Recipients | SOAP/Kybele International Outreach Grant

The SOAP/Kybele International Outreach Grant program encourages research in collaboration with host countries with the goal of enhancing the practice of obstetric anesthesia in those countries. 

SOAP/Kybele International Outreach Grant Recipients


Stephanie Woodward, MD
Vanderbilt Medical Center, USA

Research: Single Shot Spinals for Labor Analgesia in the Reduction of Maternal Request for Cesarean Delivery in Kijabe, Kenya

Jordan Francke, MD, MPH
University of California

Research: Development of a Novel Obstetric Anesthesia Simulation Curriculum for Low – and Middle – Income Countries: A Pilot Study in Hue, Vietnam


Anjan Saha, MD, PhD
Columbia University,  USA

Research: Obstetric Anesthesia Capacity Building in a Public Teaching Hospital in Sierra Leone
2022 Moris Baluku, M.D.

Kabale University School of Medicine, Uganda

Research: The Impact and Sustainability of Enhanced Recovery after Cesarean Delivery in a Ugandan Setting: A Multicenter Study
2021 Anne-Sophie Janvier, M.D.
Columbia University, USA

Research: Implementation of tailored American College of Obstetricians and Gynecology guidelines to standardize postpartum hemorrhage management in a large public hospital in Haiti
2020 Clemens M. Ortner, M.D., M.S., DESA
Stanford School of Medicine, USA

Research: Prevalence of Cardiac Dysfunction and its Association with Brain Natriuretic Peptide in Eclamptic Women
2019 Neeti Sadana, M.D.
Tufts Medical Center & Tufts University School of Medicine, USA

Research: The Impact of Initiation of a Labor Epidural Service at Leskovac General Hospital, Leskovac, Serbia, to Improve Pain Management in Vaginal Deliveries
2018 Ivan A. Velickovic, M.D.
State University of New York Downstate Medical Center, USA

Research: The Effect of Adding Epinephrine and/or Morphine to Bupivacaine-Fentanyl for Single Shot Spinal Labor Analgesia
2017 Emily E. Sharpe, M.D.
Mayo Clinic, USA

Research: Serious Complications Related to Obstetric Anesthesia in Serbia and Bosnia
2016 Dan Drzymalski, M.D.
Brigham & Women’s Hospital, USA

Research: The Impact of a “No Pain Labor & Delivery” Team Visit on Maternal and Neonatal Outcomes in a Rural Chinese Hospital
2015 Ivan Velickovic, M.D.
State University of New York Downstate Medical Center, USA

Research: Intrathecal Morphine Chloride (with sodium edetate) for Post Cesarean Section Analgesia
2013 Ling Hu, M.D.
Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, USA

Research: The Impact of Continuation of Neuraxial Analgesia during the Second Stage of Labor on Newborn and Maternal Safety in a Chinese Academic Medical Center
2012 David “Matt” Hatch, M.D.
Forsyth Medical Center, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, USA

Research: An analysis of obstetric anesthesia techniques for caesarian section at Ridge Regional Hospital in Ghana
2011 Onyi Onuoha, MD, MPH
Obstetric Anesthesia, Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, USA

Research: Does the addition of a new operating facility improve time from decision for cesarean section to incision at Ridge Regional Hospital, Accra Ghana?