The runner

BAUD DavidIn a few words :

As a long-distance race specialist, the head of the maternity ward in the CHUV is not afraid to break sweat to make research progress. He will be the runner of that challenge around the lake with the aim to collect 1 Swiss franc for each of his strides.

« Sport competition has taught me a lot for my everyday work. During these races, there are moments when you go through a bad patch and you have to draw on your own resources to stretch your physical and psychological limits. We sometimes experience the same situations in work or research. Telling oneself that you managed to make it in the past while you were in a worse condition gives you the strength to go on ».

Published in the 24 Heures newspaper on Jan. 17 2017

Previous endurance events :

Ironman triathlon (3.8 km swim, 180.2 km bicycle bike, 42.2 km marathon)

  • 2015 Finisher, Ironman, Mallorca (Spain)
  • 2014 Finisher, Ironman, Nice (France)
  • 2012 Finisher, Ironman, Zurich (Switzerland)

« Patrouille des Glaciers », ski mountaineering race in the Alps 

  • 2002, 2006, 2008, 2014, 2018 Zermatt – Verbier (110 km / 4000 m HD)
  • 2010, 2012 Arolla – Verbier (53 km / 2000 m HD)

Long distance running

  • 2019 Finisher, XXL Race, Annecy (France 116 km / 7200 m HD)
  • 100 km on flat surface
  • ultra-running trails
  • Marathons (New-York, Paris, Toronto, Lausanne, …)

Prof. David Baud, MD PhD, is an obstetrician specialised in Maternal-Fetal medicine and is currently the head of the obstetrics department in the Vaud University Hospital Center in Lausanne, Switzerland. After his PhD in biology on the human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccine, he took a postdoctoral research course with the Institute of Microbiology (CHUV), where he became familiar with the biology of infectious diseases. He then completed his clinical training in various hospitals around the world Mount Sinai in Toronto (2010-2012), Necker in Paris (2009-2010), St-Mary in London (2004-2005) and Tu Du in Saigon, Vietnam (the largest maternity hospital in the world with more than 65,000 deliveries a year). When he came back to Lausanne in 2012, he founded a fetal therapy center for Romandy. In parallel with his activity as an obstetrician, David Baud has engaged himself in research when he created his own laboratory in 2013 with the support of different foundations and the Swiss National Fund.

The aim of the current challenge is to support research for women, maternity and new born. The collected funds will enable new project implementations in those fields with the department.