Awards

Delbert A. Fisher Research Scholar Award/Clark T. Sawin Memorial History of Endocrinology Lecturer

This award is made possible by the generous support of Dr. and Mrs. Delbert A. Fisher, MD. Dr. Fisher is a renowned leader in the development of international neonatal screening programs to detect congenital hypothyroidism. He has made extensive contributions to the advancement of endocrine research and has served the community as a distinguished educator.

Each year, the Delbert A. Fisher Research Scholar Award provides a $2,000 honorarium to a scholar demonstrating exceptional work in the preservation of the history of endocrinology. The scholar also delivers the Clark T. Sawin Memorial History of Endocrinology Lecture at ENDO, the Endocrine Society's Annual Meeting.

The Sawin lecture is one of the highest attended sessions at ENDO. The lecture is intended to be a broad, comprehensive, and scholarly narrative of the history on the chosen topic. Important discoveries, milestones, and significant contributions by those in the field, including the recipient's own work, are outlined and discussed. Personal insights and historical vignettes are encouraged.

The Endocrine Society thanks Dr. and Mrs. Delbert A. Fisher for their generous support, which makes this award possible.

Applications for the 2023 lecture/award must be submitted by Friday, December 9, 2022. (Application coming soon)


Clark T. Sawin Memorial History of Endocrinology Lectures

Lectures from 2015 to 2019 are available on ENDO Sessions and can be watched, or listened to, by searching that site for "Sawin" or using the links below.

Greek Medical Philosophy and the Roots of Modern Endocrinology
George P. Chrousos, MD, ScD  | Watch | Listen (Coming soon)

A Historical Overview of Endocrine Health Disparities – Past Contributors and Present Day Solutions
Sherita Hill Golden, MD, MHS | Watch | Listen (Coming soon)

Engineering Reproduction: A Brief History of Reproductive Tissue Transplantation for Endocrine and Fertility Restoration
Teresa K Woodruff, PhD | Watch | Listen

Estrogens Over 90 Years: Discovery, Indications, and Implications
Richard J Santen, MD | Watch | Listen

A Chemist, a Patient and the 1950 Nobel Prize in Physiology and Medicine: The Stories Behind the Stories on Cortisone
William F Young, Jr., MD, MSc | Watch | Listen

A Biographical History of Endocrinology
D. Lynn Loriaux, MD, PHD | Watch | Listen

The History of Gigantism
Márta Korbonits, MD, PhD | Watch | Listen


Eligibility Criteria

All are welcome to apply or nominate.

Application Process

Following the application period, nominations are reviewed by a selection panel comprised of the Chairs of the Annual Meeting Steering Committee. The application requires the following, and each section is limited to 500 words:

  • Applicant name and contact information.
  • Proposed topic and description of the importance in endocrinology and public health.
  • Brief outline of seminal discoveries and milestones in the field.
  • Lessons/insights that ENDO attendees may gain from the topic.
  • If applicable, a description of how the topic relates to the research or clinical interest of the applicant/nominee (if the topic is not a major component of research or practice, please describe the interest or relationship).

Past Lecturers

Year Recipient Institution
2022 George P. Chrousos, MD, ScD National and Kapdistrian University of Athens Medical School in Athens, Greece
2021 Sherita Golden, MD, MHS Johns Hopkins University Hospital
2019 Teresa K. Woodruff, PhD Northwestern University
2018 Evan R. Simpson, BSc, PhD Centre for Reproductive Health, The Queen's Medical Research Institute (UK)
2018 Richard J. Santen, MD University of Virginia Health System
2017 William Young, MD, MSc Mayo Clinic
2016 D. Lynn Loriaux, MD, PhD Oregon Health & Science University
2015 Márta Korbonits, MD, PhD Barts and the London School of Medicine (UK)
2014 Eberhard Nieschlag, MD, PhD, FRCP University of Muenster Center of Reproductive Medicine and Andrology
2013 Jesse Roth, MD The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research
2012 Leonard Wartofsky, MD Washington Hosptial Center
2011 Michael F. Holick, MD, PHD Boston University Medical Center
2010 D. Lynn Loriaux, MD, PhD Oregon Health & Science University
2009 John W. Funder, MD, PhD Hudson Institute of Medical Research
2008 Neena B. Schwartz, PhD Northwestern University
2007 Michael J. Bliss, PhD
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