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Reproductive science and medicine is a vibrant field where research successes and advances are interspersed with ethical, political and legal nuances.  Our goal with this News section is to keep CRS members apprised of accurate, important and up-to-date information in our local community and beyond (i.e. meetings, relevant programs, funding opportunities, job postings). Please contact us if there is specific information you would like to see included in the News.

Alumni Spotlight on Alexandra Fontaine

Alumni Spotlight on Alexandra Fontaine, with reflections on her time in the MS-RSM program and her current studies at Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine.

Alumni Spotlight on Jamie Mara

CRS Alumni Spotlight on Jamie Mara, with reflections on her time in the MS-RSM program and her current studies at Rosalind Franklin University.

Alumni Spotlight on Dr. Yu-Ying Chen

Dr. Yu-Ying Chen, PhD, reflects on her time as a PhD student at Northwestern, and her current position as a postdoctoral fellow at the Reproductive & Developmental Biology Laboratory at National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences.

Alumni Spotlight on Mackenzie Roberts

CRS Alumni Spotlight on Mackenzie Roberts with reflections on her time in the program and her current position at the Oregon National Primate Research Center

Alumni Spotlight on DreAna Heidenreich

CRS Alumni Spotlight on MS-RSM graduate, DreAna Heidenreich, with reflections on her time in the program and her current studies at Rosalind Franklin University.

Alumni Spotlight on Dr. Pei-Chih Lee

Dr. Pei-Chih Lee, PhD, reflects on her time as a PhD student at Northwestern and her current position at Smithsonian’s National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute

Alumni Spotlight on Adam Montgomery

CRS Alumni Spotlight on Adam Montgomery, former undergraduate researcher in the Mayo Lab, with reflections on his time at Northwestern and his current position at Robert A. Hozman Rheumatology and Internal Medicine Clinic.

Alumni Spotlight on Jenna Mazur

CRS Alumni Spotlight on MS-RSM graduate, Jenna Mazur, with reflections on her time in the program and her current position at Castle Biosciences, Inc.

CRS Attends SSR 2021

CRS attends the annual Society for the Study of Reproduction meeting in St. Louis

Alumni Spotlight on So-Youn Kim

Dr. So-Youn Kim, PhD, reflects on her time as a postdoctoral fellow at Northwestern and her current position at University of Nebraska Medical Center.

Alumni Spotlight on Yair Lupovitch

CRS Alumni Spotlight on MS-RSM graduate, Yair Lupovitch, with reflections on his time in the program and his current position at Vios Fertility Institute.

Alumni Spotlight on Kaitlin Hitt, PharmD

Kaitlin Hitt is an MS-RSM graduate, Class of 2019. She completed the thesis track under the mentorship of Serdar Bulun, MD. where she studied the role of silibinin as a novel treatment for uterine leiomyomas. Kaitlin is recently completed her PharmD degree and has started as a first year pharmacy resident with Advocate Aurora Health – Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove, IL.

CRS Summer of Achievements

A summer retrospect timeline showcasing the tremendous achievements and continued excellence of our CRS community.

Perspectives Spotlight on Randa Abboud

CRS Perspectives Spotlight on Randa Abboud an MS-RSM student in Dr. Joshua Halpern's lab. Read more to learn about Randa's research and her reflections on being a first generation Muslim woman and how her heritage has contributed to her educational journey.

Dr. Tony DeFalco, PhD delivers the annual Danielle Maatouk Lecturship

The Center for Reproductive Science Community had the pleasure of hosting the Danielle Maatouk Memorial Lectureship with keynote speaker Tony De Falco, PhD, on April 22, 2022. Dr. De Falco is an Associate Professor of Developmental Biology and Co-Director of the Center for Reproductive Sciences at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. His research investigates the role of vasculature and immune cells in male and female gonadal development. The talk was titled, “Vasculature and immune cells: an unexpected toolkit for building the gonad.”

Career Catalyst focuses on Biomedical Visualization

On April 8th, 2022, The Center for Reproductive Science had the pleasure of hosting the Career Catalyst on “Biomedical Visualization” by Leah Lebowicz, MS, EdD, CMI. Leah Lebowicz is the program director for the Biomedical Visualization Graduate Program at the University of Illinois Chicago (UIC) College of Applied Health Sciences where she actively serves as a research chair and committee member on numerous research projects for master students.

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM), although every month we should as individuals and as a community stay involved and make safe spaces for those impacted by sexual assault. This month is a time to focus our energies on understanding the impact of sexual assault and improving awareness. *Trigger Warning. Material discussed may trigger certain individuals

Career Catalyst: Social Media for Scientists

On February 18th, 2022, Emily Copeland, the Associate Director at Science Communication Network, enriched our community with ways to tap into the powerful tool that social media can be when utilized with confidence and purpose.

MS-RSM Students Collaborate in International Discussion on ART

In an effort to expand scientific discussion and foster collaboration globally, masters students in the Reproductive Science and Medicine (MS-RSM) program joined students from the University of Murcia, located in Murcia, Spain, in a 2-part scientific dialogue.

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