Global Women’s Health: Challenges and Opportunities Richard S. Legro, MD1 1 Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Pennsylvania State

University College of Medicine, Hershey, Pennsylvania

We are honored to have Dr. Eli Adashi, a former editor-in-chief of our journal, as guest editor for this issue on Global Women’s Health. Dr. Adashi brings with him a unique background of research, education, clinical practice, and global advocacy for women’s health to this issue. A recent Franklin fellow and senior advisor on Global Women’s Health to the Secretary of State Office of Global Women’s Issues, Dr. Adashi is a member of the Board of Directors of Physicians for Human Rights, a member of the Global Agenda Council on Population Growth of the World Economic Forum, an advisor to the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA), and the chair of the Medical Executive Committee and the Medical Advisory Council of the Jones Foundation for Reproductive Medicine. Dr. Adashi is a former member of the Council on Foreign Relations; a former member of the Medicare Evidence Development & Coverage Advisory Committee (MEDCAC) of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS); and a former advisor to the WHO, the World Bank, the Rockefeller Foundation, the China Europe International Business School (CEIBS), and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Presently, Dr. Adashi is a tenured professor of medical science at Brown University wherein he maintains multiple educational responsibilities inclusive of the co-directorship of the Healthcare in America course (a highly subscribed medical school elective) and the co-directorship of the Healthcare Policy Concentration (an elective for medical students with special interest in Healthcare Policy).

Dr. Adashi received his medical degree in 1973 from the Sackler School of Medicine. He completed residency training in obstetrics and gynecology Richard S. Legro, MD at the Tufts University (1974–1977) and pursued fellowship training in the subspecialty of reproductive endocrinology and postdoctoral training in reproductive biology at the Johns Hopkins University and at the University of California at San Diego, respectively (1977–1981). He held faculty positions at the University of Maryland, the University of Utah, and Brown University where he was also former Dean of Medicine and Biological Sciences. Dr. Adashi had been the recipient of continuous NIH funding from 1985 to 2005 inclusive of a Research Career Development Award and coauthor of over 300 peer-reviewed publications. He contributed over 120 book chapters/reviews, and co-edited or edited 13 books in the general area of reproductive medicine with special emphasis on ovarian biology. He is a member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences, the Association of American Physicians, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. In addition, Dr. Adashi is the former president of the Society for Reproductive Endocrinologists, the Society for Gynecologic Investigation, and the American Gynecological and Obstetrical Society.

Address for correspondence Richard S. Legro, MD, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Pennsylvania State College of Medicine, Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, 500 University Drive, H103, Hershey, PA 17033 (e-mail: [email protected]).

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Issue Theme Global Women’s Health: Challenges and Opportunities; Guest Editor, Eli Y. Adashi, MD, MS, MA (ad eundem), CPE, FACOG

DOI 10.1055/s-0034-1395270. ISSN 1526-8004.

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