Below is the full recipient list of the Department of OB/GYN’s Lucy, Anarcha, and Betsey (L.A.B.) Award named in honor of Lucy, Anarcha, and Betsey—the enslaved women whose sacrifice, without consent, nearly 200 years ago allows surgical repair for women with vesicovaginal fistulas today.


CycleRecipientProject Title
January 2020Christine Chu (Faculty)Examining Recurrent UTIs, Inappropriate Antibiotic Use, and UTI Prophylaxis in Women Across Age Groups
January 2020Zichao Wen (Instructor)Ultrasound-based Electromyometrial Imaging System
January 2020Megan Oakes
(MFM Fellow)
Deciphering hypertension from preeclampsia: diagnostic discrimination of NT-proBNP in triage
February
2021
Rebecca Rimsza
(MFM Fellow)
Video education tool to improve patient satisfaction with the second stage of labor
February
2021
Kelsey Anderson
(REI Fellow)
3D Noninvasive Electrophysiology Imaging of Human Uterine Peristalsis
May
2021
Michael Toboni
(Gyn Onc Fellow)
A randomized trial comparing intrathecal morphine to epidural anesthesia for patients undergoing exploratory laparotomy on the Gynecologic Oncology service
September
2021
Megan Oakes
(MFM Fellow)
The utility of angiogenic imbalance markers in deciphering chronic hypertension from preeclampsia
February
2022
Melissa Cantave
(Resident)
Investigating Barriers and Facilitators to Pregnant Patient Participation in Research Trials on Labor & Delivery
February
2022
Kathy Bligard
(MFM Fellow)
Simultaneous mifepristone and misoprostol versus misoprostol alone for induction of labor of nonviable second-trimester pregnancy (MIST): a Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial
September
2022
Cassie Trammel
(MFM Fellow)
Using the Transdermal Patch for BupRenorphine Induction DurinG PrEgnancy: A Randomized Controlled Trial (The Patch BRIDGE Trial)
September
2022
Jayme Trevino
(Fam Plan Fellow)
Change in gestational age at time of presentation for induced abortion in Illinois before and after the overturn of Roe v. Wade
September
2022
Halley Staples
(Resident)
Lifting the VAIL: Visual Aids for Induction of Labor
September
2022
Bree Porcelli
(MFM Fellow)
Bedside forceps simulation to increase resident operative delivery experience
April 2023Julia Burd, MD
(MFM Fellow)
Method of Cervical Assessment in Patients with Preterm Prelabor Rupture of Membranes (MOCA Trial)
April 2023Amanda Compadre, MD
(Gyn Onc Fellow)
Optimizing RAD51 foci as a functional biomarker in high-grade serous ovarian cancer
October 2023Bridget Huysman, MD, MPH (MFM Fellow)Birth experiences of discrimination and racism on labor and delivery
October 2023Valene Garr Barry, PhD (Postdoc)Genetic markers of altered triglyceride metabolism & risk for fetal growth restriction