Dr. Paul Turek Appointed to NIH Advisory Board

San Francisco – April 1, 2009. Paul Turek, MD, former professor and endowed chair at the University of California San Francisco and founder of The Turek Clinic, has accepted an invitation to serve on the Cooperative Reproductive Network Advisory Board of the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), one of the National Institutes of Health.

“I am humbled and honored to be invited to join this prestigious advisory board,” said Dr. Turek, a men’s reproductive health expert.

The Advisory Board is an external independent group that provides advice to the Steering Committee and the NICHD on the scientific merit, feasibility and the public health impact of proposed studies. Board members may also suggest reproductive medicine topics to be studied by the network.

About Paul Turek, MD

Paul Turek, MD is founder of The Turek Clinic and a former professor and endowed chair at the University of California San Francisco. As a men’s reproductive health expert, he has pioneered innovative techniques for treating male infertility, including FNA Sperm Mapping. In addition to his appointment to the Cooperative Reproductive Network Advisory Board, Dr. Turek sits on the Advisory Board for the Men’s Health Network, Fertile Hope and is on the Board of Directors of the Society of Male Reproduction and Urology. He is also President Elect of the American Society of Andrology and President of the Northern California Urology Society and is an Editorial Board member of several journals including Systems Biology in Reproductive Medicine, the International Journal of Men’s Health and the International Brazilian Journal of Urology.

A complete biography of Dr. Turek is available on Wikipedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_J._Turek.

About The Turek Clinic

The Turek Clinic is a next-generation men’s healthcare medical practice specializing in issues facing reproductive age men, including male infertilityerectile dysfunctionvasectomyvasectomy reversalvaricocele repair, and other minimally invasive procedures. The practice was founded in 2008 by Dr. Paul Turek, a pioneer in men’s reproductive health and former endowed chair professor at the University of California San Francisco. Dr. Turek’s work combines innovative and cutting edge techniques with the wisdom of old-world medicine to treat and solve men’s health issues.

About The Eunice Kennedy Shriver Institute for Child Health and Disease

The Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) sponsors research on development before and after birth; maternal, child and family health; reproductive biology and population issues; and medical rehabilitation. For more information, visit the Institute’s Web site at www.nichd.nih.gov.

About The National Institutes of Health (NIH)

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) – The Nation’s Medical Research Agency – includes 27 Institutes and Centers and is a component of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. It is the primary federal agency for conducting and supporting basic, clinical and translational medical research, and it investigates the causes, treatments and cures for both common and rare diseases. For more information about NIH and its programs, visit www.nih.gov.