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Gibbs Leadership Prize Announcement: Best Manuscript of 2009

        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 2009 (Volume 19) has been awarded to Paula Lantz, PhD, the S. J. Axelrod Collegiate Professor of Health Management and Policy, and Chair, Department of Health Management and Policy, University of Michigan School of Public Health in Ann Arbor, MI.
        Dr. Lantz's manuscript, “An Evaluation of a Medicaid Expansion for Cancer Care: The Breast and Cervical Cancer Prevention and Treatment Act of 2000,” was co-authored with Soheil Soliman, MPH, MAE, a doctoral candidate in Health Services Organization and Policy at the University of Michigan School of Public Health. The manuscript was published in Women's Health Issues Volume 19, Issue 4 (July/August), pages 221–231.
        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.
        There were many strong papers in 2009, and the Board felt that Dr. Lantz's manuscript was exceptional, particularly in its methodology and relevance to understanding an important health services and policy issue in women's health. Dr. Lantz and Ms. Soliman are to be congratulated for their excellent contribution to women's health research.
        Previous winners of the Gibbs Prize include:
        • Sherry Glied, PhD (2008)
        • Richard C. Lindrooth, PhD (2007)
        • Joan S. Tucker, PhD (2006)
        • JiWon R. Lee, MS, RD, MPH (2005)
        • Dawn M. Upchurch, PhD (2004)
        • Sherry L. Grace, PhD (2003)
        • Sarah Hudson Scholle, DrPH (2002)
        • Sandra K. Pope, PhD (2001)
        • Ilene Hyman, PhD (2000)
        • Usha Sambamaoorthi, PhD (1999)
        • Claire Murphy, MD (1997)
        • Barbara A. Bartman, MD, MPH (1996)
        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 Jacobs Institute's Board of Governors from 1990–1999 and was instrumental in shaping its mission and structure.