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Release Date: 08/15/2016

Rebecca H. Allen, MD, MPH, FACOG, staff physician in the Obstetrics and Gynecology Care Center at Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island, and Elisabeth D. Howard, PhD, CNM, FACNM, director of the Division of Nurse Midwifery at Women & Infants, have both been promoted to the rank of associate professor of obstetrics and gynecology at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University.

Dr. Allen, of Providence, joined Women & Infants in 2007 after completing a fellowship in family planning and a research fellowship in medicine through Harvard Medical School at Brigham and Women’s Hospital Division of Women’s Health. She completed the dual medical degree - masters of public health degree program at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. She fulfilled residency requirements at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and is board certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Dr. Howard, of Warwick, joined the faculty and has been teaching at Women & Infants and Brown since 2004. A graduate of William Smith College in Geneva, NY, Howard completed her midwifery training at the Yale University School of Nursing and her PhD in nursing science from Vanderbilt University School of Nursing.  
certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

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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. A major 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 9th largest stand-alone obstetrical service in the country and the largest in New England with approximately 8,500 deliveries per year. A Designated Baby-Friendly® USA hospital, U.S.News & World Report 2014-15 Best Children’s Hospital in Neonatology and a 2014 Leapfrog Top Hospital, in 2009 Women & Infants opened what was at the time the country’s largest, single-family room neonatal intensive care unit.

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, and reproductive endocrinology and infertility. It is home to the nation’s first 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 Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiography; a Center of Excellence in Minimally Invasive Gynecology; a Center of Biomedical Research Excellence by the National Institutes of Health (NIH); 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 Pelvic Floor Disorders Network.
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