On May 4, 2016, Dan Mishell, MD, passed away at home surrounded by family. An internationally recognized leader in our field, Dr. Mishell’s legacy includes more than 30 years of service as Chair of Obstetrics & Gynecology at the University of Southern California, founder and Editor-in-Chief of Contraception from 1970-2012, and founding member of the Population Council’s International Committee for Contraception Research with service from 1970-2014. He performed innovative research, published widely, and made a major impact on all areas of our specialty. Examples include the co-development of contraceptive implants, the LNG IUS, and the Copper T380 IUD. Dan was also a great gentleman, collaborator, and friend. Women worldwide are better off due to the lifelong efforts of Dr. Mishell. Let us remember him by carrying on this important work.
— Jeffrey T. Jensen, MD, MPH, Editor