Jacobs Institute Releases White Paper on Pregnant Women and Substance Use

The Bridging the Divide project at the Jacobs Institute of Women’s Health has released a new white paper on pregnant women and substance use, which is designed as a resource for policymakers, advocates, and the media. It summarizes research on the effects of substance use and related policies on the health of pregnant women and their children, and highlights the dangers of policies that punish women for using drugs while pregnant rather than taking a public health approach. This is particularly relevant to policies and programs being developed in response to the current opioid epidemic.

Gibbs Leadership Prize: Best Manuscript of 2016 in Women's Health Issues

The Editorial Board of Women’s Health Issues is pleased to announce that the Charles E. Gibbs Leadership Prize for the best paper published in Women's Health Issues in 2016 (Volume 26) has been awarded to Aimee Kroll-Desrosiers, MS, a doctoral candidate in Clinical and Population Health Research and a biostatistician in the Department of Quantitative Health Sciences at the University of Massachusetts Medical School.

Naomi Seiler Publishes in Public Health Reports

Naomi Seiler is the author of "Alcohol and Pregnancy: CDC's Health Advice and the Legal Rights of Pregnant Women," published in Public Health Reports (2016 Jul-Aug;131(4):623-7).