Awards

Laureate Awards Winners

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.

We celebrate these winners below, for information on nominating a deserving endocrinologist, and to learn more about these awards, please visit our Laureate Awards nomination page.

Nominations are being accepted for the 2022 awards cycle until December 2020. Any submissions received after December will be considered for the following year.

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2021 Laureate Award Winners

 

Phillip Gorden, MD

Fred Conrad Koch Lifetime Achievement Award

Our highest honor, this annual award recognizes lifetime achievements and exceptional contributions to the field of endocrinology. Gorden is Director Emeritus at the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) in Bethesda, MD. During his distinguished career in clinical research over the last 50 years, he has contributed greatly to the treatment of diabetes, especially for his work on advancing insulin. As a physician‐scientist, he has always been patient‐focused, which has guided his career in biomedical research. In his role as NIDDK director, he led numerous initiatives that have shaped current practice, including launching the National Diabetes Education Program.


 

Teresa K. Woodruff, PhD

Gerald D. Aurbach Award for Outstanding Translational Research

This annual award recognizes outstanding contributions to research that accelerate the transition of scientific discoveries into clinical applications. Woodruff was recently appointed Provost at Michigan State University in East Lansing, Mich.,following a 25-year career at Northwestern University in Chicago, Ill. She is a Past President of the Endocrine Society and the former Editor-in-Chief of Endocrinology. She has dedicated her research career to improving female fertility and largely defined oncofertility, a medical field created to maximize the reproductive potential of cancer patients and survivors. As founder and director of the Oncofertility Consortium, Woodruff established a national team of oncologists, fertility specialists, social scientists, educators and policymakers to translate her research to the clinical care of women who will lose their fertility due to cancer treatment.


 

Ambrish Mithal, MD, DM

International Excellence in Endocrinology Award

This award is presented to an endocrinologist who has made exceptional contributions to the field in geographic areas with underdeveloped resources for hormone health research, education, clinical practice, or administration. Mithal is the Chairman and Head of the Endocrinology and Diabetes Division of Max Healthcare Hospital in Delhi, India. He has grown the field of endocrinology in India, and his important research on iodine deficiency and fluoride has been recognized worldwide. He founded India’s first bone density and osteoporosis service, establishing osteoporosis as a serious national health problem. He was also one of the first to recognize that vitamin D deficiency is widespread in India and played a key role in programs to fortify foods with vitamin D.


 

Richard J. Auchus, MD, PhD

Outstanding Clinical Investigator Award

This annual award honors an internationally recognized clinical investigator who has contributed significantly to understanding the pathogenesis and therapy of endocrine and metabolic diseases. Auchus is a professor of internal medicine and pharmacology at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, MI, and the world’s foremost authority on steroid-related diseases. His pioneering science has transformed fundamental principles of steroid biosynthesis, and his clinical investigation has repeatedly changed clinical practice for androgen synthesis, endocrine hypertension and hypercortisolism. He made crucial contributions to the clinical development of abiraterone acetate for prostate cancer, and he repurposed abiraterone for treating congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH). Auchus co-authored and was instrumental in revising our Clinical Practice Guideline on CAH.


 

Frances J. Hayes, MBBCh

Vigersky Outstanding Clinical Practitioner Award

This annual award recognizes extraordinary contributions by a practicing endocrinologist to the endocrine and/or medical community. As the associate clinic chief of endocrinology at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, MA, Hayes has brought best practices and efficiency to the division, always with an eye to the best patient experience. She has been instrumental in establishing several specialty clinics at Mass General like the Transgender Health Program that provide optimal multidisciplinary care and a seamless transition from pediatric to adult care. Her national expertise in caring for men with testosterone deficiency is recognized in her role as an author for our Clinical Practice Guideline on testosterone therapy for hypogonadism.


 

Ann Danoff, MD

Outstanding Educator Award

This annual award recognizes exceptional achievement as an educator in the discipline of endocrinology and metabolism. Danoff currently serves as Chief of Medicine at the Corporal Michael J. Crescenz Veterans Administration Hospital and Vice Chair of Medicine at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, PA. In her previous role as Chief of the Division of Endocrinology and Endocrine Fellowship Program Director at NYU School of Medicine, Danoff developed a diverse curriculum and motivated countless students. She has been very active in educational activities at the Endocrine Society, including serving as Chair of Trainee Day, Chair of the Endocrine Board Review course, and most recently, Physician-in-Practice Chair of the Annual Meeting Steering Committee, where she organized over 100 sessions.


