Young Scholars Grants

Recipients of the 2013 Young Scholar Grants

NASPAG established the Young Scholars Grant to provide a venue for physicians-in-training and advanced practice nurses in training to express their interest in pediatric and adolescent gynecology.  Residents and Fellows were asked to submit an essay on the topic “Discuss how a case seen in your training shifted your career interests toward pediatric and adolescent gynecology”.  Advanced practice nursing candidates were required to submit an essay on the topic “Describe an interesting pediatric and adolescent gynecology case that you have been involved in during your clinical rotations and how this conference would benefit you in school as well as in your future practice.”

The three recipients of the physicians-in-training Young Scholars Grants were: Andrea Griem, MD(Kaiser Permanente Santa Clara, Santa Clara, CA), Genevieve Lennox, MD (University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada), Crystal Meacham, DO (University of Missouri Kansas City, Kansas City, MO).  The recipient of the advanced practice nursing Young Scholars Grant was Sherrell Ogletree, BS, RN, CPN (Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston, TX).

Dr. Griem: “What made the biggest impression on me was not only the accelerated and fresh learning I derived from the experience, but even more how motivated and excited I now am about pursuing my interests in pediatric and adolescent gynecology.  Since attending the conference I have shared much of the updated and interesting information I learned at the conference with my department in my home institution.  It is a conference I hope to frequent throughout my career and I will highly encourage other colleagues to attend as well.  Thank you to all of the NASPAG members and leaders for being very approachable and kind to the newest members of your field.”

Dr. Lennox: “There were many other interesting and educational talks, including the scientific presentations and the “stump the professor” challenge. I was thankful to have the opportunity to present my own research on Isolated Tubal Torsion to such a collegial group of clinicians. The conference also provided a great opportunity to meet others involved in pediatric and adolescent medicine and gynecology and to share ideas and experiences.”

Dr. Meacham: “I have only recently been exposed to Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology.  Although it is more exposure than most residents in training receive, it was still only just the surface. The conference allowed my interest to evolve. After submerging myself in the field’s experts and discovering all of the areas, both big and small, that affect young reproductive health, I can confidently say that my passion lies here.” 

Ms. Ogletree: “This conference has solidified my decision and pediatric and adolescent gynecology it is. I have been to numerous conferences in my lifetime and this was one of the first conferences that I was intrigued from beginning to end. It was very well organized and I was able to “waddle in complexity” as my brain absorbed the knowledge that was being set forth. At first, I was skeptical about pursing my doctoral degree in nursing but after this conference I was inspired to continue to pursue the highest education possible.“

Thank you to Rupa De Silva, MD, Lauren Damle, MD, and Jennifer Kurkowski, MSN, WHNP-BC for their efforts with cording the Young Scholars Grant program!


28th Annual Clinical & Research Meeting
April 24 - 26, 2014

Loews Hotel
Philadelphia, PA


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June 2013 Supplement