Dr. Malgorzata Skaznik-Wikiel

Specialty: Obstetrics & Gynecology, Reproductive Endocrinology

Clinical Location

Denver IVF & Fertility Center
3055 Roslyn Street
Denver, CO 80238

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About Dr. Skaznik-Wikiel

Dr. Malgorzata Skaznik-Wikiel obtained her medical doctorate at the Medical University of Warsaw, Poland. She completed research fellowships in Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Biology at Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School, Boston. Subsequently she went on to pursue residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Case Western Reserve University/Cleveland Clinic, where she received multiple awards for her research and excellence in academics.

Before joining the University of Colorado in July, 2013, for her fellowship in reproductive endocrinology and infertility, Dr. Skaznik-Wikiel was a visiting assistant professor in Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh/Magee-Womens Hospital. While at the University of Pittsburgh, she received the American Society for Reproductive Medicine research grant to study novel medical therapies for fertility preservation during cancer chemotherapy.

After completing her fellowship, she joined the University of Colorado faculty in 2016. Her clinical interests include Infertility, premature ovarian insufficiency, fertility preservation, and the influence of different types of diets on fertility.

Dr. Skaznik-Wikiel has participated in both basic science and clinical research and has presented her findings at international conferences and published in multiple peer-reviewed journals including Fertility and Sterility, Menopause, Cell, and Biology of Reproduction. She is a recipient of a prestigious three-year American Association of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Foundation Grant to study the effects of high fat diet exposure on ovarian function.

Dr. Skaznik-Wikiel is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology. She is a fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.

Licensure and Certification

  • American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Jan. 2014 – present
  • Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates, March 2005 – present
  • Colorado Medical Board, Jan. 2013 – present

Education and Training

Post Graduate Training

  • Medical School – Medical University of Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland – Doctor of Medicine
  • Research Fellowship – Harvard Medical School, Vincent Center for Reproductive Biology, Massachusetts General Hospital – Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Biology
  • Residency – Case Western Reserve University, MetroHealth Medical Center/Cleveland Clinic – Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Fellowship – University of Colorado Denver – Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility

Hospital and Academic Appointments

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, University of Colorado Denver – August 2016 – present
  • Instructor/Fellow – Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology – University of Colorado Denver – Aurora, CO – July 2013 – June 2016
  • Visiting Assistant Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences – University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA – Feb. 2012 – June 2013
  • Clinical Assistant Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA – Dec. 2011 – Jan. 2012
  • Clinical Fellow – Division of Gynecologic Oncology – Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences – Magee-Womens Hospital – Pittsburgh, PA – July 2010 – Sept. 2011
  • Resident – Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology – MetroHealth Medical Center/Cleveland Clinic – Cleveland, OH – July 2006 – June 2010
  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow – Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology – Vincent Center for Reproductive Biology – Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School – Boston, MA – Jan. 2004 – Apr. 2006


Did you know?

In her spare time, Dr. Skaznik-Wikiel enjoys spending time with her family, hiking, baking, reading and traveling.
 

Honors and Awards

  1. Travel Grant, American Society for Reproductive Medicine 71st Annual Meeting, Baltimore, MD, 2015.
  2. 2014 Oncofertility Conference Abstract Award, Oncofertility Conference, Chicago, IL, 2014
  3. Scientific Program Prize Paper Award, American Society for Reproductive Medicine 68th Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, 2012
  4. American Society for Reproductive Medicine Research Grant Recipient, Project: “Female fertility preservation after high-dose alkylating chemotherapy with granulocyte colony-stimulating factor,” Amount: $25,000; 2012
  5. Excellence in Resident Research Award, Case Western Reserve University, MetroHealth Medical Center/Cleveland Clinic, 2009
  6. Excellence in Academics 2008-2009 (CREOG Award), Case Western Reserve University MetroHealth Medical Center/Cleveland Clinic, 2009
  7. Mortimer Rosen Award for the Highest CREOG Score, Cleveland Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, Cleveland, OH, 2009
  8. First Place Award – Resident/Fellow Research Day, Cleveland Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, Cleveland, OH, 2009
  9. SGI Wyeth President’s Presenter Award, Society for Gynecologic Investigation 56th Annual Scientific Meeting, Glasgow, Scotland, 2009
  10. Excellence in Academics 2007-2008 (CREOG Award), Case Western Reserve University, MetroHealth Medical Center/Cleveland Clinic, 2008
  11. Excellence in Academics 2006-2007 (CREOG Award), Case Western Reserve University, MetroHealth Medical Center/Cleveland Clinic, 2007
  12. SGI Wyeth President’s Presenter Award, Society for Gynecologic Investigation 52nd Annual Scientific Meeting, Los Angeles, CA, 2005

