Awards & Grants

Listing of grants and awards received.

  • Benjamin Chi, MD, UNC Global Women’s Health Fellowship. NICHD.  $1.1 million over 5 years. This T32 training grant provides independent funding for our 3-year fellowship in global women’s health. OB-GYNs who have completed residency will have the opportunity to gain valuable field expertise in Zambia and Malawi, while meeting requirements for Masters-level training in research methods.
     
  • Leslie Clark, MD, Resident, received the Best Resident Oral Presentation Award at the 28th Annual Meeting of the Mid-Atlantic Gynecologic Oncology Society in 2013.
  • AnnaMarie Connolly, MD, received the Charles Baynes Wilkerson Distinguished Professorship Award, given by the UNC-Chapel Hill Board of Trustees.
     
  • Eron, Stringer, Hossienipour (multi PI) - UNC Global HIV/AIDS Clinical Trials Unit. $2.3 million in year 1. This 7-year award will provide infrastructure support for the UNC clinical trials unit in Chapel Hill, Greensboro, Malawi, and Zambia.
  • William Goodnight, MD, was appointed to the Board of Directors of the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine.
  • Hendree Jones, PhD, received a National Institute on Drug Abuse R34 Behavioral Therapy Development Grant entitled “Improving Women's Sexual Health While in Drug Addiction Treatment.” The total amount of the award over three years is $592,000. This study will develop and initially evaluate Sex and Female Empowerment (SAFE), an intervention designed to increase acceptance of and adherence to contraceptive practices among opioid-agonist-maintained women of childbearing age. The intervention will be delivered in one of two formats: a face-to-face brief intervention approach or a novel computer-adaptive platform. To the extent that either version of SAFE is found to be efficacious compared with usual care, it has the potential to reduce the number of unintended pregnancies and consequently decrease the need for and the costs of child protective services.
     
  • Grosbeck Parham, MD awarded Zambian cervical cancer research capacity initiative. $250,000. NIH/NCI. 
  • Monica Schointuch (Laboratory of Dr. Victoria Bae-Jump), received the Best Medical Student Oral Presentation Award at the 28th Annual Meeting of the Mid-Atlantic Gynecologic Oncology Society in 2013.
  • Anna Maria Siega-Riz, Myles Faith (co-PIs), Alison Stuebe, MD, Wanda Nicholson, MD (co-investigators), received a National Institute of Child Health and Human Development contract in the amount of $676,141 for September 2013-March 2015 for their research entitled “Diet, Obesity and Weight Change in Pregnancy.”
     
  • Jeffrey Stringer, MD  Awarded grant for preventing preterm birth in Zambia. $1.3 million. Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. This grant will provide 3 years of support to develop a carefully characterized cohort of 2000 women at risk for preterm birth in Zambia and follow them for birth outcomes.
  • Jennifer Wu, MD, Catherine Matthews, MD, and Michele Jonsson-Funk, PhD, received the Best Epidemiology Paper award at the 2013 American Urogynecologic Society Annual Scientific Meeting for “Lifetime risk of surgery for stress incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse.”
  • Steven Young, MD 
    • Named Chairman of the Triangle Consortium for Reproductive Biology
    • Received the American Society of Reproductive Medicine’s 2013 Star Award
    • Received the Reproductive Immunology SIG Prize Paper at the 2013 ASRM Meeting for “Characterization of endometrial natural killer cells in women with infertility or recurrent pregnancy loss and associated endometriosis.”
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