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The Society for Reproductive Investigation (SRI) is excited to offer its current members the ability to serve on committees within SRI. Leadership switches over every March, at the conclusion of the Annual Meeting. Therefore, most committee onboarding is done in the spring. Committee terms are typically three years long. You must be a current (paid dues) member throughout your time on any committee in order to participate. Not a member? Apply today!

Interested in joining an SRI Committee? Please log in and complete the SRI Committee Volunteer Form by February 1 to be considered for the next round of onboarding. Thank you!

Career Development Committee

The committee will be charged with developing plans and programs to address issues of mentorship, leadership, communication and negotiation skills, the work-life balance and career development. The committee should recognize the diverse composition of the membership of SRI and develop plans and programs that address those issues for as many members as possible.

Chair: Mancy Tong, PhD- Yale University, CT, United States
Past Chair:
Shannon K. Laughlin-Tommaso, MD- Mayo Clinic, MN, United States
Ali Ainsworth, MD - Mayo Clinic, MN, United States
William H. Catherino, MD, PhD- Uniformed Services University, MD, United States
John Challis, OC, PhD, FRCOG, FRSC- University of Toronto, BC, Canada
Dongbao Chen, PhD- University of California Irvine School of Medicine, CA, United States
Stella Goulopoulou, PhD - Loma Linda University, CA, United States
Dharani Hapangama,BSc, MBChB, MD, FRCOG - The University of Liverpool, United Kingdom
Md Soriful Islam, PhD- Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, MD, United States
Dorothy K. Sojka, PhD - Loyola University Chicago, IL, United States
Kaela Varberg, PhD - University of Kansas Medical Center, KS, United States
Virginia Cheung, PhD- University of California, CA, United States
Staff Liaison: Jamie Brouws- SRI, WI, United States


Development Committee

The Development Committee is responsible for being involved in and promoting initiatives related to fundraising, development, sponsorship, external grant funding and related external and corporate funding. The Development Committee will assist in developing relationships that benefit Society for Reproductive Investigation (SRI) and its members and promote relationships that bring in additional funding to SRI through primarily sponsorships, external education grants, etc. as well as individual and planned giving. Most of the work of the Development Committee is done via email and phone with quarterly conference calls held throughout the year.

Chair: John R.G. Challis, OC, PhD, FRCOG, FRSC - University of Toronto, ON, Canada
Laxmi V. Baxi, MD - Columbia University, NY, United States
Jonathan Cherry - March of Dimes
Hilary Critchley, MD, DSc- University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Louis J. Muglia, MD, PhD- Burroughs Wellcome Fund, NC, United States
Amy P. Murtha, MD - Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, NJ, United States
Stephen J. Lye, PhD - Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute, ON, Canada
Felice Petraglia, MD - University of Florence, Italy
Jerome F. Strauss III, MD, PhD- Virginia Commonwealth University, PA, United States
Thomas Zollner, MD - Bayer AG, Berlin, Germany
Staff Liaison: Leah Miller - SRI, WI, United States


Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee

The purpose of this committee is to address issues related to the areas of diversity, equity and inclusion within SRI, and educate the SRI membership on these same topics. Each year the committee will plan the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Forum to take place during the Annual Meeting. The committee will also encourage diversity among the slate for Council nominations, membership of all SRI committees, as well as speakers within the Annual Meeting sessions, and assist in providing members and speakers to do so. Additionally, the committee will be responsible for updating and putting into action the Diversity Roadmap, in conjunction with the overall larger SRI Strategic Plan.

Chair: Shathiyah Kulandavelu, PhD - University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, FL, United States
Past Chair: Nardhy Gomez-Lopez, PhD - Wayne State University School of Medicine, MI, United States

Jin Bai- University of California Irvine, CA, United States
Md Soriful Islam, PhD- Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, MD, United States
Nima Aghaeepour, PhD- Stanford University, CA, United States
Amy Murtha, MD- Rutgers RWJ Medical School, NJ, United States
Patricia Jimenez, MD - Washington University in St. Louis, MO, United States
Genevieve S. Neal-Perry, MD, PhD - University of North Carolina School of Medicine, NC, United States
Bo R. Rueda, PhD, MGH- Harvard School of Medicine, MA, United States
Sophie Petropoulos, PhD- University of Montreal, QC, Canada
Michelle Debbink, MD, PhD- University of Utah, UT, United States
Obianuju Sandra Madueke-Laveaux, MD, MPH- University of Chicago, IL, United States
Staff Liaison: Leah Miller- SRI, WI, United States


Early Career Committee

The Early Career Committee is responsible for developing and overseeing benefits and programs for current and future early career members. The committee will meet regularly via conference call and will work with other committees throughout the year to assist with SRI communications and Annual Meeting planning targeted to early career members as well as membership recruitment.

