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Donor Spotlight

Drs. Nissi & Ajit Varki donate $300k in support of Glycobiology Research and Training Center and vision of Co-Directors Dr. Amanda Lewis and Dr. Kamil Godula to nucleate initiative – the GLycoscience Of Women’s health (GLOW).

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Featured Department News

UC San Diego Health High Performing Hospital Maternity Care
UC San Diego Health Receives Highest Award for Obstetric, Infant Care


Faculty Research Grants

Our faculty successfully competes for extramural research funding:

Marni Jacobs, PhD and Louise Laurent, MD, PhD bring in an NIH award for Multi-Omics for Human Health and Disease Study Site New Research Consortium "Multi-Omics for Maternal Health after Preeclampsia."

Ukachi Emeruwa, MD, MPH received the Robert A. Winn Career Development award and Kathleen Fisch, PhD awarded NIH/NICHD grant for Genomic Dissection of Placental Lesions in Preeclampsia.

David Schlaepfer, PhD garners V Foundation Translational Award Grant for "Overcoming Ovarian Cancer Immune Resistance."

Irene Su, MD, MSCE awarded NIH grant for Cancer Research and Education to Advance Health Equity (CREATE).

Award Spotlight

Yvette LaCoursiere, MD, MPH receives the Faculty Excellence in Mentoring Award at the UC San Diego SOM Mentoring Excellence Celebration for outstanding contributions to inclusive mentoring of junior faculty and future leaders in academic medicine and OB/GYN.



  • Cynthia Gyamfi-Bannerman, MD, MS was named President of the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine (Feb. 2024).
  • Maureen Ries, MD received the APGO Humanism in Teaching Award (March 2024).
  • Pratima Gupta, MD, MPH was invited by the V.P. to give a talk at the White House Fight for Reproductive Freedoms Tour  (Feb. 2024).
  • Mark Lawson, PhD was recognized by the Mellon Foundation for excellence for the University of California Presidential Postdoctoral Fellows Program PPFP (Feb. 2024).
  • Yvette LaCoursiere, MD, MPH recognized as a UCSD Health Sciences Excellence in Mentoring Awardee for showing dedication to inclusive mentorship as an extraordinary mentor (Oct. 2023).
  • Rebecca Racow-Penner, MD, PhD, Anders Dale, PhD, and Michael McHale, MD received the Curebound Cure Prize for developing advanced diffusion-weighted MRI ovarian cancer screening to detect healthy vs. malignant ovarian tissue for women at high risk for the disease (June 2023).