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Jennifer Mersereau, M.D.

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Dr. Jennifer Mersereau was raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, attended college at Northwestern University, and received her M.D. from the University of Pittsburgh.  She completed a residency in OB/GYN and earned a masters degree in clinical investigation at Northwestern, and received fellowship training in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at the University of California at San Francisco.  After completing her training, she joined the faculty at Carolina in 2007.

Dr. Mersereau is Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Director of the Fertility Preservation Program at UNC.  She is board certified in both Obstetrics and Gynecology as well as in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility.  She has published many peer-reviewed research articles in the field, and has received numerous awards for her research. 
Dr. Mersereau has special interest and expertise in: infertility, in vitro fertilization (IVF), fertility preservation for patients with cancer, and hormone disorders.

Current Publications - Refereed Papers

  • Mersereau JE, Staub RE, Baggett S, Cohen I, Bjeldanes LF, Leitman DC. Identification of a Novel Class of Estrogen Receptor ? - Selective Compounds. Oral presentation at the American Society of Reproductive Medicine, Annual meeting, 2005. In-training Research Award Recipient. In press at Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology, November 2007.
  • Mersereau JE, Plunkett BA, Cedars MI. Preimplantation genetic screening in older women: A cost effectiveness analysis. Fertility and Sterility, in press July 2007.
  • Jackson JE, Evans ML, Moore D, Cedars MI. Reproductive Urinary Hormone Metabolites during the Perimenopause. Oral presentation at Pacific Coast Reproductive Society Annual Meeting 2005, Palm Springs, CA. Menopause Research Award Recipient. Menopause, in press August, 2007.
  • Mersereau JE, Pergament E, Zhang X, Milad MP. Preimplantation Genetic Screening to Improve IVF Pregnancy Rates: A Prospective Randomized Controlled Trial. Fertility and Sterility, in press August 2007.
  • Jackson JE, McLean T, Moro, J, Rosen M, Croughan M, Cedars MI. Celiac Disease is Not More Prevalent in Infertile Women Versus the General Population in the United States. Poster presentation at American Society of Reproductive Medicine, Annual meeting, 2006. Fertility and Sterility, available online July 26, 2007.
  • Jackson JE, Grobman W, Haney E, Casele H. Midtrimester Dilation and Evacuation Does Not Increase the Risk for Subsequent Pregnancy Complications. Poster presentation at the Society of Maternal Fetal Medicine Annual Meeting, 2005. International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics, 2007; 96(1): 12-15.
  • Menco, B.Ph.M, Jackson JE. Neuron-like cells on the apical surface of the developing rat olfactory epithelium. Neuroscience Letters 1997; 239:117-120.
  • Menco, B.Ph.M., Jackson JE. Cells resembling hair cells in developing rat olfactory and nasal respiratory epithelium. Tissue and Cell 1997; 29(6):707-713.
  • Menco, B.Ph.M., and Jackson JE. A banded topography in the developing rat's olfactory epithelial surfaces. Journal of Comparative Neurology 1997; 388:293-306.
  • Refereed unpublished oral presentations and/or abstracts
  • Jackson JE, Rosen M, Huddleston H, Shen S, Cedars MI. Oocyte Aging: Does Quantity Predict Quality? Oral Presentation at American Society of Reproductive Medicine, Annual meeting, 2006.
  • Jackson JE, Robert Schwartz, M.D. Relationship between body composition measures and functional ability measurements in geriatric women. Oral presentation at American Geriatric Society Annual Meeting. Seattle, Washington, 1998.
  • Menco, B.Ph.M. and Jackson JE. Topography of the rat's olfactory epithelial surfaces; scanning electron microscopic examinations (abstract). Chemical Senses 1997; 20:84-5.

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