Dr. John Thorp's research on medicine and breast milk wins ACOG award

The meeting was held May 6-9, 2017 in San Diego, California.

Dr. John Thorp, McAllister Distinguished Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology and chief of the Division of General Obstetrics and Gynecology, was recognized for his research at the recent American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) annual meeting, according to a press release from the organization on May 5.

Dr. Thorp was awarded a Blue Ribbon for his research, "Evaluating Transfer of Certolizumab Pegol and Polyethylene Glycol into Breast Milk [28J]," which evaluates whether medication for chronic inflammatory disease can be transferred through breast milk and estimates how much is safe for babies.

ACOG selected the winners from more than 700 outstanding original research papers and posters to be presented at this year's event.

"The theme of this year's annual meeting, 'Next Generation of Health Care,' aims to help women's health care experts prepare for the challenges that lie ahead. The research recognized by this year's awards is foundational to achieving that progress," said Dr. Thomas Gellhaus, president of ACOG. "The pioneering research done by ACOG fellows informs and empowers ob-gyns to help American women take control of their health."

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, a 501(c)(3) organization, is the nation's leading group of physicians providing health care for women.

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