Legro delivers inaugural lecture on gender in clinical trials
Richard S. Legro, MD, Chair, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Penn State College of Medicine, and co-director, Hub Resource Capacity Core, Penn State Clinical and Translational Science Institute, presented his inaugural lecture, “Clinical Trials in Women and Their Tribulations,” on June 11, 2019, in the College’s Junker Auditorium.
Dr. Legro has been on the faculty at the College of Medicine since 1993 and is recognized internationally for his research in polycystic ovary syndrome, including the diagnosis, treatment and genetic/environmental causes, as
well as on improving infertility diagnosis and treatment. He has designed and led many practice-changing multi-center comparative effectiveness infertility trials in the United States and China. He has been continuously funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for more than 20 years as a principal investigator and currently has both NIH RO1 and U10 grant support. He has published more than 250 peer-reviewed articles in medical journals.
He received his MD from the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City. His post-graduate work included a residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Pittsburgh (Magee Womens Hospital) and a fellowship in reproductive endocrinology at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles.
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