CIRWH Honors


FY2022 CIRWH Seed Grant in Women's Health Research Recipients

  • Rovnat Babazade, MD: "Does opioid free labor epidural analgesia improve maternal and infant outcomes? A single center triple-blinded randomized controlled trial."
  • Gabriela E. Halder, MD, MPH: "Preoperative counseling in low health literacy groups."
  • Lauren Richardson, PhD: "Modeling drug kinetics and metabolism across the feto-maternal interfaces utilizing a novel fetal membrane-placenta organ-on-chip."

2018 CIRWH Poster Session in Women's Health Winners

Basic Science:

  • 1st Place: Lauren Richardson
  • 2nd Place: Narmada Lavu
  • 3rd Place: Mauricio La Rosa

Clinical Science:

  • 1st Place: *TIE* Laura Fitzgerald and Nariman Khan
  • 2nd Place: Micah Vaughn
  • 3rd Place: Melissa Victory

Translational Science:

  • 1st Place: Samantha Sheller-Miller
  • 2nd Place: Mansi Shah
  • 3rd Place: Marc Garcia

Assistant Professor Best Overall Poster:

  • *TIE* Erika Fuchs and Fangjian Guo

2014 CIRWH Seed Grant and Travel Grant Recipients

  • Gregg N. Milligan, PhD: "Novel vaccine platform to elicit T cell immunity in the female genital tract." (Awarded the Center for Interdisciplinary Research in Women's Health 2014 Seed Grant.)
  • Jayanth Ramadoss, PhD: "Protein signature for chronic pelvic pain in women." Ramadoss J, Muir TW. (Awarded the Center for Interdisciplinary Research in Women's Health 2014 Seed Grant.)
  • Pooja R. Patel, MD: "Teen pregnancies: A possible solution." Abstract presented at the 2014 International Conference on Women's Health, Gynecology & Obstetrics. Chicago, IL. (Awarded the Center for Interdisciplinary Research in Women's Health 2014 Travel Grant.)
  • Sara Nowakowski, PhD: "Examination of sleep continuity and insomnia severity in peri and postpartum women who perceive their sleep to have worsened by the menopausal transition." Abstract presented at the 2014 Annual Meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies. Minneapolis, MN. (Awarded the Center for Interdisciplinary Research in Women's Health 2014 Travel Grant.)

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Congratulations to these outstanding individuals for their excellent contributions to women's health research!


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