C. Wayne Bardin, MD, International Travel Award

December 14, 2020

The C. Wayne Bardin, MD, International Travel Award was created in honor of Dr. Wayne Bardin, who made remarkable research contributions to both reproductive physiology and contraception throughout his long career.  


 

Congratulations to our first award recipient:
Hydelene Dominguez, MD - University of the Philippines - Philippines General Hospital

 


Application Period: December 1, 2021 through January 11, 2022

Former Endocrine Society President Richard J. Santen, MD shares the significance of Wayne Bardin's contributions to the field of endocrinology: 

Rationale for the Award:

  • Wayne Bardin made remarkable research contributions to both reproductive physiology and contraception throughout his long career. During this time, he mentored many international trainees, most of whom have proceeded in their own right to pursue notable careers in endocrine research.
  • Dr. Bardin is remembered after his passing on October 10, 2019, at the age of 85, not only for his numerous scientific contributions but also for his teaching excellence, mentoring of students, clinical and basic science skills, and international leadership.
  • He is also recognized for his enduring interest in providing contraception to women from countries with emerging economies as well as developed countries outside the USA.
  • Based on his numerous achievements and global efforts, a group of his peers, along with the Bardin family, thought it appropriate to establish a named International Travel Award to the annual meeting of the Endocrine Society through earnings from an Endowment Fund to honor this great man and giant in the endocrine community.
  • The goal for the award would be to serve as a badge of excellence for the awardee and to assist in that individual obtaining early name recognition so important for career development.

Nature of the Award:

  • The C. Wayne Bardin, MD International Travel Award will be funded from the proceeds of a C. Wayne Bardin Endowment Fund to be created within the Endocrine Society for the purpose of supporting expenses incurred while attending the annual meeting of the Endocrine Society for an outstanding candidate based on the quality of his/her research presentation.
  • The Endocrine Society Policy is that the corpus of an endowment must equal or exceed $100,000 for the award to be named for an individual.
  • The Award will cover costs incurred for travel, hotel, food and miscellaneous expenses to attend the four-day annual meeting of the Endocrine Society; up to $3,000. Additionally, the Endocrine Society has offered to waive the annual meeting registration fee. As the 2021 meeting was virtual, the award can be utilized at ENDO 2022, the Society's Annual Meeting held June 11-14, 2022, in Atlanta, Georgia. 

Qualifications for the Award:

  • The candidate must be an endocrine fellow currently in training or a junior faculty member for less than 5 years. The award recipient will be encouraged to become a member of the Endocrine Society upon receipt of the award and continue to contribute to endocrine science.
  • The competitive award will be considered from among candidates who submit an abstract to ENDO 2022. The Awardee will be selected based on:
    • The quality of the abstract
    • The quality of his/her science in general
  • Application for the award must be accompanied by a letter of recommendation from a current member of the Endocrine Society detailing opinions regarding:
    • Quality of the science
    • Personal character of the potential award candidate
    • Overall potential of the candidate as an academic endocrinologist
  • The awardee will usually be considered from the international community as defined by residence outside of the USA, with emphasis to select candidates from countries with emerging economies; but a candidate from the USA could be considered under unusual circumstances.
  • No restrictions for the award will be placed regarding any candidate’s ethnicity, race, religion, gender or sexual orientation.

Step-by-Step Instructions for Submitting Your Application

  1. To be considered for this award, you must complete a short online application, along with uploading your supporting documents before proceeding to submit an abstract to ENDO 2022. Once we receive your complete package, we will provide you with a code to submit your abstract free of charge. Abstracts for ENDO 2022 will be accepted from December 1, 2021 through January 17, 2022, however, the supporting documents for this award must be submitted by January 11, 2022. The late breaking abstract submission period is March 29 through April 18 and documents must be submitted by April 12, 2022
  2. Submit your Curriculum Vitae.
  3. Obtain and submit a letter of recommendation from current member of the Endocrine Society with an assessment of:
    1. The quality of the science of the candidate
    2. The personal character of the potential awardee candidate
    3. Overall potential of the candidate as an academic endocrinologist
  4. Submit a one-page personal statement outlining career goals, talent, motivation and interest.
  5. Provide verification of current training or job status indicating that you are an Endocrinology fellow in training or a junior faculty member for less than five years. (i.e. copy of degree or certificate)

To be considered for this award, you must submit an abstract to ENDO 2022. Abstracts for ENDO 2022 will be accepted from December 1, 2021 through January 17, 2022. Please note the supporting documents for the award must be submitted by January 11, 2022.

If you have questions, please contact us at [email protected].

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