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SMRU Traveling Scholar Awards


The objective of this award is to provide an opportunity for trainees to learn more about the field of male infertility by attending educational activities at the ASRM Scientific Congress. Abstracts must focus on male infertility.  Individuals must choose either the “Reproductive Urology” or “Infertility” category when submitting. Awardees will receive reimbursement of up to $2,350 in travel expenses to attend the Congress, which will be held in Denver, CO, October 19-23, 2024.

Please download and fill out this form before April 23, 2024 to apply for the SMRU Traveling Scholars Program

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Awards

  • Registration fee waived for the ASRM 2024 Scientific Congress, SMRU Postgraduate Course, one Roundtable Luncheon, and the SMRU banquet.
  • One-year membership to ASRM and SMRU

Applicants must:

  • be trainees in the field of male infertility or considering entering the field of male infertility. Trainees may include medical students, residents, fellows, undergraduate students, or postdoctoral fellows.
  • attend the SMRU Postgraduate Course, as well as special interest sessions on each day of the ASRM Scientific Congress to receive travel reimbursement.
  • be the first author of the submitted abstract.
  • provide the required documentation below to Megan Miller mmiller@asrm.org by April 23, 2024:
    • application form
    • curriculum vitae
    • letter of recommendation from the trainee’s mentor
    • statement of career goals
    • copy of the submitted abstract printed from the “Review and Submit” page from the abstract submission system portal
  • ensure their availability to participate in the SMRU Traveling Scholars Program. Failure of an awardee to present their abstract, or failure of an awardee to attend SMRU-sponsored activities, without a legitimate medical excuse, will result in penalties to the awardee and/or mentor, including denial of travel reimbursement to the awardee and/or denial of applications from the mentor's program for a period of two years.

Congratulations to the 2023 Winners


SMRU Traveling Scholar Award

The annual Society for Male Reproduction and Urology Traveling Scholars Program allows a diverse group of young clinical physicians and basic science researchers the opportunity to explore a career in male reproductive medicine. The primary purpose of the program is to stimulate the scientific interests of residents and fellows in the study of male reproduction. Scholars are selected by the SMRU Research Committee based on the scores of their abstracts submitted for the Scientific Congress. The recipient for 2023 is Nicholas Deebel, MD, for ORAL PREDNISONE AS A RESCUE INTERVENTION FOR DETERIORATING SPERM PARAMETERS FOLLOWING VASOVASOSTOMY

Cappy Rothman, MD, Chuck Sims, MD, And The California Cryobank Traveling Scholar Award

This award allows a junior physician or basic science researcher to explore a career in male reproduction and urology. The primary purpose of the award is to stimulate the scientific interests of students, residents and fellows in the study of male reproduction. The recipient for 2023 is Aaron Brant, MD, for VARIABILITY IN SELF-PAY PRICING FOR VASECTOMY AMONG UNITED STATES HOSPITALS.
 

SMRU Lipshultz/Lamb Traveling Scholar Award

This award allows a junior physician or basic science researcher to explore a career in male reproduction and urology. The primary purpose of the award is to stimulate the scientific interests of students, residents and fellows in the study of male reproduction. The recipient for 2023 is Rosella Cannarella, MD, PhD, for SPERM MESODERM SPECIFIC TRANSCRIPT GENE METHYLATION STATUS IN INFERTILE PATIENTS: A SYSTEMATIC REVIEW AND META-ANALYSIS.


Weill Cornell Male Reproductive Surgery and Urology Traveling Fellow Award

This award allows a junior physician or basic science researcher to explore a career in male reproduction and urology. The primary purpose of the award is to stimulate the scientific interests of students, residents and fellows in the study of male reproduction. The 2023 recipient is Joginder Bidhan, MS, for QUANTIFICATION OF GENETIC VARIANTS IN SPERM AFTER RADIO FREQUENCY  ELECTROMAGNETIC RADIATION (RF-EMR) EXPOSURE.

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