Dr. Linda C. Giudice will receive two important honors in November 2008. On Saturday November 8th, the American Fertility Association will present its annual Illuminations Award to Dr. Linda C. Giudice, Chair of the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences at UCSF. The event will take place at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Getty. Dr. Giudice, a leading researcher in Women's Health, is being honored for her work on the environment and its impact on reproductive health and quality of life. Dr. Giudice's passion to advance research in Women's Health is well known and she has been honored nationally for her tireless efforts to promote awareness of environmental impacts on Women's Health and other aspects of the causes of infertility in women.
American Society for Reproductive Medicine Distinguished Researcher Award in San Francisco, Sunday, November 9, 2008
This award recognizes a member of the Society who has made outstanding contributions to clinical or basic research in reproductive medicine published during the previous 10 years. Dr. Giudice was selected to honor her sustained commitment to advancing the frontiers of research in reproductive sciences and educating future scholars in the field. Dr. Giudice will receive her award during the opening ceremony of the 2008 ASRM Annual Meeting in San Francisco, CA on Sunday, November 9, 2008.
Dr. Tracy Weitz has received the Felicia Stewart Award from the American Public Health Association, for advocacy in the reproductive health arena by the Population, Family Planning and Reproductive Health section of the American Public Health Association. Dr. Weitz is the Director of Advancing New Standards in Reproductive Health (ANSIRH), Associate Director of the UCSF National Center of Excellence in Women’s Health, and a member of the faculty of the UCSF Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences. The award will be presented at the APHA’s annual meeting in San Diego on October 28th. Dr. Weitz is a lifetime advocate of women’s health and reproductive rights. She has a master’s degree in public administration with an emphasis in health care from Southwest Missouri State University and a doctoral degree in medical sociology from UCSF. Dr. Weitz’s passion is for those aspects of women’s health that are marginalized either for ideological reasons, or because the populations affected lack the means or mechanisms to have their concerns raised.
Dr. Patricia Robertson, the first Academy of Medical Educators Academy Chair in Obstetrics and Gynecology Education, recently issued a call for proposals entitled the Ob Gyn Innovations Proposal Series. This funding program was created to promote innovation in medical education through the development of new or improved teaching programs, learning opportunities, and mentoring relationships. The Ob Gyn Academy Chair was made possible due to the generosity of Robert Domush MD, Clinical Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology.
We congratulate the teams who were selected in this cycle. Dr. Robertson will be announcing another round in 2009. For more information about this program, please contact Ms. Tracey Jones at 502-7129 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Proposals Funded in This Round:
Integrating Educational Core Competencies into a Quality Assurance Review in Gynecologic Oncology: Lee-may Chen, Joanne Seitz, C. Bethan Powell, John Chan, and Patricia O’Sullivan
Videotaping of Emergency Cesarean Sections as a Means for Quality Improvement and Resident Education: Sarah Wilson, Rebecca Jackson, Meg Autry, Mark Rollins
Teaching Professionalism Through Abortion Values Clarification During the Obstetrics and Gynecology Clerkship: Jody Steinauer, MD, MAS, Sarah Dixon, MPH, MS
Research Productivity and Mentorship: Joshua G. Cohen, MD; Callie Roth, BS; John K. Chan, MD
The Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences is pleased to announce that Dr. Lee-may Chen has been selected for membership in The Haile T. Debas Academy of Medical Educators at UCSF.
The Haile T. Debas Academy of Medical Educators is dedicated to creating an environment that enhances the status of teachers of medical students at UCSF, promotes and rewards teaching excellence, fosters curricular innovation, and encourages scholarship in medical education.
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Linda Giudice, MD, PhD, a nationally renowned physician-scientist focused on women's health, has been appointed to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Advisory Committee on Research on Women's Health (ACRWH). Widely recognized for her scientific and clinical expertise, Giudice is the Robert B. Jaffe, M.D., Endowed Chair in Reproductive Sciences in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences at UCSF. She joined the UCSF faculty in October 2005.
Recently, Giudice was the recipient of the 2008 Woman in Science Award from the American Medical Women's Association. Giudice is a biochemist, gynecologist and reproductive endocrinologist whose research focuses on endometrial biology and placental-uterine interactions, as well as environmental impacts on reproductive health. She is recognized for her extensive knowledge on the topics of endometriosis, implantation and ovulatory disorders, infertility, and assisted reproduction.
UCSF women are recognized as role models. Looking back at Women's History Month, we are highlighting some of the faculty, staff and students at the School of Medicine who have won special recognition during March for their achievements as leaders and role models in research, patient care, and university and public service.
