analyses and possible adverse antibiotic-microbial interaction 2007
    2007 Impact of interconception antibiotics on the endometrial microbial flora 2007
    2006 Association of asymptomatic bacterial vaginosis with endometrial microbial colonization and plasma cell endometritis in nonpregnant women 2006
    2006 The Alabama Preterm Birth Study: Intrauterine infection and placental histologic findings in preterm births of males and females less than 32 weeks 2006
    2006 The Alabama Preterm Birth Study: Corticosteroids and neonatal outcomes in 23- to 32-week newborns with various markers of intrauterine infection 2006
    2006 The Alabama Preterm Birth Project: Placental histology in recurrent spontaneous and indicated preterm birth 2006
    2006 The Alabama Preterm Birth study: polymorphonuclear and mononuclear cell placental infiltrations, other markers of inflammation, and outcomes in 23- to 32-week preterm newborn infants 2006
    2006 Early mid-trimester serum relaxin, soluble CD163, and cervical length in women at high risk for preterm delivery 2006
    2006 Are women with recurrent spontaneous preterm births different from those without such history? 2006
    2006 To the Point: Reviews in medical education online computer assisted instruction materials 2006
    2005 The essential elements of undergraduate medical education in obstetrics and gynecology: A comparison of the Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics Medical Student Educational Objectives and the National Board of Medical Examiners Subject Examination 2005
    2005 Differences in inflammatory cytokine and Toll-like receptor genes and bacterial vaginosis in pregnancy 2005
    2005 Do factors that are important during obstetrics and gynecology residency program selection differ by applicant gender? 2005
    2005 Endometrial microbial colonization and plasma cell endometritis after spontaneous or indicated preterm versus term delivery 2005
    2005 To the point: Medical education reviews - Dealing with student difficulties in the clinical setting 2005
    2005 To the point: Medical education reviews evaluation in context: Assessing learners, teachers, and training programs 2005
    2005 Use of vaginal polymorphonuclear to epithelial cell ratios for the prediction of preterm birth 2005
    2004 Periodontal disease and upper genital tract inflammation in early spontaneous preterm birth 2004
    2004 To the point: Reviews in medical education teaching techniques 2004
    2004 An evaluation of trends in obstetrics and gynecology clerkships in the United States and Canada 2004
    2002 Increasing the instructional equivalency at a tri-clinical campus: going online with an Ob-Gyn clerkship. 2002
    2001 Evaluation of a new testing policy for human immunodeficiency virus to improve screening rates 2001
    2001 The Preterm Prediction Study: association between cervical interleukin 6 concentration and spontaneous preterm birth. National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Maternal-Fetal Medicine Units Network. 2001
    2001 The preterm prediction study: Association between cervical interleukin 6 concentration and spontaneous preterm birth 2001
    2000 Extra-amniotic saline, laminaria, or prostaglandin E2 gel for labor induction with unfavorable cervix: A randomized controlled trial 2000
    2000 The preterm prediction study: Quantitative fetal fibronectin values and the prediction of spontaneous preterm birth 2000
    1999 Obstetrical determinants of neonatal neurological morbidity in ≤1000- gram infants 1999
    1998 Choriodecidual inflammation: A potentially preventable cause of perinatal HIV-1 transmission? 1998
    1997 Management options in women with preterm uterine contractions: a randomized clinical trial 1997
    1997 The preterm prediction study: association between cervical interleukin-6 (il-6), fetal fibronectin (ffn), and spontaneous preterm birth (sptb) 1997
    1997 The preterm prediction study: quantitative fetal fibronectin (ffn) values and the prediction of spontaneous preterm birth (SPTB) 1997
    1997 Management options in women with preterm uterine contractions: A randomized clinical trial 1997
    1997 Necrotizing fasciitis after cesarean delivery 1997
    1996 Prediction of prematurity 1996

    Book

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    2018 Beckmann and Ling's Obstetrics and Gynecology 2018

    Chapter

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    2012 Syphilis Infection in Women.  36-44. 2012

    Research Overview

  • Medical education and curriculum development with emphasis on the use of technology in undergraduate and graduate medical education

    Maternal and fetal/neonatal infections and inflammatory response including response to vaginal organisms (bacterial vaginosis) and periodontal disease. Particular emphasis is on the role of the mucosal immune system in adverse pregnancy outcome including infection-related spontaneous preterm birth and fetal/neonatal morbidity.
  • Teaching Activities

