Deadline 2014/06/01 - Ira and Ester Rosenwaks New Investigator Award

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Congratulations to Dr. Nathan R. Treff, Ph.D. for winning the 2013 ASRM Ira and Ester Rosenwaks New Investigator Award.

 NathanRTreff   Nathan R. Treff, Ph.D., has been selected as the 2013 recipient of the Ira and Ester Rosenwaks New Investigator Award. This award recognizes a member of ASRM who has made outstanding contributions to clinical or basic research in reproductive sciences published within 10 years after completing research or clinical training and initiating an independent career as an investigator. Dr. Treff received his Ph.D. in Biochemistry from Washington State University in 2003 and pursued postdoctoral training at the University of Wisconsin – Madison and the Serono Research Institute. He currently is Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School of Rutgers University and Director of Molecular Biology Research at Reproductive Medicine Associates of New Jersey. 
Dr Treff’s laboratory has developed assays that can reliably detect aneuploidy in single cells, polar bodies, and trophectoderm and has provided support to the clinical studies that validated the predictive value of these assays in prognosticating human embryonic reproductive competence. Additionally, his laboratory has worked extensively to develop highly accurate DNA fingerprinting, which has allowed direct assessment of many critical clinical issues such as the safety of embryo biopsy and the impact of oocyte vitrification technologies that are critical for understanding the implications of many fertility preservation strategies. His laboratory has also collaborated extensively in studies of the importance of the human follicular and embryonic transcriptome and proteome, The technologies which have been developed or refined in Dr Treff’s laboratory are at the core of many studies which are impacting the contemporary practice of Reproductive Endocrinology. In the seven years since completing his training, Dr. Treff has published 52 peerreviewed articles and been awarded four patents.


Nominations are being sought for the 2014 Ira and Ester Rosenwaks New Investigator Award. 

This award recognizes a member of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine who has made outstanding contributions to clinical or basic research in reproductive sciences published within ten (10) years after receiving a doctoral degree or completing residency/fellowship training. The recipient will have made original research contributions that significantly impact the field independently of his or her mentors. Other factors to be considered in making the award will include conceptual breakthrough, the significance of the research to allied fields of investigation, and development of new and innovative clinical or research methodologies.  

Nominations may be submitted to Andrew R. La Barbera, Ph.D., ASRM Scientific Director, by members of the Society before June 1, 2014. Nominations must include the nominee’s curriculum vitae, bibliography and summary of research accomplishments in the field of reproductive medicine, and must be accompanied by letters of support from at least two senior members of the Society and/or scientific collaborators attesting to the originality and significance of the work. The recipient will be selected by the Executive Committee and notified by September 1, 2014. Previous nominees will be considered.

The recipient will be recognized as the Ira and Ester Rosenwaks New Investigator Awardee by presentation of a plaque at the Annual Meeting of the Society. In addition, the recipient will be provided with an honorarium of $1,000.00, airfare/travel expenses up to $500.00, two days hotel accommodations in the ASRM hotel room block, and meals and ground transportation up to a maximum of $600.00. The Society will provide free registration for the ASRM Annual Meeting in the year of the award.

Previous recipients of the Ira and Ester Rosenwaks New Investigator Award:

2006 Anuja Dokras, M.D., Ph.D.
2007 Elizabeth A. McGee, M.D.
2008 William H. Catherino, M.D., Ph.D.
2009 Emre Seli, M.D.
2010 Ayman Al-Hendy, M.D., Ph.D.
2011 Lubna Pal, M.B.B.S., M.S.
2012 Clarisa R. Gracia, M.D., M.S.C.E.
2013 Nathan R. Treff, Ph.D.

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