For more than 70 years, the Endocrine Society has recognized the meritorious achievements of endocrine researchers and clinicians worldwide. These awards recognize endocrinologists for seminal research, meritorious service, leadership and mentorship, innovation, international contributions, public service, translation of science to practice, and lifetime achievement.
Award categories honor the achievements of endocrinologists at all stages of their careers, recognizing those at the pinnacle of the field as well as young endocrinologists who are making a mark. The dedication, commitment, and achievements of current and past award recipients have each earned a place in endocrine history.
Nominations received through December 31, 2019 will be considered at the Laureate Awards Committee meeting in March, 2020 to select the awardees who will be recognized at ENDO 2021. Nominations received after that date will be considered for the following year’s awards.
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Laureate Award Categories and Details
The Fred Conrad Koch Lifetime Achievement Award—the Society’s highest honor—recognizes the lifetime achievements and exceptional contributions of an individual to the field of endocrinology.
Fred Conrad Koch, PhD, the Society’s 19th president, is best remembered for his elucidation of testicular function. In 1957, the late Elizabeth Koch bequeathed a substantial legacy to the Endocrine Society in memory of her late husband, Dr. Fred Conrad Koch.
Presented in recognition of outstanding research that accelerates the transition of scientific discoveries into clinical applications that improve human health or elucidate the pathogenesis of human disease. Translational research supported with this award will typically involve expertise, collaboration, and engagement across disciplines.
Gerald D. Aurbach, MD, the Endocrine Society’s 68th president, was a renowned researcher, mentor, and clinician, and his work revolutionized the understanding of bone metabolism and calcium homeostasis.
Presented to an endocrinologist who resides outside of the United States and has made exceptional contributions to the field of endocrinology in geographic areas with underdeveloped resources for endocrine research, education, clinical practice, or administration. These may include non-traditional activities with substantial local impact to his/her own country and/or internationally.
This award is presented in recognition of extraordinary contributions by a practicing endocrinologist to the endocrine and/or medical community. The recipient spends the majority of his/her time in the practice of clinical endocrinology.
Established in 2013, this award is presented to recognize an individual or team of people who have demonstrated innovation to further endocrine research or practice in support of the field of endocrinology, patients, and society at large.
Presented in recognition of outstanding leadership in fundamental or clinical endocrinology as exemplified by the recipient’s contributions and those of his or her trainees and associates to teaching, research, and/or administration.
This award is presented to an individual in recognition of his/her career commitment to mentoring, for making a significant positive impact on his/her mentees' education and career, and for advancing research or patient care in the field of endocrinology through his/her mentees. The key roles of a mentor include, but are not limited to, nurturing intellectual growth, career development, professional guidance, and positive role modeling.
New nominations must be submitted by the primary nominator who is responsible for collecting and merging supporting documents in a single document (PDF or Word) in the order listed below:
300-word citation (will be published as-is in Endocrine News if the nominee is selected)
Colleague Letter of Support (1 page each, no more than 2)
List of Trainees
Description of Mentorship Activities and Reach - clearly and succinctly describe the mentor programs and or activities, target audience, and outcomes (required for clinical mentors and encouraged for research mentors)
Mentee Letter of Support (maximum of one letter, no longer than 1 page; may be co-signed by multiple mentees)
Established in 2013, this award is presented to an individual who best demonstrates dedication to public awareness or public service in support of the field of endocrinology, and the patients who suffer from endocrine disorders.
Presented for meritorious contributions to research in endocrinology.
Roy O. Greep, PhD, renowned for his seminal observations related to reproduction, tireless work as Editor-in-Chief of Endocrinology, and dedication to young investigators, earned respect and admiration around the world.
Presented to an exceptionally promising young clinical or basic investigator who has not reached the age of 50 by December 31 of the year in which the award is presented. The award is based upon the contributions and achievements of the nominee’s own independent scholarship performed after completion of formal training and on the recipient’s entire body of work, rather than a single work.
Established in 1982 through a generous gift by an anonymous donor, this award honors the memory of the late Richard E. Weitzman, who had a brief but outstanding career studying neurohypophyseal hormone and cardiovascular-endocrine physiology.
Presented in recognition of distinguished service to the Endocrine Society and the field of endocrinology.
Sidney H. Ingbar, MD, DSc, a leading authority on basic and clinical aspects of thyroid function, was a highly respected teacher and clinician, mentoring over 100 associates from across the world. Dr. Ingbar was the 65th president Endocrine Society.