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Women's Reproductive Health Research Program

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73 Doctors
Project has ended
Project ended on November 19, at 10:59 PM PST
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Women's Reproductive Health Research Program

Happy New Year!

We are very grateful to everyone who has visited this website. 

Even though our active campaign has ended, our commitment to the Next Generation of Doctors (#NextGenDocs) continues. 

Please visit our website here for updates regarding our Women's Reproductive Health Research Program and our giving site to contribute to our mission. 

All donations are greatly appreciated! 



The Women’s Reproductive Health Research Program (WRHRP) was created in 2013 by Dr. Daniel Dumesic, Division Chief of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at UCLA.

Our mission is to create a nurturing, individualized program of science and medicine for undergraduate students interested in exploring careers as physicians and/or scientists and to provide them with the skills, knowledge, and technical abilities to perform complex scientific experiments aimed at improving the health of women.


Without medical researchers, women’s reproductive healthcare won’t advance to provide new and improved treatments for PCOS, infertility and other androgen-related disorders.


Under the direction of Drs. Dumesic and Chazenbalk, students participate in advanced translational research so that they can innovatively contribute to the reproductive endocrinology field.

This experience propels students forward in the highly competitive fields of basic science and/or clinical medicine. They develop the strong work ethic, diligence, and confidence necessary to excel in these fields. 


From 2013-2014 students in the mentoring program have presented 6 research projects at international meetings and have published 7 articles in peer-reviewed journals.

One study showed that nearly four times as many students with a year or more of undergraduate research mentoring experience planned to pursue a Ph.D. degree compared to those who didn’t!

All of the WRHRP students to date are pursuing a degree in medicine or other advanced degrees in the medical sciences.



Please donate to support our student mentoring program. Your donation will go towards covering the cost of providing research training and education in female reproduction for students during their undergraduate career. 

Your generous support of Next Generation Doctors will provide:

  • Laboratory supplies and equipment for innovative scientific experiments
  • Financial support to publish scientific papers of student research in prestigious scientific and medical journals
  • Stipends for students to present their research at national and international meetings
  • Educational supplies and other expenses for students without other financial support 
  • Support to maintain the program and provide one-to-one student mentoring by dedicated scientists


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Thank you for your support!!!!

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Our deepest gratitude!

Thank you so much for donating! You rock!


We'll tweet you!

We will publicly acknowledge your generosity in the form of a personalized twitter-shout out!


Facebook friends

We will publicly acknowledge your generosity in the form of a personalized facebook shout-out!


Who doesn't love E-cards?

We will send you a personalized e-card and shout you out on twitter and facebook to express our gratitude for your generosity!


Group photo!

We will send you a personalized thank-you with a photo of the students who currently benefit from your contribution!



We will acknowledge you on our program website as a bronze level donor!


Silver Supporter

Did you know it costs approximately $1,000 to publish a paper in a prestigious medical journal? Your contribution could pay for a student to publish their original work! We will acknowledge your generosity on our program website as a silver level donor!


You're Golden

It costs approximately $2,000 to send a student to a national meeting to present their work. Your contribution could make an aspiring doctor or scientist's dream come true! We will acknowledge your generosity on our program website as a gold level donor!


Let's grab lunch!

You are invited to a luncheon with our mentors and students and a lab tour!

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