Announcements

Oct 14, 2020

2021 Foundation for SMFM Scholarship Award

We are pleased to announce that Courtney Townsel, MD, MSc, has been selected for the 2021-2024 Foundation for SMFM Scholarship Award for her project entitled, “Placental Epigenetic Regulation of Fetal Opioid Exposure.” Dr. Townsel is currently ...

Sep 21, 2020

2020 Queenan Global Health Awards

Drs. Cassandra Duffy, Beth Pineles, and Angela Stephens have been selected as the recipients of the 2020 Queenan Global Health Awards. Cassandra Duffy, MD, MPH, a Maternal-Fetal Medicine attending at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical ...

Sep 18, 2020

2020 Garite Mini-Sabbatical Grants

Drs. Christina Ackerman and Jessian Muñoz have been selected as the recipients of the 2020 Garite Mini-Sabbatical Grants. Christina Ackerman, MD, a second-year Maternal-Fetal Medicine Fellow at Yale New Haven Hospital in New Haven, Connecticut, will conduct a project “Advanced Training ...

Sep 17, 2020

2020 Reproductive Health Mini-Sabbatical

Adam Crosland, MD, MPH, has received a Reproductive Health Mini-Sabbatical Grant for his research proposal, “University of California Abortion Registry (UCAR): A novel multi-site collaborative examining the association between high-risk ...

Feb 24, 2020

2020 Bridge Funding Award

Michael House, MD, Associate Professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine at Tufts Medical Center, is the recipient of the 2020 Foundation for SMFM Bridge Funding Award sponsored by the American Board of Obstetrics and ...

Jan 13, 2020

2020 Danielle Peress Memorial Fund Award

Rebecca Post, MD has been selected for the 2020 Danielle Peress, MD Memorial Fund Award for her project, “Immediate Postpartum Glucose Tolerance Test: A Comparison with the Gold Standard.” Dr. Post is a first-year MFM Fellow ...

Nov 14, 2019

2020 Quilligan Scholars

The Foundation for SMFM is pleased to announce the third-year residents who have been selected as the 2020 Quilligan Scholars: Drs. Tooba Anwer, Bobby Brar, Jia Jennifer Ding, Natasha Kumar, Gina Milone, Anju Ranjit, Katherine Ryken, and Erinma Ukoha. The program provides these ...

Nov 8, 2019

2019 Quality Improvement Research Awards

Drs. Helen Feltovich and David Jackson have been selected as the inaugural recipients of the 2019 Quality Improvement Research Awards. Helen Feltovich, MD (Intermountain Healthcare) was selected for her project: “A CLEAR Road to Quality ...

Sep 30, 2019

2020-2023 SMFM/AAOGF Scholar

Kristin D. Gerson, MD, PhD has been selected for the 2020-2023 Foundation for SMFM/AAOGF Scholarship Award for her project entitled, “Decoding the cervicovaginal metabolome-microbiome interface: potential mechanisms of spontaneous preterm birth.” ...

Aug 15, 2019

2019 Garite Mini-Sabbatical Grants

Drs. Angela PH Burgess and Tani Malhotra have been selected as the recipients of the 2019 Garite Mini-Sabbatical Grants. Dr. Angela PH Burgess, a third-year Maternal-Fetal Medicine Fellow at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, will conduct a research project “Contribution of ...

Aug 12, 2019

2019 Reproductive Health Mini-Sabbatical Grants

Drs. David Abel and Leilah Zahedi-Spung have been selected as the inaugural recipients of the 2019 Reproductive Health Mini-Sabbatical Grants. Dr. David Abel is a 2019 Reproductive Health Mini-Sabbatical Award recipient. Dr. Abel will receive four ...

Jul 31, 2019

2019 Queenan Global Health Awards

Dr. Martha Tesfalul is the recipient of the Investigator-Initiated Research Project Award for her project “Promoting Freedom from Hardship in Pregnancy in Rural Eritrea by Advancing Clinical Research for Rahwa Maternal Health Agent Program.” She will ...

