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Mother Infant Research Institute (MIRI)

Honors + Awards

 

Our principal investigators and trainees have received a number of honors and awards for their leadership and accomplishments in research that advances the understanding of preterm birth and its complications, maternal obesity and fetal and neonatal genomic medicine. We are grateful for the recognition from our peers and the honors bestowed by international and national associations and institutions for our contributions.

Investigator Honors, Awards and Accomplishments

Diana W. Bianchi, MD

2016

  • Received Maureen Andrew Mentor Award from the Society of Pediatric Research

2014

  • Appointed Search Committee Member, Director of Extramural Research, NICHD.

2013

  • Received the NIH Senior Investigator Award for the International Federation of Placenta Associations
  • Named 2013 Boston Magazine Top Doctors (in Clinical Genetics)
  • Elected to membership of the Institute of Medicine

2012

  • Received the Christopher Columbus Spirit of Discovery Award from Tufts University
  • Honored with the Duane Alexander Award for Leadership and Mentorship in Perinatal Medicine, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health & Human Development (NICHD)    
  • Began service on the National Advisory Child Health and Human Development Council, National Institutes of Health, for a four year term

2011

  • Co-organized the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) Pregnancy Workshop, and participated in the NICHD workshop “Bringing the Vision Together,” a series of cross-disciplinary workshops and white papers on research, synergies, and opportunities
  • Co-chaired the Scientific Program Committee for the 12th International Congress of Human Genetics meeting (7500 participants)
  • Named in July 2011 US News & World Report Top Doctors (in Clinical Genetics)
  • Named 2011 Boston Magazine Top Doctors (in Clinical Genetics)

2010

  • Elected member of the Association of American Physicians (AAP), the nation’s premier honorary society for clinician-scientists
  • Named Past President of the International Society for Prenatal Diagnosis (2010-2012)

Andrea Edlow, MD, MSc

2014

  • CREOG & APGo National Faculty Award for Outstanding Resident Teacher

2013

  • Reproductive Scientist Development Program Award from NICHD/Washington University (only three awarded nationally annually)
  • Received the 2013-2014 American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists/Abbott Nutrition Award in Nutrition in Pregnancy, only one of which is awarded nationally
  • Received the New England Perinatal Society’s award for the best presentation in maternal-fetal medicine

2012

  • Received the Dru Carlson Memorial Award from the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine for Best Research in Ultrasound and Genetics for her abstract "Decreased apoptosis in fetuses of obese women: implications for neurodevelopment"

Michael D. House, MD

2012

  • Elected Vice-President New England Perinatal Research Society
  • Received the Award for the Best Poster at the 32nd annual meeting of the Society for Maternal Fetal Medicine, Dallas, TX 

Jill L. Maron, MD, MPH

2015

  • Received Mentor Award from the New England Perinatal Society

2014

  • Founded and Inaugurated the North American Saliva Symposium (NASS), an Interdisciplinary Meeting of over 80 Participants and World Leaders in Salivary Research covering the fields of  Dentistry, Medicine, and Industry

2013

  • Received the Young Physician-Scientist Award from the American Society for Clinical Investigation

2012

  • Selected as one of four early career speakers and named Abbott Nutrition Young Investigator at the annual Perinatal Research Society Meeting
  • Received a Gerber Foundation award for the grant application for "The NOurRISH Platform: Neonatal Oral-Feeding Readiness In Salivary High-Throughput Diagnostics"

2011

  • Received a Charlton award from Tufts University School of Medicine for the grant application “Understanding developmental transcriptional regulation in premature neonates learning to feed”
  • Participated in the NICHD workshop “Bringing the Vision Together,” a series of cross-disciplinary workshops and white papers on research, synergies, and opportunities

Errol R. Norwitz, MD, PhD

2016

  • "Top Doctor", Boston Magazine

2015

  • "Top Doctor", Boston Magazine

2014

  • "Top Doctor", Boston Magazine

2013 

  • Appointed Member, March of Dimes Transdisciplinary Centers (TDC) Advisory Committee
  • Appointed Member, Pregnancy and Neonatology (PN) Study Section, Center for Scientific Review, NIH/NICHD
  • "Top Doctor", Boston Magazine

2012  

  • Appointed to Editorial Board, British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
  • Appointed Member, Board of Directors, Tufts Medical Center Indemnity Company (TMCIC) 
  • Appointed Member, Board of Directors, Frontiers in Reproduction™
  • Named to Top Doctors in Boston

2011

  • Named in July 2011 US News & World Report Top Doctors (in MFM)
  • Named 2011 Boston Magazine Top Doctors (in MFM)
  • Received the March of Dimes Award for the Best Research in Prematurity, “Progesterone inhibits basal apoptosis in fetal membranes by altering expression of both pro- and anti-apoptotic proteins,” at the Society for Maternal Fetal Medicine annual meeting, San Francisco, CA 
  • Received the Award for Best Oral Presentation at the annual meeting of the Society for Maternal Fetal Medicine, San Francisco, CA

Tomo Tarui, MD

2014  

  • Sydney S. Gellis, MD, Young Physician Award for seeking to improve treatments, outcomes, and the quality of life of sick children
  • Appointed Program Director of Child Neurology Fellowship Program, Floating Hospital for Children, Tufts Medical Center

2013

  •  Susan Saltonsall Award, Floating Hospital for Children at Tufts Medical Center

2012   

  • Young Scientist Award, International Society for Prenatal Diagnosis     
  • Susan Saltonstall Award, Floating Hospital for Children at Tufts Medical Center
2011  
  • Clinical Research Training Fellowship Award,  American Academy of Neurology   
2010   
  • Baby Alex Foundation Grant, The Baby Alex Foundation
2009  
  • William Randolph Hearst Fund Fellowship, William Randolph Hearst Fund   

Trainee Awards and Accomplishments

Lisa Hui, MD (Research Fellow)

2012

  • Was one of 25 trainees to receive a Pfizer award to present her research results at the annual Society for Gynecological Investigation meeting

2011

  • Received an International Congress of Human Genetics Young Investigator Award to present her results at the International Congress of Human Genetics meeting in Montreal, CA

Stephanie Pritchard (MD, PhD student)

2011

  • Was one of four graduate students to receive a Sackler Dean’s Fellow Award. This pays for her stipend for academic year 2011-2012