WSOA Research Grant Award

$5,000 AWARD



TOPICS: A wide range of topics are acceptable, ranging from basic research to clinical studies to health services research. Topics of regional significance and outcome-based research are particularly encouraged.

FORMAT: The proposal should be typed, double spaced, and no more than ten pages of text.  The proposal should follow standard N.I.H. format and be appropriately referenced.  When applicable, collaborators should be clearly identified along with appropriate letters of collaboration.  A detailed budget should also be included.

Awardee must agree to recognize WSOA’s grant in the work, and a copy of the findings shall be provided for the association files.

Awardee will present findings of research at the 2018 Annual Meeting scheduled for December in Seattle.

DEADLINE: October 31, 2018
SUBMIT TO: WSOA Research Committee,

Note: WSOA does not allow for indirect costs

Congratulations to Jeroen Vanderheven, MD, our 2017 Grant recipient


WSOA 2018 Annual Meeting

Fairmont Olympic Hotel, Seattle - WSOA Meeting site

Fairmont Olympic Hotel, Seattle – WSOA Meeting site

This Year’s Meeting
“Supporting a Healthy Society with Healthy Mothers and Children – Advances and Opportunities”
more information to follow.

Save the date!

Meeting date: November 30-December 1, 2018

The Fairmont/Olympic Hotel, Seattle

Online Registration

Printable meeting registration form


Online Exhibitor Opportunities Registration

Printable exhibitor registration form

Printable exhibitor agreement form


University of Washington Perinatal Psychiatry Consultation Line

The UW Perinatal Psychiatry Consultation Line allows any health care provider in Washington State to receive consultation, recommendations, and referrals to community resources from a UW psychiatrist with expertise in perinatal mental health. Faculty members consult on any mental health-related questions for patients who are pregnant, in the first year postpartum, or who have pregnancy-related complications (e.g. pregnancy loss, infertility). Topics may include depression, anxiety, or other psychiatric disorders; adjustment to pregnancy loss, complications, or difficult life events; risks of psychiatric medications; and non-medication treatments.

If you are a healthcare provider in Washington State caring for women with mental health needs during pregnancy and postpartum and seek perinatal consultation, please call 206-685-2924 and leave your name and phone number. Our perinatal psychiatrists respond to calls Monday through Friday between 3:00-5:00 PM, usually within one working day.

Our perinatal psychiatrists are also available to help any practice thinking about instituting routine screening for depression. We can come to your clinic and provide a broad overview of best practices for depression screening and follow up in the perinatal period.

For more information, please contact Deborah Cowley, MD at 206-543-6577 or email

Download our Perinatal Psychiatry Consultation Line flyer.