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David Grimes, MD

Therese Dondero Lecture: David Grimes, MD

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