  • 40-401R - OB/GYN RESEARCH (Spring Term 2013) 2013
  • 40-401R - OB/GYN RESEARCH (Fall Term 2012) 2012
  • 40-402 - HIGH RISK OBSTETRICS (Fall Term 2012) 2012
  • 40-402 - HIGH RISK OBSTETRICS (Fall Term 2012) 2012
  • 40-402 - HIGH RISK OBSTETRICS (Fall Term 2012) 2012
  • 40-402 - HIGH RISK OBSTETRICS (Fall Term 2012) 2012
  • 40-402 - HIGH RISK OBSTETRICS (Spring Term 2012) 2012
  • 40-402 - HIGH RISK OBSTETRICS (Fall Term 2011) 2011
  • 40-402 - HIGH RISK OBSTETRICS (Fall Term 2011) 2011
  • 40-402 - HIGH RISK OBSTETRICS (Fall Term 2011) 2011
  • 40-402 - HIGH RISK OBSTETRICS (Fall Term 2011) 2011
  • PCL2245 - REPRODUCTIVE SYSTEMS (Spring Term 2011) 2011
  • 40-402 - HIGH RISK OBSTETRICS (Spring Term 2011) 2011
  • 40-402 - HIGH RISK OBSTETRICS (Fall Term 2010) 2010
  • 40-402 - HIGH RISK OBSTETRICS (Fall Term 2010) 2010
  • 40-402 - HIGH RISK OBSTETRICS (Fall Term 2010) 2010
  • 40-402 - HIGH RISK OBSTETRICS (Fall Term 2010) 2010
  • 40-402 - HIGH RISK OBSTETRICS (Fall Term 2010) 2010
  • PCL2245 - REPRODUCTIVE SYSTEMS (Spring Term 2010) 2010
  • 10-999O - SCHOLARS' WEEK EXPERIENCE IN OB/GYN (Fall Term 2009) 2009
  • 40-402 - HIGH RISK OBSTETRICS (Fall Term 2009) 2009
  • 40-402 - HIGH RISK OBSTETRICS (Fall Term 2009) 2009
  • PCL1100 - PATIENT, DOCTOR, & SOCIETY (Fall Term 2009) 2009
  • 40-402 - HIGH RISK OBSTETRICS (Fall Term 2009) 2009
  • 40-402 - HIGH RISK OBSTETRICS (Fall Term 2009) 2009
  • 40-402 - HIGH RISK OBSTETRICS (Spring Term 2009) 2009
  • 40-402 - HIGH RISK OBSTETRICS (Fall Term 2008) 2008
  • PCL1100 - PATIENT, DOCTOR AND SOCIETY (Fall Term 2008) 2008
  • 40-402 - HIGH RISK OBSTETRICS (Fall Term 2007) 2007 - 2008
  • 40-401 - VISITING ELECTIVES IN OB/GYN (Fall Term 2007) 2007
  • 40-401 - VISITING ELECTIVES IN OB/GYN (Fall Term 2007) 2007
  • 40-401 - VISITING ELECTIVES IN OB/GYN (Fall Term 2007) 2007
  • 40-401 - VISITING ELECTIVES IN OB/GYN (Fall Term 2007) 2007
  • 40-401 - VISITING ELECTIVES IN OB/GYN (Fall Term 2007) 2007
  • 40-402 - HIGH RISK OBSTETRICS (Fall Term 2007) 2007
  • 40-401 - VISITING ELECTIVES IN OB/GYN (Fall Term 2007) 2007
  • 40-401R - OB-GYN / RESEARCH (Fall Term 2007) 2007
  • 40-402 - HIGH RISK OBSTETRICS (Fall Term 2007) 2007
  • 40-402 - HIGH RISK OBSTETRICS (Fall Term 2007) 2007
  • PCL1100 - PATIENT, DOCTOR AND SOCIETY (Fall Term 2007) 2007
  • 40-402 - HIGH RISK OBSTETRICS (Fall Term 2007) 2007
  • 40-402 - HIGH RISK OBSTETRICS (Spring Term 2007) 2007
  • Education And Training

  • UAB Hospital, Residency 1995
  • UAB Hospital, Postdoctoral Fellowship 1997
  • Full Name

  • Alice Goepfert