Congratulations to Anthony Scialli, MD who has been selected for the Agnish Fellowship at this year’s Teratology Society Annual Meeting!
The Agnish Fellowship, established to honor Dr. Narsingh Agnish, is awarded annually to a Society member who has made a major contribution to education in the field of teratology or a related discipline. Dr. Scialli is an obstetrician-gynecologist and teratologist in Washington DC. He has teaching appointments at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and Georgetown University Medical Center. Dr. Scialli has been active in the Teratology Society for more than 30 years and is a Past President. In addition, he is an expert member of the Teratology Society's sister society, the Organization of Teratology Information Specialists (OTIS), the professional non-profit that provides the MotherToBaby service. Dr. Scialli directs the Reproductive Toxicology Center, which maintains Reprotox®, an online database of drugs, chemicals, biologicals and physical agents and their effects on reproduction.
The Narsingh Agnish Fellowship recipient is invited to give a presentation at the Annual Meeting. Dr. Scialli’s presentation, “Causation,” will take place on Monday, June 25 at 1:30 PM. He says the presentation will focus on causation analysis for human disease with mycophenolate and Zika serving as examples of its evolution. “Mycophenolate and Zika virus serve as examples of how causation analysis evolves over time as more information becomes available,” Dr. Scialli explained. “The mycophenolate and Zika stories also show us how warning about or regulating exposures can be sensible even before causation criteria have been satisfied.”
While honored to receive the Agnish Fellowship recognition, Dr. Scialli says his career journey with the Teratology Society network alongside him makes the reward that much sweeter. “Being recognized is always nice, but the best reward is seeing people whom I have helped to teach making their own unique contributions,” he said. “After my mentor Sergio Fabro died unexpectedly at a young age, Teratology Society members were generous with their time and advice, and Teratology Society meetings were important learning opportunities for me. They still are,” he added.
Read about all of the 2018 Teratology Society’s awards and special lectures.