 

Richard J.M. Ross, MBBS, MD, FRCP

Outstanding Innovation Award

This award recognizes endocrinologists who have demonstrated innovation and entrepreneurship to further endocrine research or practice in support of the field of endocrinology, patients, and society at large. Ross is a professor of endocrinology at the University of Sheffield in the United Kingdom and an exceptional clinical scientist. His research on optimizing endocrine replacement therapy has focused on replacement of cortisol in patients with adrenal insufficiency and congenital adrenal hyperplasia. He founded the pharmaceutical company Diurnal to develop Chronocort, a novel steroid for treating patients with CAH. He also led the TAIN (Treatment of Adrenal Insufficiency in Neonates) Consortium for seven years to better understand adrenal insufficiency in pediatric patients and developed a new pediatric hydrocortisone formulation, Infacort. Ross is one of only a few clinical scientists who has founded an endocrine pharmaceutical company that has not only developed new therapies but also commercialized those therapies for patients.


 

Helena Teede, MBBS, FRACP, PhD, FAAHMS

Outstanding Leadership in Endocrinology Award

This annual award recognizes outstanding leadership in fundamental or clinical endocrinology. Professor Teede holds leadership roles across health care, research and policy in Australia, including as the Director of Monash Centre for Health Research Implementation, School of Public Health and Co-director of Monash University’s Monash Institute of Medical Engineering, an endocrinologist at Monash Health, and Executive Director of Monash Partners Academic Health Sciences Centre. Throughout her 20-year academic career focused on women’s health, she has taught 35 Ph.D. students and trained over 40 endocrinologists. She is a strong advocate and role model for advancing women in health care and runs women’s leadership programs for clinicians and early career researchers.


 

James R. Gavin, III, MD, PhD

Outstanding Mentor Award

This annual award recognizes a career commitment to mentoring and a significant positive impact on mentees’ education and career. Gavin is a clinical professor of medicine at the Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, GA,and the Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis, IN. He’s also the chief executive officer and chief medical officer of Healing Our Village, Inc., a corporation that specializes in targeted advocacy, training, education, disease management, and outreach for health care professionals and minority communities. Gavin has served as a direct mentor to more than 50 early stage physician-scientists and has touched the careers of countless others through his leadership of both the Howard HughesMedical Institute-National Institutes of Health (NIH) Medical Research Scholars Program and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) Harold Amos Medical Faculty Development Program (AMFDP). During his more than 35-year involvement with the RWJF AMFDP, he has contributed to the career development of over 300 minority physician-scientists.


 

Anne L. Peters, MD

Outstanding Public Service Award

This annual 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. Peters is a professor of medicine at the Keck School of Medicine of USC and director of the USC Clinical Diabetes Programs in Los Angeles, Calif. She has dedicated her career to serving underprivileged populations by educating and training minority and disadvantaged students,providing healthcare in clinics devoted to treatment of at-risk marginalpopulations and volunteering in family medicine clinics.She has also integrated this theme into her research priorities by focusing on community-based participatory research for children and adults with diabetes and obesity in underserved areas.Peters has bravely challenged sexism in medicine, serving as a role model for all women who face barriers like microaggression, harassment and discrimination in the workplace.


 

Guillermo E. Umpierrez, MD

Outstanding Scholarly Physician Award

This annual award recognizes outstanding contributions to the practice of clinical endocrinology in academic settings. Umpierrez is professor of medicine in the division of endocrinology at Emory University School of Medicine, director of the Grady Memorial Hospital Clinical Research Network, Atlanta-CTSA, and director of the diabetes and endocrinology section at Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta, Ga. He was the first to note that hyperglycemia in hospitalized patients represents a marker of poor clinical outcomes and mortality,and his research has led to new therapeutic approaches in hospitalized patients with type 2 diabetes.He chaired the Endocrine Society’s Clinical Practice Guideline,“Management of Hyperglycemia in Hospitalized Patients in Non-Critical Care Setting.” Countless medical students, residents and fellows have benefited from his mentorship, knowledge and enthusiasm.


 

Alexander S. Kauffman, PhD

Richard E. Weitzman Outstanding Early Career Investigator Award

This annual award recognizes an exceptionally promising young clinical or basic investigator. Since joining the University of California San Diego in La Jolla, Calif.as an associate professor in 2009, Kauffman has published 48 peer-reviewed articles and become an internationally recognized leader in reproductive neuroendocrinology research. His lab uses a variety of molecular, cellular, physiological, and neuroanatomical techniques to study how the brain and hormones interact to control reproduction in mammals. Kauffman is on the editorial board for Endocrinology and edited the field’s first and only kisspeptin textbook, which was downloaded over 26,000 times in the first year of publication.


