The Endocrine Society Elects Five Members to its Governing Council

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Chevy Chase, MD––Members of The Endocrine Society have elected five new Officers and Council members to lead the world’s oldest, largest and most active organization devoted to research on hormones and the clinical practice of endocrinology.

The new Officers and Council members are:

• Richard Santen, MD: President-Elect
• Susan Mandel, MD, MPH: Vice President, Physician-in-Practice
• Diane Robins, PhD: Council Member, Basic Science Seat
• Ana Latronico, MD, PhD: Council Member, At-Large Seat
• Mitchell Lazar, MD, PhD: Council Member, At-Large Seat

The new Officers and Council members will begin serving their terms following ENDO 2013, the 95th Annual Meeting & Expo of The Endocrine Society. The meeting will take place in San Francisco, June 15-18, 2013.

Dr. Santen will serve as President-Elect in 2013-2014 and then serve as President in 2014-2015. He is a professor of internal medicine at the University of Virginia Health Sciences Center. A member of the Society for 40 years, he was the first author of the Society’s Scientific Statement on Menopausal Hormone Therapy and co-author of the Hormone Health Network’s Menopause Map, a resource to help women and their doctors evaluate whether to use hormone replacement therapy. A past member of the Society’s Council, he also co-chaired the International Endocrine Scholars Program and has served on the Hormone Health Network Committee, the Disease Management Task Force and the Nominating Committee. He has provided editorial guidance to a number of medical journals, including the Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism (JCEM). Santen has been recognized for his breast cancer research with the Susan G. Komen-Brinker International Award and the William McGuire Memorial Lectureship at the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium. Among a long list of awards and honors, he was awarded the Society’s Robert Williams Distinguished Leadership Award. Santen received his MD from the University of Michigan.

Dr. Mandel will serve a three-year term as Vice President, Physician-in-Practice (2013-2016). She is a professor of medicine and radiology, and Associate Chief of the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism at the University of Pennsylvania’s Perelman School of Medicine. She is also the Director of Clinical Endocrinology and Diabetes for the University of Pennsylvania Health System and the program director of the Fellowship in Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism. Active in the Society for more than two decades, she has represented practicing physicians on the Society’s Council and served as the Council’s liaison to the Advocacy and Public Outreach Core Committee. Mandel founded and led the Society’s Hands-On Thyroid Ultrasound Workshops. She chaired the Nominating Committee and is active in the Self-Assessment Committee, the ENDO Task Force and the Web Member Task Force. She has served on The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism’seditorial board. Mandel will travel to South Africa in April to participate in The Endocrine Society’s Ambassador Exchange program. She has received numerous honors and awards, including the Society’s Distinguished Educator Award. Mandel received her MD from Columbia University.

Dr. Robins will serve a three-year term in the Basic Science designated seat on Council. She is a professor in the Department of Human Genetics and faculty member of the Reproductive Sciences Program at the University of Michigan Medical School. A member of the Society since 1992, she has served as chair of the Annual Meeting Steering Committee and the Student Affairs Committee. She has been active in the Basic Science Task Force, the ENDO Task Force, and the Membership and Professional Development Committee. Robins also reviews abstract submissions for ENDO. Among her extensive list of honors and awards, she most recently was recognized as an inaugural member of the University of Michigan’s League of Educational Excellence. Robins received her PhD from Stanford University.

Dr. Latronico will serve a three-year term as an at-large member of Council. She is a professor of medicine and Chief of the Endocrinology Division at the University of Sao Paolo’s School of Medicine in Brazil. A member of the Society since 1997, she serves on the editorial board of The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism and Neuroendocrinology. Latronico has been active on the Society’s Annual Meeting Steering Committee, Finance Committee and International Outreach Committee advisory panel. In addition, she is involved in the Latin American Society of Pediatric Endocrinology and the Brazilian Society of Endocrinology and Metabolism. Her numerous awards and honors include the Society’s Richard E. Weitzman Memorial Award. She has received two travel awards from The Endocrine Society and four Latin American Society of Pediatric Endocrinology Awards. Latronico received her MD from Faculdade de Ciências Médicas de Santos in Sao Paolo.

Dr. Lazar will serve a three-year term as an at-large member of Council. He is the Sylvan Eisman Professor of Medicine and Chief of the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism at the University of Pennsylvania, and Director of the Institute for Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism. Since joining the Society in 1989, Lazar has served on the Society’s Awards Committee and represented the Society on the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) Federal Funding Subcommittee. He has provided editorial leadership to numerous journals, including Endocrine Reviews, Endocrinology and Molecular Endocrinology. Among his many awards and honors, Lazar has most recently been recognized with the Society’s Gerald D. Aurbach Lecture Award. He received his MD and PhD from Stanford University.

 

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