The primary purpose of the SOAP Endowment Fund (formerly OAPEF) is to create funding for educational endeavors in obstetric anesthesia.
SOAP Media Award
The goal of the SOAP Media Award is to acknowledge the contribution of a member of the media in furthering public awareness of the important role obstetric anesthesiology plays in the care of the parturient.
Journalists, photographers, producers, directors and any other media professionals involved in the development and advancement of the above content will be considered. All relevant media genres including but not limited to print, radio, television and the internet are eligible. The award is given for merit, and may not be awarded every year. Any SOAP member wishing to submit a candidate for consideration should send relevant information to May Pian-Smith of the SOAP Awards Committee.
Isabella Epiu, New Vision: "Prioritise anaesthesia on the health agenda", Nov 12, 2015
Linda Ciampa, CNN: “The Gentle Cesarean: More Like A Birth Than An Operation”, Jan 28, 2015
Dana Kozlov, WBBM-TV, Chicago: “Mother dies while delivering baby- and lives to tell about it”, Dec 17, 2013
Kevin Pho, M.D. and Craig Palmer, M.D., “Obstetrics anesthesiologists not only relieve pain, they save lives" KevinMD.com, June 30, 2012
Melinda Wenner Moyer, “The truth about epidurals” Slate Magazine, Jan. 11, 2012
Roni Caryn Rabin, "In Labor, a Snack or a Sip?" New York Times, Jan 26, 2010
Larry Hatteberg, Hatteberg's People, for "From Goddard to Ghana: A Woman's Journey", KAKE ABC Channel 10
Kathryn J. Alexander, Co-Author, “Easy Labor”, and prominent pregnancy and parenting journalist.
Cynthia Wong, MD and William Camann, MD, for Today Show appearance (with Katie Couric) regarding Dr. Wong’s study on epidurals in early labor.
Rachel Ward, the Australian actress, for her piece “Maternity Ward”, describing her own childbirth experience. See more here.