Bixby’s Cynthia Harper Receives the Guttmacher Institute 2013 Darroch Award
The Guttmacher Institute announced Cynthia C. Harper, PhD, Bixby Principal Investigator and Associate Professor in UCSF's Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, as the 2013 recipient of the Darroch Award for Excellence in Sexual and Reproductive Health Research.
"Through her high-impact research designed to inform public policy and improve clinical practice in reproductive health, Dr. Harper exemplifies the goals of the Darroch award," says Dr. Susheela Singh, Guttmacher vice president for research. "At a time when evidence-based policy is more important than ever, Dr. Harper's work has been instrumental in guiding and shaping some of the major policy advances of this decade."
The Darroch Award was established in 2005 to recognize excellence among sexual and reproductive health researchers who are in the early or middle years of their careers. It is named for Jacqueline E. Darroch, Ph.D., formerly senior vice president for science at Guttmacher and currently a senior fellow at the Institute, whose three decades at Guttmacher have exemplified rigorous and innovative work on sexual and reproductive health issues and a commitment to the practical application of research to policy and programs. The award is presented biennially.
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