Research Grant Awardees – Other Organizations

The Society for Obstetric Anesthesia and Perinatology would like to recognize SOAP members who are the Principal Investigators for recently granted awards from federal, foundation, state or institutional sources. We are proud of the work you are doing to further science to improve maternal and fetal health and safety. Please join us in congratulating these Principal Investigator awardees!

SOAP members, please complete the grant awardee notification form below so that we may celebrate your work. Please only list those grants for which you are the Principal Investigator.

Grant Awardee Notification Submission Form

Federal Grant Awardees

National Institutes of Health: Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

  • Melissa E. Bauer, DO (Duke University)
    Large-Scale Implementation of Community Co-led Maternal Sepsis Care Practices to Reduce Morbidity and Mortality from Maternal Infection  

Further details: Dr. Bauer Awarded NIH Grant for Maternal Sepsis Study - Duke Anesthesiology

National Institutes of Health: R21 Award

  • Jean Guglielminotti, MD, PhD (Columbia University)
    Medicaid Expansion and Maternal Health in Racial and Ethnic Minority Women

Further details: R21 Award, National Institutes of Health

State Grant Awardees

Michigan Health Endowment Fund

Foundation Grant Awardees

Foundation for Anesthesia Education and Research (FAER) Mentored Research Training Grant Awardees

  • Marie-Louise Meng, MD (Duke University)
    Cardiovascular Risk Prediction for Improved Maternal Health
  • Robert S. White, MD, MS (Joan & Sanford I. Weill Medical College of Cornell University)
    Health Disparities in Obstetrical Care and Delivery Outcomes Before and After Implementation of an Enhanced Recovery After Surgery Protocol

Further details: Congratulations to FAER’s Fall 2021 Grant Recipients (

Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation Annual Investigator Initiated Research Grant Awardees

  • Vesela Kovacheva, MD, PhD (Harvard Medical School, Mass General Brigham)*
    Development of Novel Machine Learning Tool to Predict Risk for Severe Maternal Morbidity and Optimize Anesthesiology Resources
    *This was the highest ranked proposal and recipient of the Ellison “Jeep” Pierce Award
  • Paloma Toledo, MD, and Jennifer Banayan, MD (Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine)
    Iron Deficiency Anemia: Developing and Implementing an Intervention to Treat this Preventable Cause of Maternal Morbidity

Further details: Grant Recipients - Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation (

SOAP Research Grant Awardees

Through the SOAP Endowment Fund, SOAP sponsors several research grants. For information about the grants and lists of past grant awardees, visit the links below.