Outstanding Abstracts

Renee Chosed, Kathryn Wozniak Recognized for Outstanding Abstracts

Renee J. Chosed, Ph.D., and Kathryn Wozniak, M.Sc., have been recognized by the College of Reproductive Biology’s (CRB’s) Abstract Review Committee for outstanding abstract submissions. The abstracts were originally submitted for presentation at the 2020 AAB Conference and CRB Symposium.

Renee Chosed co-authored the abstract, “Isolation, Purification and Initial RNA Sequence Analysis of Seminal Fluid Exosomes between Pregnant and Non-Pregnant Intrauterine Insemination Pregnancies.” She is the Clinical Assistant Professor, Biochemistry, and Director of Medical Student Research in the Department of Biomedical Sciences, School of Medicine – Greenville, University of South Carolina.

Kathryn Wozniak, an embryologist at Ovation Fertility, Newport Beach, California, co-authored the abstract, “Clinical Benefits of Culturing Monopronucleated Zygotes Derived from Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection Cycles.”

Chosed and Wozniak each received a $250 cash award in recognition of their achievement.

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Chosed’s and Wozniak’s abstracts, along with abstracts submitted by Brent M. Hanson, M.D., and Khalied Kaskar, M.S., were presented as part of the May 12, 2020, International IVF Initiative (I3) webinar, “Differentiation, Isolation, Fertilization and Monopronucleation – CRB Abstract Presentations While on Coronacation.”

Brent M. Hanson, Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility Fellow, RMA Basking Ridge, New Jersey, presented “The Relationship Between Age and Rates of Abnormal Fertilization Following Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI),” and Khalied Kaskar, M.S., Instructor, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Baylor College of Medicine, and IVF Laboratory Manager, Family Fertility Center, Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston, Texas, presented “Growth Differentiation Factor 9 (GDF-9) Levels in Spent Culture Media and Pregnancy Outcome.”

A second webinar on April 29, 2020, organized by CRB and hosted by I3, features roundtable topics that would have been presented at the 2020 AAB Conference/CRB Symposium, including, “Sperm DNA Fragmentation and Its Impact on IVF Outcomes,” by Alicia Broussard, Ph.D., TS(ABB), Director, Embryology, TMRW Lifesciences, and “The Relevance of Uterine Microbiome in IVF Treatment” by Inmaculada Moreno, Ph.D., Department of Research and Development - Igenomix, and the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, School of Medicine, Stanford University, Stanford, California.

Click here to view CRB sessions hosted by I3.

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