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David Grimes, MD

Therese Dondero Lecture: David Grimes, MD

Misogyny and Women's Health

Sunday, June 2, 8:45 ? 9:45AM

Using data from the World Health Organization and other sources, this presentation documents the direct and indirect medical consequences to women of the global problem of misogyny. The annual Therese Dondero lecture is sponsored by the A.C.N.M. Foundation.

Dr. David Grimes

David Grimes, MD, is one of a small number of US physicians board certified in both obstetrics and gynecology and in preventive medicine. He obtained his undergraduate degree in biology from Harvard and attended medical school as a Morehead Fellow at the University of North Carolina (UNC), where he completed his residency in obstetrics and gynecology.

Dr. Grimes served as an epidemiologist at the Centers for Disease Control for 9 years. He has been a faculty member at Emory University, University of Southern California, University of California-San Francisco, and University of North Carolina and has received teaching awards from medical students and residents at each of these schools. He has taught research methods to over 1600 obstetricians/gynecologists in the United States and to physicians and scientists in Kenya, Ethiopia, India, Egypt, and Bangladesh.

Dr. Grimes? research interests have focused on fertility regulation, technology assessment, sexually transmitted diseases, and clinical epidemiology. He has published over 370 peer-reviewed articles, 50 textbook chapters, and 10 books. In 1994, he received the Issue of the Year Award and in 1997 the Distinguished Service Award from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. In 2006, he was elected to the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies of Science. He was elected an Honorary Fellow of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists in 2007.

He currently serves as Clinical Professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at UNC. At UNC, he helps direct an NIH-funded T32 fellowship "Training in Epidemiology and Clinical Trials" and a Family Planning Fellowship. Learn more about Dr. Grimes at