Program for Researchers in Obstetrics Gynecology and REproductive ScienceS


SASGOG aims to establish a Research Course (PROGRESS) for early career faculty and fellows. SASGOG along with an interdisciplinary Steering Committee will develop the course to provide the foundation necessary for successful research careers in academic medicine.

The Course
Modeled on the Exxcellence Course taught by David A. Grimes, MD and Kenneth Schulz PhD MBA, the course will enable specialists and subspecialists with the expertise and the network needed to promote their research careers. The course, led by Jeffrey Peipert, MD, PhD, will include advanced educational curricular design and enhance what was a superb course while retaining the important network-development component. The inaugural course will be held in October 2022 with twice annual courses thereafter.

What Others are Saying…
Tony Ogburn, MD, President of SASGOG and Professor and Founding Chair of Ob/Gyn at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley says, “I often hear David Grimes voice in the back of my head. I hope we can provide the same type of rubric for today’s academic specialist faculty and subspecialty fellows who participate in the PROGRESS course.”  Amy Young, MD, Immediate Past President of SASGOG and Chief Clinical Officer of UT Health Austin says, “The Berlex course gave me the confidence to more critically assess the literature and to create my own trials.”

Contributing to the Course
Grimes & Schulz Lectureship Series

We are seeking $25,000 primarily from former attendees of the Berlex/ Exxcellence Research Course to fund “the Grimes and Schultz Lectureship Series”. The suggested donation of $1000 to the Lectureship Series will fund a lecture to honor Grimes and Schultz for 5 years.

Individual Founding Donor

Individual Founding Donor – 5 Contribution Levels. Individual Founding Donors will be listed in Course Materials and on the PROGRESS website for their contribution the launch of the course.

  • Platinum ($5000+)
  • Gold ($2500)
  • Silver ($1000)
  • Bronze ($500)
  • Contributor (any amount!)

Supporting education and scholarship, while fostering excellence in research.