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Northwestern Story on Stimulus Funding for Young Women’s Science Research

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Categories: Blog, General, In the news, Oncofertility
The Northwestern University NewsCenter picked up the story we mentioned in the blog at the beginning of June called Obama gives money for Oncofertility research. They quote Dr. Kemi Jona who is the director of the Office of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Partnerships in…
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The Chicago Tribune Reports on the Inaugural Session of the Cardiology Summer Academy

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Categories: Blog, General, In the news, Oncofertility Saturday Academy
The inaugural session of the Cardiology Summer Academy just ended. It gave seniors from the Young Women’s Leadership Academy Charter School a chance to experience the world of the heart through real-life experiences at Northwestern Memorial’s Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute. The program’s success was noted in an article by the Chicago…
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Chicago Tribune: Young women are encouraged to be cardiologists


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Estela Mendez has become well-versed in the language of cardiology over the last few years, acting as a translator between her Spanish-speaking mother and the doctors treating her mother’s heart problems.  It was no surprise then that the teen was eager to apply for a…
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The Oncofertility Consortium Blog


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Swing by our blog to read and comment about Oncofertility related issues! Subscribe to the blog’s RSS feed in order to stay up to date. Visit the Oncofertility Consortium blog now!
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Marina Peluffo wins Abstract Award from ISIVF

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Categories: Blog, Conferences, Fertility Preservation, In the news, Meetings, Oncofertility, Research
Marina Peluffo and Teresa Woodruff stand in front of the abstract poster Peluffo won an award for at the 15th World Congress on IVF in Geneva, Switzerland in April 2009. Marina Peluffo, an Oncofertility Consortium member from Portland, Oregon, won an award for her poster abstract “Cumulus Oocyte Complexes…
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Introducing Miranda Bernhardt

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Categories: Blog, Introductions
I started in the Woodruff Lab in August ’08 as a graduate student working on my PhD. I earned my BS in Genetics, Cell Biology, and Development from the University of Minnesota in ’05 where I worked in a lab that studied capacitation, a process…
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Megan Faurot Interviewed in Medill Reports


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Megan discusses her transition from teaching science at Young Women’s Leadership Charter School to becoming the Director of Education Programs at the Institute for Women’s Health Research at Northwestern University.  Read the interview here.
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Topic of Oncofertility Summer Reading List: Global Perspectives on Reproduction

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Categories: Blog, General, Oncofertility
Every summer, Teresa Woodruff sends out a summer reading list to the people in her lab. Because there isn’t much of a global perspective on Oncofertility yet, this year’s theme is “Global Perspectives on Reproduction” to prepare, hopefully, to create partnerships with the World Health…
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OHSU Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology Program wins Fertile Hope National Center of Excellence Status award

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Categories: Blog, Fertility Preservation, In the news
The Oregon Health and Science University Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology Program at the Knight Cancer Institute was awarded Fertile Hope’s National Center of Excellence Status award on April 9th, 2009. Fertile Hope is a non-profit organization that strives to provide information on reproductive health for…
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Fertility and Sterility reviews Teresa Woodruff and Karrie Ann Snyder’s book

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Categories: Blog, Fertility Preservation, In the news, Oncofertility
The American Society for Reproductive Medicine published a review of “Oncofertility: Fertility Preservation for Cancer Survivors” in the May 2009 volume of its journal Fertility and Sterility. Cover of the Oncofertility book reviewed by Dr. Jared Robins in the journal Fertility and Sterility Some exerpts…
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Obama gives money for Oncofertility research

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Categories: Blog, Fertility Preservation, In the news, Oncofertility, Oncofertility Saturday Academy, Research
Two high school graduates from the Young Women’s Leadership Charter School will be able to do hands-on research on Oncofertility this summer, thanks to President Obama’s stimulus money, the Chicago Tribune reported today. The stimulus money is coming from the National Cancer Institute and will…
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Dr. Clarisa Gracia highlighted in the media

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Categories: Blog, Fertility Preservation, In the news, Introductions, Oncofertility
Dr. Clarisa Gracia, an assistant professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, was recently pictured on the cover of Philadelphia Magazine and listed as one of the top doctors under 40 in Philadelphia, thanks to her work in Oncofertility. See…
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MyOncofertility Linked Through the Hormone Foundation

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Categories: Blog, In the news, Oncofertility
The MyOncofertility Web site is now listed on The Hormone Foundation’s Web site in the “Useful Links” section, under the Public/Patients tab. The Hormone Foundation is a rich source of hormone-related health information and targets for not only doctors and organizations, but patients and the general public too.…
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Dr. Jeffrey Chang wins San Diego Partnership Award

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Categories: Blog, General, In the news, National Physicians Cooperative, Oncofertility, Oncofertility Saturday Academy
Dr. Jeffrey Chang wins the San Diego Science Alliance Partnership Award at a ceremony on May 21st, 2009. He is accompanied by SDSA Executive Director Nancy Taylor and SDSA Preseident Rick Beach. Photo courtesy of SDSA. Dr. Jeffrey Chang, the principal investigator of the National…
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Time Magazine quotes Feb. 26 NEJM article

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Categories: Blog, Fertility Preservation, In the news, Oncofertility, Research
On March 10th, Time Magazine published an article that mentioned Oncofertility Consortium members and research recently published in the New England Journal of Medicine. A Hope to Prolong Fertility: Ovarian Transplants describes the choices faced by Stephanie Yarber. Yarber was diagnosed with premature ovarian failure at…
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Q&A with Megan Faurot from the Institute for Women’s Health Research

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Categories: Blog, In the news, Oncofertility Saturday Academy
Megan Faurot, the director of education programs at the Institute for Women’s Health Research, appeared in a Q&A article on the Medill Reports Chicago Web site on May 13th. She talks about how she applies her skills as a teacher to work with scientists and…
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Laurie Zoloth Honored by Northwestern for Teaching Excellence


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Laurie Zoloth was honored by Northwestern University with an award for teaching excellence.  From the Northwestern NewsCenter: Laurie Zoloth is an outstanding educator with a dedication to teaching and to the classical mission of the University. Primarily an ethicist, her interests range across philosophy, religion,…
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Cervical cancer patient harvested eggs before treatment

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Categories: Blog, Fertility Preservation, In the news, Oncofertility
A cervical cancer survivor wrote an article on commercialappeal.com. It was published on Mother’s Day and encourages women to get tested for HPV, whether the woman has had the HPV vaccine or not. Michelle Whitlock, who wrote “My thoughts: Simple tests can help reduce rates…
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