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Valerie Flores

Valerie Flores, MD

Yale School of Medicine (USA)

Dr. Flores is Assistant Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences at the Yale School of Medicine, and a Reproductive Scientist Development Program (RSDP) Scholar. Dr. Flores received her undergraduate training at the University of Southern California and received her medical degree from the Yale School of Medicine. She completed her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Brown University/Women and Infants Hospital before returning to Yale to complete her fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility.

During her fellowship, Dr. Flores was accepted into the RSDP Scholars program, a National Institute of Health (NIH)- funded physician-scientist development program aimed at fostering the growth of young obstetrician-gynecologists committed to academic investigative careers in fundamental biomedical science. Her research is focused on determining the molecular mechanisms involved in the pathophysiology of endometriosis, in order to develop novel therapies aimed at treating this debilitating disease.

Dr. Flores is the recipient of several research awards, including the Society of Reproductive Investigation (SRI)/Bayer Discovery Grant, the Bennack-Polan Foundation Grant, and the Prelude Fertility Travel Grant; she has published peer-reviewed articles in leading scientific journals.