May 22, 2017

A recent grant will help fund the next generation of reproductive biology trainees at Magee-Womens Research Institute.

Kyle Orwig, PhD, primary investigator at Magee-Womens Research Institute and director of Pittsburgh’s Fertility Preservation Program, received a 5-year, $1.05 million T32 training grant from the NICHD. The grant will fund the training of two graduate students and two postdoctoral scholars at Magee-Womens Research Institute.

While there are many important discoveries in development for reproductive technologies, the number of reproductive biology trainees has declined. This grant will help to ensure that the next generation of experts has the fundamental knowledge to safely and effectively translate lab bench discoveries toward application in the clinic.

Dr. Orwig commented on the grant, “Magee Womens Research Institute and the University of Pittsburgh are recognized internationally for leadership and training in reproductive sciences and medicine. This training grant will help to continue that legacy by training the next generation of leaders in reproduction.”