Reproductive specialist Jeanne Conry acknowledged as environmental health champion.
Jeanne Conry, associate clinical professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and an alumna of the UC Davis School of Medicine, was honored by U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Lisa Jackson as an environmental health champion for her national leadership to advance understanding of the risk to reproductive health of exposures to environmental toxins.
Conry was presented with the 2012 Children’s Environmental Health Champion Award for the Pacific Southwest Region during a ceremony in San Francisco. She was lauded for her extensive efforts to promote better health for babies and women by preventing harmful chemical exposures during pregnancy. She was further acknowledged with a lecture before medical students and health professionals at UC San Francisco on “Reproductive Health and the Environment: Well Women Care and Preconception Health on the National Agenda.” Administrator Jackson and Southwest Regional Administrator Jared Blumenfeld also delivered remarks.
“I am deeply honored to accept this award from the Environmental Protection Agency,” Conry said. “It has become clear that environmental exposures have the potential to seriously impact the health of women and the health of future generations. As physicians, we are in a unique role, advising our patients, sharing information with colleagues and advocating for changes that ultimately improve the quality of care.”