Dr. Jennifer Knudtson, M.D., clinical assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology, has been named a CREST scholar for the 2018-19 Clinical Reproductive Scientist Research Training (CREST) Scholars Program.
Dr. Knudtson was one of only a select few reproductive endocrinology and infertility physicians in the country awarded the annual scholarship funded by American Society for Reproductive Medicine and the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
This training program is offered by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), the Clinical Researching Training Program at Duke University (CRTP), and the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, and it meets an existing need for formalized academic training in the quantitative and methodological principles of clinical research in reproductive medicine.
Designed specifically for physicians in private or academic clinical practice in reproductive medicine, this innovative program engages the practicing physician in clinical research while allowing the individual to maintain an active role in clinical practice. Participants in the program, CREST scholars, receive didactic online training from CRTP, attend one intensive weekend seminar at the NIH and CREST seminars at the annual meeting at ASRM. Successful participants in the program receive a Certificate in Clinical Research from the CRTP at Duke University.