USF Health’s Dr. Cathy Lynch named among Women of Distinction and Women of Promise

USF Health’s Catherine Lynch, MD, was among six recently named Women of Distinction and Women of Promise for 2017 by the Girl Scouts of West Central Florida.

Awardees are deemed to have “achieved success in their chosen fields and serve as inspiring role models for girls in local communities, each exemplifying ethical leadership and a commitment to making a difference in the lives of their fellow citizens through community service.”

Dr. Lynch, who is professor of obstetrics and gynecology, associate vice president for Women’s Health and Faculty Development for USF Health, and associate dean for Faculty Development for the USF Health Morsani College of Medicine, was chosen for her efforts of the past two decades supporting research and awareness of women’s health issues.

The group cited Dr. Lynch’s work in menopause, HPV infection (particularly protecting girls and young women from cervical cancer), PAP smear guidelines, Cesarean section, urinary incontinence, and pelvic organ prolapse.

Dr. Lynch will be among the six women honored in March at the annual Women of Distinction luncheon, which benefits nearly 20,000 girls served by Girl Scouts of West Central Florida. The keynote speaker for this year’s luncheon will be America’s best-known Olympian, Mary Lou Retton, who became a household name after becoming the first American to earn the Olympic Gold Medal in gymnastics in 1984.


Girl Scouts Honor Women of Distinction, Promise