Publications and Presentations

Skaznik-Wikiel ME, Traub ML, and Santoro N "Menopause" in Jameson/DeGroot: ENDOCRINOLOGY: Adult & Pediatric, 7th Edition

Skaznik-Wikiel ME, Monks J, Bales E, Polotsky AJ, McManaman J. High fat diet is associated with decreased ovarian reserve irrespective of obese phenotype. Society for Reproductive Investigation 62nd Annual Scientific Meeting, San Francisco, CA, 2015

Skaznik Wikiel ME and Polotsky AJ. The health pros and cons of continuous versus intermittent calorie restriction: More questions than answers. Maturitas 2014 Nov; 79(3):275-8. PMID: 25216760

Santoro N and Skaznik-Wikiel ME. Management of mood and memory problems during menopause. Contemporary OB/GYN; December 2014

Skaznik-Wikiel ME, Blough KL, Blumhagen R, Mansfield C, Kondapalli LA. Variation in Semen Parameters Between Cancer Diagnoses: Who Is at High Risk of Infertility? Oncofertility Conference, Chicago, IL, 2014

Skaznik-Wikiel ME, Blough KL, Mansfield C, Kondapalli LA. Quality Of Life Is Associated With Ovarian Reserve In Female Oncofertility Patients. Oncofertility Conference, Chicago, IL, 2014

Skaznik-Wikiel ME, Sukhwani M, Donohue J, Orwig KE. Granulocyte colony-stimulating factor and leuprolide have similar efficacy in preserving ovarian function in mice treated with high-dose chemotherapy. American Society for Reproductive Medicine 69th Annual Meeting, Boston, MA, 2013

Administrative Positions

  • Vice President, House Officer Association, MetroHealth Medical Center - July 2007 – June 2008
  • President, Neonatology Student Interest Group, Medical University of Warsaw - Oct. 2000 – June 2002
  • Treasurer, Obstetrics and Gynecology Student Interest Group, Medical University of Warsaw Oct. 2000 – June 2002

Reviewer

MEETING ABSTRACTS:

  • American Society for Reproductive Medicine 67th Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL, 2011
  • American Society for Reproductive Medicine 68th Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, 2012
  • Society for Gynecologic Investigation 60th Annual Scientific Meeting, Orlando, FL, 2013
  • American Society for Reproductive Medicine 69th Annual Meeting, Boston, MA, 2013

OTHER POSITIONS AND COMMUNITY SERVICE:

  • Advisor for the IMG Advisors Network, Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates, 2009 - present
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency Program Representative, House Officer Association, MetroHealth Medical Center, 2007 - 2009
  • Residency Program Representative, American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, Ohio Section Junior Fellow Council, 2006 - 2008
  • National HelpLine Volunteer, RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association, 2004 - 2006
  • Poster Judge for the Society for Gynecologic Investigation 60th Annual Scientific Meeting, Orlando, FL, 2013

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS:

  • Endocrine Society
  • International Society for Fertility Preservation
  • Society for Reproductive Investigation
  • American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
  • American Society for Reproductive Medicine

Publications

PEER REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS:

