The University of Maryland School of Medicine's Center forStudies in Reproduction has been chosen as the site for a SpecializedCooperative Centers Program in Reproduction Research. One of only fourcenters funded nationwide this year, the new center is supported by afive-year, $3.6 million grant from the National Institute of ChildHealth and Human Development, National Institutes of Health.
The NIH grant will fund four reproduction research projects and asupportive core laboratory focusing on the effects of steroid hormonesin regulating pituitary, ovarian and uterine function and their impacton fertility. Nine faculty members from five departments will serve asprincipal and co-investigators for the research.
Based in the laboratories of the Center for Studies inReproduction, the specialized research program will take acollaborative, multi-disciplinary approach to the study of femalereproductive biology. Its aim is to bridge the gap between basiclaboratory research and clinical medicine, to speed transfer ofscientific knowledge from animal models to humans.
The cooperative centers program will form a national networkthat fosters research excellence with the ultimate goal of improvinghuman reproductive health.
Director of the center is Eugene D. Albrecht, PhD, professor ofobstetrics, gynecology and reproductive sciences and of physiology.
Other principal investigators for the new cooperative centers programinclude three faculty from the University of Maryland School ofMedicine: Karen A. Gregerson, PhD, associate professor of pediatrics andphysiology; Gloria E. Hoffman, PhD, professor of anatomy andneurobiology; Robert D. Koos, PhD, professor and director of thegraduate program in physiology; and Gerald Pepe, PhD, Eastern VirginiaMedical School.
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