Dr. Benadiva receives honor

Last night, Dr. Benadiva and his wife, Lee Ann, were honored at the Ner Tamid Gala at the Solomon Schecter Day School of Greater Hartford, for their contributions to the school community. Many of the Center’s team was there to acknowledge this great honor and celebrate with his family.

 

Seeking Medical Assistant

We are in need of a dynamic, compassionate and skilled Medical Assistant to join our Hartford team. This position is full time. For job responsibilities and requirements, please go to the career opportunities page on our website under About Us.

Support the NestEgg Foundation

The NestEgg Foundation, an organization that provides financial grants for IVF treatment for those who have been unable to start their families due to financial need, is now partnering with the Travelers Championship Birdies for Charity program, a unique fundraising program to get excited about! Birdies for Charity is a pledge-based fundraising program based on the number of birdies made by the PGA TOUR professionals during the Travelers Championship. The Travelers Championship will donate 100% of the proceeds from your donation to Nest Egg Foundation, Inc. For 2017, the organization’s goal is to raise $10,000, enough to cover one grant. Please help their mission by donating through the Birdies for Charity program today.

 

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Dr. Engmann Speaks On Oncofertility

Dr. Engmann recently spoke at a symposium to educate clinical health professionals on current oncofertility research protocols for fertility preservation in male and female cancer patients.

Cancer and its treatment have the ability to reduce or impair the person’s ability to have children. Despite this, fertility preservation options are not routinely presented to patients prior to the start of cancer treatment. In fact, sometimes a patient is never told about this possibility until they try to start having children and run into issues.

The Center for Advanced Reproductive Services is a select member of the Oncofertility Research Consortium, an exclusive nationwide group of researchers who are dedicated to the advancement of technologies that will provide improved fertility preserving options to cancer patients with threatened fertility. This special membership allows for participation in and access to the latest clinical research, expanded knowledge of all issues related to cancer treatments and fertility, and to be on the forefront of discovering new technologies and methods that successfully preserve fertility.

Erica Anspach Will, MD, Published in Fertility and Sterility

Congratulations to Erica Anspach Will, MD, a 3rd year REI fellow at the Center and UConn School of Medicine, for her journal article published in Fertility and Sterility this month!

The objective of the article entitled “Increasing awareness of age-related fertility and elective fertility preservation among medical students and house staff: a pre- and post-intervention analysis” was to assess medical students’ and house staff’s knowledge and personal and professional perceptions of age-related fertility and fertility preservation before and after an educational intervention.

The study found that despite professional and personal interest, knowledge of age-related fertility decline and elective fertility preservation is limited among medical students and house staff. This study highlights the need for formal education across all levels of training and specialties, with even brief interventions being of potential benefit.

Additional authors included Bat-Sheva Maslow, MD; Leah Kaye, MD; and John Nulsen, MD from the Center for Advanced Reproductive Services, Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Connecticut Health Center, Farmington, CT.

 

Now hiring: Ultrasonographer

We are looking for a part time/per diem ultrasonographer

FTE: Part Time/Per diem [7:30am to 9:30 am, MondayFriday]
Date Posted: 5.8.2017

The Center for Advanced Reproductive Services (The Center) is seeking a part time/per diem ultrasonographer to meet the needs of busy program in our Hartford Office. This is an excellent opportunity for dynamic and motivated individuals to work in a comprehensive state-of-the-art infertility treatment program.

Position Description:

Provides transvaginal and abdominal ultrasonography scans to reproductive endocrinology and infertility (REI-IVF) patients as well as ultrasound monitoring for patients going thru intrauterine insemination (IUI) and in vitro fertilization (IVF) cycles [follicular scanning].

Qualifications:

Requirements include:

  • Current ARDMS registration required. ObGyn certification
  • Minimum of 2 years OB/GYN or Women’s Health ultrasound experience
  • Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills
  • Effective written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to multitask and focus on details

Preferred requirements include:

  • Experience with follicular monitoring during IUI and IVF cycles

Schedule:

Qualified candidates must be available for flexible hours based upon patient care and clinical needs of a growing infertility treatment program. Hours are generally 7:30am to 9:30 am, MondayFriday.

How to Respond

Please forward cover letter and resume to:

Maureen Rescildo, Director Clinical Operations

mrescildo@uconnfertility.com

Paul Verrastro, CEO

pverrastro@uconnfertility.com

 

Now hiring: Front Desk Associate

Front Desk Associate needed

Seeking an Outgoing and Compassionate Individual for our Front Desk team. We are looking for a new dedicated staff member who is customer service oriented, friendly, and able to multi-task. Medical field experience is a plus, but not required. The most important traits for someone in this position would be compassionate, social, friendly, and detail oriented.

This position will work as part of a team to greet patients, schedule appointments, create and review patient charts, and adhere to all applicable federal and state laws regarding patient care. The Front Desk associate will need to bring excitement and a genuine care for people, as fantastic customer service is our primary goal.

During the first month of training, this staff member will be trained with the knowledge of our practices, culture, and policies/procedures in order to coordinate with our Physician and other staff and also to interact with patients.

Responsibilities:

* Answering phones and responding to email inquiries

* Making sure to follow federal and Connecticut medical laws and statutes

* Patient scheduling

* Checking in and checking out Patients

* Greeting patients

* Customer service when problems arise

* Helping patients navigate thru fertility process and visits

Personality Traits:

* Positive attitude

* Commitment to GREAT Customer service

* Compassionate

* Same personality day in and day out, even on challenging days

* Detail oriented

Preferred skills:

* Computer proficiency

* Prior medical office experience (not required)

* Can handle a fast-paced work atmosphere

Other:

* Pay based on experience

*No Medical Experience Necessary.

Job Type:

Full-time, including rotational holidays and weekends.

Job Location:

Farmington, CT. May be asked to travel to other locations

Required language:

English
Contact information:

Susan Lyko, Practice Manager
Slyko@uconnfertility.com

Paul Verrastro, CEO
pverrastro@uconnfertility.com

Learn More About Acupuncture

Interested in learning more about acupuncture? Watch this video from BetterCT–they spoke with several of our patients who used acupuncture as an important part of their fertility program. Helen BetGivargis, licensed acupuncturist, talks more about how it’s used, and Dr. David Schmidt talks about National Infertility Awareness Week and how the Center embraces a wide range of strategies designed to enhance ones ability to conceive.

 

 

Phone Issues Are Now Resolved

3:43 PM Update. All of our phone issues have been resolved. We apologize for any inconvenience. Thank you.

 

The Center is currently experiencing phone issues with inbound calls. When calling in–if your call does not go through–we can see your phone number on our caller ID and will call you back. The vendor and AT&T are working to resolve this issue as quickly as possible. If your call is emergent in nature please call our answering service directly at 860.280.3321. The service will take your message and get it to us immediately. Thank you for your patience.