Two maternal-fetal medicine fellows received high honors from the Central Association of Obstetricians and Gynecologists for their research activity at the School of Medicine.
Shilpa Babbar, M.D., a third-year fellow, received the organization’s President’s Certificate of Merit for her research project, “Acute Fetal Behavioral Response to Prenatal Yoga: A Single Blinded, Randomized Controlled Trial (TRY Yoga).” The award is given for outstanding investigative or clinical efforts in obstetrics and gynecology.
First-year fellow Gusavo Vilchez, M.D., received the Young Investigator’s Award for his research project, “Body Mass Index and Magnesium Sulfate Neuroprotection: A Secondary Analysis From a Multicenter Randomized Control Trial.” The award is presented to residents, fellows, students and new practitioners for outstanding research in obstetrics and gynecology.
Babbar and Vilchez received their awards during the organization’s annual meeting earlier this year in Charleston, South Carolina. The non-profit association represents more than 700 physicians in promoting the study of obstetrics and gynecology and women’s health care through continuing education and scientific research.
Babbar and Vilchez are also students in the school’s Master of Science in Bioinformatics program.