by: ASRM Office of Public Affairs
Orginally published in ASRM Bulletin Vol. 18 No. 23
Washington DC – The American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) today announced the hiring of Sue Gitlin, PhD as its new Chief Scientific Officer. Dr. Gitlin will join the ASRM staff in September for a transition period and fully assume her duties in 2017.
Dr. Gitlin comes to ASRM from her roles in Norfolk, VA where she serves as Director of Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis with the Jones Institute for Reproductive Medicine, as well as on the faculty at Eastern Virginia Medical School (EVMS), directing and co-directing PhD and MS level courses in human embryology and reproduction. She has been involved with ASRM throughout her career, serving as education chair for the Society of Reproductive Biologists and Technologists (SRBT). Most recently, she was a co-course director for the 42 module ASRM Embryology eLearning Certificate Course. An Indiana native, Dr. Gitlin has an undergraduate degree from Purdue University, an MS from Texas A&M and her PhD from EVMS and Old Dominion University.
Richard Reindollar MD, CEO of ASRM said, “We are thrilled to have found someone with Dr. Gitlin’s outstanding scientific credentials, vast clinical ART laboratory experience and a demonstrated passion for providing cutting edge education.”
Dr. Gitlin stated, “One of the things I love about our field is its constant innovation. IVF, PGD, and oocyte cryopreservation have all changed what we can offer patients. The internet and new educational modalities have changed how we teach new students and improve the skills of established professionals. Working in this role for ASRM, I look forward to helping our members advance the science, their own education and ultimately, patient care for the better.”
Dr. Owen Davis, ASRM President, added, “ASRM is currently rolling out a very exciting and robust strategic plan. We are very fortunate to have recruited such a talented individual who will be able to help us fulfill our scientific and educational goals.”
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