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Dr. Deborah Myers Named Continence Care Champion
11/09/2012

Deborah L. Myers, MD, director of the Division of Urogynecology and Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery at Women & Infants Hospital and professor of obstetrics and gynecology at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, has been named the American Urogynecologic Society (AUGS) recipient of the National Association of Continence 2012 Rodney Appell Continence Care Champion Award.

Established in 2000 to recognize health care providers who excel in the area of diagnosis, treatment and management, the Continence Care Champion Award raises awareness and elevates the importance of addressing incontinence in clinical practice.This award recognizes an outstanding clinic or individual on the basis of contributions to research, clinical practice standards, and education in the field of incontinence.

A graduate of Allegheny College in Pennsylvania, Dr. Myers earned her medical degree from the State University of New York at Stony Brook.She completed a combined medical-surgical internship at Rhode Island Hospital, a residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Women & Infants Hospital, and a fellowship in urogynecology at Mount Sinai Hospital, University of Connecticut.

Dr. Myers is an acknowledged national and international leader in female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery and a past president of AUGS, she serves on the Data and Safety Monitoring Board for the Urinary Incontinence Treatment Network of the National Institute of Health's Division of Kidney, Urologic and Hematologic Diseases, and is the co-principal investigator of the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) Pelvic Floor Disorders Network at Women & Infants and Brown University.

Research spearheaded by Dr. Myers has been recognized a number of time by the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology.She currently serves as an editorial reviewer for eight professional journals, including The New England Journal of Medicine and The American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and has co-authored 47 original publications in peer-reviewed journals, 11 other peer-reviewed publications.

About Women & Infants Hospital

Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island, a Care New England hospital, is one of the nation's leading specialty hospitals for women and newborns.The primary teaching affiliate of The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University for obstetrics, gynecology and newborn pediatrics, as well as a number of specialized programs in women's medicine, Women & Infants is the eighth largest stand-alone obstetrical service in the country with nearly 8,400 deliveries per year.In 2009, Women & Infants opened what was at the time the country's largest, single-family room neonatal intensive care unit.

New England's premier hospital for women and newborns, Women & Infants and Brown offer fellowship programs in gynecologic oncology, maternal-fetal medicine, urogynecology and reconstructive pelvic surgery, neonatal-perinatal medicine, pediatric and perinatal pathology, gynecologic pathology and cytopathology, breast disease, and reproductive endocrinology and infertility.It is home to the nation's only mother-baby perinatal psychiatric partial hospital, as well as the nation's only fellowship program in obstetric medicine.

Women & Infants has been designated as a Breast Center of Excellence from the American College of Radiography; a Center for In Vitro Maturation Excellence by SAGE In Vitro Fertilization; a Center of Biomedical Research Excellence by the National Institutes of Health; a National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers through the American College of Surgeons; and a Neonatal Resource Services Center of Excellence.It is one of the largest and most prestigious research facilities in high risk and normal obstetrics, gynecology and newborn pediatrics in the nation, and is a member of the National Cancer Institute's Gynecologic Oncology Group and the National Institutes of Health's Pelvic Floor Disorders Network.

 

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