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Penn Law’s Dorothy Roberts to receive 2016 Society of Family Planning Lifetime Achievement Award

March 07, 2016

Dorothy Roberts has been selected to receive the Society of Family Planning Lifetime Achievement Award. She will be honored in November at the 2016 annual meeting, the North American Forum on Family Planning, in Denver. The SFP Lifetime Achievement Award was established in 2005 and is one of three awards that SFP grants yearly.

Roberts is the George A. Weiss University Professor of Law and Sociology, the Raymond Pace and Sadie Tanner Mossell Alexander Professor of Civil Rights, and professor of Africana Studies. She is also the 14th Penn Integrates Knowledge Professor, as well as the Director of the Program on Race, Science, and Society.

The Society of Family Planning, established in 2005, works to advance family planning research and education, providing evidence-based insight to improve clinical care in the areas of contraception and abortion. With nearly 650 members, they seek to cultivate a collaborative and supportive environment to foster scholarly activity and leadership in the areas of reproductive health and family planning.