November 18, 2015

SWHR Congratulates Sen. Barbara Mikulski for Earning Presidential Medal of Freedom

Longtime supporter of women’s health research Senator Barbara A. Mikulski (D-Md.) will be awarded a Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian honor, on November 24th at a ceremony at the White House.

Senator Mikulski, who will retire at the end of her term in 2017, is the longest-serving woman in the history of Congress. She has worked tirelessly on issues, including equal pay for women, college affordability, healthcare, and science research and funding.

It is for her dedication to issues of women’s health and research that the Society for Women’s Health Research (SWHR®) is proud to commend Senator Mikulski on this achievement.

“We applaud Senator Mikulski and her longtime commitment to ensure that women’s health receives the attention it deserves, and that all women have access to the best treatment possible,” said Phyllis Greenberger, MSW, president and CEO of SWHR. “Senator Mikulski has a long legacy of accomplishments and is incredibly deserving of this prestigious award.”

SWHR honored Senator Mikulski with the Women’s Health Research Legacy Award at our 25th Anniversary Gala Dinner last March.