Awards & Recognition

L.A.B. Award Winners – Fall 2022

Congratulations to the latest recipients of the Department of OB/GYN’s Lucy, Anarcha, and Betsey (L.A.B.) Award named in honor of Lucy, Anarcha, and Betsey—the enslaved women whose sacrifice, without consent, nearly 200 years ago allows surgical repair for women with vesicovaginal fistulas today.

Bree Goodman, MD
Clinical Fellow, Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Mentors: Nandini Raghuraman & Sharman Russell
Title: Bedside forceps simulation to increase resident operative delivery experience

Halley Staples, MD
Mentor: Nandini Raghuraman
Title: Lifting the VAIL: Visual Aids for Induction of Labor

Cassandra Trammel, MD, MBA
Clinical Fellow, Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Mentor: Jeannie Kelly
Title: Using the Transdermal Patch for BupRenorphine Induction DurinG PrEgnancy: A Randomized Controlled Trial (The Patch BRIDGE Trial)

Jayme Trevino, MD, MPH
Clinical Fellow, Complex Family Planning
Mentor: Tessa Madden
Title: Change in gestational age at time of presentation for induced abortion in Illinois before and after the overturn of Roe v. Wade

Next application cycle: February 2023
Details to come

If you have any questions or are interested in serving as a reviewer for a future L.A.B. Award Study Section (excellent way to improve your own grant writing skills; trainee participation encouraged), please contact Rachel Paul (Research Specialist: