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New England Journal of Medicine Highlights Oncofertility

February 27, 2009
Dr. Jacqueline S. Jeruss, a breast surgical oncologists and one of the founding oncology members in the Oncofertility Consortium, and Dr. Teresa K. Woodruff (Thomas J. Watkins Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Director, The Oncofertility Consortium) have co-authored a paper in the New England…

Fertility Preservation Opens Doors for Rheumatology Patients

January 25, 2009
Fertility preservation options should be presented to patients as early as possible after the diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus, and scleroderma. These rheumatologic diseases often strike both men and women during childbearing years, and the diseases themselves as well as the long-term therapies…

Oncofertility hits the Silver Screen!

January 21, 2009
Friday, January 9 saw Oncofertility take a supporting role in an unusual setting: Hollywood!  Writer’s of ABC’s “Private Practice” included fertility preservation techniques in their latest episode. Full video is here: http://abc.go.com/player/index?pn=index&show=127386&episode=167429&season=139803

NU Garners All-Time High in Research Grants, Receiving $438.8 million

January 13, 2009
Northwestern received a record-breaking $438.8 million in research grants last year, the highest in the university’s history and a 5 percent increase from $416.4 million in 2007. “It was a fantastic year, given the relatively flat federal budget,” said Susan Ross, director for the Office…

Nature Medicine Ranks Paper “Most Influential In 5 Years”

January 5, 2009
“Tissue-Engineered Follicles Produce Life, Fertile Offspring”, a paper written by members of the Oncofertility consortium, was cited by Nature Medicine as the most influential paper in reproduction research in the last 5 years.

Oncofertility Saturday Academy pairs up with the Illinois Women’s Health Conference

December 12, 2008
Members of the Junior Oncofertility Saturday Academy (JOSA) were paired with mentors at the annual Illinois Women’s Health Conference. Healthcare professionals accompanied the students throughout the day’s workshops, teaching JOSA students about their options for a future in healthcare. Students were exposed to a variety…
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