Reproductive Scientist Development Program


Dear Friends,

We are excited to have secured a Featured Topic at the Experimental Biology Meeting-EB 2017 (April 2017, Chicago, IL, USA) through the Physiological Genomics Group of the American Physiological Society, focused specifically on genetic risk factors and the early pathogenesis of preeclampsia:

1295-APS – Novel genetic risk factors and early-pregnancy mechanisms contributing to preeclampsia
Monday, April 24, 2017 from 3:15-5:15 PM

Dr. James Roberts of the Magee Women’s Research Institute & Foundation will present on progress and opportunities with the international CoLab/PRE-EMPT consortium. We will then have time for five 15-minute abstract-driven presentations. The session will end with a short presentation from Dr. Christine Maric-Bilkan from the NIH/NHLBI, describing ongoing and new opportunities from the NIH in the area of preeclampsia research, and short presentation from Dr. Bina Joe as editor-in-chief of Physiological Genomics.

All submissions to this category (1295-APS) will also be invited to present posters at the conference.

Please recall that the submission due date is: Thursday, November 17, 2016, 11:59 PM PST, and the abstract submission website can be found at:

Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns. Finally, we would greatly appreciate it if you would please forward this invitation onto students, collaborators, and other researchers who might submit their work to this Featured Topic. See you in Chicago!


Mark K. Santillan, M.D., Ph.D.               Justin Grobe, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor                                  Assistant Professor
Obstetrics and Gynecology                     Pharmacology
University of Iowa                                   University of Iowa

The Reproductive Scientist Development Program (RSDP) is a multi-disciplinary, multi-institutional research career development program for obstetrician-gynecologists in cell and molecular biology and related fundamental sciences. The RSDP is a consortium involving the current host institution — Washington University School of Medicine — its sponsors and the many institutions around the country that train RSDP scholars.

Program Director:
Kelle H. Moley, M.D.
The James P. Crane Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Vice Chair and Director of the Division of Basic Science Research
Washington University, School of Medicine

Amanda Heflin, MBA
Project Administrator

Reproductive Scientist Development Program
Washington University School of Medicine
425 South Euclid Avenue
Campus Box 8064, BJC-IH, 10th Floor
St. Louis, MO 63110

Telephone: 314-747-3598
Fax: 314-747-0264

The program is sponsored by:
Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology
The American Society for Reproductive Medicine
Burroughs Wellcome Fund
The March of Dimes Foundation
The Society for Reproductive Investigation