Two Physicians from Women & Infants Honored by Professional Society
Two physicians affiliated with the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Women & Infants Hospital and The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University were recently honored at the Annual Meeting of the Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics (APGO).
Urogynecologist B. Star Hampton, MD, of Providence, is the 2011 recipient of the Martin L. Stone, MD, Fund for the Advancement of Medical Education in Obstetrics and Gynecology Award. Dr. Hampton is a graduate of the 2009-2010 APGO Academic Scholars and Leaders class. She plans to use the funds from this award to advance her research, “Development and Implementation of an Operating Room Specific Curriculum for the Obstetrics and Gynecology Clerkship.”
Dr. Hampton also received the 2011 William N. P. Herbert, MD, Promising Educator Award from APGO. This award recognizes junior faculty with demonstrated accomplishments and a potentially bright future in women’s health education. It is a national award given to one honoree each year.
In addition, resident Amanda Jackson, MD, of Warwick, is one of eight recipients of the 2011 APGO Resident Scholars Award. This award provides funding for ob/gyn residents who have expressed an interest in academic medicine to be exposed to the benefits of APGO by attending that society’s annual meeting, as well as the annual meeting of the Council on Resident Education in Obstetrics and Gynecology.
About Women & Infants Hospital
Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island, a Care New England hospital, is one of the nation’s leading specialty hospitals for women and newborns and a U.S.News Best Hospital in Gynecology. The primary teaching affiliate of The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University for obstetrics, gynecology and newborn pediatrics, as well as a number of specialized programs in women’s medicine, Women & Infants is the seventh largest obstetrical service in the country with more than 8,500 deliveries per year. In 2009, Women & Infants opened the country’s largest, single-family room neonatal intensive care unit.
New England’s premier hospital for women and newborns, Women & Infants and Brown offer fellowship programs in gynecologic oncology, maternal-fetal medicine, urogynecology and reconstructive pelvic surgery, neonatal-perinatal medicine, pediatric and perinatal pathology, gynecologic pathology and cytopathology, and reproductive endocrinology and infertility. It is home to the nation’s only mother-baby perinatal psychiatric partial hospital, as well as the nation’s only fellowship program in obstetric medicine.
Women & Infants has been designated as a Breast Center of Excellence from the American College of Radiography; a Center for In Vitro Maturation Excellence by SAGE In Vitro Fertilization; a Center of Biomedical Research Excellence by the National Institutes of Health; and a Neonatal Resource Services Center of Excellence. It is one of the largest and most prestigious research facilities in high risk and normal obstetrics, gynecology and newborn pediatrics in the nation, and is a member of the National Cancer Institute’s Gynecologic Oncology Group.