Congratulations to Dr. Clarisa R. Gracia, M.D., M.S.C.E. for winning the 2012 ASRM Ira and Ester Rosenwaks New Investigator Award.
||Clarisa R. Gracia, M.D., M.S.C.E., has been selected as the 2012 recipient of the Ira and Ester Rosenwaks New Investigator Award. This award recognizes a member of ASRM who has made outstanding contributions to clinical or basic research in reproductive sciences published within 10 years after completing research or clinical training and initiating an independent career as an investigator.
Dr. Gracia is Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine, where she has authored more than 60 peer-reviewed articles and obtained a prestigious R01 grant in the area of fertility preservation.
|Her primary research focus is on ovarian aging, either “natural” or “induced” as part of gonadotoxic cancer treatments. She has been able to demonstrate that measures of ovarian reserve are impaired in cancer survivors in a dose-dependent fashion. Dr. Gracia also serves on the ASRM Practice Committee.
Nominations are being sought for the 2013 Ira and Ester Rosenwaks New Investigator Award.
This award recognizes a member of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine who has made outstanding contributions to clinical or basic research in reproductive sciences published within ten (10) years after receiving a doctoral degree or completing residency/fellowship training. The recipient will have made original research contributions that significantly impact the field independently of his or her mentors. Other factors to be considered in making the award will include conceptual breakthrough, the significance of the research to allied fields of investigation, and development of new and innovative clinical or research methodologies.
Nominations may be submitted to Andrew R. La Barbera, Ph.D., ASRM Scientific Director, by members of the Society before June 1, 2013. Nominations must include the nominee’s curriculum vitae, bibliography and summary of research accomplishments in the field of reproductive medicine, and must be accompanied by letters of support from at least two senior members of the Society and/or scientific collaborators attesting to the originality and significance of the work. The recipient will be selected by the Executive Committee and notified by September 1, 2013. Previous nominees will be considered.
The recipient will be recognized as the Ira and Ester Rosenwaks New Investigator Awardee by presentation of a plaque at the Annual Meeting of the Society. In addition, the recipient will be provided with an honorarium of $1,000.00, airfare/travel expenses up to $500.00, two days hotel accommodations in the ASRM hotel room block, and meals and ground transportation up to a maximum of $600.00. The Society will provide free registration for the ASRM Annual Meeting in the year of the award.
Previous recipients of the Ira and Ester Rosenwaks New Investigator Award:
2006 Anuja Dokras, M.D., Ph.D.
2007 Elizabeth A. McGee, M.D.
2008 William H. Catherino, M.D., Ph.D.
2009 Emre Seli, M.D.
2010 Ayman Al-Hendy, M.D., Ph.D.
2011 Lubna Pal, M.B.B.S., M.S.
2012 Clarisa R. Gracia, M.D., M.S.C.E.