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Anita Avery, MD, a West Michigan OBGYN Elected Chair at MSMS Annual House of Delegates

Anita Avery, MD, an obstetrician and gynecologist practicing in Lansing, was elected Chairperson of the Michigan State Medical Society Board of Directors during the 154th annual meeting of the MSMS House of Delegates annual meeting May 4th and 5th in Kalamazoo. Avery this weekend became the first woman ever elected to lead the Board.

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Congratulations to Alexandra (Allie) Mahdasian-Miller and Megan Masten, both MD candidate 2019, who are this year’s recipients of the Bruce Drukker Endowed Award of Excellence in Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Calling all Spartan MDs

MSU College of Human Medicine is coming to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists 2019 Annual Clinical and Scientific Meeting in Nashville.

Richard Leach, MD, professor and chair of the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Biology, invites you join him for an evening of casual conversation.

Saturday, May 4, 2019

6:00 8:00 p.m.

Omni Nashville

Broadway Ballroom EK

Booth #25

50 5th Ave S

Nashville, TN 37203

Hors d’oeuvres and cash bar

(drink tickets will be provided)

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PARP inhibition and non-BRCA DNA damage repair mutation study by Dr Rinsinger has been awarded a $50,000 grant by the MIOCA Board of Directors.

They received several worthy proposals and it was a difficult decision, but are thrilled to be able to support Dr. Risinger's important work!


The 39th Annual Meeting of the 

American Society for Reproductive Immunology


JUNE 12-15, 2019

Amway Grand Plaza Hotel - Grand Rapids, Michigan

The theme of the ASRI 2019 Annual Meeting is “Frontiers in Reproductive Immunology: Recent Advances and Novel Concepts in Reproductive Immunology Research”. Our meeting promotes interdisciplinary collaborations, fosters ongoing professional education and provides training to future scientists who are studying a range of topics related to the immunology of reproduction. This years’ program consists of thirteen cutting-edge plenary sessions, distinguished keynote and presidential sessions, several special topic sessions, trainee competition and mentor-trainee luncheon, poster presentations and several networking events. Continuing medical education credit is also available.

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Strutz thumbThe number of opioid-related deaths in Michigan has hit an all-time high, requiring the resources of the state’s three major research universities and one of its largest health systems to tackle the problem.

Under a two-year, $1.5 million grant, Michigan State University, the University of Michigan, Wayne State University and Grand Rapids-based Spectrum Health will train more physicians as addiction medicine specialists by streamlining the certification process.

Currently, fewer than 200 physicians in Michigan are certified in addiction medicine or addiction psychiatry, and there’s only one specialist in the entire Upper Peninsula.

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For the second year in a row, two members from the OB/GYN team have been awarded the SRI and Bayer Discovery/Innovation Grant from the Society for Reproductive Investigation. Dr. Jitu George, Research Associate, received the award for his project titled: The Role of CBX family proteins in uterine fibroid proliferation and fibrosis. Dr. Tae Hoon Kim, Assistant Professor, was awarded the grant for his project: The Pathophysiology of progesterone resistance in endometriosis. Award recipients will be honored at SRI’s annual meeting, which will be held from March 12-16, 2019 in Paris, France.

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OBGYN abstract title "ARID1A Loss Results in Non‐Receptive Endometrium with FOXA2 Deficiency in Endometriosis‐Related Infertility" by Ryan M. Marquadt has been selected for the SRI President’s Plenary Award. This award will be presented at our 66th Annual Scientific Meeting, which will be held in Paris, France, March 12 – 16, 2019.

The President’s Plenary Awards recognize the four highest ranked abstracts chosen for presentation at the President’s New Investigator Plenary Session. The Society has always sought a means by which to encourage young investigators to present their research at our meeting. The award encourages many young investigators to submit high‐quality abstracts.