Headlines in Reproductive Medicine
November 17, 2014
Terminology is obviously a sensitive issue. For example, the guidelines note that some people may prefer to use the term “intersex” when they have atypical sex anatomy, but some may not. Is there conflict between terms that doctors are used to and the terms patients prefer?
November 05, 2014
The NICHD is moving forward with plans to recruit for the Associate Director for Extramural Research/Director, DER. This is a key NICHD leadership position involving the management of scientific, policy, and administrative matters of the Institute’s extramural programs.
October 21, 2014
For the first time, using the latest in video technology, the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) hosted a live online Journal Club during its 2014 meeting -- and connected its live medical conference, in real time, with a worldwide community of specialists from 12 international medical societies.
October 19, 2014
ASRM Announces Awards Distinguished Researcher Award goes to Gautam Chaudhuri, M.D., Ph.D., David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLAIra and Ester Rosenwaks New Investigator Award goes to Jorge E. Chavarro, M.D., Sc.D, Harvard School of Public HealtSuheil J. Muasher, MD, Distinguished Service Award goes to Barbara L. Collura, M.A. , RESOLVE: The National Infertility AssociationKavoussi Family Outstanding Teacher Award goes to Paul G. McDonough, M.D., Medical College of GeorgiaKY Cha Award in Stem Cell Technology goes to Carlos Simón Vallés, M.D., Ph.D., of Universidad de Valencia Arnold P. Gold Foundation Humanism in Medicine Award goes to Richard P. Dickey, M.D., Ph.D.
September 04, 2014
In March of this year, the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) hosted a scientific research workshop on disorders of sex development (DSD). The NICHD sponsored or co-sponsored previous workshops addressing DSD issues, however, this was the first workshop that focused exclusively on developmental issues and the transition from adolescence to adulthood.
August 27, 2014
Alan E. Guttmacher, M.D., Director, The Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, wrote in an announcement, “After a rigorous, national search that attracted an impressive array of outstanding candidates, I am extremely pleased to announce that Catherine Y. Spong, M.D. has been selected as the Deputy Director of NICHD. Cathy brings extensive and impressive experience in both our intramural and extramural programs to the position, along with intelligence, interpersonal skills, and visionary leadership that have won her a high level of respect in our research communities.
August 19, 2014
The Sunshine Act, enacted as part of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, requires that drug and medical devices manufacturers report annually to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) all payments and other transfers of value made to physicians. Due to various problems and inaccuracies associated with the reporting system, the CMS has recently confirmed that it will withhold until June 2015 about one-third of the submitted records on drug and device industry payments to physicians and teaching hospitals. Despite the issues, CMS intends to keep to its plan to make the website accessible to the general public beginning Sept. 30, 2014 and has extended the review period for doctors and teaching hospitals to Sept. 8, 2014.
August 05, 2014
ASRM’s Annual Meeting promises to be a special experience this year, as we convene in beautiful Hawaii. We hope you will able to join us at the Honolulu Convention Center, just down the road from Waikiki Beach.
August 05, 2014
Fertility and Sterility, the flagship journal of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, today announced its latest impact measures. The Eigenfactor index increased to 0.05607, with an Article Influence score of 1,068, making Fertility and Sterility the top rated journal, by Eigenfactor, in Obstetrics and Gynecology. Fertility and Sterility’s JCR impact factor also increased to 4.295.
August 05, 2014
Fertility and Sterility, the flagship journal of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, today announced its latest impact measures. The Eigenfactor index increased to 0.05607, with an ArticleInfluence score of 1,068, making Fertility and Sterility the top rated journal, by Eigenfactor, in Obstetrics and Gynecology. Fertility and Sterility’s JCR impact factor also increased to 4.295.