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Catherine Spong, MD Named Deputy Director of NICHD

ASRM Bulletins August 27, 2014

Alan E. Guttmacher, M.D., Director, The Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, wrote in an announcement,  “After a rigorous, national search that attracted an impressive array of outstanding candidates, I am extremely pleased to announce that Catherine Y. Spong, M.D. has been selected as the Deputy Director of NICHD.  Cathy brings extensive and impressive experience in both our intramural and extramural programs to the position, along with intelligence, interpersonal skills, and visionary leadership that have won her a high level of respect in our research communities.  

ASRM Urges Members to Record and Investigate Their Individual Records in CMS Open Payments Data System

ASRM Bulletins August 19, 2014

The Sunshine Act, enacted as part of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, requires that drug and medical devices manufacturers report annually to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) all payments and other transfers of value made to physicians.  Due to various problems and inaccuracies associated with the reporting system, the CMS has recently confirmed that it will withhold until June 2015 about one-third of the submitted records on drug and device industry payments to physicians and teaching hospitals.  Despite the issues, CMS intends to keep to its plan to make the website accessible to the general public beginning Sept. 30, 2014 and has extended the review period for doctors and teaching hospitals to Sept. 8, 2014.

Surfing the Waves of Change in Reproductive Medicine: The 70th Annual Meeting of ASRM October 18-22, 2014 in Honolulu, Hawaii

Press Releases August 05, 2014

ASRM’s Annual Meeting promises to be a special experience this year, as we convene in beautiful Hawaii.  We hope you will able to join us at the Honolulu Convention Center, just down the road from Waikiki Beach.

Fertility and Sterility Announces Latest Impact Measures

Press Releases August 05, 2014

Fertility and Sterility, the flagship journal of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, today announced its latest impact measures.  The Eigenfactor index increased to 0.05607, with an Article Influence score of 1,068, making Fertility and Sterility the top rated journal, by Eigenfactor, in Obstetrics and Gynecology. Fertility and Sterility’s JCR impact factor also increased to 4.295.

Fertility and Sterility the Flagship Journal of the ASRM Announces Latest Impact Measures

ASRM Bulletins August 05, 2014

Fertility and Sterility, the flagship journal of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, today announced its latest impact measures.  The Eigenfactor index increased to 0.05607, with an ArticleInfluence score of 1,068, making Fertility and Sterility the top rated journal, by Eigenfactor, in Obstetrics and Gynecology. Fertility and Sterility’s JCR impact factor also increased to 4.295.

ASRM Member Robert M. Wah, MD Becomes President of AMA

ASRM Bulletins June 12, 2014

Robert M. Wah, MD, a reproductive endocrinologist and ASRM’s first alternate delegate to the AMA House of Delegates, was sworn in as AMA president last night in Chicago.  

ASRM Announces 2014 Abstract Submission Highest Ever

ASRM Bulletins May 14, 2014

ASRM2014, the 70th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, is on path to be one of the largest and most successful meetings ever.  The abstract submission deadline passed last week, and it can now be revealed that investigators around the world submitted nearly 2000 abstracts, the largest number ever for an ASRM meeting.

Yvonne Maddox Leaves the NICHD

NIH Announcements May 13, 2014

After nearly twenty years as the Deputy Director of the Eunice Kennedy Shriver NICHD, Dr. Yvonne Maddox has left the institute to assume the position of Acting Director, National Institute of Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD).

New NIH Application Resubmission Policy

NIH Announcements May 13, 2014

As many of you know by now, the NIH has revised its policy on resubmission of applications (http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-14-074.html ).

NICHD Begins to Address Visioning Process

NIH Announcements May 13, 2014

As a follow-up to the Visioning Process, NICHD staff recently identified three initial areas for focus (others will be identified in the future).

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