History

Institute of Reproductive Medicine and Population was established in 1972 with the purpose of maximizing the support and efficiency of Korean family planning and population control projects by conducting clinical and basic research on human reproduction, family planning, and family health promotion, introducing new academic information and techniques in Korea, and providing education and training for related professionals.
April 28, 1972 Establishment of the Institute of Reproductive Medicine and Population in College of Medicine according to the Rules of Seoul National University No. 253.
July 1974 Opening Ceremony of the Institute of Reproductive Medicine and Population
October 1974 Designated as WHO Collaborating Center for Research in Human Reproduction
July 1976 Designated as a core research institute for human reproduction in Southeast Asia by WHO
September 1976 Relocation of the Institute
July 1979 Reorganized into a legal research institute affiliated with the College of Medicine under Presidential Decree
June 1982 Promoted to a direct research institute at Seoul National University under Presidential Decree 10835
March 1994 Name changed to the Medical Research Center under Presidential Decree
January 1995 Integration of 7 institutes including the Institute of Reproductive Medicine and Population
February 1995 Renamed to the Institute of Reproductive Medicine and Population, Medical Research Center, Seoul National University
September 2005 Relocation of the Institute (Gukjegwan 5th Floor, Dongsung-dong)

Previous Directors

1st Director

Kwon E Hyock
Professor of College of Medicine

1972. 4 - 1980. 8

2nd Director

Kim Sang-In
Professor of College of Medicine

1980. 8 - 1990. 4

3rd Director

Chang Yoon-Seok
Professor of College of Medicine

1990. 4 - 1994. 2

4th Director

Kim Eung Ik
Professor of Graduate School of Public Health

1995. 3 - 1999. 2

5th Director

Moon Shin-Yong
Professor of College of Medicine

1999. 3 - 2013. 8

6th Director

Choi Young-Min
Professor of College of Medicine

2013. 9 - 2019. 8

7th Director

Jun Jong-Kwan
Professor of College of Medicine

2019. 9 - present