Please join us in congratulating Ibis staff on their recent accomplishments

November 2009

Ibis is pleased to share that Ibis staff have been recognized for their exemplary work in the field of reproductive health. Senior Associate Dr. Angel Foster will be given the American Public Health Association Population, Reproductive and Sexual Health Section’s Outstanding Young Professional Award at the section meeting on November 9, 2009, for being “an influential advocate and researcher for women's reproductive health,” especially for her work in underserved regions like the Middle East and North Africa.

Senior Associate Dr. Daniel Grossman was named a 2009 Visionary Partner by the Pacific Institute for Women’s Health. This new award “is given to individuals who work across the globe to support women’s access to the full range of reproductive health options, including the latest reproductive health technologies.”  

In addition, in September Ibis President Kelly Blanchard was named the recipient of the 2009 Darroch Award, sponsored by the Guttmacher Institute. 

We are proud of these accomplishments by our staff, and are honored to receive this recognition from our respected reproductive health colleagues. This award is given every two years to recognize a leader who has contributed outstanding research that has practical implications for public policy and sexual and reproductive health programs.

 The Darroch Award was named for Jacqueline Darroch, PhD, former senior vice president for science at Guttmacher and currently a senior fellow at the Institute, whose three decades at Guttmacher exemplified rigorous and innovative work on sexual and reproductive health issues and commitment to the practical application of research to policy and programs. Kelly joins a group of luminary researchers who have received the Darroch Award in previous years: Elizabeth G. Raymond, MD, MPH, a researcher at Family Health International and a practicing obstetrician-gynecologist, and Sandra G. García, ScD, director of reproductive health for Latin America and the Caribbean at the Population Council.

“Kelly’s award is hard earned, and we thank the Guttmacher Institute and our colleagues in the reproductive health field for recognizing Kelly’s contributions with this prestigious honor. In the past five years Kelly has established a strong and collaborative organization that continues to make significant contributions to reproductive health,” said Ibis’s board chair, Beth Fredrick. Click here to see the press release from the Guttmacher Institute.