Men's Reproductive Health Research at the University of Washington



MRHR Scholars

Application Forms




Male Reproductive Health Research (MRHR)
Career Development Program
Sponsored by the National Institutes of Health

In 2006 the UW was one of two sites chosen nationwide and funded for a five-year period by the National Institutes of Health to be a Men's Reproductive Health Research (MRHR) Career Development Training Center.

The long-term goal of the UW MRHR program is to recruit and facilitate the career development of urologists, endocrinologists, and physicians who have demonstrated research potential and are committed to a career in academic medicine. The University of Washington program is unique in its broad approach to the MRHR career development award. We have assembled an internationally renowned mentor group from an exceptionally wide range of disciplines. Scholars build collaborative teams, with male reproductive research as the core activity. The end result is an individually tailored educational program, which will allow the successful applicant to make the transition from trainee to primary investigator.

The principal training format is a mentored experience with a successful investigator (clinical or basic research) for a minimum of two and up to five years. During this period, the scholars devote 75-80% of their time to research. The research scope is open for the scholar and mentor to direct and encompasses all areas of reproductive urology and andrology. The UW can support a maximum of two scholars at any given time.

Eligibility requirements:

  • MD or MD/PhD with completed residency (completed endocrinology fellowship a plus)
  • No previous NIH independent research awards (R01, R03) or more than 3 years on a K award
  • United States citizen, non-citizen national, or permanent resident with verification of legal admission

Salary support and nature of appointment:

  • Appointments are for a minimum of two and maximum of five years
  • Salary support will be at the instructor/assistant professor level with up to $100,000 per year provided by the MRHR program

Faculty Mentors:
  John K. Amory, MD
Novel agents for the treatment of male hypogonadism and male contraception
  Peter Nelson, MD
Gene expression during prostate cancer tumorogenesis
  Edward Boyko, MD, MPH
Epidemiology of chronic disease, including the relationship of testosterone levels to risk of diabetes and cardiovascular disease
  Stephanie T. Page, MD, PhD
Non-gonadal effects of androgens, development of a male hormonal contraceptive
  William J. Bremner, MD, PhD
Endocrine control of male reproduction
  Stephen Plymate, MD
IGF and male reproduction
  Richard W. Grady, MD
Developmental Pediatrics, Urology
  Stephen Schwartz, PhD, MPH
Molecular epidemiology of testicular cancer
  Dan Lin, MD
Prostate cancer
  Robert Steiner, PhD
Molecular neuroendocrinology

Alvin Matsumoto, MD
Androgen action, prostate hypertrophy and androgens and aging

  Thomas J. Walsh, MD
Pharmacoepidemiology of testosterone replacement therapy, Optimization of semen cryopreservation
  Stanley McKnight, PhD
Protein signaling in male reproduction

How to apply:

Email Dr. John Amory with your indication of interest and include:

  • Brief statement of research and career plans
  • Curriculum vitae or biosketch (attach Word or .pdf document)

Eligible candidates will then be encouraged to submit an application packet via email attachment to

Application materials may also be mailed to:


c/o Mark Bentz
1959 NE Pacific St #C209
Box 357138
Seattle, WA 98195


In addition, we strongly urge candidates to make preliminary contact with one of the mentors to determine if a strong mentor/mentee relationship is possible. Minority candidates are encouraged to apply.

For further information, contact:

Dr. John Amory, Assistant Program Director

  John K. Amory MD, MPH
Associate Professor of Medicine Division of General Internal Medicine
University of Washington
Box 356429
1959 NE Pacific St
Seattle, WA 98195
(206) 616-1727
fax: (206) 616-5365


Center for Research in Reproduction and Contraception
Phone 206.616.1818 - Fax 206.616.0499
University of Washington - Box 357138, Seattle, WA 98195-7138