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Dr. Michael Vernon, E.L.D., H.C.L.D, PH.D.

WVU Ctr For Reproductive Medicine, Dept of Obgyn

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WVU Ctr For Reproductive Medicine, Dept of Obgyn

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Abbreviated Curriculum Vitae 2016 Name: Michael W. Vernon, PhD, HCLD Address: West Virginia University Health Science Center Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology Center for Reproducitve Medicine 1233 Pineview Drive; Suite2 Morgantown, WV 26505 Phone: 304/598-3100 Email: mvernon@hsc.wvu.edu Current Status: • Professor of Obstetrics/Gynecology at West Virginia University • Vice Chair of Research at West Virginia University • The Margaret Sanger Reproductive Physiology Chair • IVF Lab Co-Director at the WVU Center for Reproductive Medicine Education: • Postdoctoral NRSA fellow in the Endocrine/Reproductive Physiology Program of the Wisconsin Primate Research Center at the U of Wisconsin(1979-1981) • Ph.D. in Reproductive Endocrinology (Animal Science) from the U of Florida (1979) • M.S. in Reproductive Physiology (Biology Dept) from Eastern Kentucky U (1973) • B.S. in Vertebrate Zoology from the University of Kentucky (1971) Certification: • High-Complexity Lab Director (HCLD) certification by the American Board of Bioanalysis (1994), certificate number 6734 • Passed the American Board of Bioanalysis certification test for Embryology, Andrology and General Lab Knowledge (1994) Past Associations: * Chair of the Dept of Ob/Gyn at WVU (2007-2015) * Director of the Reproductive Endocrine Labs of Woman’s Hospital in Baton Rouge, LA which included a CAP certified Embryology, Andrology & Hormone Assay Lab (1998-2002) * Adjunct Professor of Animal Sciences (Reproductive Physiology), LSU (1998-2001) * Director of the Reproductive Endocrine Labs of Central Baptist Hospital in Lexington, Kentucky which included a CAP certified Andrology, Embryology & Hormone Assay Lab (1992-1998) * Asst. & Tenured Assoc. Prof. of Obstetrics & Gynecology, U of Kentucky (1981-92) * Associate Professor of Physiology, Joint Appoint., U of Kentucky (1988-98) * Director of the Embryology Lab at the U of Kentucky (1984- 92) * Director of the Andrology Lab at the U of Kentucky (1982-1985) * Director of the Radioimmunoassay Lab for the Reproductive Endocrinology Division of the KY Medical Center (1983- 92) Extramural Activities: * Published over 125 scientific articles, abstracts and book chapters (1978- ) * Co-authored one book: ‘Endometriosis: A key to healing through nutrition’. Element Books, Boston. 370 pp. (1999 & 2002) * Presented numerous invited lectures on Endometriosis and IVF throughout the world, including International plenary lectures in North and South America, Europe and Asia (1981- ) * Member of the Executive Committee and founding member of the Society of Reproductive Biologists and Technologists (SRBT) (2010- ) * Member of the Executive Council of the Society of Assisted Reproduction (SART) (2003-07) * Director of research for the WV Center of Excellence for Women (2004-2006) * Co-Director of research for the WV Center of Excellence for Women (2006- ) * President of the WVU Sigma Xi Research Society (2005-07). * Member of the Endometriosis Classification Committee of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine. (1991-05) * National Lab Inspector of Embryology and Andrology Labs for the (CAP) College of American Pathologist (1993- ) * ASRM/SART representative to the CAP (2005) * Officer for the Reproductive Biology Professional Group of ASRM (1995-07) * Chairman of the Southern Section of the College of Reproductive Biology (2001-2005) * University level instructor or co-instructor for over 20 different courses including the Endocrinology courses for medical students & graduate students and Ob/Gyn Resident’s conferences at WVU, LSU & U of KY (1981- ) * Director of the WVU Ob/Gyn Resident’s Journal Club (2003- ) * Academic Advisor or served on Student’s Academic Committee of over 60 graduate students (1981- ) * Research Consultant for the Endometriosis Association (1989- ) * Recipient of several grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and other agencies to perform research on Endometriosis (1983-1997) * Ad hoc grant reviewer, Med. Research Council of Canada (1989- ) * Ad hoc member/chairman on several NIH Study Sections (1987- ) * Member, of the NIH task force on Research in Women (1991) * Chairman of the NIH Workshop on the Pathophysiology of Endometriosis (1991) * Member of several University Committees including the Medical School Admissions Committee and the Clinical Research Committee at the U of KY; and a member of the WVU Health Science Joint Planning Committee, Ob/Gyn Medical Resident’s Education and the Ob/Gyn Promotion & Tenure Committees at WVU (1981- ) * Member in good standing of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM), Society for the Study of Reproduction (SSR), Society of Assisted Reproductive Technology (SART), Sigma Xi, Endometriosis Association, Society for Gynecologic Investigation (SGI), Audubon Society, College of Reproductive Biologists (AAB) and the American Association for the Advancement of Science * Chairman of the SSR clinical Liaison committee and member of the membership committee; Past member of the SART executive council and is a member SART Medical/Legal Committee of the SART Clinical Practice Committee. * Ad hoc reviewer for the journals: Biology of Reproduction, Life Sciences; Fertility and Sterility; Journal of Reproduction and Fertility, Asian Journal of Andrology,Theriogenology, Human Reproduction and American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology Biosketch: Dr. Michael Vernon, PhD, HCLD, ELD is a Professor and the Vice Chair of Research Obstetrics/Gynecology at West Virginia University. He is also a member of the WVU Center for Reproductive Medicine and the Co-Director of the In Vitro Fertilization lab (IVF). He was the Chair of the Department of Obstetrics/Gynecology at West Virginia University from 2007-2015. Dr. Vernon has been an Andrologist and Embryologist for over 30 years with an extensive background in Reproductive Physiology and IVF. He was part of the research team in the 1970’s at the Wisconsin Primate Center that successfully performed the first IVF in the rhesus monkey. He was the embryologist for the first babies born in Kentucky through IVF, GIFT, ZIFT, micromanipulation and embryo cryopreservation. He has published over 125 peer-reviewed papers, abstracts and book chapters, and has given plenary lectures to scientific societies in the US, Europe, Asia and South America. He has also co-authored an Amazon.com best selling lay book, ‘Endometriosis: A Key to Healing Through Nutrition’ by HarperCollins Books, 1999 and 2002. Dr. Vernon is an ad hoc member and past chair of NIH study sections and is an active member of several societies including the: American Society for Reproductive Medicine, (ASRM), Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology (SART), Society for Reproductive Investigation (SRI), Society of Reproductive Biologists and Technologists (SRBT), Society for the Study of Reproduction (SSR), American Association of Bioanalysts (AAB), American College of Embryologist (ACE) and the International Endometriosis Association (EA). He has been an active member of several society committees. He a member of the Executive Committee of SRBT; a member of the SRBT Legislative and Laboratory Practice Committee and a member of the ASRM Clinical Practice Committee, which is responsible for formulating acceptable IVF policies and practices in America.