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Save the Date - Exxcellence in Gynecologic Surgery - From Master Surgeon to Surgical Mentor

8/8/2016

Save the Date!! February 10 - 12, 2017, New York The Foundation for Exxcellence in Women's Health is proud to announce:Exxcellence in Gynecologic Surgery: "From Master Surgeon to Surgical Mentor" When: February 10 - 12, 2017 Where: Columbia University Medical CenterMary & Michael...

L3-ObGyn™ Module Dates Announced

7/15/2016

EFFECTIVE 2016-2017 The release dates of the L3-ObGyn™ Modules for this upcoming year are as follows: L3-ObGyn™ ModulesBook 1 - September 2016Book 2 - November 2016Book 3 - March 2017Book 4 - June 2017 [LINK TO LLL MODULES PAGE]

Foundation for Exxcellence in Women's Health Elects Three New Members to Board of Directors

6/7/2016

The Foundation for Exxcellence in Women’s Health announced today the election of three new members to its Board of Directors. At its Annual Meeting, held, June 6 – 7, 2016, Maureen G. Phipps, MD, MPH, Jennifer L. Doyle RN, MSN, WHNP, and Shelly Zalis were elected to three-year terms...

Maureen G. Phipps, MD, elected to the Board of Directors of The Foundation for Exxcellence in Women's Health

6/7/2016

Maureen G. Phipps, MD, MPH, has been elected to the Board of Directors of The Foundation for Exxcellence in Women’s Health. Dr. Phipps holds the Chace-Joukowsky professorship, is chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and is assistant dean for Teaching and Research on Women’s Health at Alpert...

Jennifer L. Doyle, MSN, WHNP-BC, elected to the Board of Directors of The Foundation for Exxcellence in Women's Health

6/7/2016

Jennifer Doyle, MSN, WHNP-BC, has been elected to the Board of Directors of The Foundation for Exxcellence in Women’s Health. Mrs. Doyle is the Advance Practice Nurse (APN) for the Women’s Service Line at Summa Health in Akron, Ohio. She is a registered nurse with...

Shelley Zalis elected to the Board of Directors of The Foundation for Exxcellence in Women's Health

6/7/2016

Shelley Zilas has been elected to the Board of Directors of The Foundation for Exxcellence in Women’s Health. Shelley has gone against the grain most of her career, starting in 2000 when she left the corporate world to pioneer online research. Shelley created OTX (Online Testing Exchange), which...

Dr. Vivian von Gruenigen Promoted to Chief Medical Officer at Summa Health

5/19/2016

The Foundation for Exxcellence in Women's Health is pleased to announce that Dr. Vivian von Gruenigen has been named Summa Health’s new Chief Medical Officer. Dr. von Gruenigen, who currently...

Announcing our 2016 APGO Exxcellence Award Winner!

3/24/2016

AnnaMarie Connolly, MD, from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, has been awarded the 2016 APGO Exxcellence Award for her study titled, "Real-Time" Milestone and Surgical Skills Feedback: a Multi-center Trial of "myTIPreport" (abstract below) The 2016 APGO Exxcellence Award was accompanied by a...

The Foundation for Exxcellence in Women’s Health Referenced in The Green Journal

1/15/2016

The Foundation for Exxcellence in Women's Health has been referenced in the October 2015 issue of Obstetrics and Gynecology – the official publication of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, popularly known as "The Green Journal." The citation appears in an article titled "Effect of the Exxcellence in...

Deidre Downs Gunn, MD, addresses the Board of Directors of the Exxcellence Foundation

1/7/2016

Dr. Deidre Downs Gunn, a Fellow in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, and former Miss America 2005, was invited to make a presentation to the Board of Directors of the Exxcellence Foundation at their recent semi-annual meeting. Dr. Gunn’s presentation...

GOG Scholarship Award for Exxcellence in Clinical Research

12/23/2015

Limited Number of Scholarships Available - Apply Now! Through a generous donation by Drs. Philip J. DiSaia and Larry J. Copeland on behalf of the GOG Foundation, we are pleased to announce the GOG Scholarship for Exxcellence in Clinical Research. The purpose of the establishment of this scholarship is...

2015 APGO Exxcellence Award – Ramez N. Eskander, MD

3/6/2015

Ramez N. Eskander, MD, from University of California, Irvine, California has been awarded the 2015 APGO Exxcellence Award for his study titled, "Impact of the Exxcellence in Clinical Research Course on Research Productivity and Quality amongst Program Completers" (abstract below). The 2015 APGO Exxcellence Award was accompanied by a...

Jennifer L. Ashton, MD, F.A.C.O.G., addresses the Board of Directors of the Exxcellence Foundation

1/8/2015

Dr. Jennifer Ashton, a Board-certified Ob-Gyn, author and TV Chief Medical Correspondent for ABC World News, Good Morning America and co-host of the Emmy Award-winning daytime syndicated medical show, The Doctors, was invited to make a presentation to the Board of Directors of the Exxcellence Foundation at their recent semi-annual...

2015-2016 Executive Committee Announced

1/1/2015

Frank W. Ling, MD – PresidentClinical Professor, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TNClinical Professor, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Meharry Medical College, Nashville, TN Larry J. Copeland, MD – Chairman, ABOG (Ex Officio)The William Greenville Pace III and Joann Norris Collins-Pace Chair for Cancer ResearchThe Ohio State University,...

