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Birthday Party

On September 11, 2016, we celebrated another successful year for the SIU Fertility and IVF Center by hosting a "birthday" party at Erin's Pavilion. This reunion brings together families that have been helped by our services, allowing them and IVF staff to stay connected.

September 2016

Medical professionals meet to help residents “fight the bite” Click here to learn more about the Zika virus as reported on WAND.

WICS/Fox Illinois: St. John’s hosts seminar on the Zika virus in Illinois. View on WICS and Fox Illinois

Seminar on Zika virus risks announced in the Springfield Journal-Register

August, 2015

You're invited!

SIU Fertility & IVF Center's 5th Annual Birthday Party. Click here or on the image to the left for more information.

Click here to read the press release.

April, 2014

National Infertility Awareness week is April 20-26, 2014. Please join Ob/Gyn at the following events to celebrate the 25th anniversary of National Infertility Awareness week and also the FIFTH anniversary of the Fertility and IVF Center here at SIU:

Friday, April 18: Grand Rounds presentation by Santiago Munne, Ph.D., "Genetic Diagnosis of Embryos and Screening of Couples to Treat Infertility" to be held at 8:30 a.m. in conference room 3690 of the SCLF Building at 825 N Rutledge Street and video conferenced to the LSII Building, room 244, in Carbondale. Dr. Munne is the president and scientific director at Reprogenetics, and is a pioneer in preimplantation diagnosis of human embryos.

Monday, April 21: Reception for past and future patients from 5-6 pm at the Simmons Cancer Institute. Following the reception, there will be a presentation by Stacy Skrysak, a local news anchor, patient advocate, and social media blogger, and her family, on their journey through infertility, pregnancy, and the realization of their family dream. Also speaking will be Erin Paris, registered dietitian and certified diabetic educator, as the Facilitator for the infertility patient support group at Westside Christian Church.

Tuesday, April 22 - Friday, April 25: Come by the Fertility and IVF Center lobby area in the 751 North Rutledge Clinic Building, Lower Level, to gather information regarding emerging technologies and diagnostic tools in the treatment of infertility. Displays and information will change daily.

Dr Loret de Mola was named Chair of the Reproduction, Andrology and Gynecology Study Section of the National Institutes of Health for 2014-16.

March, 2014
Our 2012 pregnancy rates are now available on-line! You can look them up at or alternatively go to then click on IVF success rates, then Illinois, then SIU Fertility and IVF in Springfield. We are very proud and honored to have been able to help so many families in Central and Southern Illinois achieve their dream of having a family and being the only SART Member fertility center in Central and Southern Illinois!

February, 2014
Dr. Loret de Mola was interviewed by News Channel 20 about the FDA's consideration of the "Three-Person Fertility Method". View

Twenty-three faculty physicians at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, including Dr. Loret de Mola were included in Best Doctors® in America 2014 database. Best Doctors includes more than 45,000 U.S. physicians, chosen by peer review and representing the top five percent of physicians in more than 40 medical specialties. Read

September, 2013
The SIU Fertility and IVF Center’s Third Annual birthday celebration was held at Erin’s Pavilion at Southwind Park.  Over 100 families participated at the event; it was great to see all of our babies growing up!

April, 2013
The Fertility and IVF Center was awarded continuous membership in SART as a member in good standing, and the Embryology Lab in the Center received accreditation from the College of American Pathologists.

Take a look at Dr. Loret de Mola's interview on Infertility that aired on WGBZ and was also featured in the Alton Daily News here.

March, 2013
The State Journal Register recently wrote a piece on the accredidation of the Fertility and IVF Center. You can read the article here.

Listen to our recent radio piece that aired on WTAX here.

Dr. Loret de Mola and Dr. Casey Younkin have been named 2013 Best Doctors. You can see the official press release here.

November, 2012
Check out SIU Fertility & IVF center's special on obesity and infertility that aired November 16th on news channel 20.

October, 2012
The SIU Fertility & IVF Center's 2nd annual birthday party was a great success! We would like to thank all the families and friends for coming out and celebrating with us at the Panther Creek Country Club. We look forward to seeing all of you next year. Be sure and check out News Channel 20's coverage of the event by clicking here

To see all of the pictures from the birthday celebration click here