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ASRM: Three Fertility Doctors Awarded Highest Individual Honors
October 22, 2012
The American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) has awarded three fertility doctors with the highest individual awards of the society.
The Distinguished Researcher Award was presented to Serdar E. Bulun, MD, of Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. This award is given to a scientist with a long record of significant achievement in the field of reproductive medicine. Dr. Bulun was chosen as such because of his work in the area of estrogen-responsive abnormalities of the uterus. His work has introduced new findings into the area of endometriosis and uterine fibroids. He has received more than $20 million in federal funding for his research and has published more than 140 peer-reviewed articles.
The Ira and Ester Rosenwaks New Investigator was awarded to Clarisa R. Gracia, MD, MSCE, of the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine, in recognition of scientific excellence in reproductive medicine within 10 years of completing her medical training. Dr. Gracia has authored more than 60 peer-reviewed articles and received an R01 grant for her work in fertility preservation. She is skilled in the area of ovarian aging, natural or induced during cancer treatment. Dr. Gracia also serves on the ASRM Practice Committee.
The 2012 Suheil J. Muasher, MD, Distinguished Service Award was presented to Eli Reshef, MD, of the Henry G. Bennett, Jr. Fertility Institute. Dr. Reshef is renowned for his work in open access for reproductive care advocacy, and has helped defeat personhood legislation in Oklahoma. Dr. Reshef has developed a personhood extinguisher toolkit, available to ASRM members, and has spent time educating fertility experts across the country on the harms of passing personhood legislation.
Fertility Authority would like to congratulate the award recipients for their hard work and dedication to the field!