Recipients | Young Investigator Grants

The SOAP Young Investigator Grant program provides individuals in the early stages of an academic career with funding for a worthy research project. 

Young Investigator Grant Recipients

2021 Pauline E. Ripchik, M.D. 
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Research: ROTEM at the Onset of PPH by Race/Ethnicity
2021 David J. Combs, M.D.
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Research: Identifying the Origin of Uterine Excitation in Labor with Optogenetic Tools
2020 Jessica Ansari, M.D., 
Stanford University of Medicine
Research: Calcium Chloride for Prevention of Uterine Atony during Intrapartum Cesarean Delivery
2020 Erin Ciampa, M.D, PhD,
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Research: The Role of Mitochondrial Dysfunction in the Aging Placenta as a Signal for Parturition
2019 Kyra Bernstein, M.D,
Columbia University Medical Center
Research: The Pharmacokinetics of Unfractionated Heparin in Pregnancy
2019 Sara Seifert, M.D,
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Research: Tranexamic Acid Adminsitered After Delivery: Maternal Pharmacokinetics, Pharmacodynamics, and Coagulation Status
2018 Holly Ende, M.D,
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Research: A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial of gabapentin in the post-cesarean pain management of patients receiving buprenorphine
2017 John Kowalczyk, M.D,
Stanford University
Research: Evaluation of the Effects of IV Ketorolac on Platelet Function Post-Cesarean Delivery
2017 Alexander Hincker, M.D,
Washington University in St. Louis
Research: Investigation of the pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics of epidural methadone in healthy volunteers.
2016 Marie-Louise Meng, M.D,
Research: Epigenetics of Post-Partum Preeclampsia 
2016 Annemaria De Tina, M.D, FRCPC,
Brigham and Women's Hospital/McMaster University
Research: Oxytocin in the Obese Parturient: A pilot study on the pharmacokinetics of oxytocin during induction or augmentation of labor.
2016 Anton Chau, M.D, MMSC, BSc
Women's Health Research Institute
Research: The effect of combined spinal epidural, dural puncture epidural and standard epidural labor analgesia techniques on maternal plasma catecholamine levels