The Oncofertility Consortium congratulates Dr. Kyle E. Orwig, PhD (the Chair of Male Oncofertility Scientific Committee) for receiving the ASRM 2022 Distinguished Researcher Award. This award recognizes a member of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine who has made outstanding contributions to clinical or basic research in reproduction published during the previous 10 years. The recipient will have demonstrated sustained long-term commitment to advancing the frontiers of research in reproductive sciences and educating future scholars in the field.
Dr. Orwig is a Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences. He directs the UPMC Fertility Preservation Program and the UPMC Magee Center for Reproduction and Transplantation. Dr. Orwig received his Ph.D. in Animal Sciences and Biochemistry/Biophysics at Oregon State University where his research focused on ovarian function in cows and sheep. He conducted postdoctoral studies at the University of Kansas Medical Center characterizing prolactin family genes in the uterine decidual and placenta of rodents before starting his life’s work on stem cells and spermatogenesis in a senior postdoc/junior faculty position at the University of Pennsylvania. He was recruited to Magee-Womens Research Institute and the University of Pittsburgh as a tenure track assistant professor in 2003. Dr. Orwig’s lab has been continuously funded by NIH and other Sources. His research focuses on stem cells, germ lineage development, fertility and infertility. His lab is recognized for its leadership in translating stem cell and testicular tissue transplantation technologies to nonhuman primates and to the clinic. He currently serves as Chair of the ASRM Research Institute Advisory Committee and is honored to be recognized with the ASRM Distinguished Researcher Award. For more info about ASRM 2022 meeting, please check: https://asrmcongress.org/scientific-program/