C. Wayne Bardin, MD, International Travel Award

December 15, 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.  

APPLICATION PERIOD: November 15, 2022, to January 17, 2023

Please note: In-person attendance at ENDO 2023 is required to receive the award. The travel award program is not offered virtually. Members are eligible to receive one travel award or travel reimbursement per meeting. If you are selected for more than one travel award you will receive the higher monetary value.


2022 Recipient: 
Rimesh Pal, MD, DM

Dr. Rimesh Pal is an Assistant Professor (Junior Faculty) with full-time appointment in the Department of Endocrinology at the premier Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh, India. He completed his Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) degree in 2013, Doctor of Medicine (MD) degree in Internal Medicine in 2016 and Doctorate of Medicine (DM) degree in Endocrinology from PGIMER in 2019. He is an astute and dedicated physician, highly motivated academician and a keen researcher. His research ideas are original and scientifically sound. He has particular interest in the fields of metabolic bone diseases, osteoporosis, primary hyperparathyroidism, sarcopenia, type 2 diabetes and endocrinological aspects of COVID-19. In his hitherto short career, he has published more than 85 PubMed indexed articles, including publications in The Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology, Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice, Osteoporosis International, Journal of Endocrinological Investigation, Frontiers in Endocrinology, and Endocrine Connections, among others. His publications are a result of collaborative work with researchers from PGIMER as well as from other parts of India and across the globe.


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 is funded from the proceeds of a C. Wayne Bardin Endowment Fund 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 Award covers 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 annual meeting meeting registration fee will be waived for the award recipient. 

Past Recipients: Bardin International Travel Award

Hydelene Dominguez, MD - University of the Philippines - Philippines General Hospital (First award recipient)

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