 

Takashi Kadowaki, MD, PhD

Roy O. Greep Award for Outstanding Research

This annual award recognizes meritorious contributions to research in endocrinology. Kadowaki is a professor at the University of Tokyo in Japan who discovered the adiponectin receptor and its function to understand the molecular basis of type 2 diabetes and metabolic syndrome. He found that adiponectin enhances insulin sensitivity and possesses anti-diabetic actions and was the first to succeed in developing a concept foran oral adiponectin receptor drug, AdipoRon. Orally administered AdipoRon activates the same signaling pathway as caloric restriction and physical exercise, thereby improving obesity-related diseases like type 2 diabetes. Kadowaki’s accomplishments have not only enabled essential understanding of the molecular mechanisms of adiponectin action but have reinvigorated adiponectin-based drug development programs for type 2 diabetes.


 

Sally A. Camper, PhD

Sidney H. Ingbar Distinguished Service Award

This award recognizes distinguished service to the Endocrine Society and the field of endocrinology. This year, the Society is honoring two members for contributions to basic science. Camper is a professor of internal medicine and the Margery Shaw Distinguished University Professor of Human Genetics at the University of Michigan Medical School in Ann Arbor, Mich. She is an exceptional basic scientist who has successfully applied innovative genetic technologies to understand the pituitary gland. She has served in many different committees at the Endocrine Society since she became a member, including on the Molecular Endocrinology Editorial Board, the Basic Science Task Force, the Annual Meeting Steering Committee, the Scientific Statements Task Force, the Scientific and Educational Programs Core Committee, the Nominating Committee and the Advisory Board. Over the last ten years, Camper has mentored and taught several U.S. and international trainees from Brazil, Argentina and France.


 

Ursula B. Kaiser, MD

Sidney H. Ingbar Distinguished Service Award

This award recognizes distinguished service to the Endocrine Society and the field of endocrinology. This year, the Society is honoring two members for contributions to basic science. Kaiser is a senior physician at Brigham and Women's Hospital and a professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School in Boston, Mass. She has been involved in service to the Endocrine Society continuously since 1997 as member or chair on the Student Affairs Committee, the Publications Committee, the Laureate Awards Committee, the Annual Meeting Steering Committee, the Research Affairs Committee and the Committee on Governance Affairs. She has also served on two ENDO Meeting Task Forces, the Laureate Awards Review Task Force and currently on the Governance Task Force. In her former role as Vice President, Basic Science,she worked tirelessly to improve services for the basic science members of the Endocrine Society. She was a member of the Editorial Board and an associate editor of Endocrinology and has been very active in Women in Endocrinology.

Current Laureate Awards & Past Winners

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.