  1. Skaznik-Wikiel ME, Swindle DC, Allshouse AA, Polotsky AJ, McManaman JL. High-Fat Diet Causes Subfertility and Compromised Ovarian Function Independent of Obesity in Mice. Biol Reprod 2016 May; 94(5):108
  2. Skaznik-Wikiel ME, Gilbert SB, Meacham RB, Kondapalli LA. Fertility preservation options for men and women with cancer. Rev Urol 2015; 17(4):211-9
  3. Skaznik Wikiel ME and Polotsky AJ. The health pros and cons of continuous versus intermittent calorie restriction: More questions than answers. Maturitas Nov; 79(3):275-8
  4. Skaznik-Wikiel ME, McGuire MM, Sukhwani M, Donohue J, Chu T, Krivak TC, Rajkovic A, Orwig K. Granulocyte colony-stimulating factor with or without stem cell factor extends time to premature ovarian insufficiency in female mice treated with alkylating chemotherapy. Fertil Steril 2013 Jun; 99(7):2045-54
  5. Skaznik-Wikiel ME, Sukumvanich P, Austin RM, Zorn KK, Krivak TC, Edwards RP, Olawaiye A. Heavy cervical cancer burden in elderly women: How can we improve the situation? Acta Cytol 2012;56(4):388-93
  6. Skaznik-Wikiel ME, Lesnock JL, McBee WC, Beriwal S, Zorn KK, Richard SD, Krivak TC, Edwards RP. Intraperitoneal chemotherapy for recurrent epithelial ovarian cancer is feasible with high completion rates, low complications, and acceptable patient outcomes. Int J Gynecol Cancer 2012;22(2):232-7
  7. Skaznik-Wikiel ME, Sukumvanich P, Beriwal S, Zorn KK, Kelley JL, Richard SD, Krivak TC. Possible use of CA-125 level normalization after the third chemotherapy cycle in deciding on chemotherapy regimen in patients with epithelial ovarian cancer: brief report. Int J Gynecol Cancer 2011; 21(6): 1013-7
  8. Skaznik-Wikiel ME, Ueda S, Fleury A, Frasure HE, Rose PG, Grumbine FC, Fader AN. Abnormal cervical cytology in the preoperative diagnosis of uterine papillary serous carcinoma: earlier detection of a poor prognostic cancer subtype? Acta Cytol 2011; 55(3):255-60
  9. Skaznik-Wikiel ME, Sharma RK, Selesniemi K, Lee HJ, Tilly JL, Falcone T. Granulocyte colony stimulating factor in conjunction with vascular endothelial growth factor maintains primordial follicle numbers in transplanted mouse ovaries. Fertil Steril 2011; 95(4): 1405-9
  10. Skaznik-Wikiel ME, Jelovsek JE, Andrews B, Bradley LD. Accuracy of Endometrial Stripe Thickness in Detecting Benign Endometrial Pathology in Postmenopausal Women. Menopause 2010; 17(1):104-8
  11. Lee HJ, Sakamoto H, Luo H, Skaznik-Wikiel ME, Friel A, Niikura T, Tilly JC, Niikura Y, Klein R., Styer AK, Zukerberg LR, Tilly JL, Rueda BR. Loss of CABLES1, a Cyclin-Dependent Kinase-Interacting Protein that Inhibits Cell Cycle Progression, Results in Germline Expansion at the Expense of Oocyte Quality in Adult Female Mice. Cell Cycle 2007 Nov;6(21):2678-84
  12. Skaznik-Wikiel M, Tilly JC, Lee HJ, Niikura Y, Kaneko-Tarui T, Johnson J, Tilly JL. Serious doubts over “Eggs forever?” Differentiation 2007 Feb;75(2):93-9
  13. Skaznik-Wikiel ME, Kaneko-Tarui T, Kashiwagi A, Pru JK. Sphingosine-1-Phosphate Receptor Expression and Signaling Correlate with Uterine Prostaglandin-Endoperoxide Synthase 2 Expression and Angiogenesis during Early Pregnancy. Biol Reprod 2006; 74(3):569-76
  14. Johnson, J, Skaznik-Wikiel, M, Lee HJ, Niikura, Y, Tilly, JC, Tilly, JL. Setting the Record Straight on Data Supporting Postnatal Oogenesis in Female Mammals. Cell Cycle, 2005; 4(11): 1471-7
  15. Johnson, J, Bagley, J, Skaznik-Wikiel, M, Lee HJ, Adams, GB, Niikura, Y, Tschudy, KS, Tilly, JC, Cortes, ML, Forkert, R, Spitzer, T, Iacomini, J, Scadden, DT, Tilly, JL. Oocyte Generation in Adult Mammalian Ovaries by Putative Germ Cells in Bone Marrow and Peripheral Blood. Cell 2005; 122(2): 303-15
  16. Skaznik-Wikiel M, Czajkowski K, Kugaudo M, Teliga-Czajkowska J. Assessment of pregnancy and labor outcome and the condition of the newborn in primiparous women aged 35 and older. Ginekol Pol 2003; 74(8): 607-11

