About the Center
Mammalian Reproductive Genetics Database
UW and Seattle
Men's Reproductive Health Research at the University of Washington
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 Male Reproductive Health Research (MRHR) Career Development
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
three scholars at any given time.
For more information about the MRHR Career Development Training
Center, visit the