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The Endometriosis Foundation of America strives to increase disease recognition, provide advocacy, facilitate expert surgical training, and fund landmark endometriosis research. Engaged in a robust campaign to inform both the medical community and the public, the EFA places particular emphasis on the critical importance of early diagnosis and effective intervention while simultaneously providing education to the next generation of medical professionals and their patients.

Innovative approach to quantify exposure to endocrine disrupting chemicals in relation to endometriosis risk and staging: adipose to serum ratio

Innovative approach to quantify exposure to endocrine disrupting chemicals in relation to endometriosis risk and staging: adipose to serum ratio

Principal Investigator: Anna Z. Pollack, Assistant Professor, Department of Global and Community Health, College of Health and Human Services, George Mason University Key Personnel Germaine M. Buck Louis, PhD, MS Summary Project Narrative Evidence…

The role of the estrogen-regulated gene GREB1 in endometriosis

The role of the estrogen-regulated gene GREB1 in endometriosis

Principal Investigator: Anna Z. Pollack, PhD, MPH Key Personnel Germaine M. Buck Louis, PhD Andrea Carmichael, BS

A single cell discovery project to compare mouse models of endometriosis and shed light on different theories for the etiology of endometriosis

A single cell discovery project to compare mouse models of endometriosis and shed light on different theories for the etiology of endometriosis

Principal Investigator: Dr. Erin Greaves, MRC Career Development Research Fellow MRC Centre for Reproductive Health University Of EdinburghQueen’s Medical Research Institute    

Exploring the effect of DEHP on endometriosis and and the immune system in a mouse model of endometriosis

Exploring the effect of DEHP on endometriosis and and the immune system in a mouse model of endometriosis

Principal Investigator:   Katherine A. Burns, Ph.D. Assistant Professor Department of Environmental Health University of Cincinnati College of Medicine   Kettering Lab Complex   Key Personnel Rebecca Jones Summary What is DEHP?…

Estrogen Receptors α and β influence attachment of endometrial cells to peritoneal mesothelial cells

Estrogen Receptors α and β influence attachment of endometrial cells to peritoneal mesothelial cells

Principal Investigator: Jennifer Knudtson, MD Previous Award Period: March 1, 2017- February 28, 2018 Key Personnel Fellow: Jessica McLaughlin, MDResearch assistants: Marlen Tellez Santos, Peter Binkley Summary In the past year, we have found…

Utilizing the microbiome to diagnose endometriosis (renewal grant)

Utilizing the microbiome to diagnose endometriosis (renewal grant)

Principal Investigator: Dr. Erin Greaves, Principal Investigator and MRC Career Development Award Fellow MRC Centre for Reproductive Health Queens Medical Research Institute Key Personnel Dr. Ashley Dorning, Ph.D Dr. Chloe Hogg Summary The…

Gene mutation pattern in endometriosis & its relations with non-neoplastic endometrium and adenomyosis

Gene mutation pattern in endometriosis & its relations with non-neoplastic endometrium and adenomyosis

Principal Investigator: Dr. Ayse AYHAN, MD, PhD. (Hamamatsu Univ, Hiroshima Univ and JH Univ Sch.Med) Key Personnel Dr.Ie-Ming SHIH, MD, Ph.D. Dr. Tian-Li WANG, Molecular Genetics Laboratory of Female Reproductive Cancer Johns Hopkins…

Endometriosis and Cardiometabolic Health Across the Life Course

Endometriosis and Cardiometabolic Health Across the Life Course

Principal Investigator: Dr. Leslie V. Farland, ScD Key Personnel Stacey A. Missmer, ScD, Co-Investigator Summary Endometriosis is a painful and debilitating gynecologic condition defined by the presence of endometrial-like tissue outside the…

Pesticide Residue intake from fruit and vegetable consumption and risk of laparoscopically-confirmed endometriosis

Pesticide Residue intake from fruit and vegetable consumption and risk of laparoscopically-confirmed endometriosis

Principal Investigator: Dr. Holly R. Harris, ScD, MPH Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center Key Personnel David Doody, MS in Epidemiology, Statistician. Stacey A. Missmer, ScD, Collaborator. Jorge E. Chavarro, M.D., Sc.D. Collaborator.  …

Endometriosis/endometrioma, Inflammation, Environment, and Progression to Cancer

Endometriosis/endometrioma, Inflammation, Environment, and Progression to Cancer

Principal Investigator: Dr. YuYu, Ph.D. Senior Research Fellow, Curtin University Australia Key Personnel Dr. Ayse Ayhan, MD.PhD. (Hamamatsu Univ, Hiroshima Univ and JH Univ Sch. Med) Dr. Yohan Suryo Rahmanto, Ph.D. Johns Hopkins Univ Sch Medicine…

Help Us Celebrate: EndoFound’s ENPOWR Project Turns 5!

