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March 21, 2013

Richard Nemiroff, M.D. Receives the Clara Bell Duvall Reproductive Freedom Award

PHILADELPHIA — Richard Nemiroff, MD, of Penn Care OB/GYN at Pennsylvania Hospital, has been awarded the Clara Bell Duvall Reproductive Freedom Award from the American Civil Liberties Union of Pennsylvania. He is being honored for championing the reproductive rights of women and their families for over 40 years.

A Clinical Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Dr. Nemiroff is an avid educator for cardiovascular disease prevention and the comprehensive care of women. He has had multiple publications including one of the largest studies on dysgenic pregnancies in OB/GYN literature and actively collaborates with researchers at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia to evaluate the multiple factors that cause degeneration in offspring.

Dr. Nemiroff, known for delivering highly sensitive and empathetic care, maintains an active practice at Pennsylvania Hospital (PAH) and Penn Medicine Woodbury Height, NJ.

After receiving his medical degree from Thomas Jefferson Medical College, Dr. Nemiroff completed both his internship and residency at PAH. After his training in 1974, Dr. Nemiroff remained at PAH for his entire career making significant contributions to the field of obstetrics and Gynecology, specifically in the area of family planning. 

Headquartered in Philadelphia, the Duvall Project defends and advances reproductive rights and liberties in Pennsylvania through research, education, advocacy, and litigation to ensure access to safe and legal reproductive health services for all.

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Penn Medicine is one of the world's leading academic medical centers, dedicated to the related missions of medical education, biomedical research, and excellence in patient care. Penn Medicine consists of the Raymond and Ruth Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania (founded in 1765 as the nation's first medical school) and the University of Pennsylvania Health System, which together form a $4.3 billion enterprise.

The Perelman School of Medicine has been ranked among the top five medical schools in the United States for the past 17 years, according to U.S. News & World Report's survey of research-oriented medical schools. The School is consistently among the nation's top recipients of funding from the National Institutes of Health, with $392 million awarded in the 2013 fiscal year.

The University of Pennsylvania Health System's patient care facilities include: The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania -- recognized as one of the nation's top "Honor Roll" hospitals by U.S. News & World Report; Penn Presbyterian Medical Center; Chester County Hospital; Penn Wissahickon Hospice; and Pennsylvania Hospital -- the nation's first hospital, founded in 1751. Additional affiliated inpatient care facilities and services throughout the Philadelphia region include Chestnut Hill Hospital and Good Shepherd Penn Partners, a partnership between Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network and Penn Medicine.

Penn Medicine is committed to improving lives and health through a variety of community-based programs and activities. In fiscal year 2013, Penn Medicine provided $814 million to benefit our community.

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