USEPA Administrator Lisa Jackson honors Dr. Jeanne Conry at ObGyn & RS Grand Rounds
On Tuesday, January 8, 2013, Jeanne Conry MD, PhD (above right), President-elect for the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) and Assistant Physician in Chief, North Valley, Kaiser Permanente, gave an inspiring ObGyn & RS Grand Rounds presentation at UCSF calling on obstetricians and gynecologists to address environmental health issues with their patients and policy makers in order to improve women's health. Dr. Conry discussed that, in light of the relationship between the environment, pregnancy and child health outcomes, reproductive environmental health is among her top priorities for her tenure as President of ACOG.
Following the lecture, Lisa Jackson, Administrator of the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and Jared Blumenfeld, EPA Region IX Administrator, presented Dr. Conry with the EPA Region IX Environmental Health Champions award in Children's Environmental Health. Administrator Jackson applauded Dr. Conry's dedication to her patients and her commitment to advancing children's health by working to create a safer environment for pregnancy and reproduction.
PRHE nominated Dr. Conry for the award because of her long-standing commitment to environmental health and her groundbreaking leadership in making environmental health an important new area of action for ACOG, ensuring that the focus on children's environmental health begins early in developmentâ€”when preventative actions can play a profound role on the health of the pregnancy, the child and the adult that she/he will become.
Congratulations Dr. Conry!
Caption for above photo and information on our Program on Reproductive Health and the Environment.
From left to right:
Linda C. Giudice, MD, PhD, MSc
Distinguished Professor and Chair The Robert B. Jaffe, MD Endowed Professor in the Reproductive Sciences
UCSF Department of Obsterics Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences
Lisa P. Jackson, MS
Administrator of the United States Environmental Protection Agency
Tracey J. Woodruff PhD, MPH
Professor and Director of the Program on Reproductive Health and the Environment
UCSF Department of Obstetrics Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences
Jeanne Conry MD, PhD
President-elect for the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) and
Assistant Physician in Chief, North Valley, Kaiser Permanente
UCSF ObGyn & RS Program on Reproductive Health and the Environment
1330 Broadway St, Suite 1135
Oakland, CA 94612