Year Recipient Institution
2021 Phillip Gorden, MD Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
2020 Richard J. Santen, MD University of Virginia
2019 Edward M. Brown, MD Brigham and Women's Hospital
2018 Elizabeth Barrett-Connor, MD University of California San Diego School of Medicine
2017 Walter L. Miller, MD University of California San Francisco
2016 Benita Katzenellenbogen, PhD University of Illinois
2016 John Katzenellenbogen, PhD University of Illinois
2015 Andrzej Bartke, MS, PhD Southern Illinois University School of Medicine
2014 George P. Chrousos, MD Athens University Medical School, Aghia Sophia Children's Hospital
2013 Michael O. Thorner, MBBS, DSc University of Virginia
2012 Samuel Refetoff, MD University of Chicago
2011 Pierre Chambon, MD Institut de Génétique et de Biologie Moléculaire et Cellulaire
2010 Kathryn B. Horwitz, PhD University of Colorado at Denver - Anschutz Medical Campus
2009 J. Larry Jameson, MD, PhD Northwestern University Medical School
2008 P. Reed Larsen, MD, FACP, FRCP Harvard Medical School, Brigham and Women's Hospital
2007 John D. Baxter, MD University of California - San Francisco
2006 Gerald M. Reaven, MD Joslin Diabetes Center, Boston
2005 William F. Crowley, Jr., MD Massachusetts General Hospital
2004 Patricia K. Donahoe, MD Massachusetts General Hospital - Harvard Medical School
2003 Maria I. New, MD New York Presbyterian Hospital, Cornell Medical School
2002 Jan-Ake Gustafsson, MD, PhD F60 NOVUM - Huddinge Hospital, Sweden
2001 Robert J. Lefkowitz, MD  
2000 C. Ronald Kahn, MD Joslin Diabetes Center
1999 Michael G. Rosenfeld, MD  
1999 Ronald M. Evans, PhD  
1998 Anthony R. Means, PhD  
1997 Wylie W. Vale, PhD  
1996 Roy Hertz, MS, MPH, DSc, MD, PhD  
1995 Jack Gorski  
1994 Susan E. Leeman, PhD  
1993 Jean D. Wilson, MD  
1992 Melvin M. Grumbach, MD  
1992 Selna L. Kaplan, MD, PhD  
1991 John T. Potts, Jr., MD  
1990 Donald F. Steiner, MD  
1989 Judson J. Van Wyk, MD  
1988 Bert O'Malley, MD  
1987 Henry G. Friesen, FRCP, MD  
1986 Stanley Cohen  
1985 Jesse Roth, MD  
1984 Elwood V. Jensen, PhD  
1983 Roger H. Unger, MD  
1982 Ernst Knobil, PhD, DSc  
1981 Choh Hao Li  
1980 Berta Scharrer  
1979 Samuel M. McCann, MD  
1978 Frederic C. Bartter  
1977 Griff T. Ross  
1976 Paul L. Munson, MA, PhD  
1975 William H. Daughaday, MD  
1974 Alexander Albert  
1973 Charles H. Sawyer, DSc, PhD  
1973 John W. Everett  
1972 Rosalyn S. Yalow, PhD  
1972 Solomon A. Berson  
1971 Roy O. Greep  
1970 Seymour Lieberman  
1969 Robert W. Bates  
1968 Roland K. Meyer  
1967 Edwin B. Astwood  
1966 Harold L. Mason  
1965 T. F. Gallagher  
1964 Leo T Samuels  
1963 D. J. Ingle  
1962 Eleanore H. Venning  
1961 Lawson Wilkins  
1960 Emil Witschi  
1959 Wilbur W. Swingle  

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.

Year Recipient Institution
2021 Teresa K. Woodruff, PhD Michigan State University
2020 Donald P. McDonnell, PhD Duke University School of Medicine
2019 Helen H. Hobbs, MD University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
2018 V. Craig Jordan, OBE, PhD, DSc University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
2017 Eva L. Feldman, MD, PhD University of Michigan
2016 Steven Grinspoon, MD Massachusetts General Hospital
2015 Robert M. Neer, MD Massachusetts General Hospital

Supported by the Gerald D. Aurbach Memorial Fund.


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 their own country and/or internationally.

Year Recipient Institution
2021 Ambrish Mithal, MD, DM Max Healthcare
2020 Roy Shires, MBBCh, PhD, FRCP University of the Witwatersrand
2019 Ana Claudia Latronico, MD, PhD Sao Paulo Medical School, Sao Paulo University
2018 Paul M. Stewart, MD, FRCP, FMedSci University of Leeds
2017 Chandrika Wijeyaratne, DM, MD University of Colombo
2016 Ghada El-Hajj Fuleihan, MD, MPH American University of Beirut Medical Center
2015 Susan R. Davis, MBBS, FRACP, PhD Monash University
2014 Yutaka Seino, MD Kansai Electric Power Hospital
2013 Berenice Bilharinho de Mendonca, MD School of Medicine, Sao Paulo University

Presented to an internationally-recognized clinical investigator for meritorious contributions to clinical research related to pathogenesis, pathophysiology, and therapy of endocrine diseases.

