Announcement| Volume 17, ISSUE 4, P174, July 2007

Gibbs Prize Announcement: Best Manuscript of 2006

        The Editorial Board of Women’s Health Issues is pleased to announce that the Charles E. Gibbs Leadership Prize for the best paper published in Women’s Health Issues in 2006 (Volume 16) has been awarded to Joan S. Tucker, PhD of the RAND Corporation in Santa Monica, California.
        Her manuscript, “Cigarette Smoking from Adolescence to Young Adulthood: Women’s Developmental Trajectories and Associated Outcomes,” was co-authored with Phyllis L. Ellickson, PhD, Maria Orlando, PhD, and David J. Klein, MS, and published in Women’s Health Issues, Volume 16, Issue 1 (January/February), pages 30-37.
        The Charles E. Gibbs Leadership Prize is awarded annually to recognize excellence in research on women’s health care or policy. Priority is given to manuscripts that report the results of original research and that improve understanding of an important women’s health issue. Members of the Editorial Board of Women’s Health Issues are not eligible. The prize includes a $1,000 award.
        The Editorial Board would like to note that there were many strong papers eligible for this award in 2006, and the decision was a difficult one. Dr. Tucker and her co-authors are to be congratulated for their excellent contribution to women’s health research.
        Previous winners of the Gibbs Prize include:
        • JiWon R. Lee, MS, RD, MPH
        • Dawn M. Upchurch, PhD
        • Barbara A. Bartman, MD, MPH
        • Claire Murphy, MD
        • Usha Sambamaoorthi, PhD
        • Sandra K. Pope, PhD
        • Sarah Hudson Scholle, DrPH
        • Sherry L. Grace, PhD
        The Charles E. Gibbs Leadership Prize was established to honor the Jacobs Institute’s founding Board President for his leadership in women’s health. Charles E. Gibbs, MD (1923-2000) was a Fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) and past chair of ACOG’s Committee on Health Care for Underserved Women, the Task Force on the Voluntary Review of Quality of Care, the Health Care Commission, and the Task Force on Maternal Health Policy. Dr. Gibbs served on the Jacob Institute’s Board of Governors from 1990-1999 and was instrumental in shaping its mission and structure.