Health and Human Development (NICHD). In addition, Dr. Adashi served the NIH as a member of the Reproductive Sciences 5-Year Planning Forum for NICHD, as a member of the selection committee of the Reproductive Scientist Development Program and as a member of the Reproductive Endocrinology Study Section. A former president of the Society for Reproductive Endocrinologists, the Society for Gynecologic Investigation, and the American Gynecological and Obstetrical Society, Dr. Adashi is the author or co-author of over 250 peer-reviewed publications, over 120 book chapters/reviews, and 13 books focusing on ovarian biology, ovarian cancer and women’s reproductive health, freedom and rights. Elected to the Institute of Medicine in 1999, Adashi served on consensus committees on Women’s Health Research, Antiprogestins: Assessing the Science and Understanding Premature Birth and Assuring Health Outcomes. Dr. Adashi has also served the IOM as a reviewer of New Frontiers in Contraceptive Research, A Comprehensive Review of the DHHS Office of Family Planning Title X Program and Policy Issues in the Development of Personalized Medicine in Oncology. Dr. Adashi is presently serving on the Board of Directors of Physicians for Human Rights and Population Connection as well as on the Board of Governors of Tel Aviv University.
A native of Israel, Dr. Adashi received his medical degree in 1973 from the Sackler School of Medicine of Tel Aviv University. After serving a straight medical internship in the same, Dr. Adashi (a naturalized U.S. citizen) completed residency training in obstetrics and gynecology at the New England Medical Center of Tufts University (1974-77). Fellowship training in the subspecialty of reproductive endocrinology and postdoctoral training in reproductive biology followed suit at Johns Hopkins University and at the University of California at San Diego, respectively (1977-81).
Brigid L.M. Hogan, PhD, is the George Barth Geller Professor and chair of the Department of Cell Biology, Duke University Medical Center. Before joining Duke, Dr. Hogan was an investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and Hortense B. Ingram Professor in the Department of Cell Biology at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Dr. Hogan earned her PhD in biochemistry at the University of Cambridge. She was then a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Biology at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Before moving to the United States in 1988, Dr. Hogan was head of the Molecular Embryology Laboratory at the National Institute for Medical Research in London. Her research focuses on the genetic control of embryonic development and morphogenesis, using the mouse as a model system. Her laboratory developed methods for deriving mouse pluripotential