Vikki M Abrahams PhD

Associate Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences

Biographical Info

Dr Vikki Abrahams received her B.Sc. (hons) in Immunology 1996, and was awarded a Ph.D. in Immunology in 2000, both from University College London in Immunology. She continued her studies as a postdoctoral associate at Dartmouth Medical School, NH, and then at Yale University in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive sciences in the field of Reproductive Immunology. In 2004 she joined the faculty in the Department. Since 2006 she has also been an Honorary Lecturer in the Maternal and Fetal Health Research Center at The University of Manchester, UK.

Dr Abrahams is a member of the British Society for Immunology, American Association of Immunologists, International Society for Immunology of Reproduction, Society for Gynecologic Investigation, and is a highly active member of the American Society of Reproductive Immunology. Dr Abrahams is the Associate Editor for Reviews of the American Journal of Reproductive Immunology and also serves on the editorial boards for a number of other journals within the Reproductive Sciences field. Within the department she coordinates the Division of Reproductive Sciences faculty meetings and mentors Ob/Gyn residents, MFM fellow, as well as medical, graduate and undergraduate students.


International Activity

  • Maternal and Fetal Health Research Center
    Manchester, United Kingdom (2006)
    Honorary Lecturer

Education & Training

Ph.D.
University College, London (2000)

Honors & Recognition

  • The Harold Behrman Award for mentoring students, residents and fellows
    Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences, Yale University 
  • J. Christian Herr Award for Excellence in Reproductive Immunology Research
    American Society for Reproductive Immunology 

Professional Service

  • NIH Endocrinology, Metabolism, Nutrition and Reproductive Sciences Integrated Review Group (EMNR IRG), and Immunology Review Group (IMM IRG), NIH
  • Member of The British Society for Immunology
  • Member of the American Society for Reproductive Immunology
  • Member of the Society for Women's Health Research
  • Member of The American Association of Immunologists
  • Editorial Board member for Placenta
  • Editorial Board Member for The Open Immunology Journal
  • Associate Editor for Reviews for the American Journal of Reproductive Immunology
  • Editorial Board Member for the Journal of Reproductive Immunology
  • NIH Director's Early Independence Award Application Review Group [ZRG1 BBBP-E (53) R]

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