Chair: Margeaux W. Marbrey, PhD- Duke University Medical Center, North Carolina, USA
Past Chair: Shannon D. Whirledge, PhD, MHS - Yale School of Medicine, CT, United States
Nima Aghaeepour, PhD- Stanford University, CA, United States
Emmanuel Paul, PhD- Michigan State University, MI, USA
Gregory Burns, PhD- Michigan State University, MI, USA
Kaela Varberg, PhD- University of Kansas Medical Center, KS, United States
Antonina Frolova, MD, PhD- Washington University, St. Louis, MO, United States
Lynne Sykes, BSc, MBBS, PhD- Imperial College, London, UK
Amy Wooldridge, PhD- University of Adelaide, Australia
Shannon Gillespie, PhD, RN- Ohio State University, OH, United States
Staff Liaison: Jordan Addison- SRI, WI, United States


Finance/Budget Committee

The SRI Finance/Budget Committee shall be the investment fiduciary responsible for the prudent management of the Investment Portfolio. The Committee shall have the exclusive authority to establish, execute and interpret an investment policy statement for the Portfolio. The Committee shall be solely responsible for the selection and retention of professional advisors to the Portfolio which may include, but not be limited to, investment managers, investment consultants, custodians, attorneys, accountants and clerical staff.

Chair: Emily J. Su, MD, MSCI - University of Colorado School of Medicine, CO, United States
Past Chair: Paul J. Rozance, MD - University of Colorado School of Medicine, CO, United States
Director of Advancement: John R.G. Challis, OC, PhD, FRCOG, FRSC- University of Toronto, ON, Canada
Ayman Al-Hendy, MD, PhD -
University of Chicago, IL, United States
Stephen Matthews, PhD - University of Toronto, ON, Canada
Irina Burd, MD, PhD- University of Maryland, MD, United States
Staff Liaison: Leah Miller- SRI, WI, United States


Global Outreach (GO) Committee

The Global Outreach (GO) Committee of the SRI was formed to help promote internationalism of the society. Members of the GO Committee represent SRI’s International membership, annual meeting attendees, and journal submitters. The GO Committee works with the SRI Council to increase international satellite meetings, encourage international attendance at annual meetings, and represents the interests of SRI and its members on the global stage.

Chair: Dino A. Giussani, PhD, ScD, FRCOG - University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
John R.G. Challis, OC, PhD, FRCOG, FRSC - University of Toronto, ON, Canada
Bernardo J. Krause Sr., PhD- Universidad de O'Higgins, Chile
Chiara Mando, PhD- Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy
Murray D. Mitchell, DPhil, DSc- Queensland University of Technology, Australia
Leslie Myatt, PhD FRCOG- Oregon Health and Science University, OR, United States
Genevieve S. Neal-Perry, MD, PhD- University of North Carolina School of Medicine, NC, United States
Bas B. Van Rijn, MD, PhD- Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, Netherlands
Elena Zambrano Gonzalez, PhD- Instituto Nacional de Ciencias Medicas y Nutricion SZ, Mexico
Nanbert Zhong, MD- New York State Institute for Basic Research, NY, United States
Irina Burd, MD, PhD- University of Maryland School of Medicine, MD, United States
Staff Liaisons: Leah Miller & Jamie Brouws- SRI, WI, United States


Government Affairs Committee

The Government Affairs Committee (GAC) represents the Society for Reproductive Investigation (SRI) and the interests of its members through engagement with federal, state, and local legislative entities. Advocacy efforts focus on the promotion and advancement of women’s health and reproductive science through education and collaboration with public policy makers, community/private organizations, and the public, in general.

