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The Rosalind Franklin Society recognizes, fosters, and makes known the important contributions of women in science. In so doing, the Society honors the achievements of Rosalind Franklin who helped solve the structure of DNA, one of the most important scientific accomplishments of the 20th century. Franklin symbolizes progress for women in science -- her contributions were not recognized during her lifetime or for many years after her death but today her work is highlighted in textbooks around the world. To celebrate the life, work, and symbolic power of this remarkable heroine of science, the Society recognizes the work of outstanding women scientists, fosters leadership opportunities, and motivates and educates generations of women who have a calling to science. The upcoming RFS Board Meeting will be held at the Wistar Institute, November 1-2, 2018. RFS is honored to sponsor the Fifth Annual Raw Science Film Festival, January 25-27, 2019, taking place in Los Angeles, CA. Click here to view the current issue of RFS Briefings with some timely and encouraging updates on women in science. Become a member today and join in the crucial support of women in science. IPE has aided the society with the following:

  • Creation of RFS with Nobel Laureate Board
  • Rapid response capability on a regular basis
  • Annual invitational meeting
  • Creation of blue-ribbon academic and corporate councils

Autism in Adulthood is the home for research and scholarship on the most pressing issues affecting adults on the autism spectrum, from emerging adulthood to later life. Using original research, in-depth analysis, and inter-professional dialogue, Autism in Adulthood provides new insights and evidence to promote practice, systems, and policy change. This innovative journal integrates the contributions of autistic adults - as Editorial Board members, authors, peer-reviewers, and readers - into the peer-reviewed literature. Click here to view and share with your colleagues.

Breastfeeding Medicine provides unparalleled peer-reviewed research, protocols, and clinical applications to ensure optimal care for mother and infant. The Journal answers the growing demand for evidence-based research and explores the immediate and long-term outcomes of breastfeeding, including its epidemiologic, physiologic, and psychological benefits. It is the exclusive source of the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine protocols. Breastfeeding Medicine is the official journal for the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine. The journal also publishes a rich biweekly e-Newsletter, Briefings in Breastfeeding Medicine, with generous support from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. Click here to view and share with your colleagues.

With the support of the WK Kellogg Foundation and in partnership with Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., IPE worked to create the peer-reviewed journal Childhood Obesity. The Journal is based on the critical need for the dissemination of evidence-based knowledge to physicians and other health professionals in the face of the current epidemic of childhood obesity. According to WHO, the prevalence of childhood obesity presents one of the most serious public health challenges of the 21st century.

Health Equity is the new peer-reviewed open access journal that meets the urgent need for authoritative information about health disparities and health equity among vulnerable populations with the goal of providing optimal outcomes and ultimately health equity for all. With coverage ranging from translational research to prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and management of disease and illness, the Journal serves as a primary resource for organizations and individuals who serve these populations at the community, state, regional, tribal, and national levels. With generous support from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation we have developed a free biweekly e-newsletter, Briefings in Health Equity.

The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine: Paradigm, Practice, and Policy Advancing Integrative Health is the leading peer-reviewed journal providing scientific research for the evaluation and integration of complementary and alternative medicine into mainstream medical practice. The Journal delivers original research that directly impacts patient care therapies, protocols, and strategies, ultimately improving the quality of healing. This Journal is grateful to the Lotte & John Hecht Memorial Foundation and Bastyr University for support of the "Special Issue on Whole Systems Research."

Journal of Women's Health is the primary source of information for meeting the challenges of providing optimal health care for women throughout their lifespan. The Journal delivers cutting-edge advancements in diagnostic procedures, therapeutic protocols for the management of diseases, and innovative research in gender-based biology that impacts patient care and treatment. The Journal of Women's Health has been the official journal for the Academy of Women's Health and The Society for Women's Health Research. Click here to view and share with your colleagues.

Violence and Gender is the only peer-reviewed journal focusing on the role of gender in the understanding, prediction, and prevention of acts of violence. The Journal is the international forum for the critical examination of biological, genetic, behavioral, psychological, racial, ethnic, and cultural factors as they relate to the gender of perpetrators of violence. Through peer-reviewed research, roundtable discussions, case studies, and other original content, Violence and Gender explores the difficult issues that are vital to threat assessment and prevention of the epidemic of violence. Violence and Gender is the official journal for The Avielle Foundation. Click here to view and share with your colleagues.


Recent Projects

The Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine is a worldwide organization of physicians dedicated to the promotion, protection and support of breastfeeding and human lactation. Its mission is to unite members of the various medical specialties with this common purpose through physician education, expansion of knowledge in both breastfeeding science and human lactation, facilitation of optimal breastfeeding practices and encouragement of the exchange of information among organizations. Save the Date for the 23rd Annual International Meeting! Learn more about membership options and get involved. Find the latest research in Breastfeeding Medicine, the official journal of ABM.IPE provides the following services for ABM:

  • Management and growth of international professional society
  • Development and management of bimonthly peer-review journal
  • Creation of Annual Summit on Breastfeeding in Washington funded by the WK Kellogg Foundation to influence public policy related to breastfeeding
  • Development and management of Annual Conference

The Academy of Women's Health is an interdisciplinary, international association of physicians, nurses, and other health professionals who work across the broad field of women's health, providing its members with up-to-date advances and options in clinical care that will enable the best outcomes for their women patients. The Academy's focus includes the dissemination of translational research and evidence-based practices for disease prevention, diagnosis, and treatment for women across the lifespan. VCU Institute of Women's Health will host "Women's Health 2018" May 3-6 at the Crystal Gateway Marriott, Washington, DC. Membership opportunities are available to all physicians, nurses, and other health professionals who work across the broad field of women’s health.The peer-reviewed Journal of Women's Health is the Official Journal of the Academy of Women's Health.

The Society for Adolescent & Young Adult Oncology (SAYAO) is an international professional organization dedicated to improving adolescent and young adult cancer care through the promotion of interdisciplinary research, education, communication, and collaboration between health professionals. The peer-reviewed Journal of Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology is the Official Journal of the Society for Adolescent & Young Adult Oncology.

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