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Gabrielle Helfgott

MCG faculty member receives National Teaching Award

Dr. Gabrielle Helfgott, a certified nurse midwife for Augusta University Health and a faculty member at the Medical College of Georgia, received a 2021 National Teaching Award from the Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics.

The APGO Excellence in Teaching Award was established in 1992 to recognize outstanding teachers in obstetrics and gynecology medical education. Only about 1,500 physician educators have received this prestigious award since its inception.

Every year, the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology solicits nominations for the award from current medical students. Those nominations plus the nominee’s overall average score from student evaluations throughout the year is used to determine which faculty member will be formally nominated to APGO by the department.

Award recipients receive a certificate and “Excellence in Teaching” lapel pin.

“It is an honor to receive this award. Working at the only nurse midwifery practice in the CSRA, Augusta University offers the unique opportunity to combine my passions both as a clinician and an educator,” said Helfgott.

An alumna of the University of Miami, Helfgott graduated with a bachelor’s degree in nursing and a master’s degree in maternal child health nursing. She completed her doctorate in nursing practice at Augusta University in 2018 and is licensed as an advanced practice RN.

Educated in nursing and midwifery, Helfgott provides well-women care, prenatal care and intrapartum care in a collaborative practice setting. Her research and clinical interests include the social determinants of health, health equity, teenage pregnancy and menopausal health.

Learn more about APGO and Obstetrics & Gynecology at the Medical College of Georgia.

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