The Fertility Institute of the Mid-South was founded 1982 and dissolved in 2010.
The 501 (c) 3 foundation sponsored research and education in endometriosis, fertility, reproductive endocrinology and reproductive surgery.
Research was funded at the Harlow Primate Center in Wisconsin, the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, the University of Florida, Vanderbilt University, Dartmouth University and Yale University. Sponsored publications included:
Rier SE, Martin DC, Bowman RE, Dmowski WP, Becker JL. Endometriosis in rhesus monkeys (Macaca mulatta) following chronic exposure to 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin. Fundam Appl Toxicol. 1993 Nov;21(4):433-41. doi: 10.1006/faat.1993.1119. PMID: 8253297.
Rier SE, Martin DC, Bowman RE, Becker JL. Immunoresponsiveness in endometriosis: implications of estrogenic toxicants. Environ Health Perspect. 1995 Oct;103 Suppl 7(Suppl 7):151-6. doi: 10.1289/ehp.95103s7151. PMID: 8593863; PMCID: PMC1518890.
Updated October 8, 2020