Allison Care, PhD - University of Adelaide
Nanette Santoro, MD - University of Colorado
Jie Yu, MD, MSc - Wake Forest University SOM
Staff Liaison: Leah Miller- SRI, WI, United States


Grants Committee

The purpose of the Grants Committee is to facilitate opportunities and successes for SRI In-Training Members to receive grant funding and oversee the grant application and review process. The committee is responsible for the annual review of the application as well as the appointment of members to the Grant Review Subcommittee. The committee also defines goals of the grant mechanism, determines grant eligibility, and develops the process for review.

Chair: Theresa Powell, PHD - University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, CO, United States
Co-Chair: Jamie Lo, MD - Oregon Health & Science University, OR, United States
Jae-Wook Jeong, PhD - University of Missouri, MO, United States
Obianuju Sandra Madueke-Laveaux, MD, MPH- University of Chicago, IL, United States
Susan K. Murphy, PhD - Duke University, NC, United States
Michael Strug, DO, PhD - Stanford University, CA, United States
Mostafa Borahay, MD, PhD- Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, United States
Jae-Wook Jeong, PhD- University of Missouri, MO, United States
Staff Liaisons: Leah Miller & Jordan Addison- SRI, WI, United States


In Training Member Committee

The primary initiative of the In Training Member Committee (ITMC) is to establish SRI as act as hosts for trainees throughout the Annual Meeting and beyond. The ITMC will strive to provide resources related to presenting your science, Society networking opportunities, grant opportunities and more. The committee is responsible for Annual Meeting programming such as Connection Corners and makes a year- round effort to provide support and connect trainees with fellow trainees in order to build a strong network early on in their career. The ITMC also works with other committees such as the Career Development committee, Grants committee, Membership and Nominations committee, and more to support trainees in other initiatives throughout SRI.

Chair: Michael Strug, DO, PhD - Stanford University, CA, United States
Co-Chair: Jessica Garcia de Paredes, MD- Rutgers University, Hoboken, NJ, United States
Victoria S. Jiang, MD- Massachusetts General Hospital, MA, United States
Begum Aydogan Mathyk, MD- HCA Florida Brandon Hospital Program, FL, United States
Brenda F. Narice, PhD- Sheffield NHS Teaching Hospitals, United Kingdom
Serena Gumusoglu, PhD- University of Iowa, IO, United States
Virginia Cheung, PhD- University of California, CA, United States
Germán Alberto Arenas Menendez, PhD- Universidad de O'Higgins, Rancagua, Chile
Andrea Joseph- University of Pennsylvania, PA, United States
Staff Liaison: Jordan Addison- SRI, WI, United States


Membership & Nominations Committee

The Membership and Nominations Committee is charged with increasing and enhancing membership in the Society and to advise the Council on membership policy and recruitment issues. The Membership and Nominations Committee is tasked with reviewing all membership applications and submitting a recommendation regarding the acceptance of applications to the SRI Council during the Annual and Interim Council Meetings. The committee also prepares the slate of candidates for the nationally elected officers of the Society.

Chair: Emre Seli, MD - Yale School of Medicine, CT, United States
Co-Chair: Amanda Kallen, MD- University of Vermont, VT, USA

Past Chair: Mala Mahendroo, PhD - University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, TX, United States
Past President: Nanette F. Santoro, MD - University of Colorado, CO, United States
Melissa Simon, MD, MPH- Northwestern University, IL, United States
Irene Cervello, PhD - IVI Foundation-IVIRMA-IIS La Fe, Spain
Genevieve S. Neal-Perry, MD, PhD - University of North Carolina School of Medicine, NC, United States
Jeff Reese, MD - Vanderbilt University Medical Center, TN, United States
Jessica Garcia de Paredes, MD- Rutgers University, Hoboken, NJ, United States
Staff Liaison: Jordan Addison- SRI, WI, United States


Program Committee

The charge of the Program Committee is to plan the annual meetings. Three program committee meetings a year are held for planning current and future meetings. The Program Director is responsible for symposia/plenary/luncheons/trainee activities/CME/program book/logistics.

