Stephen Kennedy is honoured with the Arnaldo Bruno Prize for Gynaecology

MAY 2009

Stephen Kennedy has been awarded this year’s Arnaldo Bruno Prize for Gynaecology for his tremendous services to gynaecology, and to endometriosis in particular.

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Mr Stephen Kennedy

Mr Kennedy is the Clinical Reader in Obstetrics & Gynaecology and Head of the Nuffield Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology at the University of Oxford in England.

He is well-known for his work in endometriosis, in particular genetic epidemiology, health services research, the development of new diagnostic tests, and clinical drug trials. He jointly heads an international research group, which aims to identify the genes that predispose women to develop endometriosis.

Mr Kennedy is the author of a number of chapters and over 100 academic papers about endometriosis, and has edited a book entitled Chronic Pelvic Pain.

He has prepared clinical guidelines for the Royal College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (RCOG) on the management of both chronic pelvic pain and endometriosis, and he is a member of the working party that wrote the ESHRE Guideline for the Diagnosis Treatment of endometriosis. Kennedy is a founding board member of the World Endometriosis Research Foundation (WERF) and holds the position of secretary and treasurer.

The Arnaldo Bruno Prize

The Arnaldo Bruno Prize was created in 2001 as the legacy of the late Amalia Bruno Frassetto in memory of the Italian gynaecologist, Arnaldo Bruno. The Prize is presented by the Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei in Rome – one of the oldest scientific academia in the world (alma mater to Galileo!).

Previous recipients include: Felice Petraglia (the first prize winner); Frederick Naftolin; John Challis; Dominique Henry Bellet; Linda Giudice; Basil Tarlatzis; and Marco Conti.

Many congratulations on a well-deserved recognition!

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