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Asgi T. Fazleabas, PhD:

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Asgi Fazleabas received his BS degree from California State University, Fresno and his PhD in Reproductive Physiology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Following his post-doctoral training in Reproductive Biology/Cell and Molecular Biology at the University of Florida in Gainesville he joined the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Illinois at Chicago where he held the rank of Professor and Director of the Center for Women's Health and Reproduction until October 2009. He is currently Professor and Associate Chair in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Biology and Director of the Center for Women's Health Research and Co-Director of the Reproductive and Developmental Sciences Program at Michigan State University.


Richard Leach, MD , FACOG, FACS:

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Dr. Leach received his medical degree from Wayne State University School of Medicine, and completed Residency training in Obstetrics and Gynecology at William Beaumont Hospital. He completed his Fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at the Mayo Clinic in 1990. Dr. Leach is Board Certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology with subspecialty certification in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility. He is a Fellow in the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, the American College of Surgeons and the American College of Clinical Endocrinologists. Dr. Leach serves on several national committees as an expert on in-vitro fertilization (IVF), including the Society of Assisted Reproductive Technologies. He is a national expert on early implantation, and his research is supported by the National Institute of Health to study how this can cause infertility. He is a recognized member of the Best Doctors in America for his contributions to the practice of IVF.

John Risinger, PhD:

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John Ian Risinger received a BS degree in biology from Albright College, Reading PA in 1987 and a MS in biology from The University of Virginia, Charlottesville VA in 1989. He completed a PhD in 1997 at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in Molecular Biology and Genetics. Following his PhD he was an intramural Scientist in the Laboratory of Biosystems and Cancer at the National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda MD. Dr. Risinger accepted a distinguished cancer scholar position from the State of Georgia and became a Director of the Program of Women’s Cancers at the Curtis and Elizabeth Anderson Cancer Institute part of Memorial Health University Medical Center and an Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Basic Medical Sciences at Mercer University, Savannah GA.



Lee Anne Roman, PhD:


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Dr. Roman specializes in health services research primarily focused on maternal and child health and health disparities among Medicaid-insured families. Her research is conducted in collaboration with multiple partners, health systems, health departments, community agencies, and the Michigan Department of Community Health. She currently leads a five year Agency for Health Care Research and Quality (AHRQ) research demonstration project to develop and test a county population perinatal system of care with primary community partners Spectrum Health, Cherry Street Health Services, Kent County Health Department, Arbor Circle (mental health), Priority Health Plan, and the Michigan Department of Community Health. The system of care model will be developed using the well established Chronic Care Model and tested for population health impacts.



Jose M. Teixeira, PhD:

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Jose Teixeira received his B.S. in 1986 from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and his Ph.D. in 1994 from the University of Massachusetts Medical School in Worcester, MA. Following his post-doctoral training at the Department of Surgery, at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School in Boston, MA, he was appointed as an Assistant Professor. He then became an Investigator in the Vincent Center for Reproductive Biology with the rank of Associate Professor in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School. He was also a Principal Investigator in the Harvard Stem Cell Institute and an affiliate member of both the MGH Cancer Center and the Dana Farber Harvard Cancer Center. He is currently a Professor in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Biology in the College of Human Medicine at Michigan State University.