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Wayne State University School of Medicine

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Mott Center Faculty Papers Accepted for Publication

April 11, 2014

Rani Fritz, D.O., a WRHR scholar and graduate student in DR Armant’s, Ph.D. laboratory was awarded the Society for Gynecologic Investigation President’s Presenter Award for the top 25 presentations at the recent annual meeting in Florence. They attended the Pfizer Luncheon where he was presented with a plaque and $1000 award. The oral presentation was: Fritz R, Kilburn BA, Bolnick JM, Bolnick AD, Diamond MP, Armant DR. Single Nucleotide Polymorphism Analysis of Trophoblast Cells Isolated From The Endocervical Canal of Ongoing Pregnancies. Society for Gynecologic Investigation Annual Meeting, Florence, Italy, March 26-29, 2014

Alan Bolnick, M.D., an REI fellow also working in DR Armant’s, Ph.D. laboratory won an In-Training Award at the Pacific Coast Reproductive Society Meeting. Dr. Bolnick’s poster presentation: Bolnick AD, Kilburn BA, Armant DR. Low molecular weight heparin promotes extravillous differentiation and prevents apoptosis of first trimester human trophoblast cells through HBEGF-mediated signaling. Pacific Coast Reproductive Society Annual Meeting, March 19-23, 2014

In addition, Dr. Fritz, Dr. Jay Bolnick and Chandni Jain, who is in the Reproductive Science PhD program, all had new papers accepted for publication. (See list below)

Fritz R, Jain C, Armant DR. Cell signaling in trophoblast-uterine communication. International Journal of Developmental Biology, In press, 2014

Bolnick JM, Karana R, Chiang PJ, Kilburn BA, Romero R, Diamond MP, Smith SM, Armant DR. Apoptosis of Alcohol-Exposed Human Placental Cytotrophoblast Cells is Downstream of Intracellular Calcium Signaling. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, In press, 2014

Bolnick JM, Kilburn B, Bajpayee S, Reddy N, Jeelani R, Crone B, Simmerman N, Singh M, Diamond MP, Armant DR. Trophoblast Retrieval and Isolation from the Cervix (TRIC) for Non-Invasive Prenatal Screening at 5-20 Weeks of Gestation. Fertility and Sterility, In press, 2014.