INVITED ARTICLES: 1. Bradley LD and Skaznik-Wikiel ME. Investigation of Abnormal Uterine Bleeding in Perimenopausal and Postmenopausal Women. Menopause Management 2008; 17(6): 13-22

ABSTRACTS:

  1. Skaznik-Wikiel, ME, Rudolph M, Swindle DC, Polotsky AJ. Elevated serum levels of biologically active omega-3 fatty acids are associated with better ovarian reserve. American Society for Reproductive Medicine 72nd Annual Meeting, Salt Lake City, UT, 2016
  2. Skaznik-Wikiel, ME, Swindle DC, Soderborg T, Friedman J, Polotsky AJ. Increased tissue omega-3 to omega-6 fatty acid ratio results in improved markers of ovarian reserve and altered systemic cytokines. American Society for Reproductive Medicine 72nd Annual Meeting, Salt Lake City, UT, 2016
  3. Skaznik-Wikiel ME, Swindle DC, Soderborg T, Friedman J, Polotsky AJ. Transgenic increase in n-3/n-6 fatty acid ratio protects ovarian and oocyte reserve from detrimental effects of high-fat diet. Society for Reproductive Investigation 63rd Annual Scientific Meeting, Montreal, Canada, 2016
  4. Skaznik-Wikiel ME, Polotsky AJ, McManaman J. High-fat diet causes compromised fertility and increased pro-inflammatory cytokines independent of obesity. American Society for Reproductive Medicine 71st Annual Meeting, Baltimore, MD, 2015
  5. Skaznik-Wikiel ME, Monks J, Bales E, Polotsky AJ, McManaman J. High fat diet is associated with decreased ovarian reserve irrespective of obese phenotype. Society for Reproductive Investigation 62nd Annual Scientific Meeting, San Francisco, CA, 2015
  6. Skaznik-Wikiel ME, Blough KL, Mansfield C, Kondapalli LA. Quality Of Life Is Associated With Ovarian Reserve In Female Oncofertility Patients. Oncofertility Conference, Chicago, IL 2014
  7. Skaznik-Wikiel ME, Blough KL, Blumhagen R, Mansfield C, Kondapalli LA.Variation in Semen Parameters Between Cancer Diagnoses: Who Is at High Risk of Infertilty? Oncofertility Conference, Chicago, IL 2014
  8. Skaznik-Wikiel ME, Sukhwani, Donohue J, Orwig KE. Granulocyte colony-stimulating factor and leuprolide have similar efficacy in preserving ovarian function in mice treated with high-dose chemotherapy. American Society for Reproductive Medicine 69th Annual Meeting, Boston, MA, 2013
  9. Skaznik-Wikiel ME, Sukhwani, Donohue J, Orwig KE. Granulocyte colony-stimulating factor preserves fertility in mice treated with high-dose gonadotoxic chemotherapy. American Society for Reproductive Medicine 68th Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, 2012
  10. Skaznik-Wikiel ME, McGuire M, Sukhwani M, Krivak TC, Rajkovic A, Orwig K. Granulocyte colony stimulating factor maintains ovarian follicle numbers in mice treated with high-dose chemotherapy by decreasing chemotherapy-related ischemia. Society for Gynecologic Investigation 59th Annual Scientific Meeting, San Diego, CA, 2012
  11. Skaznik-Wikiel ME, Lesnock J, McBee WC, Richard SD, Kelley JL, Zorn KK, Krivak TC, Edwards RP. Extended duration of response with second-line intraperitoneal platinum-based therapy for epithelial ovarian cancer. 2011 ASCO Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, 2011
  12. Skaznik-Wikiel ME, Sukumvanich P, Austin M, Krivak TC, Edwards RP, Olawaiye A. Cervical Cancer Screening in Elderly Patients: Should we discontinue screening at age 70? Society of Gynecologic Oncologists 42nd Annual Meeting on Women’s Cancer, Orlando, FL, 2011
  13. Skaznik-Wikiel ME, Lesnock J, McBee WC, Taylor S, Beriwal S, Smith A, Zorn K, Richard S, Krivak TC, Edwards RP. Intraperitoneal chemotherapy for recurrent ovarian cancer appears efficacious with high completion rates and low complications. Society of Gynecologic Oncologists 42nd Annual Meeting on Women’s Cancer, Orlando, FL, 2011
  14. Skaznik-Wikiel ME, Ueda S, Fleury A, Frasure HE, Rose PG, Grumbine FC, Fader AN. Abnormal cervical cytology in the preoperative diagnosis of uterine papillary serous carcinoma: earlier detection of a poor prognostic uterine cancer? Society of Gynecologic Oncologists 42nd Annual Meeting on Women’s Cancer, Orlando, FL, 2011
