UNC Fertility Appointed as Center in NICHD Network

The UNC Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility and UNC Fertility are now one of six clinical centers that make up the Reproductive Medicine Network.

Cooperative Multi-Center Reproductive Medicine Network with National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. 

5 years: Sept 2013 to June 2018 

Direct costs $200,000 annually years 1-2, $250,000 years 3-5 

PI: Anne Steiner; UNC Fertility
Co-PIs: Steven L Young (UNC Fertility), Amy H. Herring (UNC Biostatistics),and Matt Coward (UNC Urology) 


The UNC Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility and UNC Fertility are excited to now be one of six clinical centers that make up the Reproductive Medicine Network.

The purpose of the network is "to conduct clinical studies to investigate problems in reproductive medicine including female and male infertility, gynecologic and male reproductive system diseases and disorders that impact fertility, problems in andrology and endocrinology affecting reproduction. The objective of this program is to facilitate diagnostic and therapeutic solutions to these  problems by maintaining a clinical research network of sites that use common protocols in large scale human trials to obtain answers to important clinical problems more rapidly than individual sites acting alone. 

This network benefits the public: infertile couples, individuals with reproductive diseases and disorders, and their health care providers.

The Reproductive Medicine Network (RMN), founded in 1990, carries out large, multi-center clinical trials of diagnostic and therapeutic interventions for male and female infertility and reproductive diseases and disorders. The Network is funded through the NICHD's Fertility and Infertility (FI) Branch (formerly the Reproductive Sciences (RS) Branch) and comprises seven research sites and a data coordinating center.