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Congratulations to CRS members for their new roles

October 4, 2016

Several CRS members have made big career moves, and we are thrilled that they are staying strong with CRS. A huge congratulations goes to:

Eve Feinberg, MD did her residency at Northwestern University in the Feinberg School of Medicine in 2004 and after completing a fellowship at the NIH and leading a successful career as a Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility specialist at Fertility Centers of Illinois, Dr. Feinberg joined the Northwestern faculty in summer 2016.  Dr. Feibnberg is an Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology and is the new medical director of Northwestern Medicine Fertility and Reproductive Medicine Highland Park.

Lia Bernardi, MD completed her fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology in Infertility in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Northwestern’s Feinberg School of Medicine and she will start her new role as an attending physician and Assistant Professor in the department in 2016.

Monica M. Laronda, PhD completed her doctoral dissertation with Dr. Larry Jameson and did a post-doctoral fellowship with Dr. Teresa Woodruff in the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University.  She recently started her own laboratory as the Warren and Eloise Batts Scholar in the Department of Surgery at Ann & Robert H Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at Northwestern University. She is the recipient of a prestigious Burroughs Wellcome grant.

Jessica E. Hornick, PhD did a post-doctoral fellowship with Dr. Teresa Woodruff and has worked as a confocal specialist at the Biological Imaging Facility (BIF) since 2014.  Dr. Hornick was recently promoted to Operations Director of BIF and Research Assistant Professor in the Chemistry of Life Processors Institute and Molecular Biosciences.  In her new position, she will continue to serve the CRS research communities on the Chicago and Evanston campuses.

Beth Sefton, PhD completed her doctoral dissertation with Dr. Julie Kim in the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University and then worked as a program manager for Dr. Teresa Woodruff.  In winter 2016, Dr. Sefton assumed the position of Director of Graduate Studies for the Masters of Science in Reproductive Science and Medicine program which is launching this fall.  Dr. Sefton oversees program recruitment, development, and organization.

Francesca E. Duncan, PhD worked with Dr. Teresa Woodruff from 2009-2014, transitioning from a post-doctoral fellow to a Research Assistant Professor.  She then went to the University of Kansas Medical Center as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology.  In summer 2016, she was recruited back to Northwestern to serve as the Executive CRS Director alongside Dr. Woodruff.  She will also continue her research program on reproductive aging as a Research Associate Professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

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