Special Reproductive Biomedicine Chair at the University Miguel Hernández (UMH), ascribed to the Department of Histology and Anatomy, located in the HLA Vistahermosa Reproduction Unit clinic.
The special chairs of universities are established under the University Act as specific structures that act as research and education support. In this case the chair has been created after three years of teaching and research collaboration between the public University Miguel Hernández of Elche and the HLA Vistahermosa clinic through the HLA Vistahermosa Reproduction Unit.
The general objectives of the chair are:
- Promote knowledge on the field of reproductive biomedicine.
- Facilitate training in reproductive biomedicine to health sciences undergraduate and postgraduate students, especially from the University Miguel Hernández.
- Bring closer to people knowledges on reproductive health and related fields through the interaction between the University Miguel Hernández, the HLA Vistahermosa clinic and the HLA Vistahermosa Reproduction Unit.
To achieve such objectives, the chair keeps the following lines of action:
- Research projects in the field of reproductive biomedicine.
- Training activities related with assisted reproduction and related areas.
- Organisation of seminars, conferences and other outreach activities related with the assisted reproduction and related areas.
The chair Director is Dr. José Jesús López Gálvez, Director of the HLA Vistahermosa Reproduction Unit; and the Academic Director is Professor Joaquín Rueda, Professor at the Faculty of Medicine and Director of the HLA Vistahermosa Genetics Unit.
The Advisory Council is chaired by the Vice-chancellor of Research and Innovation of the UMH.
There are currently 27 specialists members of the chair; professors of the UHM, personnel from the UR HLA Vistahermosa, from hospital centres (Ramón y Cajal, 12 de Octubre and Gregorio Marañón University Hospitals), of assisted reproduction in Madrid and Asturias. There are two secondary venues of the chair, one is the Tambre clinic, in Madrid; and the other CEFIVA, in Oviedo.