Early Investigators Awards

These awards provide monetary support to assist in the development of early career investigators and recognition of their accomplishments in areas of general endocrinology. Recipients will receive a monetary award, one-year complimentary membership to the Society, one-year complimentary access to the Society's online journals, public recognition of research accomplishments in various Society platforms.   

Supported by the Endocrine Society

Congratulations to the 2021 Early Investigator Award recipients!  

Eligibility Criteria

  • Must be a member of the Endocrine Society
  • Hold an MD, PhD, or MD/PhD
  • Be a 3rd or 4th year post-doctoral fellow or a newly-appointed faculty within 10 years from the terminal degree granting date
  • Only one nomination per research mentor
  • Willingness to write an article for a future edition in Endocrine News and/or volunteer for other opportunities within the Endocrine Society

Application Process

  • Complete the online application form (Please indicate area of research on the application form)
  • Verification of training status (i.e. copy of degree or certificate)
  • Nominee's CV or Biosketch
  • Summary of the endocrine-related research conducted by the nominee (2 page maximum) and copy of top publications
  • Two (2) letters of recommendation from research mentor and department chair


Please scan all supporting documents into one PDF file when submitting your application.

Program Timeline

November 16, 2020 -
Application Cycle Open
January 5, 2021 - Application Deadline
February 18, 2021 - Award Notification Sent

Award Winners


Recipient Institution
Himanshu Arora University of Miami
Ana Aulinas Hospital de Sant Pau
Athanasios Bikas Brigham and Women's Hospital
Juan Brito Mayo Clinic
Manuel D. Gahete University of Cordoba



Recipient Institution
Mehmet Furkan Burak   Harvard School of Public Health
Dionysios Chartoumpekis Lausanne University Hospital
Hisham Mohammed University OF ADELAIDE
Hongxia  Ren Indiana University
Domenico Trico  University of Pisa 



Recipient Institution
Caroline Gorvin University of Birmingham
Joanna Spencer-Segal University of Michigan
Mary Ellen Vajravelu Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Monica Laronda Ann & Robert H Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago
Subhamoy Dasgupta Roswell Park Cancer Institute



Recipient Institution
Aaron Leong Massachusetts General Hospital
Jarrad Scarlett University of Washington
Jose Cordoba-Chacon University of Illinois at Chicago
Krystle Frahm University of Pittsburgh
Matthew Sikora University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus



Recipient Institution
Amin Ardestani University of Bremen
Andrea Palermo University Campus Bio-Medico, Roma
Anne Bantle University of Minnesota
Bharath Mani Univerisity of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Charu Baskaran Massachusetts General Hospital
Emily Sims Indiana University School of Medicine
Ernesto Maddaloni University Campus Bio-Medico, Rome
Kavaljit Chhabra University of Michigan
Konstantinos Toulis AHEPA University Hospital
Kyoung MIn Kim Seoul National University Bundang Hospital
Laura Ditchell Massachusetts General Hospital
Marc Gregory Yu Phillipine General Hospital
Marco Medici Erasmus Medical Center
Maria Perez Millan CONICET
Marlene Chakhtoura American University of Beirut-Lebanon
Matthew Lynes Joslin Diabetes Center
Mauricio Dorfman UW Medicine at South Lake Union
Natalie Shaw NIEHS
Petter Bjornstad Children's Hospital Colorado
Phillip Wong Hudson Institute of Medical Research
Teresa Mezza Catholic University, Rome
Vibha Singhal Massachusetts General Hospital



Recipient Institution
Jose Donator Jr, PhD USP
Melanie Schorr, MD Massachusetts General Hospital
Shannon Stephens, PhD University of California San Diego
Yi Fan, DDS Harvard School of Dental Medicine
Abby Fleisch Boston Children's Hospital
Ada Cheung Austin Health
Adina Turcu University of Michigan
Ashley Shoemaker Vanderbilt University
Christine Swanson University of Colorado
Deepak H. Balani Massachusetts General Hospital
Giovanna Muscogiuri, MD, PhD Federico II University
Grace Huang Brigham and Women's Hospital
Hanne Hoffmann UCSD
Jeffrey Roizen The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Jessica Devin, MD Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Joanne Ngeow National Cancer Centre Singapore
Kalpana Acharya Duwaidi, PhD Wellesley College
Kanakadurga Singer, MD University of Michigan
Kelly Lauter Roszko, MD, PhD Massachusetts General Hospital
Kristen Vella Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Lynn Yee Northwestern University
Matthew Quinn, PhD NIH-NIEHS
Melanie Cree Green Children's Hospital Colorado
Nisha Nigil Haroon, DM Northern Ontario School of Medicine
Samar El Khoudary Graduate School of Public Health University of Pittsburgh
Shruthi Mahalingaiah Boston University School of Medicine
Suman Srinivasa, MD, MS Massachusetts General Hospital
Wojciech Blogowski Department of Internal Medicine, University of Zielona Gora



Recipient Institution
Ana Paula Abreu, MD, PhD Brigham and Women's Hospital/Harvard Medical School
Anand Vaidya, MD, MMSc Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School
Andre Faria, MD, PhD Hospital das Clinicas, University of Sao Paulo Medical School
Angela Leung, MD UCLA
Aritro Sen, PhD University of Rochester
Aviva Sopher, MD, MS Columbia University Medical Center
Brian DeBosch, MD, PHD Washington University
Christopher Coss, PhD The Ohio State University
Juan Nicola, PhD National University of Córdoba, Argentina
Kristin Stanford, PhD Joslin Diabetes Center/Harvard Medical School
Laura Torchen, MD Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Luke Remage-Healey, PhD University of Massachusetts Amherst
Marla Lujan, PhD Cornell University
Ramakrishna Kommagani, PhD Baylor College of Medicine
Zeynep Madak Erdogan, PhD University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign



Recipient Institution
Andrew Dauber Boston Children's Hospital, Harvard Medical School
Houda Benlhabib University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Lily Chao Children's Hospital Los Angeles
Mathieu Ferron Institut de recherches cliniques de Montreal
Sheng Wu Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine



Recipient Institution
Brian J Feldman, MD, PhD Stanford University School of Medicine and Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital
Hideo Makimura, MD, PhD Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Massachussetts General Hospital
Jennifer Hill, PhD University of Toledo College of Medicine
Joshua Thaler, MD, PhD University of Washington
Michael T Sellix, PhD University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry
Richard D Wainford, PhD, FAHA Boston University School of Medicine
Shivatra Chutima Talchai, PhD Chulalngkorn University
Victor Navarro, PhD Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Zhaoyu Li, PhD Mayo Clinic



Recipient Institution
Kathleen Page, MD University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine
Kevin Pfleger, PhD Western Australian Institute for Medical Research and The University of Western Australia



Recipient Institution
Madson Q. Almeida, MD, PhD Clinics Hospital and Cancer Institute of Sao Paulo, University of Sao Paulo Medical School

The Best of Endocrine Society Journals 2020

Explore a collection of top articles published in the Endocrine Society journals in 2020, selected on the basis of citations, downloads, and Altmetric score.

Explore a collection of top articles published in the Endocrine Society journals in 2020, selected on the basis of citations, downloads, and Altmetric score.


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