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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. Awardees will receive reimbursement of up to $2,350 in travel expenses to attend the Congress, which will be held in Anaheim, CA, October 22-26, 2022.

Awards

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

Eligibility and Application

  • Applicants must be trainees in the field of male infertility, or trainees who are considering entering the field of male infertility. Trainees may include medical students, residents, fellows, undergraduate students, graduate students, or postdoctoral fellows.
  • Applicants must be the first author of an abstract submitted to the Male Reproduction and Urology: Traveling Scholars Sub-category under the Male Reproduction category in the ASRM online abstract submission website.
  • To receive reimbursement for travel costs, awardees must attend the SMRU Pre-Congress Course as well as special interest sessions on each day of the ASRM Scientific Congress.

Applications Must Send the Following

  • an application form,
  • curriculum vitae,
  • letter of recommendation from the trainee’s mentor, and
  • a statement of career goals.
  • A copy of the submitted abstract printed from the “Review and Submit” page from the abstract submission system portal

Applicant must also email all items listed to Megan Miller, SMRU Member Services Administrator (mmiller@asrm.org).

Completed application materials must be received by April 20, 2022.

Prior to submitting an application, applicants and mentors should ensure the applicant’s availability to participate in the SMRU Traveling Scholars Program. Failure of an awardee to present his/her 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. Preference will be given to applicants in their earlier years of training; however, applicants in their senior years of training also will be considered. Applicants not currently in the field of male infertility, but who are considering entering this field, also will be considered. 

Congratulations to the 2022 Winners

Cappy Rothman, M.D., Chuck Sims, M.D., 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 2022 is Jason Huang, who will present, “IMPROVING ONCOLOGY FERTILITY PRESERVATION - AREAS OF IMPACT.

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 2022 is Christian K Ramsoomair, who will present, “MECHANISTIC INSIGHTS INTO A RARE MUTATION IN NACAD AS A POSSIBLE CAUSE OF COVID ORCHITIS.

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 recipient for 2022 is Shinnosuke Kuroda, who will present, “DEVELOPMENT OF A NOVEL ROBUST ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE DEVELOPED SPERM DNA FRAGMENTATION TEST – PRELIMINARY FINDINGS”.

SOCIETY FOR MALE REPRODUCTION AND UROLOGY TRAVELING SCHOLARS PROGRAM

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 fellow 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. 
  • Samuel Donnenfeld, M.D., THE UROLOGIST’S GUIDE TO RELIGION AND MALE FERTILITY TREATMENTS.

  • John Sigalos, BA, SPERM DNA METHYLATION PREDICTS HUMAN AGING IN FERTILE AND INFERTILE MEN.

  • Adrienne Shami, BSc, BREAKING IT DOWN: ADHERENCE TO GUIDELINES FOR DNA FRAGMENTATION TESTING IN MALE INFERTILITY PATIENTS
     
  • Christian K Ramsoomair, BA, MECHANISTIC INSIGHTS INTO A RARE MUTATION IN NACAD AS A POSSIBLE CAUSE OF COVID ORCHITIS
     
  • Jason Huang, MD, IMPROVING ONCOLOGY FERTILITY PRESERVATION - AREAS OF IMPACT
     
  • Shinnosuke Kuroda, MD, PhD, DEVELOPMENT OF A NOVEL ROBUST ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE DEVELOPED SPERM DNA FRAGMENTATION TEST – PRELIMINARY FINDINGS

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