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Royal College honours Queen's University medical researcher

Queen’s professor Robert Reid (Obstetrics and Gynaecology) has been named a Fellow ad Eundem by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) in the United Kingdom, only the fourth Canadian to have earned this honour in the past 25 years.

“I'm really very honoured to have received this recognition, and in particular, to do so in the footsteps of (Queen’s professor emeritus) Dr. James Low, who was similarly recognized a number of years ago,” says Dr. Reid. “The RCOG in the UK, like Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada, remains a strong advocate for women's rights and is a leader in international women's health.”

The honour of Fellow ad Eundem is given to individuals who, although not members of the RCOG, have contributed to the advancement of the science and practice of obstetrics and gynaecology, and who have furthered the medical specialty.

Dr. Reid’s research interests include premenstrual syndrome, infertility, menopause and related mood disorders. The RCOG encourages the study and advancement of the science and practice of obstetrics and gynaecology through postgraduate medical education, training development, and the publication of clinical guidelines and reports on aspects of the specialty and service provision.

The RCOG Global Health Unit works with other international organizations to help lower maternal morbidity and mortality in under-resourced countries.