Help Us Celebrate: EndoFound’s ENPOWR Project Turns 5!

This fall, The Endometriosis Foundation of America's ENPOWR Program will mark its 5th birthday with a very special fundraiser. The goal? Raise $50,000 from our supporters, with all proceeds going towards the creation of a video version of our…

Blossom Monthly Newsletter - August 2018

Blossom Monthly Newsletter - August 2018

Ebony N. Johnson  Baltimore, MD "Endo In Wildflowers" Photography, 2018 Artist and Bodypainter: Lauresepaintz   "Wildflowers grow everywhere, and there are so many of us endo women, you just never know when you'll meet one," Ebony…

Stand with EndoFound

Stand with EndoFound

Ready to bring endometriosis awareness to your hometown? Throw your own event with EndoFound! The Endometriosis Foundation of America has teamed up with Everyday Hero to create a fully customized fundraising and events platform for our supporters…

Blossom Monthly Newsletter - July 2018

Blossom Monthly Newsletter - July 2018

Laura Casey Rumford, ME "Mom's Hike" Photography, 2017   "In October of 2016, I found out that I had Stage IV Endometriosis and I underwent a radical hysterectomy less than two weeks later. Two months later, my mom died. My pain therapy…

Sign The #LetsTalkPeriod Petition

Sign The #LetsTalkPeriod Petition

UPDATE: Although the New York State Legislative Session ended on June 20, you can still sign the #LetsTalkPeriod petition and let lawmakers know that endometriosis should be a necessary part of education in New York state.  Sign This…

From Code to Cure: Phendo App Creator Noemie Elhadad

From Code to Cure: Phendo App Creator Noemie Elhadad

This story originally appeared in Columbia Magazine A woman who complains to her doctor about extreme menstrual pain is likely to be told, It’s a normal part of being a woman, so tough it out. And yet, too often, the pain is…

Blossom Monthly Newsletter - May 2018

Blossom Monthly Newsletter - May 2018

Hunter Cole  Chicago, IL “Endometriosis Almost Killed Me" Mixed Media, 2015   What does endometriosis pain look like? Artist Hunter Cole shows us the answer with her unforgettable artwork. The vivid piece "combines photographs…

Endometriosis Stages: <br />Understanding the Different Stages of Endometriosis

Endometriosis Stages:
Understanding the Different Stages of Endometriosis

What are the different stages of endometriosis? Endometriosis can be classified into four stages. The American Society of Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) bases these stages on the lesions themselves, particularly the number of endometrial implants…

Other Proposed Causes for Endometriosis

Other Proposed Causes for Endometriosis

Are there additional believed causes of endometriosis? As there is still so much more knowledge and research needed to be done before endometriosis can fully be understood, scientists have put forth a number of theories explaining its believed…

Mulleriosis & Embryonic Origin

Mulleriosis & Embryonic Origin

What is Mulleriosis? The theory of mulleriosis proposes that the cause of endometriosis lies in developmental abnormalities in the female reproductive system. It proposes that endometriosis occurs due to abnormal differentiation or migration…

Genetics of Endometriosis

Genetics of Endometriosis

What is the role of genetics in endometriosis? Whether it is believed to be the sole component or a contributing factor, many scientists agree that there is a genetic component to the cause of endometriosis. Studies have attempted to define…

Stem Cell Theory of Endometriosis

Stem Cell Theory of Endometriosis

What are stem cells? Stem cells are a highly discussed topic in the scientific community. They can be thought of as cells that have yet to be assigned a specific function and type. They are undifferentiated cells that have the capability to…

Sampson’s Theory of Retrograde Menstruation

Sampson’s Theory of Retrograde Menstruation

What is Sampson's theory of retrograde menstruation? There are many hypotheses examining the origins of endometriosis, but perhaps the oldest is Sampson’s theory of retrograde menstruation. This term is defined as the backward flow of…

Medical Conference - Harry Reich

Medical Conference - Harry Reich

Endometriosis Foundation America:   Medical Conference – 2010I have the privilege of introducing Dr. Harry Reich, who is well known to anyone who has studied endometriosis or has been involved in laparoscopic surgery. He is…

Endometriosis...In The Lung? EndoFound Co-Founder Dr. Tamer Seckin's Latest Case is a Must-Read

Endometriosis...In The Lung? EndoFound Co-Founder Dr. Tamer Seckin's Latest Case is a Must-Read

What happens when a perfectly healthy woman suffers multiple episodes of pneumothorax, or, lung collapse? A medical mystery quickly unravels and leading endometriosis excision specialist and EndoFound Co-Founder Dr. Tamer Seckin is called in…

Blossom Monthly Newsletter - April 2018

Blossom Monthly Newsletter - April 2018

Lisa Fazio  Mineola, NY  “The Warrior Within"   Lisa Fazio sent in this breathtaking rendition of this fun photoshoot. What does Fazio want women to think of when they see her artwork? "To be brave. To be courageous and…

Patient Awareness Day 2018: Tamer Seckin, M.D.

