Dr. Običan has been the recipient of Awards, Honors and Grants to further her research and education in teratology and maternal-fetal health including but not limited to: 

  • Attendance awarded by USF Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology: AAMC Leadership Course, Washington, DC (2019)

  • University South Florida - Grant to hold “Human Teratogen’s Course” (2018) Award: $5,000

  • University of South Florida Travel Grant: Moscow, Russia 12/2015-5/2016. Teratology presentation at an international meeting. Award: $2,000

  • F. Clark Fraser New Investigator Award; Teratology Society (2015)

  • American Medical Association Seed Grant 3/2014-3/2015, Običan (PI)

      AIM: Do infants of mothers with cholestasis have an increased PR interval as opposed to those             without cholestasis?  Award: $2,500

  • Chu C, Obican S. Scottish Obstetrics & Gynaecology Case History Prize for Medical Students (Mentor role) (2013) 

  • Kane King Dodek Obstetrical Honor Society (2010 – Current)

  • Allan B Weingold Award for Administrative Leadership and Teaching (2010)

  • George Washington University

  • Baldrige Award George Washington University Hospital, George Washington University (2008)

  • Outstanding Second Year Resident AwardGeorge Washington University (2008)

  • Golden Apple Teaching AwardGeorge Washington University (2008)

  • Alpha Epsilon Delta Honor Society (Pre-Medical Studies) - Vice President (2001 – 2002)

  • Beta Beta Beta Honor Society (Biological Sciences) (2001)

  • Theta Alpha Kappa Honor Society (Religious Studies) (2001)

  • College Gold Circle Award for Journalism (2000)


Dr. Običan's expertise has been a great resource for several media outlets in the past. ​ Below are examples of pieces Dr. Običan has authored or contributed to on a variety of subjects.  CONNECT with Dr. Običan.


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