Media Award

The SOAP Media Award acknowledges contributions of the media in furthering public awareness of the important role obstetric anesthesiology plays in the care of the parturient. Journalists, photographers, producers, directors, and other media professionals in print, radio, television and the internet are considered. 

Media Award Recipients

2020 Brian Scott, FOX TV Orlando
“CBD Use During Pregnancy”
2019 Reuben Castaneda, U.S. News and World Report
“8 Myths About Managing Labor Pain”
2018 Rene Montagne, NPR
“Maternal Mortality and Serious Morbidity Investigative Reporting”
2017 Elizabeth H. Ellinas, M.D.
Obstetric Anesthesia Webinars
Cesar R. Padilla, M.D., Univision
Interview by Salud y Myjer “Lo que debe saber sobre la anestesia epidural”
2016 Isabella Epiu, New Vision
“Prioritise Anaesthesia on the Health Agenda,” Nov. 12, 2015
2015 Linda Ciampa, CNN
“The Gentle Cesarean: More Like A Birth Than An Operation,” Jan. 28, 2015
2014 Dana Kozlov, WBBM-TV, Chicago
“Mother dies while delivering baby and lives to tell about it,” Dec. 17, 2013
2013 Kevin Pho, M.D. and Craig Palmer, M.D., kevinMD.com 
“Obstetrics Anesthesiologists not only Relieve Pain, They Save Lives,” June 30, 2012
2012 Melinda Wenner Moyer, Slate Magazine
“The Truth about Epidurals,” Jan. 11, 2012
2011 Roni Caryn Rabin, New York Times
“In Labor, a Snack or a Sip?” Jan. 26, 2010
2010 Larry Hatteberg, Hatteberg’s People
"From Goddard to Ghana: A Woman’s Journey,” KAKE ABC Channel 10
2008 Kathryn J. Alexander
Co-Author, “Easy Labor,” and prominent pregnancy and parenting journalist
2005 Cynthia Wong, M.D. and William Camann, M.D.
Today Show appearance (with Katie Couric) regarding Dr. Wong’s study on epidurals in early labor
1999 Rachel Ward, Actress
For her piece “Maternity Ward,” describing her own childbirth experience


Nominations:

Journalists, photographers, producers, directors and other media professionals will be considered for the Media Award. All relevant media genres including but not limited to print, radio, television and the internet are eligible. The award is given for merit, and may not be awarded every year. SOAP members wishing to submit a candidate for consideration should send relevant information to Joy Schabel.