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Women's Health Issues > Gibbs Leadership Prize

The Charles E. Gibbs Leadership Prize is a $1,000 cash award for the best manuscript published in Women's Health Issues each year. Selection of the award recipient is made by the editorial board of Women's Health Issues and announced by the Jacobs Institute. Members of the editorial board are not eligible.

The Charles E. Gibbs Leadership Prize was established to honor the Jacobs Institute's founding Board President for his leadership in women's health. Charles E. Gibbs, MD (1923-2000) was a Fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) and past chair of ACOG's Committee on Health Care for Underserved Women, the Task Force on the Voluntary Review of Quality of Care, the Health Care Commission, and the Task Force on Maternal Health Policy. Dr. Gibbs served on the Jacob Institute's Board of Governors from 1990-1999 and was instrumental in shaping its mission and structure.

The Charles E. Gibbs Leadership Prize for the best paper published in Women’s Health Issues in 2003 was awarded to Sherry L. Grace, PhD, of the University Health Network in Toronto, Canada. The manuscript, “Presentation, Delay, and Contraindication to Thrombolytic Treatment in Females and Males with Myocardial Infarction,” was published in Women’s Health Issues Volume 13, Issue 6 (November/December 2003), pages 214-221.The co-authors are Susan E. Abbey, MD, FRCPC; Susan Bisaillon, RN, MScN; Zachary M. Shnek, PhD; Jane Irvine, PhD; and Donna E. Stewart, MD, FRCPC.

Last year's winner, "Trends in Women’s Health Services By Type of Physician Seen: Data from the 1985 and 1997-98 NAMCS," by Sarah Scholle, DrPH is available online.

Contributions in memory of Dr. Gibbs will be used to support the Leadership Prize and may be sent to the Jacobs Institute of Women's Health, 409 12th Street, SW, Washington, DC 20024.

Click here to make a donation in memory of Dr. Gibbs.

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