Grimes to receive lectureship, award for preventive medicine, public health work

April 25, 2006
Dr. David Grimes is this year’s recipient of the John Atkinson Ferrell Lectureship and Award for outstanding contributions in preventive medicine and public health.The lectureship is sponsored by the Preventive Medicine Residency Program in the UNC School of Medicine’s department of social medicine and honors an outstanding physician with ties to the university or the state. The program was established with a bequest from Dr. John Atkinson Ferrell to UNC to further the field of preventive medicine.

The lecture will take place at 4 p.m. May 10 in the Ibrahim Seminar Room, 1301 McGavran-Greenberg Hall.

Grimes is a clinical professor of obstetrics and gynecology and a fellow at UNC’s Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research. He also is vice president for biomedical affairs at Family Health International in Research Triangle Park. His research interests include intrauterine devices (IUDs), emergency contraception, Cochrane reviews in family planning and research methods. He also is one of a small number of physicians nationwide who is board-certified in both obstetrics and gynecology and preventive medicine.

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