Year Recipient Institution
2021 Richard J. Auchus, MD, PhD University of Michigan
2020 Greet Van den Berghe, MD, PhD University Hospitals Leuven and Catholic University of Leuven
2019 Wiebke Arlt, MD, DSc, FRCP, FMedSci University of Birmingham
2018 Christos Mantzoros, MD, DSc, PhD, hc mult Harvard University
2017 Joel Finkelstein, MS, MD Massachusetts General Hospital
2016 Robert Eckel, MD University of Colorado
2015 Shalender Bhasin, MD Brigham and Women's Hospital
2014 James A. Fagin, MD Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
2013 Steven E. Kahn, MB, ChB VA Puget Sound Health Care System, University of Washington
2012 Gerald I. Shulman, MD, PhD Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut
2011 Andrew Hattersley, DM, FRCP, FRS Peninsula Medical School, United Kingdom
2010 Sundeep Khosla, MD Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, Minnesota
2009 Daniel J. Drucker, MD Mt. Sinai Hospital, Toronot, Canada
2008 John C. Marshall, MD, PhD University of Virginia Health System
2007 Stephen O'Rahilly, MD, FRS University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
2006 Walter L. Miller, MD University of California, San Francisco, California
2005 Paul M. Stewart, MD, FRCP University of Birmingham, United Kingdom
2004 Shlomo Melmed, MD Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California
2003 Elizabeth L. Barrett-Connor, MD University of California, San Diego, California
2002 Anne Klibanski, MD Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts
2001 Zvi Laron, MD  
2000 William F. Crowley, Jr., MD  
1999 Stephen J. Marx, MD  
1998 Cyril Y. Bowers, MD  
1997 George P. Chrousos, MD, DSc  
1996 Andrea E. Dunaif, MD  
1995 Maria I. New, MD  
1994 Samuel Refetoff, MD  
1993 William McGuire  
1992 Samuel S. C. Yen, MD, DSc  
1991 Lawrence A. Frohman, MD  
1990 J. Maxwell McKenzie  
1989 B. Lawrence Riggs  
1988 Philip E. Cryer, MD  

Presented to an internationally-recognized clinical investigator for meritorious contributions to clinical research related to pathogenesis, pathophysiology, and therapy of endocrine diseases.

Year Recipient Institution
2021 Frances J. Hayes, MBBCh Massachusetts General Hospital
2020 Peter A. Singer, MD Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California
2019 James W. Findling, MD Medical College of Wisconsin
2018 Marcello D. Bronstein, MD, PhD Hospital das Clinicas, University of S. Paulo, Endoclinica de S. Paulo
2017 Daniel Einhorn, MD, FACE, FACP Diabetes and Endocrine Associates
2016 M. Carol Greenlee, MD Western Slope Endocrinology
2015 Susan A. Sherman, MD Aurora Medical Associates, PC
2014 Paul M. Copeland, MD Massachusetts General Hospital
2013 Steven B. Nagelberg, MD Endocrine Metabolic Associates

Presented in recognition of exceptional achievement as an educator in the discipline of endocrinology and metabolism.

Year Recipient Institution
2021 Ann Danoff, MD Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania & Corporal Michael J Crescenz VA Medical Center
2020 Alvin C. Powers, MD Vanderbilt University
2019 Kenneth D. Burman, MD MedStar Washington Hospital Center
2018 Carolyn Becker, MD Brigham and Women's Hospital
2017 Laurence Katznelson, MD Stanford University
2016 Steven Anderson, PhD University of Colorado
2015 Anne M. Etgen, PhD Albert Einstein College of Medicine
2014 John P. Bilezikian, MD Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
2013 Mark E. Molitch, MD Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
2012 Francis S. Greenspan, MD, Clinical Professor Emeritus University of California, San Francisco
2011 Susan J. Mandel, MD, MPH University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
2010 Janet A. Schlechte, MD University of Iowa
2009 Arthur Gutierrez-Hartman, MD University of Colorado Health Sciences Center
2008 Ronald S. Swerdloff, MD Harbor UCLA Medical Center, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
2007 Kenneth L. Becker, MD, PhD George Washington University
2006 Gilbert H. Daniels, MD Massachusetts General Hospital
2005 Ernest L. Mazzaferri, MD University of Florida, Gainesville
2004 E. Brad Thompson, MD University of Texas Medical Branch
2003 Leslie J. DeGroot, MD University of Chicago
2002 William F. Ganong, MD Northwestern University
2001 Leonard Wartofsky, MD, MACP Washington Hospital Center
2000 Stanley G. Korenman, MD UCLA School of Medicine
1999 Daniel D. Federman, MD
1998 Neena B. Schwartz, PhD

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.

Year Recipient Institution
2021 Richard J.M. Ross, MBBS, MD, FRCP The University of Sheffield
2020 Christopher B. Newgard, PhD Duke University School of Medicine
2019 John J. Kopchick, PhD Ohio University at the Edison Biotechnology Institute and Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine
2018 Barry Komm, PhD
2017 Matthias Tschop, MD Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Gesundheit und Umwelt
2016 Richard Heyman, PhD Metacrine, Inc.
2015 Bert W. O'Malley, MD Baylor College of Medicine

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.

