ASRM Congratulates Chief Education and Science Officer and Former CEO on their Excellence in Business Recognition

This statement may be attributed to ASRM president Hugh Taylor, M.D.: 

“Given our long-time operational presence in Birmingham, it is quite an honor to have our Chief Education and Science Officer, Chevis Shannon, Dr.PH and our former Chief Executive Officer, Ricardo Azziz, M.D. recognized by the University of Alabama at Birmingham as business leaders. We wish them well during the virtual ceremony this evening. 

“We are a professional medical society headquartered in Washington, D.C. and have offices in Birmingham.  As a not-for-profit medical society we are not often thought of as a business, but we are a multimillion-dollar organization that requires skillful management to fulfill our mission.  Dr. Shannon does a remarkable job leading our educational offerings to members, and stewarding good science out of the ASRM Research Institute.  We are lucky to have her on our team.  While Dr. Azziz is about to leave ASRM, we are grateful for his service, and for this recognition of it."

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.

For more information on this press release, contact: 

J. Benjamin Younger Office of Public Affairs 
726 7th St. SE
Washington, DC 20003
Tel: (202) 863-2494


Sean Tipton
Ph: 202-863-2494 or 202-421-5112 (mobile)
is a patient education website of ASRM.



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