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Past President of ACOG Receives Appointment
to Institute's Board of Governors

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Jacobs Institute Strengthens Board Leadership


January, 1997 WASHINGTON, DC -- The Jacobs Institute of Women's Health announced the appointment of William C. Andrews, MD, FACOG, of Norfolk, Virginia, to its Board of Governors. Dr. Andrews is past president of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) and an obstetrician-gynecologist in private practice. He received his medical degree from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and completed his residency at New York Hospital.

Recognized as an experienced clinician and national leader in the women's health arena, Dr. Andrews is "extremely well known and respected among his colleagues in the disciplines affecting women's health, " according to Bonnie Flood Chez, RNC, MSN, chair of the Institute's Committee on Board Development. Dr. Andrews has served on the Food and Drug Administration's Fertility and Maternal Drug Advisory Committee and the Obstetrical and Gynecological Device Panel, and was a member of the Scientific Advisory Committee of the Alan Guttmacher Institute. Dr. Andrews is also past president of the American Fertility Society, where he subsequently served as executive director for several years.

Founded in 1990, the Jacobs Institute of Women's Health is an independent, nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing the knowledge, practice, and understanding of women's health. The Institute publishes the acclaimed resource The Women's Health Data Book, as well as the bimonthly journal Women's Health Issues, the newsletter In Touch, and Insights, a new series of background papers on women's health and managed care.

Dr. Andrews joins ten other members on the Jacobs Institute Board of Governors: Constance J. Bohon, MD, FACOG, President; C.E. Gibbs, MD, FACOG, Secretary-Treasurer; Sarah S. Brown, MPH; Bonnie Flood Chez, RNC, MSN; Mary K. Chung; Deborah I. Dingell; Nikki Heidepriem, JD; Roderick L. Mackenzie; Constance M. Ryan; and Yolanda C. Vera, JD. The addition of Dr. Andrews will strengthen the Institute's volunteer leadership and help the Institute sharpen its programmatic focus and build its resource development program.

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For Immediate Release

For more information contact:
Shannon R. Mouton
The Jacobs Institute
(202) 863-4989