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Awards Luncheon

2006 Awards Luncheon

On May 19, 2006, the Jacobs Institute hosted a very special Excellence in Women's Health Awards Luncheon. Held at the Mayflower Hotel, the event was hosted by ABC7 News at 5:00 co-anchor and winner of nine Emmy awards, Kathleen Matthews. 


 Left to Right: Dr. Janet Lawson,
Carol Evans, Dr. Susan Wood, Dr.
Paula Johnson, and Kathleen Matthews


Ms. Matthews awarded three Excellence in Women's Health Awards to Carol Evans, Paula Johnson, MD, MPH, and Janet Lawson, MD, FACOG.  All three were recognized for their contributions to women's health on many levels. As founder and CEO of Working Mother Media, Carol Evans developed the "Working Mother 100 Best Companies" and has just published her first book; This is How We Do It: The Working Mothers' Manifesto. As Chief of the Division of Women's Health and Executive Director of the Connors Center for Women's Health and Gender Biology at Brigham and Women's Hospital, Dr. Paula Johnson is an expert in cardiology care and is an important advocate for women's heart health.  Dr. Janet Lawson is Acting Director of Regional and Local Health Services and is a medical consultant to the Preventive and Primary Care Unit at the Texas Department of State Health Services. Her work in public health has covered everything from STD Prevention and disabilities care to work with Katrina survivors.


The Warren H. Pearse Lifetime Achievement Award was given to Susan F. Wood, PhD. Dr. Wood was formerly the Assistant Commissioner for Women's Health and Director of the Food and Drug Administration Office of Women's Health.



Dr. Susan Wood accepts the

Warren H. Pearse Lifetime achievement award.


In addition to honoring these four amazing women for their contributions, Nikki Heidepriem, Jacobs' Board chair and Ruth Katz, Dean of the GWU School of Public Health and Health Services, announced that Jacobs will join the George Washington University this May. Jacobs will expand its work in women's health policy and will serve as the central focus of the School of Public Health and Health Services' effort to advance women’s health through research scholarship, policy development, community service, and educational programming.


Thank you to all those who attended the luncheon and for all those who so generously contributed. We look forward to seeing you next year!

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