Deadline 2015/06/01 - Ira and Ester Rosenwaks New Investigator Award

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Congratulations to Jorge E. Chavarro, M.D., Sc.D., winner of the 2014 Ira and Ester Rosenwaks New Investigator Award.

Nominations are being sought for the 2015 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 Chief Scientific Officer, by members of the Society before June 1, 2015. Nominations must include a letter of nomination and 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 additional 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 August 1, 2015. 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 Baltimore, Maryland. In addition, the recipient will be provided with an honorarium of $1,000.00, free registration for the Annual Meeting Scientific Program in the year of the award, airfare/travel expenses up to $500, and up to $600 for two days hotel accommodations in the ASRM hotel room block, meals and ground transportation.

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.
2013 Nathan R. Treff, Ph.D.
2014 Jorge E. Chavarro, M.D., Sc.D. 

Jorge E. Chavarro, M.D., Sc.D., has been selected as the 2014 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. Chavarro received his medical education in Colombia and then pursued a Doctor of Sciences degree at the Harvard School of Public Health, where he currently is Assistant Professor. He completed postdoctoral training in both Nutrition and in Epidemiology in 2008. He has published 56 peer-reviewed articles in excellent journals with 40 of them since completing his training; the majority of his manuscripts focus on the relationship between nutritional factors and human reproduction.    Chavarro-img 
He has been the principal investigator or co-investigator on numerous grants from both government and private agencies. He has established an independent researcher program and he is recognized both nationally and internationally as a leader in his field. In his short career, he has already made important contributions to the field of reproductive medicine. Specifically, his research probably represents the most comprehensive investigation of the relation between nutritional factors and human reproduction to date. His research points at nutrition as one of the most modifiable risk factors for infertility and is of high importance to clinicians and patients.

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