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CDC Branch Chief Receives Appointment to
Women's Health Issues

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March 1997 Washington, DC -- The Jacobs Institute of Women's Health announced the appointment of Herbert B. Peterson, MD, of Atlanta, Georgia, to the Editorial Board of Women's Health Issues, the official publication of the Institute. Dr. Peterson is Chief of the Women's Health and Fertility Branch at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. He also serves as Co-Director of the WHO Collaborating Center for Research Training in Human Reproduction at the CDC, and is an Officer in the Commissioned Corps of the US Public Health Service. In addition, he holds the position of Clinical Professor in the Department Obstetrics and Gynecology at both the Emory University and University of North Carolina Schools of Medicine.

Dr. Peterson received his medical degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and completed his residency in obstetrics and gynecology at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine. He is board certified in both obstetrics and gynecology and preventive medicine. Dr. Peterson is a member of the American College of Obstericians and Gynecologists, the American College of Preventive Medicine, the American Gynecological and Obstetrical Society, and the American Public Health Association. He served as principal investigator for the Collaborative Review of Sterilization; other research research interests include cancer and steroid hormones, and HIV infection in women.

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 backgroud papers on women's health and managed care.

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For Immediate Release

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