Fund Development Programs

The American Society for Reproductive Medicine has had a long and distinguished history, contributing to reproductive medicine for over 70 years.  Please join us to ensure our continued excellence in education, research and advocacy by supporting the ASRM Fund Development Program.

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Education | Research | Advocacy 

Previously funded Endowments: 

  • KY Cha Award in Stem Cell Technology. This is a $20,000 grant endowed by Kwang-Yul Cha, M.D., Ph.D., and the Asia-Pacific Biomedical Research Foundation. The purpose of the grant is to foster the development of innovative research projects in regenerative medicine and stem cell technology, with preference given to junior investigators.
     
  • KY Cha Symposium in Stem Cell Technology and Reproductive Medicine. The KY Cha Symposium in Stem Cell Technology and Reproductive Medicine is endowed by Kwang-Yul Cha, M.D., Ph.D., and the Asia-Pacific Biomedical Research Foundation.  This symposium, which takes place each year at the annual meeting of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, focuses on regenerative medicine and stem cell technology.
     
  • Advanced Reproductive Care and Rosemary and David Adamson have endowed the ASRM patient education website ReproductiveFacts.org. Their generosity makes it possible for ASRM to provide informational resources easily accessible to the general public.
     
  • The ABOG Foundation–Kenneth J. Ryan Ethics Symposium. Dr. Ryan demonstrated a strong devotion to basic science research and made important contributions to the study of steroid hormone biosynthesis and action. He was a forceful advocate for the reproductive rights of women. Through this endowment, the ABOG Foundation recognizes the inspirational and thoughtful leadership of a physician, scientist and ethicist who helped shape the structure of modern obstetrics and gynecology.
     
  • The Kavoussi Family Outstanding Teacher Award is endowed by K.M. Kavoussi, M.D., Shahryar Kavoussi, M.D., Parviz Kavoussi, M.D., Mehryar Kavoussi, J.D., and Austin Fertility & Reproductive Medicine/ Westlake IVF. This new award will recognize an outstanding educator in undergraduate, graduate or postgraduate education in the area of basic and or clinical reproductive biology and medicine. The first recipient of the award will be selected in 2014. 
     
  • Camran Nezhat, M.D., Lectureship. Dr. Camran Nezhat pioneered techniques of video-assisted endoscopic surgery, which revolutionized modern day surgery. He along with his brothers, Drs. Farr and Ceana Nezhat, performed some of the most advanced procedures with these techniques for the first time, thus opening the vistas for endoscopic surgeons all over the world.  The purpose of the Camran Nezhat, M.D., Lectureship in Innovations in Medicine is to foster scientific inquiry and scholarship leading to development of innovative diagnostics and therapies in the field of medicine in general and in reproductive medicine in particular.  
  • Suheil J. Muasher Distinguished Service Award. Suheil J. Muasher, M.D., has endowed this award to honor individuals or organizations that have provided distinguished service to the American Society for Reproductive Medicine. The recipient or recipients are selected based on scientific, leadership, political, organizational, or societal service contributions to the Society, reproductive medicine and/or reproductive medicine patients.
     
  • Cappy Rothman, M.D., and Charles Sims, M.D., of California Cryobank, have endowed a Society for Male Reproduction and Urology Traveling Scholar. This award enables a trainee with an interest in male reproduction to learn more about the field of male infertility by attending educational activities at the annual meeting of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine.
  • Masood Khatamee, M.D., Endowment in Infertility Prevention, and Fertility Restoration and Preservation. A new program has been endowed in honor of Masood Khatamee, M.D., to support educational endeavors in the area of prevention of infertility and preservation and restoration of fertility.  Funds will be used to support production of educational videos and brochures, and lectures and conferences for healthcare professionals and the general public.
     
  • SMRU Lipshultz/Lamb Traveling Scholars Endowment. Members of the Society for Male Reproduction and Urology have endowed a Traveling Scholar in honor of Larry Lipshultz, M.D., and Dolores J. Lamb, Ph.D. This award enables a trainee with an interest in male reproduction to learn more about the field of male infertility by attending educational activities at the annual meeting of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine.
     
  • The Howard and Georgeanna Jones Endowed Symposium on Assisted Reproductive Technology. This symposium is endowed by a 2010 educational grant from EMD Serono, Inc.  Drs. Howard and Georgeanna Jones are pioneers in the field of reproductive medicine.  This symposium takes place each year at the annual meeting of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine and seeks to continue the legacy of Howard and Georgeanna Jones by presenting cutting edge research and developments in the field of assisted reproductive technology.

Education:

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SMRU Traveling Scholars…$100,000 Endowment per Scholar

This fund provides financial support for trainees in male reproduction and urology to participate in the Annual Meeting.  Each recipient will be reimbursed up to $1000 for air fare, hotel, and meals plus the SMRU postgraduate course, the Scientific Program, the SMRU Banquet and one roundtable luncheon.  ASRM Traveling Scholars Fund not to exceed 10 Scholars per year from North America (United States, Canada and Mexico) and International Scholars per year.  This scholarship would be named by the Donor.

ASRM Historical Library …$100,000 Endowment

This fund supports the purchase for archival purposes of important contributions the medical and scientific literature in the field of reproduction.  The library provides scholars access to books and materials that otherwise would be inaccessible.

Contraception Lecturer…$125,000 Endowment

This program provides support for an outstanding world leader in the field of contraceptive research and development to present a keynote lecture at the ASRM Annual Meeting.  The lecturer will receive two nights’ accommodations, meals and ground transportation airfare, an honorarium and in addition will be honored at a special recognition dinner.

