At the Women’s Health 2020 conference in June, Lee Cohen, MD, the director of the MGH Center for Women’s Mental Health, was honored as the recipient of the prestigious Vivian Pinn Award for Outstanding Research in Women’s Health and delivered the Vivian Pinn Research Keynote Lecture at the conference: Perinatal Psychiatry: Lessons Learned over Two Decades.
Previous recipients of this award include Noel Bairey Merz, Linda Giudice, Nanette Santoro, Laura Esserman, Karla Kerlikowske, Teresa Woodruff, Kathrine Wisner, and Kathy Rexrode.
Dr. Vivian Pinn was the first full-time director of the Office of Research on Women’s Health at the National Institutes of Health. Under her leadership, this office led the implementation of the first NIH research policies promoting the inclusion of women in clinical research. Dr. Pinn developed national strategic plans for women’s health research and established many new research funding initiatives and career development programs.