ASRM Corporate Member Council In-Training Travel Awards

Fifteen awards to trainee abstract presenters from the United States and five awards to trainee abstract presenters from countries outside the United States are made possible through the generous support of the ASRM Corporate Member Council. Recipients of this award are undergraduate, graduate, medical or allied health professions students, postdoctoral trainees, or clinical residents or fellows. Candidates are the first and presenting author of an abstract that has been selected for oral or poster presentation in the ASRM 2019 Scientific Congress. Selection is based on the scientific merit of the abstract and the qualifications of the author. The awardees receive:

  • $1,000 (US presenters)
  • $2,000 (Non-US presenters)

Congratulations to the 2019 Winners

  • O-161, BEYOND PREMATURE OVARIAN INSUFFICIENCY: CHARACTERIZING REPRODUCTIVE AGING AND RISKS FOR ACCELERATED AGING IN ADOLESCENT AND YOUNG ADULT (AYA) CANCER SURVIVORS. Alexa C.O. Medica, M.D.1, Christina Lam, M.D.2, Kelsey Pinson, M.D.2, Ksenya Shliakhtsitsava, M.D.3, Brian W. Whitcomb, Ph.D.4 and H. Irene Su, M.D., M.S.C.E.1, 1University of California San Diego, La Jolla, CA, 2University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA, 3UT Southwestern, Dallas, TX, 4University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Amherst, MA
  • O-93, HIGHER INCIDENCE OF POSTPARTUM COMPLICATIONS IN WOMEN WITH POLYCYSTIC OVARY SYNDROME. Snigdha Alur-Gupta, M.D.1, Mary Regina Boland, Ph.D, Mary D Sammel, Sc.D.3, Kurt T. Barnhart, M.D., M.S.C.E.4 and Anuja Dokras, M.D., Ph.D.5, 1University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, 2Department of Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Informatics, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, 3University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, 4UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA HEALTH SYSTEM, PHILADELPHIA, PA
  • O-129, LOW ENDOMETRIAL VOLUME IS NOT ASSOCIATED WITH DIMINISHED LIVE BIRTH FOLLOWING TRANSFER OF A SINGLE THAWED EUPLOID BLASTOCYST. Shelby A. Neal, M.D.1, Richard Thomas Scott Jr., M.D.1 and Linnea R. Goodman, M.D.2, 1IVI-RMA New Jersey, Basking Ridge, NJ, 2University of North Carolina, Raleigh, NC
  • P-769, WEEKEND PRESENTATION IMPACTS TIMING OF ECTOPIC PREGNANCY SURGICAL MANAGEMENT AND OUTCOMES. Jessica Selter, M.D.1, Timothy Wen, M.D., M.P.H.1, Jenna M Turocy, M.D.1, Eric J. Forman, M.D.1, Samuel Zev Williams, M.D., Ph.D.1 and Alexander Friedman, M.D., M.P.H., 1Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY
  • O-96, CONSERVATIVE SURGERY FOR OVARIAN TORSION IN YOUNG WOMEN: PERIOPERATIVE COMPLICATIONS AND NATIONAL TRENDS. Rachel S. Mandelbaum, M.D., Meghan B. Smith, M.D., Lynda D. Roman, M.D., Richard J. Paulson, M.D., M.S. and Koji Matsuo, M.D., Ph.D., University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
  • O-51, CANCER TREATMENT IS ASSOCIATED WITH A MEASURABLE DECREASE IN LIVE BIRTHS IN A LARGE, POPULATION-BASED STUDY. Deepika Garg, M.D.1, Huong Dieu Meeks, Ph.D.1, Erica Johnstone, M.D.1, Alexander W. Pastuszak, M.D., Ph.D.2, Sarah L. Berga, M.D.2, Ken R. Smith, Ph.D.1, James Hotaling, M.D.2 and Joseph M. Letourneau, M.D.1, 1University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, 2University of Utah School of Medicine, Salt Lake City, UT
