News at Medicine - February 2020 - Study on breastfeeding wins resident award

Study on breastfeeding wins resident award
February 18, 2020
Dr. Gina Colbourne, a fourth year resident, has won a prestigious award for her study on breastfeeding.
Dr. Colbourne received the 2019 Bob Reid award for a top scoring presenter in the Best of the Best Resident Research Program. This is awarded by the Academic Council of the Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC) to a top-scoring resident oral abstract presentation at the annual CME held in Toronto, ON in November. 
Her study is entitled: The rates of any breastfeeding at the time of postpartum hospital discharge for early term (37+0-38+6 weeks) versus full term (39+0-41+6 weeks) infants. It’s been published in the Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada.
Dr. Colbourne’s project supervisor was Dr. Joan Crane, and her co-authors include Dr. Joan Crane, Mr. Phil Murphy and Ms. Donnette O’Brien in the Discipline of Obstetrics and Gynecology.
The SOGC is one of Canada’s oldest national specialty organizations. Established in 1944, the society’s mission is to promote excellence in the practice of obstetrics and gynaecology and to advance the health of women through leadership, advocacy, collaboration and education. The SOGC has over 4,000 members, comprised of obstetricians, gynaecologists, family physicians, nurses, midwives, and allied health professionals working in the field of sexual reproductive health. The Academic Council was created to support the strategic direction and educational and research goals of the SOGC.