ASRM Appoints New Chief Education and Science Officer

Dr. Chevis Shannon has been appointed Chief Education and Science Officer (CESO) of The American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM). Shannon joined ASRM in August 2020 and will be based out of the administrative office in Birmingham, AL.

“It is my distinct honor and privilege to be selected as CESO of ASRM, which has made unprecedented strides in the advancement of Reproductive Medicine,” Shannon stated. “I look forward to bringing my years of experience to help advance the outstanding work already underway by the leader for information, education, advocacy, and standards in reproductive medicine. I’m confident that our collective efforts will further elevate ASRM’s leadership in reproductive care, research and education.”

Dr. Shannon holds a BS in Finance, an MBA, an MPH - emphasis on Epidemiology, and a Doctorate of Public Health - emphasis on maternal and child health. She has 19 years of clinical research experience including the development and management of multi-center multidisciplinary clinical trials and clinical research. She was a funded investigator in the Hydrocephalus Clinical Research Network, an investigator and quality of life working group co-chair for the Park-Reeves Syringomyelia Consortium (PRSC).

Dr. Shannon was a Bench-to-Bedside Research Co-Director for the Vanderbilt University Medical School. Her research priorities included patient-centered outcomes such as, quality of life, psychosocial factors and health disparities impacting care, and neurocognitive development in children with neurological disorders. She also conducted research related to the economic impact and cost associated with healthcare delivery among a broad range of health systems.

Dr. Shannon has been in the higher education world since 2002 and served in a multitude of educational coaching/mentoring roles including curriculum development, and assessment and instruction. For the last 12 years she has been directly engaged with medical education for medical students, residents and fellows. In 2018 she was awarded the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine Elaine Sanders-Bush Excellence in Teaching Award for mentoring medical and graduate students.

“Dr. Shannon is truly a public health visionary ready to elevate ASRM to even greater success,” stated Dr. Ricardo Azziz, ASRM CEO. “Drawing from her innovative research and extensive leadership

experience, Dr. Shannon will no doubt continue to help ASRM in our pursuit of dynamic growth and groundbreaking work.”

For almost a century, the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) has been the global leader in multidisciplinary reproductive medicine research, ethical practice, and education. ASRM impacts reproductive care and science worldwide by creating funding opportunities for advancing reproduction research and discovery, by providing evidence-based education and public health information, and by advocating for reproductive health care professionals and the patients they serve. With members in more than 100 countries, the Society is headquartered in Washington, DC, with additional operations in Birmingham, AL.

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