  • O-74, DOES PREIMPLANTATION GENETIC TESTING FOR ANEUPLOIDY (PGT-A) HARM EMBRYOS? NO—A MULTICENTER, PROSPECTIVE, BLINDED, NON-SELECTION STUDY EVALUATING THE PREDICTIVE VALUE OF AN ANEUPLOID DIAGNOSIS AND IMPACT OF BIOPSY. Ashley W. Tiegs, M.D.1, Xin Tao, Ph.D.2, Christine V. Whitehead, B.S.N., R.N.3, Shelby A Neal, M.D.4, Emily K. Osman, M.D.3, Julia G. Kim, M.D., M.P.H.3, Brent M. Hanson, M.D.3, Emre Seli, M.D.3, George Patounakis, M.D., Ph.D.5, Jacqueline Gutmann, M.D.6, Arthur J. Castelbaum, M.D.6 and Richard Thomas Scott Jr., M.D.3, 1Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA, 2The Foundation for Embryonic Competence, Basking Ridge, NJ, 3IVIRMA New Jersey, Basking Ridge, NJ, 4Sidney Kimmel College of Medicine, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA, 5IVI-RMA Florida, Lake Mary, FL, 6IVIRMA Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA
  • O-75, PREIMPLANTATION GENETIC TESTING (PGT) IS ASSOCIATED WITH HIGHER ODDS OF A HEALTHY LIVEBIRTH AMONG DONOR OOCYTE RECIPIENTS IN THE UNITED STATES: A 2013-2015 NATIONAL STUDY. Cassandra Roeca, M.D.1, Rachel L. Johnson, M.S.2, Nichole Carlson, Ph.D.2 and Alex J. Polotsky, M.D., M.S.3, 1University of Colorado School of Medicine, Aurora, CO, 2University of Colorado School of Public Health, Aurora, CO, 3University of Colorado, Denver, CO
  • O-248, DISRUPTION OF MITOCHONDRIAL DYNAMICS IN OOCYTES RESULTS IN INFERTILITY AND DIMINISHED OVARIAN RESERVE. Man Zhang, M.D, Ph.D.1, Muhammed Burak Bener, B.S.1, Zongliang Jiang, Ph.D.2, Tianren Wang, M.D.,Ph.D.3, Ecem Esencan, M.D.1, Richard Scott III, B.S.4 and Emre Seli, M.D.1, 1Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, 2Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA, 3Foundation for Embryonic Competence, Basking Ridge, NJ, 4Foundation of Embryo Competence, Basking Ridge, NJ
  • O-46, PERSISTENT WIDENING IN RACIAL DISPARITIES BETWEEN BLACK AND WHITE WOMEN UNDERGOING ART OVER THE LAST 10 YEARS. Alexander Kotlyar, M.D.1, David B. Seifer, M.D.2, Burcin Simsek, Ph.D.3 and Ethan Wantman, M.B.A.4, 1Yale Fertility Center/Yale University, New Haven, CT, 2Yale University, New Haven, CT, 3University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, 4Redshift Technologies, Inc., New York, NY
  • O-31, EFFECT OF WILDFIRE SMOKE ON PREGNANCY OUTCOMES IN THE NON-HUMAN PRIMATE. Bryn Erin Willson, M.D.1, Kent E. Pinkerton, Ph.D.2, Bill Lasley, Ph.D.3 and Nancy Gee, Ph.D.4, 1UC Davis Health, Sacramento, CA, 2UC Davis Center for Health and the Environment, Davis, CA, 3Center for Health & Environment, Davis, CA, 4UC Davis - Center for Health & Environment, Davis, CA
  • O-18, PREVALENCE OF CLINICALLY SIGNIFICANT CONGENITAL HEART DEFECTS IN LOW-RISK IVF PREGNANCIES. Sarah H. Bjorkman, M.D.1, Kurt R. Bjorkman, M.D.2, Anna K. Sfakianaki, M.D., M.P.H.3, Joshua A. Copel, M.D.3 and Mert Ozan Bahtiyar, M.D.3, 1Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, 2Department of Pediatrics, Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, 3Yale Maternal Fetal Medicine, Fetal Care Center, New Haven, CT
