Wendy Norman, an Assistant Professor in the Department of Family Practice, has been given the 2015 Darroch Award for Excellence in Sexual and Reproductive Health Research from the Guttmacher Institute, a New York-based organization that promotes sexual and reproductive health and rights through research, policy analysis and public education.
The biennial Darroch Award, named for a former senior vice president of the institute, was established in 2005 to recognize excellence among sexual and reproductive health researchers who are in the early or middle years of their careers.
Dr. Norman spent more than 20 years as a clinician, advocate and administrator within the field of reproductive health. In these roles, she recognized many gaps in contraceptive and abortion services in British Columbia and Canada more broadly, and decided to transition to a research career seven years ago. Since then, Dr. Norman’s research has had a significant impact on the reproductive health of Canadian women.