2022 RANZCOG Honours winners

Congratulations to all the 2022 RANZCOG Honours winners.

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The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists

Congratulations to all the 2022 RANZCOG Honours winners.

RANZCOG bestowed honours and awards on individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the work of the College and/or women’s health more broadly. Nominations were considered by the College Honours Committee and awarded by the RANZCOG Board.

Read about the 2022 recipients below.

Honorary Fellow

Recipient: Dr Denis Mukwege

Awarded for the extraordinary contribution Dr Mukwege has made to women’s health as a world-renowned gynaecologist and activist for human rights and gender equality. Dr Mukwege’s courageous work treating survivors of wartime sexual violence and campaigning for the end of sexual violence as a weapon of war is unparalleled, and the College is thrilled to welcome him as an Honorary Fellow.

Distinguished Service Medal

Recipient: Dr Janet Vaughan

Awarded for the extraordinary contribution and impact Janet has made to the College over many years through her work on numerous College Committees, including 12 years’ service as the Co-ordinator for the Short Answer Questions (SAQs) for FRANZCOG Examinations. The Board also notes Janet’s extensive contribution as a teacher and trainer in ultrasound, and in the development of guidelines and the curriculum for ultrasound training.

RANZCOG Excellence in Women’s Health Award

Recipient: Dr Michelle Wise

Awarded for the significant contribution Michelle has made to women’s health over many years, in particular her work in the development of several national clinical practice guidelines including the inaugural clinical guidelines in induction of labour in New Zealand.

RANZCOG Excellence in Women’s Health Award

Recipient: Associate Professor Vivienne O’Connor

Awarded for the extraordinary contribution Vivienne has made to women’s health as a passionate and enthusiastic teacher, actively involved in clinical research to improve women’s health outcomes. The Board also notes her work in establishing the award-winning Clinical Teaching Associates Program, improving the quality of communication and examination skills of doctors when performing sensitive examinations.

RANZCOG Excellence in Women’s Health Award

Recipient: Professor Gita Mishra

Awarded for the extraordinary contribution Gita has made to women’s health over many years, in particular her ground-breaking research in life course epidemiology and women’s health, and her dedication to improving the global understanding of women’s health across the life course.

RANZCOG Excellence in Women’s Health Award

Recipient: Professor Adrienne Gordon

Awarded for Adrienne’s extraordinary contribution to women’s health, in particular her practice-changing research in stillbirth prevention, perinatal medicine and preconception health optimisation. The Board also notes her instrumental work in establishing a multidisciplinary clinic for women who have experienced a perinatal loss, with the development of the Integrated Support After Infant Loss clinic.

RANZCOG Service Certificate

Recipient: Dr Elinor Atkinson

Awarded for the substantial contribution Elinor has made to the work of the College and women’s health over many years, in particular her work on numerous RANZCOG committees and her commitment to education as a lecturer, supervisor and mentor to medical students and trainees.

RANZCOG Service Certificate

Recipient: Associate Professor Amarendra Trivedi

Awarded for Amarendra’s substantial contribution to the work of the College and women’s health over many years, in particular his work on numerous College committees and his commitment as a teacher, supervisor and mentor of medical students and trainees.

RANZCOG Service Certificate

Recipient: Dr Peter Scott (posthumous)

The Honours and Awards Committee unanimously approved Dr Peter Scott for the RANZCOG Service Certificate, an honour that recognises individuals who have made a notable contribution to the work of the College at a local or regional level. Peter was a valued member and contributor towards numerous RANZCOG ACT activities including as Integrated Training Programme (ITP) co-ordinator for the ACT, member of the ACT committee, and as a training supervisor. Peter was a respected educator and mentor to a generation of College trainees. The Board also notes Peter’s invaluable volunteer work in Indonesia.

RANZCOG Māori Women’s Health Award

Recipient: Hon Kiritapu Allan

Awarded for Hon Kiritapu Allan’s extraordinary contribution to Māori women’s health in cervical cancer awareness and prevention through sharing her personal journey after a cervical cancer diagnosis, encouraging women to have a Cervical Screening Test, and using her status as a Labour MP to draw attention to inequity in morbidity rates for wāhine Māori.

RANZCOG President’s Medal

Recipient: Professor Yee Leung

Awarded for Yee’s extraordinary contribution to the work of the College over many years, in particular his extensive work on College committees, including the RANZCOG Council and Board, and as a College examiner and training supervisor. The Board also notes Yee’s incredible commitment to the subspecialty of Gynaecology Oncology.

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