Scientific Advisory Board Logo 5Since 2014, the Scientific Advisory Board of Vivere (SAB) has awarded more than $145,000 in grants to 36 fellows practicing in the field of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (REI) at some of the nation’s leading universities.

During the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) annual conference, The SAB of Vivere awarded $45,000 in research and travel grants to support continuing education to 13 REI Fellows from prestigious fellowship programs throughout the United States which included:

• Shannel Adams – University of Cincinnati
• Lusine Aghajanova – University of California at San Francisco
• Darcy Broughton – University of St. Louis
• Gretchen Collins – Case Western University
• Randi Goldman – Brigham & Women’s Hospital
• Jacqueline Ho – University of Southern California
• Heather Hoff – University of North Carolina
• Jonathan Kort – Stanford University
• Lynda Mcginnis – University of Southern California
• Jessica Mclaughlin – The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
• Emily Seidler – Harvard University
• Molly Quinn – University of California at San Francisco
• Irene Woo – University of Southern California

“We are tremendously proud of the impact that our grant recipients have had in the field of fertility,” said Daniel Williams, M.D., SAB Chairman. “Their research projects have helped shape the future of women’s health and reproductive medicine, as well as support our mission to assist residents and fellows to become thought leaders in fertility.”

Most recently, Christina Boots, M.D., recipient of the 2014 SAB Research Grant, has received an impressive amount of interest in her research project on the effects of obesity on female reproductive health and their oocytes or egg cells. Dr. Boots has been published in well-respected publications including Fertility and Sterility (January 2014), Human Reproduction: Oxford Journals (January 2016), and the Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics. (August 2016). In addition, she has as given presentations on her findings at multiple national conferences including ASRM and the Pacific Coast Reproductive Society.

“Papers, being accepted and sponsored by SAB, are being published in high impact, highly regarded scientific journals,” said Michael Thomas, M.D., Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Fellowship and Section Director, Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at University of Cincinnati, as well as Scientific Advisory Board Member.

In continuation of support of education, Vivere is also offering two travel grants to attend their March MBA Fertility Series Symposium in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The symposium was developed as a networking opportunity for fertility physicians and professionals to connect with business and marketing innovators to learn more about the tools and strategies needed for growth. Fellows are encouraged to apply by visiting