Three members of the campus community have been awarded the Chancellor’s Award for the Advancement of Women. This annual award recognizes exceptional efforts toward the advancement of women at UCSF beyond the scope of an individual’s job, area of research or student training. This year’s awardees are:
Jane Koehler, MD, professor in the Department of Medicine Division of Infectious Diseases
Rosalie Gearhart, the program director at the UCSF Memory and Aging Center
Aruna Venkatesan, a fourth-year student in the School of Medicine
Linda C. Giudice, MD, PhD, Robert B. Jaffe M.D. Endowed Chair in Reproductive Sciences, is the recipient of the 2008 Woman in Science Award from the American Medical Women’s Association. “AMWA is delighted to be honoring Dr. Giudice,” said Claudia Morrissey, MD, MPH, president-elect of the AMWA. “She embodies the attributes we are seeking for this award: scholarly excellence and dedication to advancing women’s health.”
J. Renee Navarro, PharmD, MD, has been appointed to lead UCSF’s efforts to implement initiatives to nurture and enhance diversity among faculty and trainees, who include students, residents and postdoctoral scholars. She is the first person to hold the new position of director of academic diversity, a post created as part of 10 key outcomes outlined in UCSF’s diversity initiative, which was unveiled in February.
2007 marks UCSF’s tenth year of being designated a National Center of Excellence in Women’s Health (CoE). The last decade has seen major advances in women’s health, and the UCSF CoE has played a key role in this process, leading innovations in clinical practice, discovery of new knowledge, and professional and community education and leadership development. In partnership with community, the UCSF National Center of Excellence is spear-heading initiatives to transform women's health and improve women's lives.
We are proud to announce that Dr. Alison Jacoby has been selected for one of the UCSF Medical Center's Exceptional Physician Award for 2007. Dr. Alison Jacoby is the Director of the UCSF Fibroid Center at the National Center of Excellence in Women’s Health. This award is given each year to physicians who stand out as role models in demonstrating the medical center's values -- Professionalism, Respect, Integrity, Diversity and Excellence. Dr. Jacoby, along with the other three recipients, will receive a plaque and a $500 gift certificate to the UCSF Bookstore. Please join us in congratulating these outstanding physicians as they receive their awards.
UCSF’s School of Medicine and School of Nursing rank among the best graduate schools in the country in the new survey conducted and published by “U.S News & World Report.” UCSF also ranks among the top 10 in seven of eight medical school specialty programs assessed this year, including first in AIDS medicine, second nationally in women’s health, and third in both the internal medicine and drug and alcohol abuse specialties.
Dixie Horning has been awarded the Helen Rodriguez-Trias Social Justice Award, which recognizes a person who has distinguished herself/himself professionally by working toward social justice for underserved and disadvantaged populations. Recipients are commended for improving the health and well-being of these populations through activities such as leading and mentoring. She received the award at the California Public Health Association’s annual meeting on March 7.
Dixie Horning, Executive Director of the Center of Excellence, has been recognized for her exceptional efforts to advance the careers of women and improve women’s health. She has been selected as a recipient of the 2007 Chancellor’s Award for the Advancement of Women, and received her award from Chancellor Mike Bishop, MD, at the campus community celebration on March 26 at Toland Hall on the Parnassus campus.
The Academic Senate recently announced the recipients for the two categories of the “Distinction in Teaching” award. UCSF School of Medicine faculty George Sawaya, MD is one of the recipients of this year’s Award. Students’ comments for Dr. Sawaya are uniformly laudatory, offering high praise for his precision, professionalism, dedication, sense of humor, availability and ability not only to relate and engage important information, but to inspire.
Elizabeth H. Blackburn, PhD, 57, Morris Herzstein Professor of Biology and Physiology in the Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics at University of California, San Francisco , has been named to receive the 2006 Lasker Award for Basic Medical Research.
Vice Dean for School of Medicine Appointed Nancy Milliken, director of the UCSF National Center of Excellence in Women's Health, has been named Vice Dean of the School of Medicine.
Three Honored for Advancing Women: This year's Chancellor's Award for the Advancement of Women was presented at a ceremony last week.
Chancellor's Award Recognizes Women Leaders Three campus members have been selected to receive this year's Chancellor's Award for the Advancement of Women.
A Women's Health Wall of Honor: Four UCSF members are praised for their contributions to women's health in a special hall of honor display at the Exploratorium in San Francisco. Among the 26 Bay Area individuals honored are Carroll Estes, Patricia Robertson, Dorothy Rice, and Nancy Milliken. As director of UCSF’s National Center of Excellence in Women’s Health, Milliken has implemented widespread improvements in leadership development for women, research and academic programs, community education, and comprehensive clinical care.