Next Gen Pregnancy Initiative

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Advisory Committee

Irina Burd, MD, PhD
Professor, Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences
Chair, Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences
University of Maryland School of Medicine

Laura Ensign, PhD
Marcella E. Woll Chair in Ophthalmology, Associate Professor
Johns Hopkins University
BWF Preterm Birth Initiative – 2015

Susan Fisher, PhD
Depts. of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences
University of California-San Francisco

Tippi C. MacKenzie, MD
University of California-San Francisco
BWF Preterm Birth Initiative – 2017

Amy P. Murtha, MD
Dean of Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey-New Brunswick

Mana Parast, MD, PhD
Professor Department of Pathology
University of California-San Diego

Hyagriv N. Simhan, MD, MS
Professor, Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences
Executive Vice Chair, Obstetrical Services
Director, Patient Care Delivery Innovation and Technology, UPMC
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Jerome F. Strauss, III, MD, PhD (Chair)
Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Human and Molecular Genetics,
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, and Physiology and Biophysics
Virginia Commonwealth University

Additional members may be added to the committee.

Award Timeline

Dec 05, 2023

Application Deadline

Apr 09 - 10, 2024

Finalist Interviews

May 31, 2024

Notice of Award

Jun 01, 2024

Award Start Date

Mar 31, 2028

Award End Date

Program Contacts

Paige Cooper Byas, PhD

Program Officer


Daniel Baroff

Program Associate


Lama Haidar

Program Coordinator