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Kavoussi Family Outstanding Teacher Award

The Award is made possible through an educational endowment from K.M. Kavoussi, M.D., Homa Kavoussi, Shahryar Kavoussi, M.D., M.P.H., Mehryar Kavoussi, J.D., Parviz Kavoussi, M.D., and Austin Fertility & Reproductive Medicine/Westlake IVF.

The Kavoussi Family Outstanding Teacher Award honors an ASRM member who is recognized as an outstanding educator in undergraduate, graduate, postgraduate, professional or patient education in the area of basic and/or clinical reproductive biology and medicine.

Nominations may be submitted by members of the Society to research@asrm.org by June 3, 2020.
Each nomination must include
  • A letter of nomination
  • The nominee’s curriculum vitae,
  • Summary of educational accomplishments and awards in the field of reproductive medicine and biology
  • Letters of support from at least two (2) additional members of the Society.

ASRM members may nominate themselves.

Candidates must have been a member of ASRM for at least one year prior to nomination for the Award.

Selection of the Award recipient is made by the Executive Committee of the ASRM and is based primarily on the candidate’s record of achievement and recognition as an outstanding teacher and mentor at the institutional, local, regional, national or international level. Sustained achievement in the fields of professional, scientific and/or patient education is an important consideration in selection for the award.

The recipient will be recognized as the recipient of the Kavoussi Family Outstanding Teacher Award by presentation of a plaque at the ASRM Scientific Congress & Expo. In addition, the recipient will be provided with free registration for the Scientific Congress, roundtrip economy airfare, and up to $800 for two days accommodations in the ASRM hotel room block, meals and ground transportation.

 
Previous recipient of the Kavoussi Family Outstanding Teacher Award:
2014 Paul G. McDonough, M.D.
2015 Robert A. Godke, Ph.D.
2016 James H. Segars, M.D.
2017 Marc Goldstein, M.D., D.SC., (HON.)
2018 Suheil J. Muasher, M.D.
2019 Sandra A. Carson, M.D.

Congratulations to the 2019 Winner

Kavoussi WinnerSandra A. Carson, M.D. has been chosen to receive the 2019 Kavoussi Family Outstanding Teacher Award. This award honors an ASRM member who is recognized as an outstanding educator in undergraduate, graduate, postgraduate, professional or patient education in basic and/or clinical reproductive biology and medicine.

Dr. Carson has proven herself to be a remarkable educator throughout her productive career and serves as a role model for all academicians in our field. After receiving her medical degree and residency training at Northwestern University, she completed her fellowship at the University of Chicago. She then served as Professor and REI Division Director at Brown University and then Tufts Medical School. During this time, she taught scores of residents and fellows in reproductive medicine, many of whom have gone on to excel in academic medicine. Her tireless efforts in our Society as an educator and mentor culminated with her election as ASRM President. Her committed efforts as a superb educator resulted in her being chosen to serve as ACOG Vice President of Education. In this role, her contribution to education included development of a course for new Department Chairs in OB/GYN, implementation of the online version of the annual CREOG resident in-training examination, and re-structuring the ACOG annual clinical meeting. She continues to teach medical students, residents and fellows as Professor and Section Chief of the Section of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at Yale University Medical School.

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