UMKC fellow receives Ob/Gyn scientific awards at national meeting

School of Medicine fellow Gustavo Vilchez, M.D., (left) with Tom Sullivan, M.D., vice chair and clerkship director of the UMKC School of Medicine Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Gustavo Vilchez, M.D., a maternal-fetal medicine fellow in the School of Medicine’s Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, received two major scientific awards from the Central Association of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.

Vilchez received the Central Prize Award, the association’s major scientific award, for his abstract, “The Risk of Expectant Management of Low Risk Pregnancy at Term and Optimal Timing of Delivery: A National Population-Based Study.”

He also received the Dr. Jack A. Pritchard Memorial Award for his research paper on “Racial/Ethnic Disparity in Magnesium Sulfate Adverse Effects: Sub-Group Analysis of a Multicenter Randomized Controlled Trial.”

The awards are given for outstanding investigative or clinical work in obstetrics and gynecology. Vilchez presented his research projects as part of the scientific program during the organization’s annual meeting in Las Vegas, Nevada, in October.