  15. Stetzer B, Skaznik-Wikiel M, Liu C, Amini S, Presley L, Catalano P. Diabetic vasculopathy: is it still a risk factor for small for gestational age? Am J Obstet Gynecol; 2011 (204): S105; Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine 31st Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, 2011
  16. O`Malley D, Nakayama J, Alvarez-Secord A, DeBernardo R, Gehrig P, Fader, AN, Mendivil A, Cohn DE, Skaznik-Wikiel M, Havrilesky L. Benefit of adjuvant therapy in early stage clear cell cancer of the uterus? Society of Gynecologic Oncologists 41st Annual Meeting on Women’s Cancer, San Francisco, CA 2010
  17. O`Malley D, Achenbach S, Skaznik-Wikiel M, Nakayama J, Mendivil A, Havrilesky L, Alvarez-Secord A, DeBernardo R, Gehrig P,  Fader, AN. Improved survival with chemotherapy and radiation in advanced-stage uterine clear cell carcinoma. Society of Gynecologic Oncologists 41st Annual Meeting on Women’s Cancer, San Francisco, CA 2010
  18. Skaznik-Wikiel ME, Sharma R, Selesniemi K, Lee HJ, Tilly JL, Falcone T. Granulocyte colony stimulating factor (G-CSF) in conjunction with vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) increases primordial follicle numbers in transplanted mammalian ovaries. Cleveland Society of Obstetrician and Gynecologists Resident/Fellow Research Day, Cleveland, OH, 2009
  19. Skaznik-Wikiel ME, Sharma R, Selesniemi K, Lee HJ, Tilly JL, Falcone T. Granulocyte colony stimulating factor (G-CSF) in conjunction with vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) increases primordial follicle numbers in transplanted mammalian ovaries. Society for Gynecologic Investigation 56th Annual Scientific Meeting, Glasgow, Scotland, 2009
  20. Fader AN, Skaznik-Wikiel M, Moxley K, Kunos, C, Gibbons H, Resnick K, Moore K, Seamon L, Cohn D, Rose PG. Stage II Endometrial Cancer : Superficial Involvement is not an Independent Risk Factor for Recurrence. Society of Gynecologic Oncologists 40th Annual Meeting on Women’s Cancer, San Antonio, TX, 2009
  21. Abushahin F, Skaznik-Wikiel M, Fader AN, Belinson JL, Rose PG. The Incidence of Venous Thromboembolic Disease (VTE) in Patients with Ovarian Cancer Receiving Chemotherapy. Society of Gynecologic Oncologists 40th Annual Meeting on Women’s Cancer, San Antonio, TX, 2009
  22. Rasool N, Fader AN, Seamon L, Abushahin F, Alexander HA, Moore K, Moxley K, Skaznik-Wikiel M, Chiesa-Vottero A, Michener C, Kunos C, Rose PG, O’Malley D. Stage I Grade 3 Endometrioid Adenocarcinoma of the Endometrium: An Analysis of Clinical Outcomes and Patterns of Recurrence. Society of Gynecologic Oncologists 40th Annual Meeting on Women’s Cancer, San Antonio, TX, 2009 (Plenary Session)
  23. Skaznik-Wikiel ME, Jelovsek JE, Andrews B, Bradley LD. How Accurate is the Thickness of Endometrial Stripe in Detecting Benign Endometrial Pathology in Postmenopausal Women? American Society for Reproductive Medicine 64th Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, 2008
  24. Skaznik-Wikiel, ME, Huston-Presley L, Catalano PM. Diabetic vasculopathy: Is it a risk factor for intrauterine growth restriction? 2007; 56(Suppl. 1): A492. American Diabetes Association 67th Annual Scientific Sessions, Chicago, IL, 2007
  25. Skaznik-Wikiel ME, Zhang L, Kanda Y, Roberts D, Ecker J, Pru JK. Expression of S1P synthetic enzymes and cognate S1P receptors at the human maternal:fetal interface. Reproductive Sciences (Suppl.1) 2007; 14(1): 176A. Society for Gynecologic Investigation 54th Annual Scientific Meeting, Reno, NV, 2007
  26. Johnson J, Skaznik-Wikiel M, Bagley J, Lee HJ, Adams G, Niikura Y, Tschudy K, Tilly J, Cortes ML, Forkert R, Spitzer T, Iacomini J, Scadden D, Tilly JL. Establishment of the murine female germ stem cell niche.  Serono Symposia International Foundation. Therapeutic Potential of Stem Cells in Reproductive Medicine, Valencia, Spain, 2006
  27. Skaznik-Wikiel ME, Niikura Y, Johnson J, Tschudy K, Tilly JL. Regulation of mammalian female germ cell dynamics by the senescence-associated gene locus J Soc Gynecol Investig 2006; 13(Suppl.2): 164A-165A. Society for Gynecologic Investigation 53rd Annual Scientific Meeting, Toronto, Canada, 2006
