2021 Rashbaum and Tiller Awards

DR. WILLIAM K. RASHBAUM AWARD DR. GEORGE TILLER AWARD

Abortion Provider Awards

Each year, PRH has honored the bold and brave abortion providers who live among us and help patients access the reproductive health care they need and deserve. We have bestowed these honors in memory of our late Board Members, Dr. William K. Rashbaum and Dr. George Tiller.

Help us find two inspiring abortion providers to honor at our Voices of Courage Benefit this Fall.

Deadline to submit nominations:
April 30, 2021

PRH invites nominations of physicians who go beyond just providing quality reproductive health care to advocating for those who are denied it. We value nominees who practice in areas most affected by anti-abortion policies and those who represent diversity in background and experience.

 

DR. WILLIAM K. RASHBAUM AWARD

About

The William K. Rashbaum, MD, Abortion Provider Award is an achievement award that honors the distinguished career of a physician who has provided abortion care and served as a mentor for colleagues, residents, and medical students. Awardees are respected as leaders in the reproductive health care community.

Dr. Rashbaum began his medical career before abortion was legal. Once abortion was legalized in New York State in 1970, he began what would become the hallmark of his long career: training hundreds of medical students, residents, and practicing physicians around the country—likely more than any other physician.

As a cofounder of PRH, Dr. Rashbaum personified the compassionate provider by understanding and respecting patient dignity, and became an advocate so he could better care for his patients.

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Nomination Qualifications and Instructions

Nominee Qualifications:

As an organization that aims to center those historically marginalized by policies, systems and structure that impact access to abortion care, we value nominees who practice in areas most affected by anti-abortion policies and those who represent diversity in background and experience.

The nominee should also be a physician who:

  • Has dedicated a significant portion of their medical career to providing abortion care
  • Has served as a mentor/teacher for other reproductive health care professionals
  • Is an outspoken and demonstrated advocate for reproductive health care and rights


Nomination Instructions:

  1. Complete the Nomination Form:
    • Provide contact information for the nominator and the nominee.
    • Provide a detailed narrative description of the nominee (750 words max) in response to the question prompts. The narrative is essential in helping the Awards Nominations Committee familiarize themselves with the nominee.
  2. Send the nominee’s CV to engagement@prh.org.

Deadline to submit: April 30, 2021

Next Steps: 

After the nomination form and CV are submitted, PRH staff will contact the nominee to confirm their acceptance of the nomination. The Awards Nominations Committee will then vote, and all nominators and nominees will be notified via email once our award winners are selected in mid-May 2021.

Previous Honorees

2020: Carrie Cwiak, MD, MPH

2019: Rachel Masch, MD, MPH

2018: Roslyn Kade, MD

2017: Philip D. Darney, MD

2016: David Grimes, MD

2015: Phillip Stubblefield, MD

2014: Carol Ball, MD

2013: Eve Espey, MD

2012: Linda Prine, MD

2011: Curtis Boyd, MD

2010: Carolyn Westhoff, MD

2009: LeRoy Carhart, MD

2008: Mildred Hanson, MD

2007: George Tiller, MD

2006: Shalom Press, MD

DR. GEORGE TILLER AWARD

About

The George Tiller, MD, Abortion Provider Award honors a physician who, although in the early stages of their career as a provider, has taken significant and courageous action to protect and expand access to abortion care. Awardees are currently providing abortion care, and have overcome opposition to remain public advocates for reproductive health care.

Dr. Tiller was — and still is — an inspiration to the reproductive health community. He was not only a provider whose priority was those who could not get care elsewhere; he was also a tireless advocate. He worked indefatigably to defend abortion access through public policy engagement and reform in his home state of Kansas. He founded Pro-Kan‐Do, a political action committee, to ensure that elected officials protected access to quality reproductive health care. For years, he hired policy staff in the state capital to defend and advance strong reproductive health policies.

His clinic was a constant focus of harassment and violence. And yet, he remained steadfast. With the Tiller Award, we seek to honor a doctor early in their career who mirrors these extraordinary qualities in their practice.

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Nomination Qualifications and Instructions

Nominee Qualifications:

As an organization that aims to center those historically marginalized by policies, systems, and structure that impact access to abortion care, we value nominees who practice in areas most affected by anti-abortion policies and those who represent diversity in background and experience.

The nominee should also be a physician who:

  • Currently provides abortion care and is no more than 10 years past completing medical education or abortion care training
  • Advocates, educates, and inspires others in abortion care by exhibiting a willingness to speak out
  • Demonstrates courage in the face of adversity (i.e. providing abortion care in an under-resourced or rural community)


Nomination Instructions:

  1. Complete the Nomination Form:
    • Provide contact information for the nominator and the nominee.
    • Provide a detailed narrative description of the nominee (750 words max) in response to the question prompts. The narrative is essential in helping the Nominations Committee familiarize themselves with the nominee and their work.
  2. Send the nominee’s CV to engagement@prh.org.

Deadline to submit: April 30, 2021

Next Steps:

After the nomination form and CV are submitted, PRH staff will contact the nominee to confirm their acceptance of the nomination. The Awards Nominations Committee will then vote, and all nominators and nominees will be notified via email once our award winners are selected in mid-May 2021.

Previous Honorees

2020: Sheila Ramgopal, MD, MA

2019: Stephanie Ho, MD

2018: Sacheen Nathan, MD, MPH

2017: Yashica Robinson, MD

2016: Colleen McNicholas, DO

2015: Lisa Perriera, MD, MPH

2014: Cheryl Chastine, MD

2013: Willie Parker, MD, MPH, MSc

2012: Margaret Kini, MD

2011: Eleanor Drey, MD

2010: Adam Jacobs, MD

Awards Nominations Committee

Shannon Carr, MD
Stephen Chasen, MD
Chris Creatura, MD
Anne Davis, MD, MPH
Jodi Magee (former PRH President & CEO)
Rachel Masch, MD, MPH
Chioma Ndubisi, MD
Lisa Perriera, MD, MPH, Chair
Suzanne Poppema, MD
Ann Schutt-Aine, MD
Suji Uhm, MD, MPH
Sanithia Williams, MD