Council Commentary

Population Council Congratulates Vivian Brache on Society of Family Planning Allan Rosenfield Award

The Population Council congratulates Vivian Brache on receiving Society of Family Planning’s 2017 Allan Rosenfield Award for Lifetime Contributions to International Family Planning

Brache is the director of the Biomedical Research Department of Profamilia, Dominican Republic, and has served on the Population Council’s International Committee of Contraceptive Research since 1989. She is also on the Council’s Technical Advisory Committee for the Delivering Contraceptive Vaginal Rings Project.

The Society of Family Planning created the Allan Rosenfield Award for Lifetime Contributions to International Family Planning in 2007 to pay homage to exceptional research, authority, and dedication of its founding board member Dr. Allan Rosenfield, a Council Population Council alumnus from the 1960s. It is given yearly to individuals who have made invaluable contributions to international family planning and the health of women worldwide.

As Director of Profamilia’s Biomedical Research Department, Brache has been an invaluable partner in the Population Council’s pivotal trials for the CopperT380A, Levonorgestrel Intrauterine System (Mirena), and numerous other clinical studies on long-acting, reversible contraceptives. Braches’ research, publications, and insightful presentations have been crucial for the introduction and accessibility of high-quality contraception around the world.

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