Chair: Bo R. Rueda, PhD - MGH / Harvard Medical School, MA, United States
2024 Program Director: Dino A. Giussani, PhD, ScD, FRCOG- University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
Ayman Al-Hendy, MD, PhD - University of Chicago, IL, United States
Elizabeth Bonney, MD, MPH- University of Vermont, VT, United States
Irina Burd, MD, PhD - University of Maryland, MD, United States

John R.G. Challis, OC, PhD, FRCOG, FRSC - University of Toronto, ON, Canada
Charles A. Ducsay, PhD - 
Loma Linda University, CA, United States
Asgi Fazleabas, PhD - Michigan State University, MI, United States
John Kingdom, MD, FRCSC - University of Toronto, ON, Canada
Shathiyah Kulandavelu, PhD- University of Miami, FL, United States
Erica Marsh, MD- University of Michigan, MI, United States

Stephen G. Matthews, PhD - University of Toronto, ON, Canada
Dorothy K. Sojka, PhD - Loyola University Chicago, IL, United States
Michael Strug, DO, PhD - Stanford University, CA, United States
Mancy Tong, PhD- Yale University, CT, United States
Shannon D. Whirledge, PhD, MHS - Yale School of Medicine, CT, United States
Staff Liaison: Jamie Brouws- SRI, WI, United States


Publications Committee

The charge of the committee is to advise the Council regarding the Society’s publications with the immediate goals of evaluating the Reproductive Sciences journal and ensuring that scientific periodicals published by the Society reflect the SRI standard of excellence

Shathiyah Kulandavelu, PhD - University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, FL, United States
Staff Liaison: Leah Miller- SRI, WI, United States

Ex-officio Members
Ayman Al-Hendy, MD, PhD, FRCSC, FACOG, CCRP - University of Chicago, IL, United States
Seung-Yup Ku, MD, PhD - Seoul National University Hospital, South Korea
Gregory Christman, MD- University of Michigan, MI, United States
Irina Burd, MD, PhD- University of Maryland, MD, United States
Emily J. Su, MD, MSCI- University of Colorado School of Medicine, CO, United States


Sponsorship of Awards and Recognition (SoAR) Committee

The purpose of the SoAR Committee is to identify SRI Members who are scientific leaders in basic and clinical reproductive science research and support their nomination for membership in honorific international societies and for prestigious international awards and prizes. SoAR also will select and recommend to the SRI Council, the following SRI Award recipients: The DeCherney Society Lifetime Distinguished Service Award, the SRI Distinguished Scientist Award, the President’s Achievement Award, and the SRI Mentorship Award. Finally, SoAR will work with the Development Committee to obtain endowment to increase the cash value of these awards and to fund additional SRI awards/prizes.

Staff Liaison: Leah Miller- SRI, WI, United States


SRI 365 Committee

SRI 365 is a committee created in order to streamline and synchronize the communications published by the Society. The purpose of the SRI 365 Committee revolves around the idea of strengthening the organization in the way the Society communicates both internally and externally. Social media, email blasts, website maintenance, and the SRI 1st Alert will be regulated by the Committee. Each SRI 365 Committee Member will be responsible for contributing to the communication planning of the Society.

Chair: Helen N. Jones, PhD- University of Florida College of Medicine, FL, United States
Jin Bai, PhD - University of California Irvine, CA, United States
Leena Kadam, PhD - Oregon Health & Science University, OR, United States
Melissa Kozakiewicz, MD - Wake Forest School of Medicine, NC, United States
Panicos Shangaris, MSc, MRCOG PhD- Kings College London, United Kingdom
Kristin Connor, PhD- Carleton University, Canada
Staff Liaison: Jordan Addison- SRI, WI, United States


CME Committee - Ad Hoc

The Continuing Medical Education (CME) committee is responsible for monitoring the CME activities of the Society for Reproductive Investigation, primarily the annual meeting.

Chair: Irina Burd, MD, PhD - Johns Hopkins University
Paula Amato, MD - Oregon Health & Science University, OR, United States
Patricia Tereese Jimenez, MD - Washington University in St. Louis, MO, United States
Bo R. Rueda, PhD - MGH / Harvard Medical School, MA, United States
Emily J. Su, MD, MSCI - University of Colorado School of Medicine, CO, United States
Staff Liaison: Jamie Brouws- SRI, WI, United States

 

For information on how to get involved, contact the SRI Office at info@sri-online.org

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