Menopause Lecturer …$125,000 Endowment

This program provides support for an outstanding world leader in the field of menopause research and patient care to present a keynote lecture at the ASRM Annual Meeting.  The lecturer will receive two nights’ accommodations, meals and ground transportation, airfare, an honorarium and in addition will be honored at a special recognition dinner.

Outstanding Clinician Award.....$100,000 Endowment per Clinician

This annual award recognizes an exemplary clinician in the area of reproductive medicine. The recipient of this award will be recognized by patients and families as a caring and dedicated healthcare provider and by his/her peers as having made substantial contributions to the clinical care of patients with reproductive diseases, including infertility. Funds support travel to the ASRM Annual Meeting, hotel accommodations, meeting registration, and recognition at the Annual Meeting.

Reproductive Health and the Environment Symposium...$400,000 Endowment

This program provides support for a convocation to bring together outstanding world leaders in the fields of reproductive medicine, biology and environmental science at the ASRM Annual Meeting.  Funds support two nights’ accommodations, meals, ground transportation, airfare, and honoraria for the symposium speakers.

Reproductive and Public Policy Symposium…$400,000 Endowment

This program provides support for a convocation to bring together outstanding world leaders in the fields of reproductive medicine, biology and political science at the ASRM Annual Meeting.  Funds support two nights’ accommodations, meals, ground transportation, airfare, and honoraria for the symposium speakers.

Resident Reporter Program…$2,500,000 Endowment

Residents are selected from US accredited residency training programs on a rotating basis to participate in the Annual Meeting.  After the Annual Meeting each resident presents a summary of Scientific Program sessions to the residents and faculty at his/her sponsoring program.  This grant funds around 30 Resident Reporters each year at approximately $3,000 per grant. This program costs $100,000 per year.

ASRM Fellows Retreat …$2,500,000 Endowment

The SREI Fellows Retreat provides an opportunity for fellows in Board-approved Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility subspecialty fellowship programs to come together for an intensive discussion of clinical, scientific, educational and practice management issues they are likely to encounter in the early stages of their careers.   This grant will fund 80 Fellows a year to attend the retreat and will include airfare, meals, accommodations as well as funding for up to 20 speakers per year.  This program costs $100,000 per year.

Resident Education E-learning Program…$2,500,000 Endowment

This program supports the development and distribution of Web-based educational modules for residents in obstetrics, gynecology and urology.  Residents have access to the educational modules at no cost and receive a certificate upon successful completion of a content-based competence assessment. This program costs $100,000 per year.

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Program expenses may change once endowment has been met due to economic cost. A group of individuals wishing to endow a specific activity in honor or memory of a particular individual should contact Sean Tipton at 202-863-2494 or Lauren Mayfield at 205-978-5000 ext 155. 


Research:

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ASRM Distinguished Researcher Award …$100,000 Endowment

This award recognizes a member of the Society who has made outstanding contributions to clinical or basic research in reproductive medicine published during the previous 10 years. The recipient will have demonstrated sustained commitment to advancing the frontiers of research in reproductive sciences and educating future scholars in the field.  The recipient will be recognized with an honorarium and will be expected to present a lecture summarizing the scientific work leading to the award at the annual meeting of the Society for the Study of Reproduction in the following calendar year. A single donor may name the award.

Trainee Travel Fund…$100,000 Endowment per Trainee

This fund supports one named scholarship to provide funds to enable a meritorious medical or graduate student, postgraduate trainee or postdoctoral fellow, to travel to ASRM’s Annual Meeting.  Awards include funds for travel and accommodations.  Awards are available to any qualified individual who is presenting a scientific paper at the Annual Meeting. 

CREST Program ...$375,000 Endowment

The Clinical Research/Reproductive Scientist Training Program (CREST) is offered through the collaboration of the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), the Clinical Research Training Program (CRTP) at Duke University, and the American Society for Reproduction Medicine (ASRM).  This two-year program meets an existing need for physicians in private or academic clinical practice to obtain formalized academic training in the quantitative and methodological principles of clinical research in reproductive medicine.  The Program provides support for tuition and participation in training sessions at each of the sponsoring organizations.

Pioneer Grant…$1,100,000 Endowment

These grants provide funds for junior faculty at accredited academic institutions to initiate high-impact, innovative research projects that have the potential to advance reproductive medicine or biology significantly.  Grants can be up to $50,000.

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Program expense may change once endowment has been met due to economic cost.
A group of individuals wishing to endow a specific activity in honor or memory of a particular individual should contact
Sean Tipton at 202-863-2494 or Lauren Mayfield at 205-978-5000 ext 155. 


Advocacy:

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Reproduction and Public Policy Fellowship in J. Benjamin Younger Office of Public Affairs  ...$1,000,000 Endowment

This named fellowship in the J. Benjamin Younger Office of Public Affairs allows an ASRM member, trainee or student to come and spend time as a staff member in the office. Immersing themselves in the policy making environment will allow them to develop an understanding of the policy making process and the role ASRM plays in it.  This program provides long term benefits by providing a set of professionals with a more sophisticated understanding of the ways of Washington DC. Short term the program benefits the organization by providing as additional source of labor for the Public Affairs Office. The Fellow would receive a stipend for 6 months.

Please donate to support Advocacy here  

Program expense may change once endowment has been met due to economic cost.
A group of individuals wishing to endow a specific activity in honor or memory of a particular individual should contact
Sean Tipton at 202-863-2494 or Lauren Mayfield at 205-978-5000 ext 155. 

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