  • O-99, HAS THE MASSACHUSETTS INFERTILITY MANDATE LIVED UP TO ITS PROMISE? Katherine Koniares, M.D.1, Alan S. Penzias, M.D.2 and Eli Adashi, M.D.3, 1Tufts Medical Center, Boston, MA, 2Boston IVF, Waltham, MA, 3The Warren Alpert Medical School, Brown University, Providence, RI
  • O-213, THE IMPACT OF AGE BEYOND PLOIDY: OUTCOME DATA FROM 9,101 EUPLOID SINGLE EMBRYO TRANSFERS. Andres Reig, M.D.1, Richard Thomas Scott Jr., M.D.2 and Emre Seli, M.D.2, 1Yale University - Bridgeport Hospital, Bridgeport, CT, 2IVI-RMA New Jersey, Basking Ridge, NJ
  • O-135, ROLE OF METFORMIN IN PREVENTION OF PREMATURE LUTEINIZATION IN FRESH INTRACYTOPLASMIC SPERM INJECTION (ICSI) CYCLES: A RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL. Reda S Hussein, M.D.1, Ahmed F. Amin, M.D.1, Yulian Zhao, Ph.D.2, Hisham A. Abou-Taleb, M.D., Ph.D.1, Ahmed M. Abdelmagied, M.D.1, Osama S Abdalmageed, M.D.1 and Ihab Elnashar, M.D.1, 1Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Faculty of Medicine, Assiut University, Assiut, Egypt, 2Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
  • O-220, COMPARISON OF CRYOPROTECTANT FREE VITRIFICATION OF HUMAN SPERMATOZOA IN A NEW SEMEN SIMULANT WITH RAPID FREEZE OF SPERMATOZOA IN GLYCEROL. Soundarya Janani Senthil Kumar, M.B.B.S., M.Sc.1, N. Sanjeeva Reddy, M.D. (Obstetrics and Gynecology), DGO2, Manjula Daniel G, Ph.D.3 and Sindhuja Namboori Srinivasan, M.B.B.S., M.Sc. Clinical Embryology, Ph.D. Research Scholar4, 1Clinical Embryology Sri Ramachandra Institute of Higher Education and Research, Chennai, India, 2Professor and Head, Department of Reproductive Medicine and Surgery, Sri Ramachandra Institute of Higher Education and Research, Chennai, India, 3Assistant Professor, Department of Reproductive Medicine and Surgery, Sri Ramachandra Institute of Higher Education and Research, Chennai, India, 4Lecturer, Department of Reproductive Medicine and Surgery, Sri Ramachandra Institute of Higher Education and Research, Chennai, India
  • O-118, PATERNAL CONTRIBUTIONS IN EARLY EMBRYONIC GENE EXPRESSION: ROLE IN EARLY PREGNANCY LOSS. Vidhu Dhawan, M.D.1, Manoj Kumar, Ph.D1, Neena Malhotra, M.D., F.R.C.O.G.2, Neeta Singh, M.D.2, Vatsla Dadhwal, M.D.2 and Rima Dada, M.D., Ph.D.1, 1All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Anatomy, New Delhi, India, 2All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Obstetrics & Gynecology, New Delhi, India
  • P-744, PROTEOMIC SIGNATURES OF EPIGENETIC AND TRANSCRIPTION REGULATORS ARE PIVOTAL IN CONTROLLING PATERNAL FACTORS IN RECURRENT PREGNANCY LOSS. Gayatri Mohanty, Ph.D.1, Soumya Ranjan Jena, M.Phil.1, Jasmine Nayak, M.Phil.1, Sujata Kar, M.B.B.S., M.D., D.N.B.2 and Luna Samanta, PhD1, 1Redox Biology Laboratory, Department of Zoology, Center of Excellence in Environment and Public Health, Ravenshaw University, Cuttack, Odisha, India, 2A-32, Unit-4, Kharvel Nagar, Bhubaneswar, India
    UNDERGOING FRESH/FROZEN EMBRYO TRANSFER CYCLES IN ASIAN POPULATION. Hema Vaithianathan, M.D., M.R.C.O.G.1, Gopinath P. M., M.D., D.G.O., F.M.M.C., F.I.C.S., F.I.C.O.G., MBA(HSM)2 and Gayathri Devi S. S., M.D.(O.G.), F.R.M.3, 1Postdoctoral Fellow, Chennai, India, 2Director & Senior Consultant, Chennai, India, 3Consultant - Reproductive Medicine, Chennai, India

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