Dr. Grow Promoted to Full Professor at UConn

We are pleased to congratulate Dr. Daniel Grow on his promotion to Full Professor in the Health Educator category of the UConn School of Medicine. The Medical School Committee voted on September 1 and decided to grant the promotion.

To be eligible for appointment or promotion to senior rank in the medical educator professional category, candidates must demonstrate:

(A) A high level of professional competence, as well as significant achievement, in one of the following:

(1) Clinical achievement
(2) Research
(3) Education
a) New and/or innovative educational program
b) New and/or innovative curriculum
c) Leadership of new and/or innovative educational programs
d) New and/or innovative assessment tools
e) A recognized leader in the skills of mentoring/advising
(4) Health Service Management

(B) A record of excellence in at least one of the following levels of education:
Undergraduate, graduate, or postgraduate (which includes other health professionals)

Dr. Grow is Board Certified in ObGyn and REI and is currently a lead physician at the Center for Advanced Reproductive Servicesand REI Division Chief and Associate Director of REI Fellowship at UConn Health. Dr. Grow was formerly affiliated with Baystate Medical Center at the new University of Massachusetts Medical School – Baystate, where he also served as Chairman of the Department of ObGyn. Prior to serving as OB Chair he led the IVF Program at Baystate for 15 years, pushing their efforts toward excellence with high pregnancy rates and leading the nation in single embryo transfer and minimizing pre-term deliveries.

Dr. Grow has long had an interest in health care quality. He has contributed to over 40 peer reviewed publication which have focused on optimizing ovarian stimulation, improving embryo transfer and mastering techniques in reproductive surgery. He specializes in the reproductive medicine needs of his patients and gives them individualized care honed through many years of experience.

Dr. Grow graduated with his medical degree in 1987 from Penn State and completed his ObGyn residency from York Hospital also in PA. His fellowship in REI was completed at the famed Jones Institute – Eastern Virginia Medical School. Dr. Grow also holds a MS in Health Care Management from the Harvard School of Public Health.

The Center for Advanced Reproductive Services is pleased to congratulate Dr. Grow on his promotion to Full Professor in the Health Educator category of the UConn School of Medicine and proud to have him as part of our team!

Free Public “Science Cafe” on Infertility

Exciting news! Come to a free and open to the public “science cafe” to learn what’s new and upcoming in infertility. Topics will include research pertaining to fertility preservation for young women and those with cancer, pre-implantation genetic diagnosis and screening, advancements in lab techniques of embryo biopsy and vitrification, and more. Featuring the Center’s Dr. Evelyn Neuber, Alison Bartolucci, Dr. Claudio Benadiva and Dr. Andrea DiLuigi. Food and beverages will be provided. Please register by clicking on this link.

Learn More About PCOS

September is PCOS Awareness Month. PCOS or polycystic ovary syndrom is a health problem that can affect a woman’s fertility. According to the PCOS Awareness Association, “the cause of PCOS is unknown. But most experts think that several factors, including genetics, could play a role. Women with PCOS are more likely to have a mother or sister with PCOS.” Learn more about PCOS here.

Meet Betsy Morrell, Medical Assistant

Our video library features profiles of many of our employees. Have you met Betsy Morrell? Here’s what she loves most about her job: “What I love most about my job is watching a new patient come in nervous and leaving with a pregnancy.” ~Betsy Morrell, Medical Assistant

 

Apply for Nest Egg Grant

The Nest Egg Foundation has opened their 2018 grant application from now through the end of July. Please share this news! The Nest Egg Foundation is a collaborative Connecticut-based non-profit organization founded to help those struggling with infertility by providing grants of financial assistance. The number of grants given is dependent upon fundraising and is variable. Not all applicants who apply and meet the medical and financial criteria will be awarded a grant. Grants will be valued at no more than $10,000. Financial grants may not be used to reimburse any clinic or medical provider for services that have already been provided. The Center is proud to be a Center of Excellence for this grant.

 

http://www.nesteggfoundation.org/

Learn about sperm cryopreservation

Why consider sperm cryopreservation? Alison Bartolucci, the Center’s Operational Lab Director, addresses the primary reasons one should consider it and how, much like egg freezing, it can help preserve fertility in the case of a cancer diagnosis.

LGBTQ Pride

June is Pride Month, a time to reflect on and celebrate lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer history. Since 2006 when The Center for Advanced Reproductive Services (The Center) began tracking LGBTQ patients as a distinct demographic over 300 LGBTQ individuals and couples have been seen and over 175 babies have been born to LGBTQ families. In 1988, The Center was one of the first fertility programs in New England to operate an internal sperm bank which quickly became very popular with the local lesbian community. Since 1983 the Center has been responsible for over 12,000 live births. By applying reasonable matrixes, we would estimate the actual number of babies born to LGBTQ individuals and couples since the beginning of our program to actually exceed 1500!

The Center is an organization committed to equality and diversity. We have been avid supporters of both the New Haven and Hartford Pride celebrations as well as the Hartford Health Gay and Lesbian Collective’s annual One Big Event. We are proud to employ a number openly gay, lesbian and bi-sexual individuals.

For more information on our LGBTQ Family Building Programs, please go to this section of our website.