Marianne Ruby, MD Award

2016-2017 Marianne Ruby, MD Award in Obstetrics and Gynecology

This award is intended to provide support for a third or fourth year medical student to conduct research in an area that will advance knowledge and understanding of issues impacting women from menarche through menopause. The Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics is accepting research proposals in four broad priority areas.

Department Priority Areas:
• Maternal and Perinatal Health
• Control of Reproduction
• Gynecologic Conditions Associated with Aging
• Health Services Research

The Marianne Ruby, MD Award was established by the family of Dr. Marianne Ruby to support a third or fourth year student strongly committed to the specialty of obstetrics and gynecology. Dr. Ruby is currently on the faculty at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia.

Funding: $1,250 per award*
*Awards will be managed by the Department to support a discovery phase or MPH thesis project 

Application Deadline: April 3, 2017

Decision Notice: April 24, 2017

Funding period: May 1, 2017 to April 30, 2018


Eligible Applicants:
• Rising third year or a third year MD or MD/MPH student strongly committed to the specialty of obstetrics and gynecology
• Proposed research project responsive to one of the priority areas
• Applicant’s primary research mentor must have a faculty appointment in the Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics

Submission Requirements:
• Application Page [see below to download Application Packet]
• Abstract (30 lines)
• Applicant CV
• Letter of intent from the applicant to pursue gynecology and obstetrics
• 3-page scientific research proposal that includes:
--Hypothesis and Specific Aims
--Research Approach
--Bibliography (not subject to the 3-page limit)
• 1-page budget [see below to download Application Packet]
• 2 letters of support (1 from the primary research mentor)


The award recipient will submit a final written report at the conclusion of the funding period to the department Chairman and present findings at the Department’s annual research day event.


Application Packet [Word doc]


Submit a pdf copy of the complete application to: Marianne Ruby Award Selection Committee, Attn: Tammy L. Loucks, MPH, DrPH, tloucks@emory.edu