Spearheading the Agenda for Research in Reproductive Medicine

The ASRM Research Institute focuses on areas that will have the most impact on the practice of reproductive medicine, particularly when other funding sources are inadequate. Funding from the institute will allow current researchers and the next generation of researchers to explore relevant topics, such as basic human gametes and embryos, the human trophectoderm, the role of precision medicine in reproductive care, and access to care.

Researcher Spotlight

Amanda Kallen, M.D.
The importance of the ASRM research grant in my career development cannot be overstated. The ASRM grant, which came at a time when I needed bridge funds to “stay in the game” as an REI physician-scientist transitioning to independence, paved the way for me to successfully obtain independent NIH funding. My ASRM funding allowed me to complete ongoing studies, continue building on preliminary data, and successfully respond to critiques from prior R01 submissions. The culmination of these ASRM-supported efforts was an R01 submission which was scored at the first percentile! This work, and this achievement, would simply not have been possible without ASRM’s support, and I am so incredibly grateful for the resources, support, and demonstrated commitment to young physician-scientists by this incredible organization. 
Amanda N. Kallen, MD
Associate Professor, Yale Medicine
Division of Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility
Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, & Reproductive Sciences