The National Association of Professional Women (NAPW) has awarded Phyllis Greenberger, MSW, President and CEO of the Society for Women’s Health Research (SWHR) their prestigious Woman of the Year award. Headquartered in Garden City, NY, NAPW is an exclusive network for professional women to interact, exchange ideas, educate, and empower.
Greenberger has been the President and CEO of the Society for Women’s Health Research since its establishment in 1990. Her leadership, focus and advocacy on the importance of including women and minorities in clinical trials, and understanding sex differences in health has revolutionized women’s health. SWHR focuses on all conditions that affect women differently, disproportionately or exclusively leading to more appropriate and better health care for both women and men.
An internationally respected advocate, Greenberger has won numerous awards including being named one of Washingtonian’s 100 Most Powerful Women by Washingtonian Magazine. Additionally, Woman’s Day magazine awarded Greenberger the 2006 “Red Dress Award” in recognition of her work in leading the way in the fight against heart disease in women, and in 2010 named her one of 50 “Women Who Are Changing the World.” Greenberger was also awarded the 2007 Clinical Research Forum Public Service Advocacy Award for her role in bringing the issues of women’s health and sex differences to the forefront of basic and clinical research.
NAPW selects its annual Woman of the Year Awardees through nominations of their peers, colleagues, and associates. They refer women to NAPW based on their individual character, commitment to professional and philanthropic service.