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STATEMENT BY BARBARA COLLURA
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, RESOLVE: THE NATIONAL INFERTILITY ASSOCIATION
October 4, 2010
“RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association congratulates Robert Edwards for winning the 2010 Nobel Prize in Medicine. Professor Edwards started working on in-vitro fertilization in the 1950’s and on July 25, 1978, the first test tube baby, Louise Brown, was born in Britain. This advancement in medicine has helped millions of women and men battling the disease of infertility become parents. RESOLVE thanks Professor Edwards for his tenacity and rigor, and those of his colleagues, in the face of difficult obstacles in reaching their goal of helping infertile couples have children.
RESOLVE is so pleased that Professor Edwards won this award on the heels of RESOLVE honoring Dr. Howard W. Jones, The Jones Institute for Reproductive Medicine, who performed the first IVF pregnancy success in the United States. Dr. Jones was honored with RESOLVE’s most prestigious award on September 28, 2010.
Though much work still needs to be done to increase awareness about infertility, RESOLVE is thrilled that the scientific community honored Professor Edwards today.”