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Yale Chair of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences Receives Prestigious Honors


New Haven, Conn. — Charles J. Lockwood, M.D., the Anita O’ Keefe Young Professor of Women’s Health and Chair of the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences at Yale School of Medicine, has been named President of the Society for Gynecological Investigation (SGI) for the 2007—2008 term.

SGI is the world’s leading research organization in reproductive sciences. Lockwood will preside over the 2008 annual meeting in San Diego with Yale obstetrics & gynecology professor Hugh Taylor, M.D., who will serve as program director of the meeting. Lockwood served as SGI President-Elect from 2006—2007 and previously served as SGI secretary treasurer.

The SGI is the premier scientific organization in obstetrics and gynecology, consisting of approximately 1,000 scientists throughout the world. About one-third of SGI members are basic scientists; the other two-thirds are clinical investigators. Research of SGI members is oriented towards the fields of obstetrics, gynecology, gynecologic oncology and reproductive medicine. SGI members pursue genetics, molecular biology, endocrinology, physiology, biochemistry, pharmacology, immunology, epidemiology and other sciences.

Membership includes not only clinical investigators and scientific leaders in obstetrics and gynecology, but also those in pediatrics, anesthesiology and internal medicine. Many of the members are recipients of grants from National Institutes of Health and often serve on study sections and advisory councils for government and private foundations.

Lockwood, who also serves as Chief of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Yale-New Haven Hospital and is a member of the Yale Cancer Center, is Chair of the Endowment Fund Committee of the American Association of Gynecologists and Obstetricians Foundation. In this role, he selects and supports scholars who work in the lab for three years.

Lockwood also recently received the prestigious Jesse H. Neal National Business Journalism Award for his editorials in Contemporary Ob/Gyn Magazine. He won the award in 2005 as well.

Lockwood delivered the March of Dimes Lecture at the 55th Annual Clinical Meeting of American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists May 5—9, 2007. The lecture, titled “The Risks of Venous Thrombosis and Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes in Women with Inherited Thrombophilias,” outlined the basic mechanics of hemostasis and the impact of pregnancy on the condition.

In addition to his research, teaching and administrative responsibilities, Lockwood maintains a busy faculty practice in high risk obstetrics, providing consultations and performing ultrasounds, amniocentesis, chorionic villus sampling, and intrauterine transfusions. He has been cited on the “Best Doctors” list by American Health Magazine and has been annually cited as a “Best Doctor” by New York Magazine and the Castle and Connolly Survey since 1995.


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