Mar 17, 2019

2019 Bridge Funding Award

Andrea G. Edlow, MD, MSc, Assistant Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Biology at Harvard Medical School and Maternal-Fetal Medicine specialist at Massachusetts General Hospital, is the recipient of the 2019 Foundation for SMFM Bridge Funding ...

Mar 5, 2019

2019 Danielle Peress Memorial Fund Award

Kristin D. Gerson, MD, PhD has been selected for the inaugural 2019 Danielle Peress MD Memorial Fund Award for her project entitled, “Epithelial-mesenchymal transition in the cervicovaginal space: possible biomarkers of spontaneous ...

Sep 1, 2018

2018 Queenan Fellows

Drs. D’Angela Pitts and FB “Will” Williams have been selected as the recipients of the 2018 Queenan Fellowships for Global Health. Dr. Pitts, a second-year Maternal-Fetal Medicine Fellow at the University of Michigan, is the recipient of the Visiting Teaching Fellowship and will spend two ...

Aug 7, 2018

2018 Garite Mini-Sabbatical Recipients

Dr. Michael Dombrowski and Dr. Jose Enrique Sanin Blair have been selected as the recipients of the 2018 Garite Mini-Sabbatical Grants. Dr. Dombrowski is a third year MFM fellow at Yale University. He previously completed both OB/GYN ...

Mar 19, 2018

2018 Bridge Funding Award Recipient

Dr. Maisa Feghali, Assistant Professor, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences and Magee Womens Research Institute at the University of Pittsburgh, is the recipient of the 2018 Foundation for SMFM Bridge ...

Oct 6, 2017

2017 Bridge Fund and SMFM/AAOGF Scholar Recipients

Dr. Emily Miller has been selected for the 2017 ABOG Bridge Fund Award Recipient and Dr. Nandini Raghuraman has been selected for the 2018-2021 Foundation for SMFM/AAOGF Scholarship Award. Dr. Emily Miller, Assistant Professor in the ...

Aug 25, 2017

2017 Queenan Fellows Selected

Dr. Megan Foeller (International Agency Mentored Research Fellowship) and Dr. Rebekah McCurdy (Visiting Teaching Fellowship) are the 2017 Queenan Fellows. Dr. Foeller, a second-year Maternal-Fetal Medicine Fellow at Stanford University, will spend six months in Geneva beginning ...

Jun 9, 2017

2017 Bridge Funding Award

The Bridge Funding Award is designed to stabilize a research program of a promising physician scientist in the field of perinatal biology and medicine who has not been successful in obtaining independent research funding or who has a temporary lapse in funding. This award is made ...

Feb 21, 2017

2017-2020 SMFM/AAOGF Scholar

Adetola Louis-Jacques, MD has been selected for the SMFM/AAOGF Scholarship Award for her work entitled “Lactation and Association with Maternal Gut Microbiome and Epigenetic Programming.” Dr. Louis-Jacques is currently a third year fellow in Maternal Fetal Medicine at the University ...

Aug 31, 2016

2016 Queenan Fellowships Awarded

The Pregnancy Foundation is pleased to announce that the 2016 Queenan Fellowships for Global Health have been awarded to the following individuals: Dr. Alisa Kachikis, a second-year Maternal-Fetal Medicine Fellow at the University of Washington, is the recipient of the ...

Jun 20, 2016

2016 Bridge Funding Award

Applications are now being accepted for a new bridge grant. This award is made possible with generous support from the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ABOG) Education Foundation. The Pregnancy Foundation Bridge Funding Award is designed to stabilize a research ...

Feb 26, 2016

2016 5K Results

Thanks to all who participated in the 5K in Atlanta on February 6! The top 10 finishers were: 1. Jose Pablo Marchili (24:09.22) 2. Catherine Albright (24:22.22) 3. Graham Brumfield (24:46.16) 4. Christina Herrera (25:02.48) 5. Donna Neale (27:22.63) 6. Wendy Kinzler (27:41.15) 7. Bob Silver ...