March of Dimes has announced that Ripla Arora, PhD, from Michigan State University, as a recipient of the 2020 Basil O’Connor Starter Scholar Research Award. The annual award supports early-career scientists embarking on independent research careers who are committed to fighting for the health of all moms and babies.

Dr. Arora’s research will evaluate how non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs influence pregnancy outcomes and endometrial 3D patterning. She is an assistant professor in the MSU College of Human Medicine’s Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Biology and a member of the Institute for Quantitative Health Science and Engineering.