Society for Pediatric Pathology

Grants and Awards

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 Awards Committee will choose the award based on the abstracts submitted and their presentations.




2010, Fall

W. Tony Parks, M.D.
Magee-Women’s Hospital
University of Pittsburg
Pittsburg, PA

LAIR2-positive extravillous trophoblast migrate to the implantation site and invade maternal decidual vessels.

2011, Fall

Monique De Paepe, M.D.
Women and Infants Hospital
Providence, RI

Resilience of the human fetal lung following stillbirth: Potential relevance for pulmonary regenerative medicine

2012, Fall

Karen Chisholm, M.D.
Stanford University
Stanford, CA

Diagnosis of congenital CMV using PCR performed on formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded placental tissue.

2013, Fall

Csaba Galambos, M.D.
Children’s Hospital Colorado
Aurora, CO

Histologic evidence of intrapulmonary anastomotic vessels by three-dimensional reconstruction in severe bronchopulmonary dysplasia

2014, Fall

Rebecca Lee Linn, M.D.
McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University
Chicago, IL

Adherent basal plate myometrial fibers (BPMYO) in the delivered placenta: a risk factor for development of subsequent placenta accreta

2015, Fall

W. Tony Parks, M.D.
Magee-Women’s Hospital
University of Pittsburg
Pittsburg, PA

Vascular-mediated preterm birth is associated with subclinical atherosclerosis and cardiovascular risk factors after pregnancy.

2016, Fall

W. Tony Parks, M.D.
Magee-Women’s Hospital
University of Pittsburg
Pittsburg, PA

Maternal Prepregnancy Obesity and Maternal Vascular Malperfusion of the Placenta: a Study of >10,000 Recent Deliveries

2017, Fall

Ona Faye-Petersen, M.D.
Univeristy of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, AL

Placental Microbiome, Cord Blood Microbiome, and Meconium Microbiome Are All Distinct at Term

2018, Fall

Michal Leckie
University of Ottawa,
Ottawa, Canada

Utilization of a synoptic report to improve placental pathology examination