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L.A.B Award Winners – Spring 2023

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.

Julia Burd, MD
Clinical Fellow, Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Mentor: Nandini Raghuraman, MD, MSCI
Title: Method of Cervical Assessment in Patients with Preterm Prelabor Rupture of Membranes (MOCA Trial)

Amanda Compadre, MD
Clinical Fellow, Gynecologic Oncology
Mentor: Maggie Mullen, MD
Title: Optimizing RAD51 foci as a functional biomarker in high-grade serous ovarian cancer

Next application cycle: Fall 2023
Details to come
Read more about the application process.

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: