Contemporary OB/GYN named Jesse H. Neal Award winner


Contemporary OB/GYN was named a Jesse H. Neal Award winner on March 18, 2014 by American Business Media during its 60th Annual Neal Awards ceremony in New York City.


Contemporary OB/GYN was named a Jesse H. Neal Award winner on March 18, 2014 by American Business Media during its 60th Annual Neal Awards ceremony in New York City.

The Neal Award is best described as a Pulitzer Prize for business-to-business journalism. Winning entries were selected for exhibiting journalistic enterprise, service to the field, and editorial craftsmanship. The judging panel selected 44 Neal Award winners out of 173 finalists from an original 612 entries.

Contemporary OB/GYN won for Best Commentaries for editorials by Editor in Chief Charles J. Lockwood, MD, MHCM, who is the Dean of the College of Medicine and Vice President for Health Sciences at Ohio State University. The three winning columns include: “Autism and the obstetrician” in the June 2013 issue; “Should pregnant women receive iodine supplementation?” in the February 2013 issue, and “Spontaneous preterm birth: Preconceptional nutrition matters,” in the August 2013 issue.

Contemporary OB/GYN’s sister publication Medical Economics won for Best Instructional Content. The winning entry, titled “Cracking the Code” and written by Senior Editor Jeffrey Bendix, documented coding challenges for physicians. The story was originally published in the May 25, 2013 issue of Medical Economics.

ABM Managing Director Mike Marchesano said, “Judging this year's Neal Awards was no easy task due to the impressive caliber of top-notch B2B brands that have gone above and beyond the works of their peers. We at ABM are proud to celebrate these outstanding journalists and editors, especially as we mark the 60th anniversary of the Neal Awards.” Dean Lockwood noted, “this is the third Neal Award that Contemporary OB/GYN has won in the past decade for our editorials, which I believe speaks volumes about the timeliness of our content and the quality of our writing.”

Contemporary OB/GYN and Medical Economics are published by Advanstar Communications. Georgiann DeCenzo, executive vice president of Advanstar’s Medical Communications Group, said, “These awards affirm our mission to engage readers and offer useful tools to help them succeed during a period of transformative change. Advanstar Communications has an ongoing commitment to editorial excellence; it’s part of our culture, and we are proud that those efforts have been recognized.”

The Advanstar Medical Communications Group offers an integrated platform of multi-channel, high-engagement tactics engaging healthcare professionals 1.8 million times per month. The company's print and digital brands target 10 healthcare markets spanning North America, Europe and Latin America and are accessible through the ModernMedicine Network at Other titles include: Dermatology Times, Drug Topics, Managed Health Care Executive, Ophthalmology Times, ContemporaryPediatrics, and Urology Times.

About Advanstar Commmunications: Advanstar Communications is an event and marketing services business that serves business professionals and consumers in the Fashion, Licensing, Life Sciences, and Powersports industries with its portfolio of 134 events, 30 publications, and more than 200 electronic products and websites.

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