Basic Sciences Symposium: Session II


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Monday, May 21
7:30 AM - 7:40 AM
Location: MCC SOUTH, 208

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Dolores J. Lamb

Baylor College of Medicine

Dolores J. LAMB, Ph.D. is Director of the Center for Reproductive Medicine, the Lester and Sue Smith Chair in Basic Urologic Research, Vice-­Chair for Research, and Professor in the Departments of Urology and Molecular and Cellular Biology. She is an investigator in the fields of urology,male reproduction, infertility steroid hormone action and growth regulatory mechanisms. Her
experience is unique, as she has extensive background in both the clinical diagnostic and basic science
arenas in urology and human male infertility and congenital urological birth defects. Dr. Lamb was honored
as the first recipient of the Distinguished Researcher Award by the American Society for Reproductive
Medicine in recognition of her lifelong achievements in reproductive research, the Ramon Gutierras Lecture at the AUA for her contributions to Urology, and The Distinguished Andrologist Award from the American Society of Andrology. She is Past-­President of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine. She is past-­ President of the Society for Male Reproduction and Urology of the
American Society for Reproductive Medicine. She is past-­President of the Society for the Study of Male
Reproduction of the American Urological Association, Society for Basic Urologic Research, Society for Women in Urology, American Association of Bioanalysts and past-­Secretary and Past President of the American Society of Andrology. She has trained over 86 M.D., Ph.D.,
MD/PhD fellows (of whom 8 are now department chairmen), 14 residents, 9 graduate students and 54
undergraduate students. In 2007 she received the Distinguished Mentor Award from the American
Urological Association Foundation. Dr. Lamb directs a T32 training grant and a K12 Urology and NICHD
Men's Health Research Career development grants. Importantly, she has a long-­standing interest in the
genetic and genomic basis of male infertility and congenital genitourinary birth defects since the
early 1980s.


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Peter N. Schlegel

Chairman of Urology
Weill Cornell Medicine

Peter N. Schlegel, M.D., FACS, is the James J. Colt Professor and Chairman of Urology at Weill Cornell Medicine. A member of the AUA since 1985, Dr. Schlegel has provided substantial contributions to a number of fields in urology including treatment of prostate cancer, hormonal condiitions and male infertility. His infertility work has correlated genetic abnormalities with treatment results for infertile men, developed hormonal therapies, and identified novel techniques for sperm retrieval for azoospermic men. He has published over 250 original manuscripts and dozens of book chapters, while previously or currently serving on Editorial Boards (including the Fertility & Sterility Journal of Urology, AUA Update, and BJU International) and is former co-Editor of the Journal of Andrology. He is a former trustee and Vice-President of the American Board of Urology and was a senior consultant to the Examination Committee of the AUA (American Urological Association)/ABU (American Board of Urology.) He has been an officer of numerous medical societies, including on the Board of Directors of the American Society of Reproductive Medicine, President of several societies, including the Society for Male Reproduction/Urology, Society for Reproductive Surgeons, Publications Committee of the AUA and the Society for the Study of Male Reproduction. He has been the Ethicon Plenary speaker for ASRM, received the Established Clinician Award from ESHRE, as well as Barringer Award from the American Association of Genitourinary Surgeons and many other awards. He has presented abstracts at every AUA meeting for the past 30 years. Dr. Schlegel has been a visiting professor, lecturer, and invited speaker at countries throughout Asia, the South Pacific, South America, Europe, and the Middle East. In 2017, Dr. Schlegel was appointed Sernior Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs at Weill Cornell Medicine.


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