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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: Shannon Laughlin-Tommaso, MD - Mayo Clinic
Kjersti Aagaard, MD, PhD - Baylor College of Medicine
Dilly O. Anumba, MD, FRCOG, LLM - University of Sheffield
William H. Catherino, MD, PhD - Uniformed Services University
John Challis, PC, PhD, FRCOG, FRS - University of Toronto
Dongbao Chen, PhD - University of California Irvine
Molly B. Moravek, MD - University of Michigan
Leslie Myatt, PhD, FRCOG - Oregon Health and Science University
Dorothy Sojka, PhD - Washington University
Soriful Islam, PhD - Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Irving Aye, PhD - University of Cambridge
Mancy Tong, PhD - Yale School of Medicine


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 Challis, OC, PhD, FRCOG, FRS - University of Toronto
Past Chair: Les Myatt, PhD, FRCOG - Oregon Health & Science University
Katherine Bianco, MD - Stanford SOM
Mark Evans, MD - Comprehensive Genetics
Felice Petraglia, MD - University of Florence
Jerome Strauss, MD, PhD - Virginia Commonwealth University
Hugh Taylor, MD - Yale University School of Medicine
Laxmi Baxi, MD - Columbia University
Amy Murtha, MD - UCSF Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences


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: Nardhy Gomez-Lopez, PhD - Wayne State University SOM
Co-Chair: Sarosh Rana, MD - University of Chicago
Katherine Bianco, MD - Stanford SOM
Patricia Tereese Jimenez, MD - Washington University in St. Louis
Shathiyah Kulandavelu, PhD - University of Miami Miller SOM
Eun D. Lee, PhD - Virginia Commonwealth University
Kenichiro Motomura, MD, PhD - Wayne State University
Genevieve S. Neal-Perry, MD, PhD - University of North Carolina School of Medicine
Jie Yu, MD, MSc - Wake Forest University SOM
Valeria Garcia-Flores, PhD - Wayne State University


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: Shannon Whirledge, PhD, MHS - Yale School of Medicine
Jelmer Prins, MD, PhD - University Medical Center Groningen
Roshan J. Selvaratnam - Monash University
Amy M. Valent, DO - Oregon Health & Science University
Patricia Jimenez, MD - Washington University in St. Louis
Irving Aye, PhD - University of Cambridge
Kenichiro Motomura, MD, PhD - Wayne State University
Esra Cetin, MD - University of Chicago


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: Paul Rozance, MD - University of Colorado School of Medicine
Director of Advancement: John Challis, OC, PhD, FRCOG, FRS - University of Toronto
Emily Su, MD -
University of Colorado School of Medicine
Carole Mendelson, PhD - UT Southwestern
Stephen Matthews, PhD - 
University of Toronto
Ayman Al-Hendy, MD, PhD -
University of Chicago


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 Giussani, PhD - University of Cambridge
Perrie O'Tierney-Ginn, PhD - Tufts Medical Center
Sheng Wu, PhD - Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
John Challis, PhD - WA Health Translation Network


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


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
Past Chair: Asgerally Fazleabas, PhD - Michigan State University

Jennifer Herington, PhD - Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Felice Petraglia, MD - University of Florence
Michael Strug, DO, PhD - Michigan State University/Spectrum Health
Sandra Madueke-Laveaux, MD, MPH - University of Chicago
Jae-Wook Jeong, PhD - Michigan State University
Jamie Lo, MD - Oregon Health & Science University
Susan K. Murphy, PhD - Duke University


In Training Member Committee

The In Training Member Committee (ITMC) functions as a committee to cultivate leaders both within SRI and beyond. This Committee is a starting point for any member who has a strong interest in moving up within SRI Leadership. The primary initiative of the Committee is to act as hosts throughout the Annual Meeting to help and assist “in training” peers. The Committee will be made visible by presentation in the program, and will be responsible for any in training events, including the Connection Corners networking event. Together with the Career Development and Diversity Committee, they will organize relevant career development events. The Committee will also be responsible for creating the list of table topics and assigning topics to mid- and senior-level SRI members to be hosts at tables during the Connection Corners event. In the weeks prior to the Annual Meeting, Committee members assist with promoting the events via social media (LinkedIn, Facebook, email, SRI website) in conjunction with SRI 365.

Chair: Jessica Hebert, PhD - Portland State University/Oregon Health & Science University
Co-Chair: Michael Strug, DO, PhD - Michigan State University/Spectrum Health
Emmanuel Amabebe, PhD - University of Sheffield
Ariel Dotts - Northwestern University
Mancy Tong, PhD - Yale University
Jasmine Plows, PhD - Children's Hospital Los Angeles
Esra Cetin - University of Chicago
Valeria Garcia-Flores, PhD - Wayne State University


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: Mala Mahendroo, PhD - UT Southwestern
Co-Chair: Emre Seli, MD - Yale School of Medicine
Nanette Santoro, MD - University of Colorado
Irina Burd, MD, PhD - Johns Hopkins University
Jeff Reese, MD - Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Irene Cervello, PhD - IVI Foundation-IVIRMA
Genevieve S. Neal-Perry, MD, PhD - University of North Carolina School of Medicine


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 Rueda, PhD - MGH / Harvard Medical School
Program Director: Mana Parast, MD, PhD - University of California San Diego
Ayman Al-Hendy, MD, PhD - University of Chicago
John Challis, PhD - University of Toronto
Charles Ducsay, PhD - 
Loma Linda University
Asgi Fazleabas, PhD - Michigan State University
Dino A. Giussani, PhD, ScD, FRCOG  – University of Cambridge
Nardhy Gomez-Lopez, PhD - Wayne State University SOM

Shannon Laughlin-Tommaso, MD - Mayo Clinic
Stephen Matthews, PhD -
University of Toronto
Carole Mendelson, PhD - UT Southwestern
Dorothy Sojka, PhD - Loyola University Chicago
Shannon Whirledge, MD - Yale School of Medicine
Michael Strug, DO, PhD - Stanford Medicine


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.

Chair: Virginia Winn, MD, PhD - Stanford University School of Medicine
Lisa Joss-Moore, PhD - University of Utah
Amanda Kallen, MD - Yale School of Medicine
Ghassan Saed, PhD - Wayne State University
Shathiyah Kulandavelu, PhD - University of Miami Miller SOM

Ex-officio Members
Ayman Al-Hendy, MD, PhD, FRCSC, FACOG, CCRP - University of Illinois at Chicago
Seung-Yup Ku, MD, PhD - Seoul National University Hospital
Nanette Santoro, MD - University of Colorado
Carole Mendelson, PhD - UT Southwestern
Paul Rozance, MD - University of Colorado School of Medicine


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 & SRI 1st Alert Editor: Eun Lee, PhD - Virginia Commonwealth University
Leena Kadam, PhD - Oregon Health & Science University
Melissa Kozakiewicz, MD - Wake Forest School of Medicine
Jin Bai, PhD - University of California, Irvine
Jasmine Plows, PhD - Children's Hospital Los Angeles


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
Jeffrey Denney, MD, MS, FACO - Wake Forest University, School of Medicine
Patricia T. Jimenez, MD - Washington University in St. Louis
Bo Rueda, PhD - MGH / Harvard Medical School
Emily Su, MD, MSCI - University of Colorado School of Medicine

 

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

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