Perinatal Pathology Award

The Perinatal Section of the Society for Pediatric Pathology has established an annual $500 award to be presented at the fall interim meeting of the Society, which coincides with the Perinatal Section meeting. The award was established with funds generously donated by the Study Group for the Complications of Perinatal Care, and is awarded for the best platform or poster presentation on a perinatal topic that advances the field of understanding in one of the following areas:

Developmental biology
Prognostication by placental examination
Diagnosis and prevention of the complications of perinatal care

The award is open to any presenter including medical students, pathologists-in-training, junior or senior pathologists, and clinical or basic science investigators. No formal application or nominations are necessary. The award will be chosen by the Awards Committee based on the abstracts submitted and their presentations.

Previous Winners:

2011: Monique De Paepe, MD, Women and Infants Hospital, Providence, RI. Resilience of the human fetal lung following stillbirth. Potential relevance for pulmonary regenerative medicine.

2012: Karen Chisholm, et al., Stanford University, Stanford, CA. Diagnosis of congenital CMV using PCR performed on formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded placental tissue.

2013: Csaba Galambos, Children's Hospital Colorado, Aurora, CO. Histologic evidence of intrapulmonary anastomotic vessels by three-dimensional reconstruction in severe bronchopulmonary dysplasia.