August 2010 - Highlights & Honors

Honors & Awards

This year's recipients of the Cefalo/Bowes Young Researcher Award were:

Elizabeth Geller and Barbara Robinson awarded $5,000 for "Perineal Body as a Predictor of Anal Sphincter Injury at First Vaginal Delivery".

Champa Woodham awarded $5,000 for "The Association of Angiogenic Factors and Vitamin D in Preeclampsia".

UNC Horizons Program was awarded a $1,000 Schweitzer Sustainability Grant to support their smoking cessation program. 

The Smoking Cessation Program supported by the Schweitzer Sustainability Grant will include making nicotine gum or other OTC nicotine replacement products available to Horizons clients, along with smoking cessation incentives, yoga and fitness DVDs in order to encourage positive coping skills.  The grant money will also provide books on nutritious eating and cooking demonstrations in order to promote comprehensive lifestyle changes.

For the week ending July 16th, UNCOBGYN Twitter site was nominated for Healthcare Twitizen of the week

UNC Obstetrics & Gynecology received 3 of the 7 awards in the latest round of TraCS $10k grants for clinical and translational research projects:

Emma Rossi, OB/GYN, School of Medicine
Mentor: John Boggess
Project Title: Pelvic and Para-Aortic Sentinel Lymph Node Mapping with Robotically Assisted Near-Infared Imaging After Cervical and Uterine Indocyanine Green Injection

Alison Stuebe, OB/GYN, School of Medicine
Project Title: Management of Maternal Symptoms (MOMS) Study

Kelly Evenson, Epidemiology, School of Public Health; Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention
Anne Steiner, OB/GYN, School of Medicine
Project Title: Impact of Physical Activity on Achieving Pregnancy

In the News

From Our Blog


Baker AM, Haeri S, Shafer A, Moldenhauer JS.
Maternal gastric carcinoma metastatic to the placenta.
Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol
. 2010 Jul 30

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