Haffner Award


Call for Nominations

2017 William H.J. Haffner Award


Nominations for the ACOG 2017 William H.J. Haffner Award are now being solicited from throughout the Indian healthcare system! This award recognizes the superlative efforts of those individuals who have made major contributions to improving the quality of American Indian/Alaska Native women’s health and health care. Award nominees must abide by the following criterion:   


  • Be a healthcare professional (e.g. obstetrician-gynecologist, family physician, registered nurse, certified nurse midwife, nurse practitioner, etc.);

  • Clearly demonstrate commitment and dedication to providing exceptional care to American Indian/Alaska Native Women;

  • Currently work in an Indian Health Service or Tribal position, or be recently retired from such a position.


    *Members of the American Indian/Alaska Native Women’s Health committee/consultant team are not eligible for the award, but may nominate eligible individuals.


    The recipient of the ACOG 2017 William H.J. Haffner Award will receive:

  • Waived registration fee, up to four nights of hotel (room and tax) and airfare to attend the 2017 ACOG Annual Clinical and Scientific Meeting in San Diego, California;

  • Recognition at the American Indian/Alaska Native Women’s Health Committee breakfast at the 2017 ACOG Annual Clinical and Scientific Meeting.


Nominations will be reviewed and scored by the awards committee of the ACOG Committee on American Indian/Alaska Native Women’s Health: the chair of the ACOG American Indian/Alaska Native Women’s Health Committee serves as the chair of the awards committee, and the IHS Chief Clinical Consultant for Obstetrics and Gynecology serves as a non-­voting resource to the awards committee. An endowed fund raised by contributions from friends of ACOG and its Indian women’s health initiatives, supplemented by ACOG’s overall endowment, support the cost of sustaining this annual award process.


*To submit a nomination: email a letter of nomination and a CV of the person nominated to Yvonne Malloy at Any questions about the award or the nomination process may be addressed to Ms. Malloy at (202) ­863-­2580 or the above email address.


The deadline for submission of nominations is October 1, 2016.


Previous recipients of this prestigious award include:

  • 2016       Amanda Leib, MD, Obstetrician-Gynecologist

  • 2015       Marilyn Pierce-Bulger, Certified Nurse Midwife

  • 2014       John S. Condojani, DO, Family Practitioner

  • 2013       Ann Glasheen, Family Nurse Practitioner

  • 2012       Judith Thierry, DO, Pediatrician

  • 2011       Nigel Wappett, MD, Obstetrician-Gynecologist


Yvonne Malloy
Native American Health Programs

American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
409 12th Street SW, Washington, DC  20024-2188 | Mailing Address: PO Box 70620, Washington, DC 20024-9998