  28. Niikura Y, Skaznik-Wikiel ME, Johnson J, Tilly JL. Germline stem cell transplantation does not reverse age-related ovarian failure. J Soc Gynecol Investig 2006; 13(Suppl. 2): 187A. Society for Gynecologic Investigation 53rd Annual Scientific Meeting, Toronto, Canada, 2006
  29. Skaznik-Wikiel ME, Kaneko-Tarui T, Pru JK. Regulation of uterine angiogenesis during early pregnancy by sphingosine-1-phosphate receptors. Society for the Study of Reproduction 38th Annual Meeting, Quebec City, QC, Canada, 2005
  30. Johnson J, Bagley J, Skaznik-Wikiel, ME, Lee HJ, Adams GB, Tilly JC, Cortes ML, Forkert R, Spitzer T, Iacomini J, Scadden DT, Tilly, JL, The Isolation and Transplantation of Adult Mammalian Female Germ Stem Cells and Progenitors. Society for the Study of Reproduction 38th Annual Meeting, Quebec City, QC, Canada, 2005
  31. Zhang L, Johnson J, Skaznik-Wikiel ME, Forkert M, Adams G, Scadden DT, Pru JK. Stem Cell Support of Uterine Function: Implications for Cyclic Remodeling, Pregnancy, and Uterine Disease. Society for the Study of Reproduction 38th Annual Meeting, Quebec City, QC, Canada, 2005
  32. Skaznik-Wikiel ME, Johnson J, Kaneko-Tarui T, Tilly JC, Tilly JL. Epigenetic Constraint of Germline Stem Cell-driven Oogenesis in the Postnatal Mammalian Ovary. J Soc Gynecol Investig 2005; 12 (Suppl. 2): 85A. Society for Gynecologic Investigation 52nd Annual Scientific Meeting, Los Angeles, CA, 2005
  33. Johnson J, Bagley J, Skaznik-Wikiel ME, Lee HJ, Adams GB, Tilly JC, Cortes ML, Forkert R, Spitzer T, Iacomini J, Scadden DT, Tilly JL. Isolation and Transplantation of Adult Mammalian Female Germ Stem Cells and Progenitors. European Society for Human Reproduction and Embryology Campus 2005: Mammalian Oogenesis and Folliculogenesis. Paris, France, 2005
  34. Johnson J, Bagley J, Lee HJ, Forkert R, Cortes ML, Skaznik-Wikiel M, Kaneko-Tarui T, Adams GB, Breakfield XO, Iacomini J, Scadden DT, Tilly JL, Manipulating Adult Female Germ Stem Cells  to Preserve Fertility and Ovarian Function., The Tony and Shelly Malkin Stem Cell Symposium, Boston, MA, 2004
  35. Pru JK, Kaneko-Tarui T, Johnson J, Skaznik-Wikiel ME. Regulation of sphingosine kinases during decidualization: a role for sphingosine-1-phosphate in uterine prostanoid production. Society for the Study of Reproduction 37th Annual Meeting, Vancouver, BC, Canada, 2004
  36. Teliga-Czajkowska J, Skaznik M. Placenta Previa - Risk Factors of Hemorrhage, Course of Pregnancy and Labor, and the Condition of the Newborn. Symposium "Preterm Labor and Delivery". Warsaw, Poland, 2002
  37. Skaznik, M. Placenta previa - risk factors of hemorrhage, course of pregnancy and labor, and the condition of the newborn. National Conference for Students and Young Physicians. Warsaw, Poland, 2002
  38. Skaznik M, Wikiel K, Sibilska M, Kugaudo M. Respirator settings in the first day of life in a mechanically ventilated preterm neonate and early and late complications. National Conference for Students and Young Physicians, Warsaw, Poland, 2002
  39. Cybulska M, Skaznik M. Intrauterine Infections in Newborns of Diabetic Mothers. 1st International Conference for Students and Young Physicians, Warsaw, Poland, 2001
  40. Skaznik M, Glowacka J. Course of Pregnancy and Labor in Women with Low Body Mass Index. 1st International Conference for Students and Young Physicians, Warsaw, Poland, 2001
  41. Skaznik M, Kugaudo M., Kupisz M. Hematological values in newborns with intrauterine growth restriction. 1st International Conference for Students and Young Physicians, Warsaw, Poland, 2001
  42. Wikiel K, Skaznik M. Effect of Efflux Pumps on Resistance of Staphylococcus aureus to Disinfectants. 1st International Conference for Students and Young Physicians, Warsaw, Poland, 2001
  43. Stefanska J, Mlynarczyk A, Mlynarczyk G, Skaznik M, Wikiel K, Starosciak BJ. Dependence of Resistance to Quinolones on Ionic Pumps and Active Transport of Antibacterial Substances in S. aureus., XXIV Conference of Polish Microbiological Society, Bialystok, Poland, 2000

