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WAPC colleague, Deborah Ehrenthal, MD, MPH, and WAPC member and colleague, Jan Penn, NP-C were two of six recipients of the Wisconsin Women’s Health Foundation (WWHF) 2018 Champions in Women’s Health Award. Dr. Ehrenthal is an Associate Professor and Director within the Division of Reproductive and Population Health, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, UW School of Medicine and Public Health, Madison, WI. Ms. Penn is a nurse practitioner with Essentia Health in Ashland, WI.

Dr. Ehrenthal has provided expertise to both WAPC and WisPQC on a number of important initiatives, including, perinatal weight management, maternal hypertension, and perinatal impact of opioid use disorders. She is a recognized leader in Wisconsin in the application of data to the intersection of health and health care.

Ms. Penn served as the nurse representative for WAPC’s Northwestern Region and assured the perspectives of rural Wisconsinites were heard. In her four-decade career, she selflessly assisted thousands of rural northern Wisconsin women and their families navigate the challenges of the healthcare system.

Congratulations Dr. Ehrenthal and Ms. Penn!