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Diversity & Inclusion

SRI Statement on Diversity and Inclusion 

As a Society that is devoted to research in the service of women’s health and reproductive medicine we are united in the assertion that research excellence and productivity are directly linked to diversity in ideas, perspectives, approaches, and interpretations. Such diversity is generated from not only tolerance or acceptance, but primarily from celebration of several elements of diversity exhibited by our members and the larger community of reproductive scientists. We therefore respect, support, and seek to expand our diversity in educational background, professional status, country of origin or working environment, gender, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, social/economic background, and physical or psychological ability.  

We strive to generate and grow an internal environment of justice, honesty, and integrity that is inclusive of all the diverse elements of our community and seek to be a leader for diversity and inclusion in women’s health and reproductive science on a global level.

2019 - 2020 Career Development & Diversity Committee

Chair: Ayman Al-Hendy, MD, PhD, FRCSC, FACOG, CCRP - University of Illinois at Chicago
Elizabeth Bonney, MD - University of Vermont
Thomas Jansson, MD, PhD - University of Colorado
Floor Spaans, PhD - University of Alberta
Stephen G. Matthews, PhD - University of Toronto
Nardhy Gomez-Lopez, PhD - Wayne State University School of Medicine
Leslie Myatt, PhD, FRCOG - Oregon Health and Science University
Janna Morrison, PhD - University of South Australia
Leena Kadam, PhD - Wayne State University
Shannon Laughlin-Tommaso, MD - Mayo Clinic
Dorothy Sojka, PhD - Washington University


Diversity Programs

Reduced Membership Rates for Developing Economies
SRI now offers a discounted membership rate of $50 for In Training and Associate members and $75 for Regular members who live in countries with a developing economy according to the World Bank.

Reduced Registration for Underrepresented Minorities
In an attempt to further diversify the Annual Meeting, SRI has introduced discounted Annual Meeting registration for 25 individuals who are underrepresented in their country or originate from a low-income, lower-middle-income, or upper-middle-income country. Applications are accepted once registration for the Annual Meeting opens, each fall.