First Outstanding Article Award Presented by Contraception

Philadelphia, PA, November 3, 2010 – The Editorial Board of the journal Contraception and publisher Elsevier are pleased to announce the winners of the first annual Contraception Article Award. This award honors the Principal Investigators who have published the most outstanding articles in Contraception over the preceding academic year. Contraception is the official journal of the Association of Reproductive Health Professionals and the Society of Family Planning.

The awards were presented in September in Atlanta at Reproductive Health 2010, the annual meeting of the Association of Reproductive Health Professionals, the Society of Family Planning, and the Planned Parenthood Federation of America National Medical Committee.

The Selection Committee, comprised of several Associate Editors of the journal and chaired byMitchell Creinin, MD, selected three papers published from July 2009 to June 2010 to receive the inaugural award:

Harel Z, Johnson CC, Gold MA, Cromer B, Peterson E, Burkman R, Stager M, Brown R, Bruner A, Coupey S, Hertweck P, Bone H, Wolter K, Nelson A, Marshall S, Bachrach LK. Recovery of bone mineral density in adolescents following the use of depot medroxyprogesterone acetate contraceptive injections. Contraception 2010;81:281-91.

From the Department of Pediatrics, Brown University

Perriera LK, Reeves MF, Chen BA, Hohmann HL, Hayes J, Creinin MD. Feasibility of telephone follow-up after medical abortion. Contraception 2010;81:143-9.

From the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences, University of Pittsburgh

Rodriguez MI, Caughey AB, Edelman A, Darney PD, Foster DG. Cost-benefit analysis of state- and hospital-funded postpartum intrauterine contraception at a university hospital for recent immigrants to the United States. Contraception 2010;81:304-8.

From the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences, University of California, San Francisco.

These articles were judged to have best demonstrated high quality methodology, excellent presentation of results, and a discussion that showed an exceptional understanding of the impact of the article relative to other literature and, when relevant, clinical practice.

“We congratulate these inaugural recipients of the Contraception Outstanding Article Award,” commented Contraception’s Editor, D. R.Mishell, Jr., MD, University of Southern California School of Medicine. “Contraception is an international reproductive health journal which continues to be the leading resource for scientific publications related to family planning. These articles from the past academic year will likely have high impact in the field of family planning for years to come.”

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Notes for Editors

Board of Associate Editors:

F. Archer MD, Norfolk, VA, USA
R. Bhavnani, PhD, Toronto, ON, Canada
D. Blumenthal, MD, Stanford, CA, USA
Creinin, MD, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
D. Darney, MD, MSc, San Francisco, CA, USA
J. Davis, MD, Hanover, NH, USA
Edelman, Portland, OR, USA
C. Felix, MD, Los Angeles, CA, USA
L. Gabelnick, PhD, Arlington, VA, USA
Gilliam, Chicago, IL, USA
W. Goldzieher, MD, San Antonio, TX, USA
A. Grimes, MD, Research Triangle Park, NC, USA
J. K. Harper, PhD, ScD, Arlington, VA, USA
Hubacher, PhD, Research Triangle Park, NC, USA
T. Jensen, MD, MPH, Portland, OR, USA
M. Kaunitz, MD, Jacksonville, FL, USA
L. Nelson, MD, Torrance, CA, USA
F. Peipert, MD, PhD, St. Louis, MO, USA
W. Rebar, MD, Birmingham, AL, USA
Shulman, MD, Chicago, IL, USA
Z. Stanczyk, PhD, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Trussell, PhD, Princeton, NJ, USA
L. Westhoff, MD, New York, NY, USA

About Contraception: An International Reproductive Health Journal

The Official Journal of the Association of Reproductive Health Professionals and the Society of Family Planning

The purpose of Contraception is to provide a medium for the rapid communication of advances and new knowledge in all areas of contraception. Manuscripts are received from scientists in the following areas of research: chemistry, biochemistry, physiology, endocrinology, biology, the medical sciences, and demography.

About The Association of Reproductive Health Professionals (ARHP)
The Association of Reproductive Health Professionals (ARHP), founded in 1963, is a multidisciplinary association of professionals who provide reproductive health services or education, conduct reproductive health research, or influence reproductive health policy. ARHP educates healthcare professionals, policy makers and the public. The organization fosters research and advocacy to improve reproductive health.

About The Society of Family Planning (SFP)
The Society of Family Planning (SFP) is an academic society that advances family planning research and education, providing evidence-based insight to improve clinical care in the areas of contraception and abortion. SFP also seeks to cultivate a collaborative and supportive environment to foster scholarly activity and leadership in the areas of reproductive health and family planning.

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