Reproductive medicine group lauds Carr for research efforts

By Aline McKenzie 

Dr. Bruce Carr, professor of obstetrics and gynecology, has received the Distinguished Researcher Award for 2009 from the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM). Dr. Carr was cited for his work in both clinical and basic research in reproductive endocrinology, and for training future academicians.

Dr. Bruce Carr

Dr. Carr’s basic research focuses on the regulation of steroidogenesis in the ovary, adrenal glands and placenta. He currently is investigating the role of 17 hydroxylase (CYP-17) in human granulosa and placental cells. These investigations may provide answers to disorders of androgen excess (such as polycystic ovarian syndrome) and fetal placental function. His clinical research activities include new treatment options for endometriosis, uterine fibroids, menopause, infertility and contraception.

Dr. Carr is the author of more than 600 scientific publications and abstracts and has served on numerous National Institutes of Health study sections, advisory panels and certification boards such as the American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology.

He has trained 34 fellows in reproductive endocrinology and infertility.

“I thrive on problem-solving and successful outcomes,” he said. “And the enthusiasm of my fellows keeps me galvanized. I know that through them, my dedication to the field and my numerous publications, I am leaving a legacy.”

The ASRM is devoted to advancing knowledge and expertise in reproductive medicine and biology. In its 65-year history the society has honored just five distinguished researchers.

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Dr. Carr holds the Paul C. MacDonald Distinguished Chair in Obstetrics and Gynecology.

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