Year Recipient Institution
2021 Helena Teede, MBBS, RFACP, PhD, FAAHMS Monash University
2020 John C. Marshall, MD, PhD University of Virginia
2019 William F. Young, Jr., MD, MSc Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota
2018 Lawrence A. Frohman, MD University of Chicago at Illinois
2017 Teresa K. Woodruff, PhD Northwestern University
2016 Anthony Means, PhD Baylor College of Medicine
2015 Robert M. Carey, MD, MACP University of Virginia Health System
2014 Leslie J. DeGroot, MD University of Rhode Island
2013 John W. Funder, MD, PhD Prince Henry's Institute of Medical Research
2012 Leonard Wartofsky, MD, MACP Washington Hospital Center, Department of Medicine
2011 Ora Hirsch Pescovitz, MD University of Michigan
2010 Bert W. O'Malley, MD Baylor College of Medicine
2009 E. Chester Ridgway, MD University of Colorado at Denver Health Sciences Center
2008 Ron G. Rosenfeld, MD Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health
2007 Lewis E. Braverman, MD Boston University School of Medicine
2006 Richard J. Santen, MD University of Virginia Health System
2005 Gordon H. Williams, MD Harvard Medical School
2004 David M. de Kretser, MD Monash Medical Centre, Australia
2003 Armen H. Tashjian, Jr., MD Harvard School of Public Health
2002 Samuel Refetoff, MD University of Chicago
2001 Jesse Roth, MD
2000 William W. Chin, MD Lilly Research Labs
1999 Joel F. Habener, MD Harvard Medical School; Massachusetts General Hospital; Howard Hughes Medical Institute
1998 Delbert A. Fisher, MD
1997 Hiroo Imura, MD
1996 Isidore Edelman, MD
1995 David N. Orth, MD
1994 Robert M. Blizzard, MD
1993 Willard P. Vander Laan, MD
1992 Claude Migeon, MD
1991 William D. Odell, PhD, MD, MACP
1990 Louis V. Avioli, MD, FACE
1989 David H. Solomon, MD
1988 Maria I. New, MD
1987 Jack Gorski, MS, PhD
1986 Seymour Reichlin, MD, PhD, MACP
1985 Neena B. Schwartz, PhD
1984 Robert J. Ryan, MD
1983 Joseph E. Rall, MD, PhD, DSc
1982 G. Donald Whedon, MD
1981 Joseph Meites, PhD
1980 Melvin H. Grumbach, MD
1979 Sidney H. Ingbar
1978 Roy O. Greep
1977 Alfred E. Wilhelmi
1976 Mortimer B. Lipsett
1975 Edwin B. Astwood
1974 Andrew V. Nalbandov
1973 John S. L. Browne
1972 Robert H. Williams
1971 Grant W. Liddle

This award is presented to an individual in recognition of their career commitment to mentoring, for making a significant positive impact on their mentees' education and career, and for advancing research or patient care in the field of endocrinology through their mentees. The key roles of a mentor include, but are not limited to, nurturing intellectual growth, career development, professional guidance, and positive role modeling.

Year Recipient Institution
2021 James R. Gavin III, MD, PhD Emory University School of Medicine
2020 Ashley Grossman, MD, FRCP, FMedSci University of Oxford
2019 Dolores J. Lamb, PhD, HCLD (ABB) Weill Cornell Medicine
2018 Joel F. Habener, MD Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School
2017 Margaret Wierman, MD University of Colorado
2016 Nanette Santoro, MD University of Colorado
2015 Anne Klibanski, MD Massachusetts General Hospital

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.

Year Recipient Institution
2021 Anne L. Peters, MD University of Southern California
2018 Irl B. Hirsch, MD University of Washington School of Medicine
2017 Larry Bowers, PhD US Anti-Doping Agency
2016 Andrea Gore, PhD University of Austin
2016 Jean Pierre Bourguignon, MD, PhD University of Liege
2016 John Peterson Myers Environmental Health Sciences
2016 R. Thomas Zoeller, MS, PhD University of Massachusetts
2015 Valeria Guimaraes, MD, PhD, FACE ENNE

Presented in recognition of outstanding contributions to the practice of clinical endocrinology in an academic setting.

