Friends of Prentice (FOP) operates an annual, competitive grants initiative and in Fiscal Year 2016, have also announced a Special Projects Program.  The submission deadline for the Special Projects Program has now passed.

Grants for Fiscal Year 2017 have been awarded and funding will be made available September 1, 2016.

The fiscal year 2017 grant recipients are as follows:

  • OB/GYN Prentice Residents/ Women's Health Research Fund — General Research
  • Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences — Biological Signature of Depression in Pregnant and Postpartum Women — Eva E. Redei, MS, PhD & Katherine L. Wisner, MD, MS
  • Department of Pediatrics, Division of Endocrinology — Predictors of PCOS: Origins of Increased Testosterone in High Risk Girls — Laura Torchen, MD
  • Department of Anesthesiology, Division of Pain Medicine — Effects of Stellate Ganglion Block on Vasomotor Symptoms in Hispanic Women with Breast Cancer — David R. Walega, MD, MSCI
  • Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology — Postpartum GRANulation Tissue: The GRANT Study — Katarzyna Bochenska, MD & Hong Zhao, MD, PhD
  • Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine — Getting to Zero: Partner Testing for HIV to Eliminate Mother-to-Child HIV Transmission — Lynn M. Yee, MD, MPH & Emily S. Miller, MD, MPH
  • Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility — Breaking Down Financial Barriers: A Pilot Study to Determine the Feasibility, Acceptance, and Cost-Benefit of In vitro Maturation in Low Resource Populations — Ijeoma Okeigwe, MD, MPH
  • Department of Pediatrics, Division of Neonatology — Evaluation of a New Murine Model of Intrauterine Growth Restriction: A Powerful Model for Perturbed White Matter Development — Jill Chang, MD
  • Department of Pathology — Identification of Pathologic Changes in Underperfused Placentas: Correlation of MRI with Histopathology — Michael K. Fritsch, MD, PhD
  • Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine — Partnering for Prematurity Prevention: A Patient-centered Approach to Reducing Disparities in Preterm Birth — Lynn M. Yee, MD, MPH & Emily S. Miller, MD, MPH
  • Department of Anesthesiology, Division of Obstetrical Anesthesia — Dilation and Measurement Apparatus and Methods for Promoting and Assessing Cervical Ripening During Induction of Labor — Feyce Peralta, MD
  • Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Department of Neurology and Cell and Molecular Biology — Role of HCFC1-Dependent Gene Expression in cblX, an X-linked Cobalamin Disorder with Neurological Defects in Infants — James Brandon Parker, PhD & Puneet Opal, MD, PhD
  • Department of Pediatrics, Division of Neonatology — The Role of FOXF1 in Placental Vascular Dysfunction and Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia — Sushmita G. Yallapragada, MD MSc"

The fiscal year 2016 grant recipients are as follows:

  • Department of Pediatrics, Division of Kidney Diseases – Role of Iron in Fibroblast Growth Factor-23 Regulation in Neonates – Farah Ali, MD, MS
  • Department of Preventive Medicine, Division of Epidemiology – Targeting Depressive Symptoms to Improve Diabetes Self-Care in Women – Mercedes Carnethon, PhD
  • Department of Pediatrics, Division of Neonatology – Prediction of 3-5 Year Motor Impairments in High Risk Newborns Using Prechtl's Assessment of General Movements at 10-15 Weeks of Age – Raye-Ann deRegnier, MD
  • Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility – Is a Chance to Cut a Chance to Heal?: A Pilot Study to Determine the Role of Submucosal Fibroids in Endometrial Gene Expression and Function – Deborah Ikhena, MD & Erica Marsh, MD
  • The Ken & Ruth Davee Department of Neurology, Department of Pharmacology – Biology of Human Placental Stem Cells and Preterm Birth – John Kessler, MD
  • Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Division of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery – The SLIM Study: Sling and Botox® Injection for Mixed Urinary Incontinence – Alix Leader-Cramer, MD & Kimberly Kenton, MD
  • Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences – The Effect of Peripartum Magnesium on Maternal Mood: Can a Commonly Used NMDA Antagonist Reduce Postpartum Depressive – Emily Miller, MD, MPH & Lynn Yee, MD
  • Department of Medicine, Division of Hematology/Oncology – Treating Ovarian Cancer by Inducing DICE –  Marcus Peter, PhD & Colby Thaxton, MD, PhD
  • Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine – A Randomized Double Blind Clinical Trial Comparing Oxytocin Low-Dose and High-Dose Regimens for Labor Augmentation –  Moeun Son, MD & Alan Peaceman, MD
  • Department of Cell and Molecular Biology – Identifying the Earliest Immune Responses to HIV Infection in Women – Daniel Stieh, PhD & Thomas Hope, PhD
  • Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Division of Fertility Preservation – Improving Clinical Response to Sex-Specific Medicine: The Future of Women's Health at Northwestern – Theresa Woodruff, PhD
  • Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Division of Reproductive Biology – Targeting Estrogen and Progesterone-Dependent Growth and Metastasis in Breast Cancer – Hong Zhao, MD, PhD

The application process for the Fiscal Year 2018 awards will begin in January 2017. Funding for Fiscal Year 2018 will begin September 1, 2017.

Read the Fall 2015 Stewardship Report for an update on the grants awarded in 2012, 2013 and 2014.