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The 2017 Reproductive Science and Medicine Summit was a Huge Success!

By: Chelsea Castleberry, CRS Program Assistant, June 29, 2017

Thank you to everyone who supported and attended the 2017 Reproductive Science and Medicine Summit! The day was a huge success, with over 115 attendees, 46 poster presentations, 6 trainee oral presentations, and talks from 7 distinguished speakers - 4 of which traveled across the country to attend!  We had 30 judges participate, and representation from multiple departments including Anthropology, Pathology, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Chemistry, Pediatrics, Molecular Biosciences, and Biomedical Engineering!

I was very impressed with the breadth, quality of science, and the caliber of the trainees. Congratulations for developing and transforming the Center into the forefront of doing cutting edge science” said Professor T. Rajendra Kumar, University of Colorado Denver-Anschutz Medical Campus.

The full-day event included three scientific sessions, “Key Players in Reproduction: the HPG-axis, the Gonads, the Gametes, and the Tract”, “Translational Perspectives and Clinical Applications”, and “Regulation and Dysregulation of Reproduction: Disease and Pathology.” The day also integrated a poster session and a Roundtable Networking Lunch, with topics including “Communicating Science” and “Pursuing Non-academic Careers.” We celebrated Ariella Shikanov, PhD, Assistant Professor at the University of Michigan, as the 2017 CRS Alumni Lecturer, and the attendees voted for a new CRS Logo!

In addition, research awards sponsored by the Constance Campbell Memorial fund were presented to the individuals with the best oral and poster presentations. Please join the Center for Reproductive Science in congratulating our 2017 winners:

Oral Presentation Winners:

  • Amanda Bayer, Graduate Student, O’Halloran laboratory
  • Alexandra Garcia-Moreno, Graduate Student, Maatouk laboratory
  • Roslyn Taylor, PhD, Post-doctoral Fellow, Hope laboratory

Poster Presentation Winners:

  • Hoi Chang Lee, PhD, Post-doctoral Fellow, Woodruff laboratory
  • Luhan (Tracy) Zhou, Master of Science in Reproductive Science aand Medicine (MS-RSM) Student, Duncan laboratory
  • Rexxi Prasasya, Graduate Student, Molecular Biosciences, Mayo laboratory

A big thank you to the CRS Leadership team and the Summit Trainee Committee for all of their hard work to make this event happen. Stay tuned for 2017-2018 programing from the Center for Reproductive Science!

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