Year Recipient Institution
2021 Guillermo E. Umpierrez, MD Emory University School of Medicine
2020 R. Michael Tuttle, MD Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
2019 Ian D. Hay, MD, PhD Mayo Clinic
2018 Shlomo Melmed, MD Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
2017 Rebecca Bahn, MD, FRCPI Mayo Clinic
2016 David S. Cooper, MD Johns Hopkins University
2015 Douglas S. Ross, MS, MD Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School
2014 Robert G. Dluhy, MD Brigham & Women's Hospital
2013 Michael T. McDermott, MD University of Colorado Hospital
2012 John A.H. Wass, MA, MD, FRCP Churchill Hospital, United Kingdom
2011 William F. Young, Jr., MD, MSc Mayo Clinic
2010 Hossein Gharib, MD, MACP, MACE Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
2009 Lynnette Kaye Nieman, MD NICHD, National Institutes of Health
2008 F. John Service, MD, CM, PhD Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
2007 Bernardo L. Wajchenberg, MD Hospital das Clinicas Universidad Sao Paulo, Brazil
2006 Glenn D. Braunstein, MD Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
2005 Robert M. Carey, MACP, MD University of Virginia School of Medicine
2004 Edward S. Horton, MD Joslin Diabetes Center
2003 Arlan L. Rosenbloom, MD University of Florida, Childrens Medical Service Center
2002 Lisa H. Fish, MD Park Nicollet
2001 Robert A. Kreisberg, MD
2000 Michael O. Thorner, MBBS, DSc University of Virginia Health System
1999 Henry G. Burger, MD Prince Henry's Institute, Australia
1998 John P. Bilezikian, MD Columbia University, New York

Presented for meritorious contributions to research in endocrinology.

Year Recipient Institution
2021 Takashi Kadowaki, MD, PhD Toranomon Hospital
2020 Eleftheria Maratos-Flier, MD Harvard Medical School, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
2019 Cheryl Lyn Walker, PhD Baylor College of Medicine
2018 Robert V. Farese, Jr., MD Harvard Medical School
2017 Klaus Kaestner, PhD University of Pennsylvania
2016 Gerard Karsenty, MD, PhD Columbia University
2015 Gokhan S. Hotamisligil, MD, PhD Harvard School of Public Health
2014 David M. Altshuler, MD, PhD Massachusetts General Hospital
2013 Donald P. McDonnell, PhD Duke University of Medicine
2012 Carol A. Lange, PhD University of Minnesota
2011 Paolo Sassone-Corsi, PhD University of California, Irvine
2010 Martin M. Matzuk, MD, PhD Baylor College of Medicine
2009 Fred J. Karsch, PhD University of Michigan
2008 Nancy Lynn Weigel, PhD Baylor College of Medicine
2007 Sally A. Camper, PhD University of Michigan Medical School
2006 Benita Katzenellenbogen, PhD University of Illinois
2006 John Katzenellenbogen, PhD University of Illinois
2005 Evan R. Simpson, PhD Prince Henry's Institute of Medical Research
2004 Phyllis M. Wise, PhD University of California
2003 Richard P. Lifton, MD, PhD Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Yale University School of Medicine
2002 Aaron J. W. Hsueh, PhD Stanford University School of Medicine
2001 Carole R. Mendelson, PhD
2000 Christin Carter-Su, PhD University of Michigan Medical School
1999 Ernst Knobil, PhD, DSc

Supported by the Roy O. Greep Memorial Fund.


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.

Year Recipient Institution
2021 Alexander S. Kauffman, PhD University of California, San Diego
2020 Andrew Dauber, MD, MMSc Children’s National Hospital
2019 Patrick Seale, PhD University of Pennsylvania
2018 Gregory Steinberg, PhD McMaster University
2017 Nima Sharifi, MD Cleveland Clinic
2016 X. Shirley Liu, PhD Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
2015 Ajay Chawla, MD, PhD University of California San Francisco
2014 Antonio Moschetta, MD, PhD University of Bari - Giovanni Paolo II National Cancer Institute, Bari, Italy
2013 Tony K. T. Lam, PhD Toronto General Research Institute & University of Toronto
2012 Manuel Tena-Sempere, MD, PhD University of Cordoba
2011 Tracy L. Bale, PhD University of Pennsylvania Department of Animal Biology
2010 Mark O. Goodarzi, MD, PhD Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
2009 Karen E. Knudsen, PhD Thomas Jefferson University, Kimmel Cancer Center
2008 Tannishtha Reya, PhD Duke University Medical Center
2007 W. Lee Kraus, PhD Cornell University
2006 Fabio Broglio, MD University of Turin
2005 Peter J. Tontonoz, MD Howard Hughes Medical Institute, University of California - Los Angeles
2004 Tso-Pang Yao, PhD Duke University
2003 Ana C. Latronico, MD, PhD Hospital das Clincas da Fac de Medicine, Brazil
2002 Jonathan Lee Tilly, PhD Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School
2001 Jiemin Wong, PhD
2000 Teresa K. Woodruff, PhD
1999 Jacques Simard, MS, PhD
1998 David J. Mangelsdorf, PhD
1997 Donald P. McDonnell, PhD
1996 Martin M. Matzuk, MD, PhD
1995 Mitchell A. Lazar, MD, PhD
1994 Frederic E. Wondisford, MD
1993 Daniel Drucker, MD

Presented in recognition of distinguished service to the Endocrine Society and the field of endocrinology.

