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ASRM Research Institute Grant Partner Highlight: The Jones Foundation

By Tonya Carey posted 09-15-2022 09:48

The Jones Foundation

A note from the Howard and Georgeanna Jones Foundation:

The Howard and Georgeanna Jones Foundation for Reproductive Medicine is a not-for-profit organization that solicits funds from the general public to support scientific and medical research in the field of reproductive medicine. In addition to providing research grants to deserving scientific investigators, the Foundation Board of Directors is prepared to serve in an advisory capacity to the agencies it supports. We may also sponsor seminars which would be designed to evaluate public policy issues related to reproductive medicine and are proud to be the nation’s preeminent medical research foundation focused solely on reproductive medicine. Like ASRM, we are uniquely positioned to support novel ideas and innovative concepts aimed at optimizing the diagnosis and treatment of reproductive disorders and infertility. Both organizations focus on supporting areas that will have the greatest impact on the practice of reproductive medicine, particularly when other funding sources are inadequate.

We at the Foundation recognize that ASRM provides the leadership, vision, and knowledge to guide and educate physicians and scientists who will become the next generation of reproductive endocrinologists, embryologists, nurses, and investigators…while continuing to ensure that all have access to care. Working closely with ASRM allows the Foundation to continue to identify, expand and support the vision of Drs Howard and Georgeanna Jones, which began more than 60 years ago. Dr. Georgeanna Seegar Jones served as Vice President of the American Fertility Society (“AFS”), the predecessor to ASRM, in l960, and President of AFS in l970. Dr. Howard W. Jones, Jr. initiated and chaired the first Ethics Committee of the AFS. Both Drs. Howard and Georgeanna Jones recognized “in the early days” that assisted reproductive technologies would continue to be a dynamic, interdisciplinary field. Clearly, future medical advances have and will continue to bring legal, ethical, and medical challenges that will demand thoughtful guidance from organizations such as ASRM who will promote excellence in medicine.

We look forward to continuing our partnership with ASRM to identify and reward deserving scientific investigators who will improve infertility treatment, and value the ability to work together to identify those physicians and scientists who will advance reproductive technology treatments and further ensure they will receive the funding they need to make a difference.

REMINDER: The Letter of Intent for the Jones Foundation Investigative Scientist Award is due on Friday, October 7th, 2022. Please use the following link for grant guidelines and additional information - Jones Foundation Grant - ASRM Research Institute.