The Carl S. Shultz Award for Lifetime Achievement

This award honors individuals who have made an outstanding lifetime contribution to the field of population and reproductive health. It is named for Carl S. Shultz, a pediatrician and public servant who was instrumental in the creation and implementation of the federal family planning program, commonly known as Title X. At the first meeting of our Section in 1976, Shultz proposed the establishment of this award. Sadly, he died soon after, and Section members decided to honor his memory by naming the award for him. Awardees comprise an honor roll of the field of reproductive health in the US and around the world. 

The Felicia Stewart Advocacy Award

This award is dedicated to the memory of Felicia Stewart and her vision, commitment, leadership and advocacy in our field. Stewart’s career included serving as deputy assistant secretary of population affairs at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and as co-director of the Bixby Center for Reproductive Health Research and Policy at the University of California, San Francisco. The award recognizes individuals who have demonstrated a strong commitment to advocacy on behalf of reproductive health and rights. 

The Outstanding Young Professional Award

This award honors individuals who deserve recognition early in their careers because of their professional accomplishments, initiative and dedication to the field, especially to the work of the Section.