Year Recipient Institution
2021 Sally A. Camper, PhD University of Michigan
2021 Ursula B. Kaiser, MD Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School
2020 Carol A. Lange, PhD University of Minnesota
2019 Carole R. Mendelson, PhD University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
2018 Leonard Wartofsky, MD, MACP MedStar Washington Hospital Center, Georgetown University School of Medicine
2017 Janet E. Hall, MSc, MD National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
2016 Dolores Shoback, MD UCSF/VA Medical Center
2015 Diane M. Robins, PhD University of Michigan
2014 Elliot J. Rayfield, MD Mount Sinai School of Medicine
2013 Irving M. Spitz, MD, DSc, FRCP Ben Gurion University of the Negev; Weill Cornell Medical College
2012 Alvin M. Matsumoto, MD VA Puget Sound Health Care System
2011 John H. Nilson, PhD Washington State University School of Molecular Bioscience
2010 Martin I. Surks, MD, MACP Montefiore Medical Center and the Albert Einstein College of Medicine
2009 Margaret E. Wierman, MD University of Colorado Health Sciences Center
2008 Lisa H. Fish, MD Park Nicollet Clinic
2007 Robert A. Vigersky, MD Walter Reed Army Medical Center
2006 Robert D. Utiger, MD Brigham and Women's Hospital
2005 P. Michael Conn, PhD Oregon Health & Science University
2004 Margaret A. Shupnik, PhD University of Virginia Medical Center
2003 Robert B. Jaffe, MD University of California, San Francisco
2002 John W. Funder, MD, PhD Baker Medical Research Institute, Australia
2001 Janet Schlechte, MD University of Iowa School of Medicine
2000 Frank Talamantes, PhD University of California, Santa Cruz
1999 M. Susan Smith, MS, PhD Oregon Regional Primate Research Center
1998 Philip F. Smith, PhD
1998 Phillip Gorden, MD
1998 Ronald N. Margolis, BSc, PhD
1997 William Rosner, MD
1996 C. Wayne Bardin, MS, DSc, MD
1995 Jacob Robbins, MD
1995 Joseph Edward Rall, MD, PhD, DSc
1994 Jean Rivier, PhD
1994 Maurice Manning, MS, PhD, DSc
1994 Nicholas C. Ling, PhD
1993 Gabriel Bialy
1991 Frankie L. Trull
1990 Nettie C. Karpin
1990 Robert A. Tolman, MA, PhD
1989 Hilton A. Salhanik
1988 Travel Grants for the 8th International Congress
1987 Selna L. Kaplan, MD, PhD
1986 Nicholas P. Christy, MD
1985 Alfred E. Wilhelmi
1984 Travel Grants for the 7th International Congress
1983 Gordon D. Niswender, MS, PhD
1982 Claude J. Migeon, MD
1981 David Rodbard, MD
1980 Travel Grants for the 6th International Congress
1979 Albert F. Parlow, PhD
1978 Darrell N. Ward, PhD
1978 Harold Papkoff, PhD
1977 A. Rees Midgley, Jr., MD
1976 Travel Grants for the 5th International Congress
1975 Maurice Raben
1974 G. Donald Whedon, MD
1974 Morris M. Graff
1974 Robert Towner Hill
1973 Robert M. Blizzard, MD
1972 Travel Grants for the 4th International Congress
1971 Leo E. Reichert, Jr., MD, PhD
1970 Andrew V. Schally, MD, PhD
1970 Roger Guillemin, MD, PhD
1969 Richard E. Bailey, MD
1967 Murray Saffran, MS, PhD
1966 David Coleman
1963 Mamoru Watanabe, MD, PhD
1962 Frank Magill
1961 J. M. Mckenzie, MBBS, MD
1959 Henry Boright
1958 Eugene Spaziani, PhD, BS, MA
1957 Giovanni Costa
1952 John C. Laidlow
1950 Lawrence E. Shulman
1949 Ernest M. Brown
1948 Ernest M. Brown
1947 Samuel Dvoskin

Supported by the Sidney H. Ingbar Memorial Fund.


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