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Jacobs Institute to Host Excellence in
Women's Health Awards Gala

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Representatives Johnson, Norton to Be Honored for the Work
of the Congressional Caucus on Women's Issues Former Executive Director
of ACOG to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award


March, 1997 Washington, DC -- On Thursday, May 15, 1997 the Jacobs Institute of Women's Health will host its first Excellence in Women's Health Awards Gala at the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, DC. The Awards Luncheon will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The event will celebrate the Institute's seventh anniversary and honor Representative Nancy Johnson (R-CT) and Representative Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) for their work as co-chairs of the Congressional Caucus on Women's Issues. Dr. Warren H. Pearse, MD, editor of Women's Health Issues, and former Executive Director of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, will be presented with a lifetime achievement award for his dedication to women's health.

This very special event is made possible in part by a generous gift from CIGNA Corporation. Tickets are available at the following levels: $5,000 Partner, includes two tables to the event and prominent listing in the program; $1,500 Supporter, includes one table and listing in the program; $250 "Friends of Warren," which includes two tickets and listing on a special commemorative scroll to be presented to Dr. Pearse at the luncheon. Individual tickets are $75.00.

The Jacobs Institute of Women's Health is a nonprofit, membership organization dedicated to advancing the knowledge, practice, and understanding of women's health at the intersection of the medical and social sciences. For tickets or more information, please call Kristin Marquis at the Jacobs Institute of Women's Health, (202) 863-4990.

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For Immediate Release

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