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Amy Sparks

Director, Reproductive Testing & In Vitro Fert Lab,  Obstetrics & Gynecology

Contact Information

Phone: +1 319 384 8349
Email: amy-sparks@uiowa.edu
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Education

BS, Animal Science, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
MS, Animal Science (Dairy Science), Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA
PhD, Animal Science (Reproductive Physiology), Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA

Appointments

Primary: Obstetrics & Gynecology

Centers and Program Affiliations


Research Interests


MeSH Terms from Publications

Fertilization in Vitro, Embryo Transfer, Pregnancy, Spermatozoa, Infertility, Male, Female, Humans, Reproductive Techniques, Infertility, Female, Male, Cryopreservation, Suction, Microinjections, Diethylhexyl Phthalate, Zona Pellucida, Vasovasostomy, Insemination, Artificial, Homologous, Culture Techniques, Adult, Infertility, Epididymis, Semen, Pregnancy Rate, Cost-Benefit Analysis, Microsurgery

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Recent Publications


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  1. Kresowik, J, Sparks, A, Van Voorhis, B. CLINICAL PREDICTORS OF HUMAN EMBRYO IMPLANTATION AND PREGNANCY OUTCOME IN MANDATORY SINGLE EMBRYO TRANSFER (MSET) PROGRAM. FERTILITY AND STERILITY 96(3):S189-S189, SEP 2011.
  2. Mendiola, J, Jørgensen, N, Andersson, A, Calafat, A M, Silva, M J, Redmon, J B, Sparks, A, Drobnis, E Z, Wang, C, Liu, F, Swan, S H. Associations between urinary metabolites of di(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate and reproductive hormones in fertile men. Int J Androl 34(4):369-78, 2011. [PubMed]
  3. Mains, L, Zimmerman, M, Blaine, J, Stegmann, B, Sparks, A, Ansley, T, Van Voorhis, B. Achievement test performance in children conceived by IVF. Hum Reprod 25(10):2605-11, 2010. [PubMed]
  4. Eppsteiner, EE, Stegmann, B, Van Voorhis, BJ, Blaine, J, Sparks, A. VARIATIONS IN GESTATIONAL AGE AT DELIVERY AND BIRTH WEIGHT IN INFANTS BORN AFTER ASSISTED REPRODUCTIVE TECHNOLOGIES BASED ON MATERNAL INFERTILITY DIAGNOSES.. FERTILITY AND STERILITY 94(4):S260-S260, SEP 2010.
  5. Van Voorhis, BJ, Thomas, M, Surrey, ES, Sparks, A. What do consistently high-performing in vitro fertilization programs in the US do?. FERTILITY AND STERILITY 94(4):1346-1349, SEP 2010.
  6. Swan, S H, Liu, F, Hines, M, Kruse, R L, Wang, C, Redmon, J B, Sparks, A, Weiss, B. Prenatal phthalate exposure and reduced masculine play in boys. Int J Androl 33(2):259-69, 2010. [PubMed]
  7. Mains, L, Ryan, G, Sparks, A, Van Voorhis, B. Sextuplets: An unusual complication of single embryo transfer. FERTILITY AND STERILITY 91(3):-, MAR 2009.
  8. Feng, H L, Han, Y B, Sparks, A, Sandlow, J I. Characterization of human sperm antigens reacting with anti-sperm antibodies from an infertile female patient's serum. J Androl 29(4):440-8, 0. [PubMed]
  9. Stahl, BC, Patil, SR, Syrop, CH, Sparks, AET, Wald, M. Supernumerary minute ring chromosome 14 in a man with primary infertility and left varicocele. FERTILITY AND STERILITY 87(5):-, MAY 2007.
  10. Dokras, A, Baredziak, L, Blaine, J, Syrop, C, VanVoorhis, BJ, Sparks, A. Obstetric outcomes after in vitro fertilization in obese and morbidly obese women. OBSTETRICS AND GYNECOLOGY 108(1):61-69, JUL 2006.