Mount Sinai Fertility team members win international award for oncofertility research
Dr. Jennia Michaeli, Dr. Ellen Greenblatt, clinical embryologist Madison Erb, MSF Lab Director Dr. Scot Hamilton, MSF Lab Manager Pat Chronis-Brown, and Dr. Ted Brown from LTRI were honoured for their innovative research on ovarian tissue cryopreservation, earning recognition at the Oncofertility Consortium.
This novel experimental study explores the impact of ovarian tissue fragment size on follicular viability after cryopreservation and thawing in the bovine model.
Dr. Michaeli expresses gratitude for the international recognition, highlighting their commitment to advancing oncofertility practice. She and Dr. Greenblatt advocate for establishing a Provincial Centre of Excellence for Fertility Preservation at Mount Sinai Hospital.
Additionally, Dr. Michaeli’s SMART Fund Grant for a multi-centre trial comparing IVF-PGT-A cycle outcomes in cycles with different Trigger medications marks another milestone. This nationwide collaboration, led by Michaeli, aims to determine the optimal medication for final oocyte maturation triggering.
Dr. Greenblatt, a crucial mentor, commends Michaeli’s energy, passion, and contributions to oncofertility. Greenblatt emphasizes Michaeli’s role in bringing innovation to research and improving clinical practice, describing her as a “real firecracker” with infectious enthusiasm.