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Dear SFP members, colleagues, and friends,

On behalf of the Board of Directors, we are delighted to announce the 2016 recipients of our three annual awards.

Dorothy Roberts, JD, is the recipient of the 2016 SFP Lifetime Achievement Award. An internationally recognized scholar and social justice advocate, Professor Roberts has helped to transform public thinking on reproductive health, child welfare, and bioethics. She is the 14th Penn Integrates Knowledge Professor and George A. Weiss University Professor of Law & Sociology at the University of Pennsylvania, with joint appointments in the Departments of Africana Studies and Sociology and the Law School, where she is the inaugural Raymond Pace and Sadie Tanner Mossell Alexander Professor of Civil Rights. She is also the founding director of the Penn Program on Race, Science, and Society. Professor Roberts is the author of two award-winning books and more than 100 articles and essays in books and scholarly journals, and co-editor of six books on constitutional law and gender. She received the 2015 Solomon Carter Fuller Award from the American Psychiatric Association for “providing significant benefit for the quality of life for Black people” and was named a 2016 “Woman Inspiring Change” by Harvard Women’s Law Association. Read more about Professor Roberts’ work on our website.

The 2016 Allan Rosenfield Award for Lifetime Contributions to International Family Planning will be presented to Beverly Winikoff, MD, MPH. Dr. Winikoff is President of Gynuity Health Projects and a Professor of Clinical Population and Family Health at the Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University. As President of Gynuity, Dr. Winikoff works to ensure that reproductive health technologies are widely available at reasonable cost, provided in the context of high-quality services, and offered in a way that recognizes the dignity and autonomy of each individual. Before starting Gynuity in 2003, Dr. Winikoff worked for 25 years at the Population Council, where she developed and managed the Council's Ebert Program on Critical Issues in Reproductive Health, including work on Safe Motherhood, prevention of STDs/AIDS, prevention of unsafe abortion, provision of safe abortion care, and improving postpartum care for mothers and babies. Dr. Winikoff received the 2007 Carl S. Schultz Award from the American Public Health Association and the 2009 Irvin M. Cushner Lectureship Award from the Association for Reproductive Health Professionals. Read more about Dr. Winikoff’s work.

Linda Prine, MD, is the recipient of the 2016 Robert A. Hatcher Family Planning Mentor Award. Dr. Prine is a professor of family medicine at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Director of Women’s Health at the Institute for Family Health, and co-founder and medical director of the Reproductive Health Access Project. She works with residents and fellows on advocacy, research projects, and conference presentations as a means of advancing both reproductive health care and leadership development. She founded the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine’s Group on Abortion Training and Access, and is a consultant for the Center for Reproductive Health Education in Family Medicine at Montefiore Medical Center. Dr. Prine is also medical director of Whole Women’s Health in Las Cruces, New Mexico, in an effort to keep abortion services available for women in West Texas. She received the 2012 Rashbaum Award from Physicians for Reproductive Health for her role in mentoring and teaching the next generation, and the 2014 Family Medicine Educator of the Year from the New York State Academy of Family Physicians. Read more about Dr. Prine’s work.

We hope you will join us in honoring Dorothy, Beverly and Linda at the SFP awards luncheon, scheduled for November 6, the second day of the North American Forum on Family Planning in Denver.

We’re looking forward to seeing all of you there!

With warm regards,

Susan Higginbotham signature Eve Espey signature

Susan Higginbotham, MEd
Executive Director

Eve Espey, MD, MPH

Susan Higginbotham, MEd, Society of Family Planning Executive Director