Women’s Health Article Receives National Award

June 16, 2011

Matthew Smith, Ph.D., M.P.H.

Matthew Lee Smith, Ph.D., M.P.H, and Regents Professor Marcia G. Ory, Ph.D., M.P.H., of the Texas A&M Health Science Center School of Rural Public Health were recognized by the editors and editorial board of Women’s Health Issues for their published article, “Older Women in a State-Wide, Evidence-Based Falls Prevention Program: Who Enrolls and What Benefits Are Obtained?” The article Drs. Smith and Ory co-authored with Ross Larsen, M.S., received honorable mention for the Charles E. Gibbs Leadership Prize for Best Paper Published in 2010. Women’s Health Issues is a publication of the Jacobs Institute of Women’s Health at The George Washington University.

“The Editorial Board noted in particular the scholarly rigor of your work and the significant contribution it makes to better our understanding of older women’s health care needs,” stated D. Richard Mauery, M.S., M.P.H, managing editor of Women’s Health Issues. “Your sophisticated use of translational research brings a much-needed applied research dimension that will facilitate implementing your recommendations into practice to improve outcomes.”

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.

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— Rae Lynn Mitchell