FOP grant recipient Dr. Emily Miller is making real strides toward removing the stigma of perinatal depression. Her innovative program, The Collaborative Care Model for Perinatal Depression Support Services (COMPASS), is designed to provide support to women with perinatal depression, a condition that affects 1 in 7 women in the U.S. during pregnancy and after childbirth.
Status: Dr. Miller is now 2 years into the process of implementing the COMPASS program and is making serious strides toward changing how Prentice delivers crucial perinatal mental health care.
Funded entirely by Friends of Prentice, Dr. Craig Garfield, a neonatal hospitalist at Northwestern Medicine Prentice Women's Hospital and attending physician at Lurie Children's Hospital, developed an innovative app that directly connects new parents to real-time information about their babies in intensive care.
Status: The NICU2HOME app is currently being tested in the field at Prentice. Anticipated rollout is Q1 2019.
In 2014, Friends of Prentice awarded a $75,000 grant to Dr. Erica Marsh to study the role of obesity in the formation of tumors that are the leading cause of hysterectomies in the U.S. every year. Based on their FOP-funded work, Dr. Marsh’s team was awarded $600,O00 NIH grant, which has resulted in more comprehensive uterine fibroid treatment and research which made a real impact on this all too common women’s health problem.