Press Release

Melmed named inaugural winner of Transatlantic Alliance Award

Washington, DC September 28, 2021
The Endocrine Society and the European Society of Endocrinology (ESE) have awarded their inaugural joint honor—the Transatlantic Alliance Award—to Shlomo Melmed, M.B., Ch.B., F.R.C.P., M.A.C.P.

Melmed is executive vice president of Academic Affairs, dean of the Medical Faculty and distinguished professor of medicine at Cedars-Sinai, Calif. He is an international endocrine leader and receives this award for his pioneering research in pituitary medicine and endocrine tumours.

The Transatlantic Alliance Award, which was launched earlier this year, recognizes an international leader who has made significant advancements in endocrine research on both sides of the Atlantic - in Europe and the USA.

Melmed exemplifies transatlantic endocrine leadership, as evidenced by his high-quality transnational educational initiatives and professional society leadership. Coupled with his exemplary scholarly contributions in the highest quality basic and clinical journals, Melmed’s achievements reflect a dual combination of outstanding basic and clinical creativity underscoring his standing as an international research and clinical leader of pituitary medicine. He has made an outstanding and ongoing contribution to the endocrine community’s fundamental and clinical understanding of pituitary tumour biology as it is applied to the advancement of Transatlantic endocrinology.

Melmed will present his lecture at ESE’s 24th European Congress of Endocrinology (ECE) 2022, which will take place from May 21-24, 2022 in Milan, Italy. Melmed also will speak at the Endocrine Society’s annual meeting, ENDO 2022, which will be held June 11-14, 2022 in Atlanta, Georgia. Presentation of the award will alternate between ENDO and ECE in future years.

“Dr. Melmed’s distinguished career has set a high bar for endocrine researchers on both sides of the Atlantic,” said Endocrine Society President Carol Wysham, M.D., clinical professor of medicine at the University of Washington. “We and our partners at ESE are proud to be recognizing a worldwide leader who is advancing our field.”

ESE President Professor Martin Reincke said, “The calibre of endocrinologists nominated for the inaugural award was extremely competitive and the contribution that all have made to our discipline has been extraordinary. I congratulate Dr. Melmed as being a highly worthy winner and am very much looking forward to his lecture at our Congress next May.”

Nominations for the 2023 Transatlantic Alliance Award will open later this year.

About Endocrine Society

Endocrinologists are at the core of solving the most pressing health problems of our time, from diabetes and obesity to infertility, bone health, and hormone-related cancers. The Endocrine Society is the world’s oldest and largest organization of scientists devoted to hormone research and physicians who care for people with hormone-related conditions.

The Society has more than 18,000 members, including scientists, physicians, educators, nurses and students in 122 countries. To learn more about the Society and the field of endocrinology, visit our site at www.endocrine.org. Follow us on Twitter at @TheEndoSociety and @EndoMedia.

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