Publications of Exxcellence

12/2/2014

The Foundation for Exxcellence in Women’s Health Care has now produced two books to address the needs of students (Step-Up to Obstetrics and Gynecology published by Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins) as well as residents and practitioners (Women’s Health Review: A Clinical Update in Obstetrics and Gynecology published by Elsevier-Saunders. ...

Registration Available for Course in Randomized Controlled Trials

8/22/2014

Registration is now open for this three-day course for those interested in improving their skills in designing, conducting, publishing, or interpreting Randomized Controlled Trials. The course is open to anyone.

$500 Award for Programs of Exxcellence

7/1/2014

This $500 award will be presented to an Ob/Gyn Medical Student, Resident, Fellow or Faculty for the best use of Exxcellence in Life-Long Learning or Pearls of Exxcellence. These are Exxcellence in Professional Development programs directed by the Foundation for Exxcellence in Women’s Health Care, the non-profit foundation of...

2014 APGO Exxcellence Award – Joseph E. Peterson, MD

6/30/2014

Joseph E. Peterson, MD, FACOG, from Florida State University, Pensacola, Florida has been awarded the 2014 APGO Exxcellence Award for his study titled, “Using Pearls of Exxcellence for formulation of Case of the Day format questions on a mock oral exam” (abstract below). The 2014 APGO Exxcellence Award was...

Apply Now for Aug. 23-29, 2014 Exxcellence in Clinical Research Course

6/17/2014

Our final 2014 Exxcellence in Clinical Research Course is taking place on August 23rd through August 29th in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. [LINK TO EXXCELLENCE IN CLINICAL RESEARCH PAGE]

New Members Join The Foundation for Exxcellence Board of Directors

6/1/2014

Anita K. Blanchard, MD – MemberAssociate Professor of Obstetrics and GynecologyResidency Program DirectorUniversity of Chicago Kenneth H. Kim, MD – MemberAssistant Residency DirectorAssistant ProfessorDepartment of Obstetrics and GynecologyThe University of North CarolinaChapel Hill, NC

2013 APGO Exxcellence Award – Jovana Y. Martin, MD

12/31/2013

Jovana Y. Martin, M.D., from the University of Alabama at Birmingham has been awarded the 2013 APGO Exxcellence Award for her study titled, "Exxcellence in Life Long Learning (L3/ObGyn) and Resident Knowledge: What is the Relationship?" (abstract below). Dr. Martin’s study showed that there was a trend towards improved...

Luke A. Newton, MD, addresses the Board of Directors of the Exxcellence Foundation

2/18/2013

In order to stay in touch with issues and concerns of the younger generation of Ob/Gyn’s, the Exxcellence Foundation annually invites a speaker to make a presentation on current topics of the profession. Dr. Luke A. Newton, an Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Assistant Residency Program Coordinator at...

Exxcellence is Now at Your Fingertips!

10/15/2012

The Foundation for Exxcellence in Women's Health Care has released a mobile version of its website, enabling users of the popular iPhone and Android mobile operating systems to access our broad array of informative and enlightening content while on-the-go. In addition to an easy to use interface that mimics...

Ramez N. Eskander, M.D. receives The Philip J. DiSaia Research Award for 2012

10/1/2012

We are pleased to announce that Ramez N. Eskander, M.D., Clinical Instructor and Fellow in Gynecologic Oncology at the University of California at Irvine, is the recipient of the Philip J. DiSaia Research Award for 2012. Dr. Eskander will be studying the Impact of the Exxcellence in Clinical Research Course...

Cynthia A. Brincat, MD, PhD, addresses the Board of Directors of the Exxcellence Foundation

2/1/2012

Dr. Cynthia A. Brincat, Assistant Professor of Gynecology at the University of Wisconsin was invited to make a presentation to the Board of Directors of the Exxcellence Foundation at their recent meeting. Dr. Brincat is the immediate past Chair of the Junior Fellow Advisory Council of ACOG. She briefed...

Executive Committee Announced

1/1/2012

The 2012-2013 Executive Committee members (pictured left to right): Larry J. Copeland, M.D. President of the Board, ABOG Robert S. Schenken, M.D.Treasurer Nancy B. Dent, Ph.D.Executive Director, Exxcellence Foundation Larry C. Gilstrap, III, M.D.Executive Director, ABOG Wesley C. Fowler, Jr., M.D.President of the Board, Exxcellence...

Junior Faculty Invited to Attend Exxcellence in Clinical Research

8/17/2011

For the first time, Ob/Gyn Fellows and Junior Faculty are invited to submit applications to attend the course on quantitative techniques and research methods. [INSERT LINK TO COURSES PAGE]

The Green Journal Now Links to Pearls

8/17/2011

Obstetrics and Gynecology (The Green Journal) of The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists now features a link to the Pearls of Exxcellence of The Foundation for Exxcellence in Women's Health Care. These challenging topics are frequently used for mock orals. http://journals.lww.com/greenjournal/blog/blOG/pages/post.aspx?PostID=28

Junior Fellows Send Rep to the Exxcellence Board Meeting

8/17/2011

The Junior Fellows of the ACOG have been invited to send a representative annually to the January meeting of the Board of The Exxcellence Foundation. The Fellow will inform the Board of their initiatives and needs.

Exxcellence Partners with Cambridge University Press

8/17/2011

The Exxcellence Foundation is very proud to announce our partnership with Cambridge University Press to publish Quality and Safety in Women's Health. This largely case-based textbook will address good practice and potential pitfalls in quality assurance, safe practices and good communication in women's health care.