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Teresa K. Woodruff, Ph.D.

AIMBE College of Fellows Class of 2017
For her outstanding contributions to ovarian biology and championship of policies that reduce gender disparity in clinical research.

Teresa Woodruff Named to National Academy of Inventors

Via Northwestern University | December 12, 2017

Woodruff is the Thomas J. Watkins Memorial Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology in the Feinberg School of Medicine, professor of biomedical engineering in the McCormick School of Engineering, and dean of The Graduate School. She founded and directs the Women’s Health Research Institute and is director of the Center for Reproductive Science. An expert on ovarian biology and reproductive science, she is an internationally recognized leader in fertility research.

Woodruff coined the term “oncofertility” and invented clinical practice management strategies that merged two fields: oncology and fertility. Oncofertility is now a recognized field of medicine and provides reproductive options for young cancer patients around the globe. She has 11 issued patents related to her reproductive research, including for a novel method to connect reproductive tissues in a microfluidic device and a method to increase the fertilization potential of cells in the ovary.

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Teresa Woodruff named dean of The Graduate School

Via Northwestern University | August 18, 2017

Also assuming role of associate provost for graduate education, effective Sept. 1

EVANSTON – Teresa K. Woodruff, the Thomas J. Watkins Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology and director of the Women’s Health Research Institute at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, has been named dean of The Graduate School and associate provost for graduate education at Northwestern, effective Sept. 1.

An internationally recognized expert in ovarian biology, Woodruff is an alumna of Northwestern and of The Graduate School (TGS), and she has spent 32 years as a member of the Northwestern community in various roles. She succeeds former dean Dwight McBride, who left the University this summer to join Emory University as provost.

“This is an amazing opportunity, and I am deeply committed to the mentorship and training of the next generation of scholars,” Woodruff said. “I have firsthand experience with the life of a graduate student at our institution and the opportunities our students have during their training and their career afterward… Continue reading.

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Teresa K. Woodruff, Ph.D. To be Inducted into Medical and Biological Engineering Elite

Via AIMBE | March 7, 2017

WASHINGTON, D.C.— The American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) has announced the pending induction of Teresa K. Woodruff, Ph.D., The Thomas J. Watkins Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Vice Chair of Research (OB/GYN), Chief of the Division of Reproductive Science in Medicine, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Northwestern University, to its College of Fellows. Dr. Woodruff was nominated, reviewed, and elected by peers and members of the College of Fellows For her outstanding contributions to ovarian biology and championship of policies that reduce gender disparity in clinical research..

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