INVITED TALKS:

1. Biotech Seminars: Oogenesis in the adult mammalian ovary. Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA, February 15, 2006.

2. Potential strategies for improving function of the ovarian grafts. Center for Reproductive Medicine, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH, May 2, 2008.

3. Type 2 adenocarcinoma of the uterine corpus- clinical features and current treatment options. Grand Rounds, MetroHealth Medical Center, Cleveland, OH, November 24, 2009

4. Granulocyte colony stimulating factor maintains ovarian follicle numbers in mice treated with high-dose chemotherapy by decreasing chemotherapy-related ischemia. First Annual Women’s Cancer Research Center Retreat, Pittsburgh, PA, May 6-7, 2011

DIDACTIC COURSES:

1. Mentor - Clinical Skills Course for Second Year Medical Students - Pelvic and Breast Exam - University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine - Pittsburgh, PA - February 2013

2. Facilitator - Problem Based Learning for Third Year Medical Students – Obstetrics and Gynecology - University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine - Pittsburgh, PA - Jan – Feb 2013

3. Mentor - Clinical Skills Course for Second Year Medical Students - Pelvic and Breast Exam- University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine - Pittsburgh, PA - February 2012

4. Gross Anatomy Instructor – Pelvis Section - Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University - Cleveland, OH -April 2009

RESEARCH FUNDING:

American Association of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Foundation Grant, 07/2015-06/2018. Project title: “Obesogenic lipid alterations as a mechanism of impaired fertility”

Role: Principal Investigator

Past

Academic Enrichment Fund – Department of OB/GYN/University of Colorado, 07/2015-06/2016. Project title: “The role of cytokine imbalance in high-fat diet associated ovarian dysfunction”

Role: Principal Investigator

NIH/SREI/T32: National Research Training Program in Reproductive Medicine, 

07/2014-06/2016. Project title: “Obesogenic mechanisms of impaired fertility”

Role: Principal Investigator of subcontract training grant

American Society for Reproductive Medicine Research Grant, 07/2012-06/2013. Project title: “Female fertility preservation after high-dose alkylating chemotherapy with granulocyte colony-stimulating factor“

Role: Principal investigator