Carole Joffe, Alissa Perrucci and others honored by NAF

Congratulations to Carole Joffe, PhD and Alissa Perrucci, PhD, MPH, both of whom won distinguished awards at the 2017 National Abortion Federation (NAF) annual meeting.

Carole Joffe
Carole Joffe received the Christopher Tietze Humanitarian Award, NAF’s highest honor, which recognizes "significant, lifetime contributions in the field of abortion care or policy." As a professor at ANSIRH and professor emerita at UC Davis, Dr. Joffe focuses on the social dimensions of abortion and family planning. She has authored five books and contributed to the public discourse as a prolific author of op-eds and letters in major outlets, such as the New York Times, Washington Post and Huffington Post.


Alissa Perrucci
Alissa Perrucci won the C. Lalor Burdick Award, which honors “unsung heroes whose daily commitment to excellence exemplifies the ideals of NAF’s members.” Dr. Perrucci is Counseling and Administrative Manager at the UCSF Women’s Options Center. Under her vision and leadership, the Women’s Options Center has become a national model for skilled, compassionate abortion counseling. It is also an invaluable resource for clinical researchers and family planning trainees.

Finally, we also congratulate Gretchen Sisson, PhD and Ushma Upadhyay, PhD, MPH on winning the meeting's best poster and best oral abstract prizes respectively. Dr. Sisson’s poster, co-authored with Stephanie Herold, MPH, was titled "The stakes are so high: Journalists reporting on abortion," and Dr. Upadhyay’s abstract was titled “Evaluating the impact of a mandatory ultrasound viewing law in Wisconsin: A mixed methods study.”