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Creighton School of Medicine Recognizes Alumni Award Winner

Creighton School of Medicine Recognizes Alumni Award Winner

Kenneth L. Noller, M.D., a 1970 graduate of the Creighton University School of Medicine, has earned the school’s 2008 alumni merit award.

Early in his career, Noller became a passionate advocate for women’s health – as a researcher, clinician and teacher.

In the 1970s, he and his colleagues determined that women who took diethylstilbestrol (DES) during pregnancy to prevent miscarriage exposed their daughters and themselves to increased health risks, including cancer. He continues that important research. Today, he is also the principal investigator for a major national study to find a better early-detection test for women at risk of ovarian cancer.

After earning his medical degree from Creighton University, Noller completed his residency in obstetrics and gynecology at the Mayo Clinic.

Noller served as chair of obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, 1989-2000. He joined Tufts University School of Medicine in 2000 as the Louis E. Phaneuf Professor and chair of obstetrics and gynecology.

During his career, Noller has been involved in numerous professional associations, including a term as president of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.