Long-time advocate of PHS, June LaValluer, MD, was honored with the University of Minnesota Board of Regents' Alumni Service Award on October 11, 2012.
An 18-year faculty member in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Women's Health, the now-retired LaValleur is a proponent of lifelong sexuality education and a dedicated advocate for mature women's sexual health. She served on the Medical School's admissions committee for more than 20 years and offered special support for nontraditional students; she herself had entered medical school at age 41.
LaValleur is a 1987 graduate of the University of Minnesota Medical. She has dedicated her life to the University through striving for excellence in education and research, engaging alumni and teaching students, and advocating and fundraising for women's health. In addition to her long-time commitment to the Admissions Committee, LaValleur has served as a member of the University of Minnesota Alumni Association National Board, a member of the Medical Alumni Society Board Scholarships and a member of the Medical Education Fundraising Committee. In addition, she has been a major force in fundraising efforts for the Program for Human Sexuality (PHS) and she served as chair of the PHS Leadership Council. Her commitment and dedication to PHS and to the Powell Center for Women's Health have strengthen their foundations and helped to ensure their long-term sustainability.
In 1998, she received the Medical Alumni Society's first Alumni Recognition Award. Throughout her illustrious career, she has mentored numerous medical students, sharing her expertise in women's health and patient care, and continues to teach students beyond her retirement.
You can learn more about LaValleur from the PHS Newsletter article, "June LaValleur, MD, champion of women's sexual health has retired," posted November 19, 2009
PHOTO: Kent Horsager (Chair, U of M Alumni Assoc. National Board), June LaValleur, MD, Mark Paller, MD (Vice Dean, U of M Medical School), Linda Cohen (Chair, Board of Regents); credit: Patrick O'Leary
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