The program’s mission is to help early-career physician-scientists continue their patient-centered research amid extraprofessional caregiving demands.
Dr. Neeta Vora received one of eight travel grants from Caregivers at Carolina, which awards grants to physician scientists in recognition of their exemplary research while facing substantial caregiving demands at home.
Caregivers at Carolina was launched in 2016 to help early-career physician-scientists continue their patient-centered research amid extraprofessional caregiving demands.
Dr. Vora is a BIRCWH (Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women’s Health) scholar and was recently selected out of 80 other BIRCWH scholars to give one of three oral presentations at the National Institutes of Health BIRCWH meeting.
Her presentation, ‘Increased Prenatal Inflammatory Gene Expression in Cell-Free Prenatal RNA Is Associated with Earlier Gestational Age at Birth,’ was done during her time as a BIRCWH scholar.
Dr. Vora’s research focuses on improving the ability to make a prenatal diagnosis by using next generation sequencing technologies and studying the prenatal contribution to common maternal diseases such as spontaneous preterm birth and preeclampsia.