Friends of Prentice Grants Nearly $600K to Research

FRIENDS OF PRENTICE GRANTS NEARLY $600K TO RESEARCH
Volunteer Fundraising Board Funds Cutting-Edge Research Initiatives to Continue 
Providing Superior Healthcare to Women and Infants
 
CHICAGO (July, 2016) – Friends of Prentice, the volunteer fundraising board of Northwestern Memorial Hospital’s Prentice Women’s Hospital, will grant nearly $600,000 to Northwestern Memorial Hospital physicians and researchers in the upcoming fiscal year which begins September 1, 2016. Since the non-profit’s inception, almost $20M has been raised to fund cutting-edge research and clinical trials in order to advance education and patient care. In 2011, Friends of Prentice began their annual campus-wide competitive grants for Northwestern Memorial Hospital clinicians and researchers focused on women’s health, and since has provided approximately $2,450,000 to fund 46 projects.
 
“We are elated at the opportunity to be able to continue to provide these impressive annual grants, thanks to the ongoing generosity of our Board Members and support from our Annual Benefit Evening,” expressed Friends of Prentice Board President Christopher J. Newton. “Thanks to this support, Friends of Prentice has been able to invest in XX competitive grants since 2011. One in particular has allowed for groundbreaking discoveries in the ongoing fight against ovarian cancer.”  
 
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"

 
About Friends of Prentice
Friends of Prentice seeks to ensure superior healthcare over the arc of women’s lives through its investments of time, volunteerism and philanthropy that fund groundbreaking studies each year.  The organization works in partnership with Northwestern Memorial Hospital’s Prentice Women’s Hospital to enhance the scope of care the hospital can provide as well as encourage the advancement of both health research and education. Through grants such as these, Friends of Prentice is able to fulfill its mission and further promote health and well-being in Chicago.  Nearly $20 million has been raised by the organization since its inception to fund these unique and cutting edge research projects to further promote women’s health.  To learn more about Friends of Prentice and its mission, contact please contact Northwestern Memorial Foundation at (312) 926-5798 or visit www.friendsofprentice.org.