Patient Awareness Day 2018: Tamer Seckin, M.D.

PATIENT AWARENESS DAY 2018: LIVING YOUR BEST LIFE WITH ENDO Sunday, March 18, 2018, (8am-5pm) Einhorn Auditorium (131 E76th st)  at Lenox Hill Hospital, NYC Tamer Seckin, M.D. Where are we now with endometriosis? - Oh my God, what…

Patient Awareness Day 2018: Abby Norman

Patient Awareness Day 2018: Abby Norman

PATIENT AWARENESS DAY 2018: LIVING YOUR BEST LIFE WITH ENDO Sunday, March 18, 2018, (8am-5pm) Einhorn Auditorium (131 E76th st)  at Lenox Hill Hospital, NYC A “Hystery” of Endometriosis through Review of Historical…

Patient Awareness Day 2018: Seth Berger, M.D./M.B.A

Patient Awareness Day 2018: Seth Berger, M.D./M.B.A

PATIENT AWARENESS DAY 2018: LIVING YOUR BEST LIFE WITH ENDO Sunday, March 18, 2018, (8am-5pm) Einhorn Auditorium (131 E76th st)  at Lenox Hill Hospital, NYC Endometriosis through a Biopsychosocial Lens Seth Berger, M.D./M.B.A…

Patient Awareness Day 2018: Arnold Wilson, Ph.D.

Patient Awareness Day 2018: Arnold Wilson, Ph.D.

PATIENT AWARENESS DAY 2018: LIVING YOUR BEST LIFE WITH ENDO Sunday, March 18, 2018, (8am-5pm) Einhorn Auditorium (131 E76th st)  at Lenox Hill Hospital, NYC Panic and Endometrial Pain Syndrome Arnold Wilson, Ph.D. - Thank you…

Patient Awareness Day 2018: Carli Blau, LMSW, MEd., MA., Ph.D. Candidate

Patient Awareness Day 2018: Carli Blau, LMSW, MEd., MA., Ph.D. Candidate

PATIENT AWARENESS DAY 2018: LIVING YOUR BEST LIFE WITH ENDO Sunday, March 18, 2018, (8am-5pm) Einhorn Auditorium (131 E76th st)  at Lenox Hill Hospital, NYC Endometriosis and Sexual Functioning Carli Blau, LMSW, MEd., MA., Ph.D.…

Patient Awareness Day 2018: Meghan Cleary

Patient Awareness Day 2018: Meghan Cleary

PATIENT AWARENESS DAY 2018: LIVING YOUR BEST LIFE WITH ENDO Sunday, March 18, 2018, (8am-5pm) Einhorn Auditorium (131 E76th st)  at Lenox Hill Hospital, NYC How Clinical Gender Bias Prevents Diagnosis and Treatment Meghan Cleary…

Patient Awareness Day 2018: Harry Reich, M.D.

Patient Awareness Day 2018: Harry Reich, M.D.

PATIENT AWARENESS DAY 2018:  LIVING YOUR BEST LIFE WITH ENDO Sunday, March 18, 2018, (8am-5pm) Einhorn Auditorium (131 E76th st)  at Lenox Hill Hospital, NYC Why and how can ACOG help? From a Historical Perspective to the Future…

Patient Awareness Day 2018: Courtney Harris

Patient Awareness Day 2018: Courtney Harris

PATIENT AWARENESS DAY 2018:  LIVING YOUR BEST LIFE WITH ENDO Sunday, March 18, 2018, (8am-5pm) Einhorn Auditorium (131 E76th st)  at Lenox Hill Hospital, NYC How do adolescent girls and boys perceive symptoms suggestive of endometriosis…

ENPOWR Award Recipient: Stephanie Satchell Morris

ENPOWR Award Recipient: Stephanie Satchell Morris

PATIENT AWARENESS DAY 2018:  LIVING YOUR BEST LIFE WITH ENDO Sunday, March 18, 2018, (8am-5pm) Einhorn Auditorium (131 E76th st)  at Lenox Hill Hospital, NYC Award Recipient: Stephanie Satchell Morris   - Thank you all for…

Patient Awareness Day 2018: Jessica Murnane

Patient Awareness Day 2018: Jessica Murnane

PATIENT AWARENESS DAY 2018:  LIVING YOUR BEST LIFE WITH ENDO Sunday, March 18, 2018, (8am-5pm) Einhorn Auditorium (131 E76th st)  at Lenox Hill Hospital, NYC Eating for Endometriosis Jessica Murnane - Hi. So I want to say that…

Patient Awareness Day 2018: Tomer Singer, M.D.

