Uta Landy, PhD and Philip Darney, MD, MSc recently received the 2012 Planned Parenthood Federation of America Margaret Sanger Award, their highest recognition for outstanding contributions to the reproductive health and rights movement. Drs. Landy and Darney were recognized for their strong, unwavering leadership and lifelong commitment to empowering women.
Dr. Landy is National Director of the Kenneth J. Ryan Residency Training Program and the Fellowship in Family Planning and is also an investigator at the Bixby Center for Global Reproductive Health at UCSF.
Dr. Darney is a Distinguished Professor in the department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences, chief (ret) of Obstetrics and Gynecology, San Francisco General Hospital, director, Fellowship in Family Planning, and founding co-director of the Bixby Center for Global Reproductive Health at UCSF
From the statement by Planned Parenthood President, Cecile Richards: "Through your work involving women's health care in the U.S. and abroad you have helped to ensure women have access to the reproductive health care they need and deserve. By doing such essential work you have given women everywhere stronger voices, ensuring that their needs and the needs of their families are not ignored. You are joining the distinguished company of many heroes, including the Reverend Martin Luther King (1966), Alan Guttmacher, MD (1972), Katherine Hepburn (1983), Bella Abzug (1991), Justice Harry Blackmun (1996), Delores Huerta (2007), Kenneth C. Edelin, MD (2008), Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton (2009) and Anthony Romero (2011)."