Joshua A. Copel, M.D., professor of obstetrics, gynecology and reproductive sciences and of pediatrics, has been named president-elect of the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine (SMFM) for the coming year. The appointment begins in February 2010. The SMFM is a nonprofit organization of more than 2,000 members dedicated to improving care for pregnant women and their fetuses. The society’s primary objectives are to promote and expand education in maternal-fetal medicine and to encourage the exchange of new ideas and research concerning the most recent approaches and treatments for obstetrical problems. Copel received the Dru Carlson Award for Research in Ultrasound and Genetics from the SMFM in 2007.