Patient Awareness Day 2018: Tomer Singer, M.D.

PATIENT AWARENESS DAY 2018:  LIVING YOUR BEST LIFE WITH ENDO Sunday, March 18, 2018, (8am-5pm) Einhorn Auditorium (131 E76th st)  at Lenox Hill Hospital, NYC Fertility workup and preservation in patients struggling with endometriosis …

Patient Awareness Day 2018: Mary Sabo, L.Ac, DACM

Patient Awareness Day 2018: Mary Sabo, L.Ac, DACM

PATIENT AWARENESS DAY 2018:  LIVING YOUR BEST LIFE WITH ENDO Sunday, March 18, 2018, (8am-5pm) Einhorn Auditorium (131 E76th st)  at Lenox Hill Hospital, NYC Enhancing Fertility with Chinese Medicine in Women with Endometriosis…

Patient Awareness Day 2018: Allyson Shrikhande, M.D.

Patient Awareness Day 2018: Allyson Shrikhande, M.D.

PATIENT AWARENESS DAY 2018:  LIVING YOUR BEST LIFE WITH ENDO Sunday, March 18, 2018, (8am-5pm) Einhorn Auditorium (131 E76th st)  at Lenox Hill Hospital, NYC Uncovering the Black Box of Pelvic Pain: Understanding the Role of…

Patient Awareness Day 2018: Amy Stein, DPT, BCB-PMD

Patient Awareness Day 2018: Amy Stein, DPT, BCB-PMD

PATIENT AWARENESS DAY 2018: LIVING YOUR BEST LIFE WITH ENDO Sunday, March 18, 2018, (8am-5pm) Einhorn Auditorium (131 E76th st)  at Lenox Hill Hospital, NYC What is Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy: Self-Help Tips and A Guide to…

Patient Awareness Day 2018: Gerard DeGregoris, M.D.

Patient Awareness Day 2018: Gerard DeGregoris, M.D.

PATIENT AWARENESS DAY 2018: LIVING YOUR BEST LIFE WITH ENDO Sunday, March 18, 2018, (8am-5pm) Einhorn Auditorium (131 E76th st)  at Lenox Hill Hospital, NYC Spinal Interventions for Pelvic Pain Gerard DeGregoris, M.D. - Thank…

Patient Awareness Day 2018: Brandilee Coon

Patient Awareness Day 2018: Brandilee Coon

PATIENT AWARENESS DAY 2018: LIVING YOUR BEST LIFE WITH ENDO Sunday, March 18, 2018, (8am-5pm) Einhorn Auditorium (131 E76th st)  at Lenox Hill Hospital, NYC Endo Warrior One: Finding your inner warrior through yoga to battle…

Patient Awareness Day 2018: Juliana Ansari, Ph.D.

Patient Awareness Day 2018: Juliana Ansari, Ph.D.

PATIENT AWARENESS DAY 2018: LIVING YOUR BEST LIFE WITH ENDO Sunday, March 18, 2018, (8am-5pm) Einhorn Auditorium (131 E76th st)  at Lenox Hill Hospital, NYC DotLab: The first non-invasive test for aiding in the diagnosis of endometriosis…

Patient Awareness Day 2018: Noemie Elhadad, Ph.D.

Patient Awareness Day 2018: Noemie Elhadad, Ph.D.

PATIENT AWARENESS DAY 2018:  LIVING YOUR BEST LIFE WITH ENDO Sunday, March 18, 2018, (8am-5pm) Einhorn Auditorium (131 E76th st)  at Lenox Hill Hospital, NYC The Citizen Endo Project: Phendo Update Noemie Elhadad, Ph.D. - Hi…

Patient Awareness Day 2018: Piraye Beim, Ph.D.

Patient Awareness Day 2018: Piraye Beim, Ph.D.

PATIENT AWARENESS DAY 2018: LIVING YOUR BEST LIFE WITH ENDO Sunday, March 18, 2018, (8am-5pm) Einhorn Auditorium (131 E76th st)  at Lenox Hill Hospital, NYC Approaches to diagnosing, curing, and preventing endometriosis in the…

2018 TCS New York City Marathon

2018 TCS New York City Marathon

The Endometriosis Foundation of America is proud to announceour participation in the TCS NYC 2018 Marathon Our 2018 TCS NYC team has been FILLED! We are no longer accepting applications for this race. We will be announcing new Rock 'n' Roll…