ASRM Announces $1,000,000 Donation To Establish The “Carlos Simón, MD, PhD, Fund For Excellence In Translational Research Award”

Washington, DC – American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) is proud to announce the creation of the “Carlos Simón, MD, PhD, Fund for Excellence in Translational Research Award.” The fund is made possible thanks to a generous $1,000,000 gift from The Carlos Simón Foundation.

The Fund will establish an annual symposium and award a mid-level or senior-level investigator who has a strong track record of moving their research discoveries from bench to bedside for an immediate impact on patient care. The award will consist of a cash prize, recognition at the ASRM Congress, including a presentation at the symposium, registration for the Congress, and travel assistance.

Dr. Simon, a reproductive endocrinologist with a lengthy career as a physician-scientist, is among the world’s leading experts in reproductive biology, especially in human implantation. His research emphasizes the cross-communication between the maternal tissues and the embryo and the role of endometrial stem cells in the biology of reproduction.

His commitment to excellence in reproductive medicine research is demonstrated by the publication of over 530 papers in peer-reviewed journals leading to over 47,800 citations. He has edited 21 books in English, Spanish, and Portuguese and supervised 41 PhD students. Dr. Simon has received several awards from scientific societies and institutions, including the ASRM Distinguished Research Award in 2016.

“Reproductive Medicine is filled with exciting scientific breakthroughs, but the delay between discovery and patient care can be long. My hope is this gift will help ASRM shorten this gap.” Said Dr. Simon

“We are thrilled with the generosity of Dr. Simon. His own work has demonstrated the value of moving important discoveries from bench to bedside. Now, we can work together to ensure others join him in those efforts.” Stated Michael Thomas, MD ASRM President.

For almost a century, the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) has been the global leader in multidisciplinary reproductive medicine research, ethical practice, and education. ASRM impacts reproductive care and science worldwide by creating funding opportunities for advancing reproduction research and discovery, by providing evidence-based education and public health information, and by advocating for reproductive health care professionals and the patients they serve. With members in more than 100 countries, the Society is headquartered in Washington, DC, with additional operations in Birmingham, AL.

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