Description of Research Expertise:
As a Junior Faculty member at a tertiary-care, academic center, I am fortunate to practice in a rich environment for pursuing academic excellence, as well as to continue to develop my keen interest in prenatal ultrasound. My overall research goal is to develop an early screening strategy to identify patients at highest risk for experiencing an adverse pregnancy outcome. Such a tool can significantly improve the clinical care of our patients, as well as serve as the foundation for future prospective trials investigating potential therapeutics aimed and preventing such adverse outcomes. While my Department provides excellent mentorship, support and guidance for my academic efforts, securing funding for my research will allow me to work towards accomplishing my research goals and improving clinical care for pregnant women at increased risk for adverse outcomes.
Schwartz N, Coletta J, Pessel C, Feng R, Timor-Tritsch IE, Parry S, Salafia CM: Novel 3 dimensional placental measurements in early pregnancy as predictors of adverse pregnancy outcome. J Ultrasound Med 29(8):1203-12 : 2010.
Schwartz N, Xue X, Elovitz MA, Dowling O, Metz C: Progesterone suppresses the fetal inflammatory response ex vivo. Am J Obstet Gynecol 201(2):e1-9 : 2009.
Schwartz N, Arslan AA, Mierlak J, Seubert DE: Is the risk for severe perineal lacerations in Asian women related to their body-mass index? J Perinat Med 37(2):9-13 : 2009.
Schwartz N, Wagner SA, Keeler SM, Mierlak J, Seubert DE, Caughey AB: Universal tuberculosis screening in pregnancy. Am J Perinatol 2009 26(6):447-51 : 2009.
Schwartz N, Keeler SM, Fishman S, Timor-Tritsch IE: Neurosonography to Detect Brain Injury in a Surviving Monochorionic Twin After Demise of its Co-Twin. J Clin Ultrasound 37(3):165-67 : 2009.
Schwartz N, Sweeting R, Young BK: Practice patterns in the management of isolated oligohydramnios: a survey of perinatologists and literature review. J Maternal Fetal Neonatal Med 22(4):357-61 : 2009.
Schwartz N, Monteagudo A, Bornstein E, Kudla M, Zagzag D, Timor-Tritsch IE: Thrombosis of an Ectatic Torcular Herophili: Antenatal Diagnosis and Pathologic Correlation. J Ultrasound Med 27:989-91 : 2008.
Bornstein E, Monteagudo A, Dong R, Schwartz N, Timor-Tritsch IE: Detection of twin reversed arterial perfusion sequence at the time of first trimester screening: the added value of 3D volume and color doppler. J Ultrasound Med 1105-9 : 2008.
Rochelson B, Dowling O, Schwartz N, Metz CN: Magnesium sulfate suppresses inflammatory responses by human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HuVECs) through the NFkappaB pathway. J Reprod Immunol 73:101-107 : 2007.
Schwartz N, Timor-Tritsch IE, Wang E: Adnexal Masses in Pregnancy. Clinical Obstet Gynecol 52(4):570-85 : 2009.
Dulay AT, Schwartz N, Laser A, Greco MA, Monteagudo A, Timor-Tritsch IE: Two-and 3-dimensional sonographic diagnosis of a vesicorectal fistula in cloacal dysgenesis sequence. J Ultrasound Med 25(11):1489-94 : 2006.
Schwartz N, Rochelson B, Jacob J: Failure of selective termination and dexamethasone rescue therapy to arrest HELLP syndrome in a mid-trimester triplet gestation with one triploid fetus. J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med 17(5):313-4 : 2005.