NORFOLK, Va., Jan. 23, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of its mission to support leading research and scientific talent in the field of reproductive medicine, the Howard and Georgeanna Jones Foundation for Reproductive Medicine today announced that it has made a $200,000 project award to co-investigators working on a translational research project that will attempt to identify a fertilized egg that has pregnancy potential. This project has potential for immediate impact on improving in vitro fertilization technique.
The awardees are:
- Jon D. Hennebold, Ph.D., an Associate Scientist and the Interim Chief of the Division of Reproductive & Developmental Sciences at the Oregon National Primate Research Center located at Oregon Health & Science University; and
- Shawn L. Chavez, an Assistant Scientist in the Division of Reproductive & Developmental Sciences at the Oregon National Primate Research Center and Assistant Professor in the Departments of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Physiology & Pharmacology at the Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine.
Howard P. Milstein has been Chairman of the Howard and Georgeanna Jones Foundation for Reproductive Medicine for the past 12 years, and a member of the Board of Directors for nearly 30 years.
Mr. Milstein said: "The Howard and Georgeanna Jones Foundation is a leader in the development of reproductive medical techniques that have successfully and profoundly served humankind. I am continually amazed at Dr. Howard Jones' breadth of knowledge and his willingness to share his unmatched professional wisdom. This award is in furtherance of these noble efforts. It is our privilege to support the Jones Foundation, its unwavering standards of excellence, and its relentless dedication to helping create families."
About the Howard and Georgeanna Jones Foundation for Reproductive Medicine
The Howard and Georgeanna Jones Foundation for Reproductive Medicine is a 501(c)(3) organization that solicits funds from the general public to support scientific and medical research in the field of reproductive medicine. In additional to providing research grants to deserving scientific investigators, the Foundation Board of Directors is prepared to serve in an advisory capacity to the agencies it supports. The Foundation may also sponsor seminars designed to evaluate public policy issues related to reproductive medicine in order to educate the general public and attempt to improve the human condition.
The Jones Foundation works in close collaboration with other organizations of medical excellence, including the American Skin Association, the Milstein Medical Asian American Partnership Foundation (MMAAPF Foundation), the Milstein Melanoma Research Program at the Rockefeller University, the New York Blood Center (NYBC), and the Program for Translational Chemical biology at New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical center. For more information, please visit the Jones Foundation website at www.jonesfound.org.
SOURCE Howard and Georgeanna Jones Foundation for Reproductive Medicine