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Contact: Karla Shepard Rubinger, 914-740-2100, krubinger@liebertpub.com
Dr. Linda Giudice to Receive Journal of Women’s Health Award for Outstanding Achievement in Women’s Health Research at 21st Annual Congress on Women’s Health, March 22-24, 2013

New Rochelle, NY, January 29, 2013Linda Giudice, MD, PhD, Robert B. Jaffe Distinguished Professor and Chair of the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences, University of California, San Francisco, will receive the Journal of Women’s Health Award for Outstanding Achievement  in Women’s Health Research at the Awards Gala at Women’s Health 2013: The 21st Annual Congress in Washington, DC. The full program, faculty, accreditation, and registration information are available at the Congress website.

Dr. Giudice is Professor and Chair of the UCSF Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences. She is also Director of the Center for Research on Origins and Biological Consequences of Human Infertility and the UCSF Women's Reproductive Health Research Career Development Center. She specializes in endometriosis, implantation and ovulatory disorders, infertility, and assisted reproduction. Her research focuses on endometrial biology and placental-uterine interactions as well as environmental impacts on reproductive health. She is President of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine and a member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences.

Dr. Giudice will present the Vivian Pinn Women’s Health Research Keynote Lecture on  “Advances in Understanding Endometriosis” at the Congress.

The Congress is presented by the Academy of Women’s Health, Journal of Women’s Health, and VCU Institute for Women’s Health, in partnership with NIH Office of Research on Women's Health, DHHS Office on Women’s Health, and Society for Women’s Health Research. Collaborating Organizations include the American College of Physicians, Virginia Chapter, American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, American Psychiatric Association, American Thyroid Association, The Endocrine Society, International Menopause Society, and National Stroke Association.
Congress attendees will learn practical, clinical information and cutting-edge therapeutic protocols, advances in diagnosis and management, and innovative translational research advances that impact women’s health care.

Congress Chair Susan Kornstein, MD, Executive Director of the VCU Institute for Women's Health, Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Women’s Health, and President, Academy of Women’s Health, and Congress Co-Chair Lisa Ellis, MD, Executive Director of Stony Point – VCU and Medical Director, VCU Institute for Women's Health, will bring together outstanding faculty of the highest caliber. An array of informative sessions will focus on the most clinically relevant topics in women’s health including cardiology, oncology, endocrinology, menopause, infectious diseases, reproductive health, bone health, psychiatry, and common clinical conditions.

The many distinguished speakers include JoAnn Manson, MD, DrPH, Professor of Medicine and the Michael and Lee Bell Professor of Women's Health, Harvard Medical School and Chief, Division of Preventive Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital; Nanette Santoro, MD, Professor and E Stewart Taylor Chair of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Colorado at Denver School of Medicine; Michael McClung, MD, Director, Oregon Osteoporosis Center; Lee Shulman, MD, Anna Ross Lapham Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Director, Cancer Genetics Program, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine; Michael Twery, PhD, Director, National Center on Sleep Disorders Research, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, Division of Lung Diseases, NIH; and Antronette Yancey, MD, Professor of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles.

The Congress will offer up to 23.0 AMA PRA Category 1 credit(s)TM, 23.0 Nursing Contact Hours, 21.0 AANP contact hours (including up to 10.75 hours of pharmacology credits), and 22.25 AAFP prescribed credits. This activity is jointly sponsored/co-provided by Academy of Women's Health and Postgraduate Institute for Medicine.

For further information about the Congress and the Program, visit our website, call (914) 740-2100 or 800-524-6266, or e-mail awh@academyofwomenshealth.org.