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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.
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THE NEXT GENERATION OF DOCTORS -- #NEXTGENDOCS
WHO WE ARE:
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.
WHAT WE DO:
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.
SUCCESSES TO DATE:
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.
NEXT STEPS AND HOW YOU CAN HELP:
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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