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Introducing- Jennifer Jozefik

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Categories: Blog, Introductions
Jennifer Jozefik —— Hello everyone! I currently work as a Lab Technician in the Woodruff Laboratory, and I would like to tell you a little bit about myself. In December 2007, I graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a double major in…
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Introducing-Ehren Fournier

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Categories: Blog, General
Hello all.  I wanted to take a moment on the blog to introduce myself, even though I’m mainly involved on the administrative side of the Oncofertility Consortium (so you won’t be seeing too many research-centered blogs from me).  I’m a graduate of Northwestern University’s School…
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Chicago Public Radio highlights Oncofertility


Categories: News
Last week, WBEZ’s Eight Forty Eight visited the Oncofertility Consortium to talk with Dr. Teresa Woodruff about fertility preservation options. From the WBEZ website Last year, Dr. Teresa Woodruff won a $21 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to create the Oncofertility Consortium.…
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Oncofertility on Eight Forty-Eight!

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Categories: Blog, General
Recently, WBEZ Chicago’s Eight Forty-Eight came to the Oncofertility Consortium to interview Dr. Woodruff about fertility preservation for cancer patients.  While the interview mainly discussed new techniques that will provide hope for cancer patients facing potential infertility, the interview also discussed the Illinois Women’s Health…
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Introducing – Greg Dolin

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Categories: Blog, Introductions
Greg Dolin ————- Hello all. I wanted to take this opportunity to introduce myself. I am a Visiting Associate Professor of Law at the George Washington University School of Law. Previously, I was affiliated with Northwestern University Law School, which is how I got involved…
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Introducing Rachel Smith

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Categories: Blog, Introductions
Rachel Smith —– I am a graduate student in Dr. Lonnie Shea’s group investigating biomaterials for regenerative medicine. I have just completed my first year of graduate school in the department of chemical and biological engineering at Northwestern University. I did my undergraduate studies at…
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Introducing Mandy Redig

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Categories: Blog, Introductions
Amanda Redig ——— Hello – my name is Mandy Redig and I’m an MD/PhD student in my final year of medical school at Northwestern.  I moved to Chicago in the summer of 2003, and several years later I have now completed my PhD in cancer…
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Teresa Woodruff on WGN Chicago

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Categories: Blog, In the news, Research
Teresa Woodruff, director of the Oncofertility Consortium, was interviewed on WGN-TV, Chicago about follicle maturation for cancer and fertility research. In the video interview from August 5th, Teresa talks about isolating individual follicle cells and storing them in a 3D gel similar to the ovary’s environment where…
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Call for Abstracts!

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Categories: Blog, Conferences, General, Meetings
The annual Oncofertility Consortium Conference is September 13-15, 2009 in Chicago at Prentice Women’s Hospital. The Oncofertility Consortium is seeking abstract submissions for the poster session (video and traditional posters) for work related to the field of fertility preservation. The deadline is August 15, 2009.…
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Introducing Jacqueline de la Cruz

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Categories: Blog, Introductions
Hi! I’m Jacqueline de la Cruz (you can also call me Jackie) and I just joined the Oncofertility Consortium in June as a Clinical Research Coordinator. I recently completed my MPH in Maternal and Child Health at the University of Illinois at Chicago, after having…
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Religion and Oncofertility – Medill Covers the Summit

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Categories: Blog, Conferences, Fertility Preservation, In the news, Meetings, Oncofertility
An article on infertility and religion in the context of Oncofertility came out today on the Medill Reports Web site. In “Reconciling religion and infertility,” Alina Dain uses the discussions from the Second Annual Oncofertility Summit to explain the different points of view various religions…
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Oncofertility in Brazil

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Categories: Blog, In the news, Oncofertility
A magazine in Brazil, “Isto É,” highlighted the Oncofertility Consortium’s research in an article entitled “Depois do câncer, a chance de ter filhos: Tratamentos de reproduçaõ assistida permitem aos pacientes realizar o sonho da gravidez” (A chance at having children after cancer: Assisted reproductive technologies allow patients…
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Virtual Grand Rounds Online

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Categories: Blog, General
In case you missed the Virtual Grand Rounds from July 16th, you can watch the video of “The National Physicians Cooperative: Tales from the Front; Establishing a Comprehensive Fertility Preservation Program”on the Oncofertility Web site here.
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The BE WiSE Program Highlighted in the Del Mar Times

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Categories: Blog, In the news, Oncofertility, Oncofertility Saturday Academy
The OSA counterpart in San Diego, the Be WiSE (Better Education for Women in Science and Engineering) Young Women in Cancer Research Oncofertility Academy, was highlighted in the Del Mar Times. Twelve young women representing 10 high schools were at the event on July 25 to learn…
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The OSA: Sisters in Science Premiere

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Categories: Blog, Conferences, Meetings, Oncofertility Saturday Academy
Victor O’Halloran ——— Last night was the world premiere of OSA: Sisters In Science, a documentary detailing the Oncofertility Saturday Academy. This documentary told the story of what happens when young women from a small South side Chicago high school gets introduced to an emerging science…
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Follow us on Twitter

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Categories: Blog, General
Coverage from yesterday’s summit can be found @tarainyoureyes. Today you can see it on both that account and @oncofertility.
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Today’s Summit Schedule

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Categories: Blog, Conferences, Meetings
In case you aren’t following us on the live coverage on the post below here is the schedule for today: Economics Panel 9am-10:45am Religion 10:45am-12:15pm Break Feminist Theory 1:30pm-3pm Reproduction, Parenthood, and Sexuality 3:15pm-4:45pm
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Introducing Victor O’Halloran

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Categories: Blog, Introductions
Victor O’Halloran ——— Hello, I’m Victor O’Halloran and I’m working as a summer intern for the Oncofertility Consortium.  My project this summer has been to research and summarize various religious perspectives and thinking on fertility, infertility and medical intervention.  I hope that this preliminary reasearch…
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Live Coverage of the Summit

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Categories: Blog, Conferences, Meetings
Hello everyone! To watch our live coverage and to participate from wherever you are, just watch us on this post. The window below will update automatically once the Summit begins. Then just jump right in. We’ll also be tweeting so look out for updates on…
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Oncofertility Humanities Festival

Author image - Teresa K Woodruff, PhD By: Teresa K Woodruff, PhD -
Categories: Blog, General
Dear Oncofertility Colleagues: Our second annual Oncofertility Reflections on the Humanities and Social Sciences summit starts tomorrow morning, July 22 at 9AM in the beautiful Norris Student Union on the Evanston campus of Northwestern University. Organized by Professor Laurie Zoloth and Dr. Lisa Campo-Engelstein, we…
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