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The Center for Research in Reproduction and Contraception at the University of Washington is dedicated to basic and clinical research focused primarily on the male reproductive system. Under the auspices of the Center, project investigators are working to understand the biology of this complex system and to apply their findings to problems of infertility and contraceptive development. Their research ranges from the biophysics of cell signaling to clinical trials of hormonal contraceptives. Other important goals are to train young scientists in the methods of reproductive biology and medicine and to maintain cooperative research with institutions in developing countries.

Together, the scientists and trainees of the CRRC are addressing some of the most challenging scientific problems as well as the most pressing social issues of our time.



< CRRC investigators in the news media:
John K. Amory, M.D., and William J. Bremner, M.D., Ph.D., discussed male contraceptive development in recent Scientific American, Wall Street Journal, and New York Times stories. Dr. Amory discussed the subject on KUOW radio. Drs. Bremner, Amory, and Bradley D. Anawalt, M.D., presented "The Race for the Male Birth Control Pill," a lecture in the University of Washington School of Medicine's series "Mini-Medical School 2011," which can be viewed freely online.


William J. Bremner, M.D., Ph.D., director of the CRRC, received the Robert H. Williams, MD, Distinguished Chair of Medicine Award for 2011 from the Association of Professors of Medicine (APM). The award, the association’s highest honor, is presented annually to a physician who has demonstrated outstanding leadership as the chair of a department of internal medicine. It was named for the founding chair of the UW Department of Medicine who was an internationally known endocrinologist and founder of the APM.


Stephanie T. Page, M.D., Ph.D., a CRRC investigator, received an Outstanding Investigator Award from the Western Section of the American Federation for Medical Research in January, 2010. Dr. Page, an associate professor of medicine, studies prostate and cardiovascular effects of male hormonal therapy.


John K. Amory, M.D., and William J. Bremner, M.D., Ph.D., were featured in a cover story in the Seattle Weekly on the work of the CRRC, March 25, 2010. Dr. Amory was interviewed on KUOW radio on April 1, 2010 (listen).




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