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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.

"Our Laureate Awards celebrate the most remarkable endocrinologists in the world, whose transformative research, mentorship, public service, and translation of science to practice has earned them a place in endocrine history. Our highest awards recognize endocrine scientists and clinicians at the pinnacle of the field as well as young endocrinologists who are blazing trails and emerging as our future leaders."
E. Dale Abel, M.D., Ph.D.
University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine
Endocrine Society President


2020 Laureate Award Winners

Richard J. Santen, M.D.

Richard J. Santen, M.D.
Fred Conrad Koch Lifetime Achievement Award

The Society’s highest honor, this annual award recognizes lifetime achievements and exceptional contributions to the field of endocrinology. Santen is professor of medicine at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Va., and a past president of the Endocrine Society. His research uncovered the role of hormones in breast cancer and pioneered the development of aromatase inhibitors, now the standard of care treatment. His expertise in estrogens led to a strong clinical interest in the treatment of menopause and to his selection by the Endocrine Society to write a definitive Scientific Statement on this topic.


Donald P. McDonnell, Ph.D.

Donald P. McDonnell, Ph.D.
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. As chair of the Department of Pharmacology & Cancer Biology within the Duke University School of Medicine in Durham, N.C., McDonnell has made major contributions to the biology and pharmacology of nuclear reception (NR) ligands. His work has been foundational for the development of a new generation of drugs for the treatment of hormone dependent cancers and metabolic disease.


Roy Shires, M.B.B.Ch., Ph.D., F.R.C.P.

International Excellence in Endocrinology Award
Roy Shires, M.B.B.Ch., Ph.D., F.R.C.P.

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. Shires is a professor of medicine at University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa, and the first head of the Division of Endocrinology at Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital, where he served the impoverished and underprivileged population of Soweto. Despite having limited resources, he has managed to perform meaningful clinical research and most recently initiated the first program to manage transgender patients in this population.


Greet Van den Berghe, M.D., Ph.D.

Greet H. Van Den Berghe, M.D., Ph.D.
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. Van den Berghe is a professor at University Hospitals Leuven and Catholic University of Leuven in Belgium where she has become one of the most recognized scholars and clinical researchers in the world of diabetes and endocrinology of critical care. Her contributions to understanding the role of glucose control and other endocrinological changes in critically ill patients have led to innovative programs and improved treatment.


Peter A. Singer, M.D.

Peter A. Singer, M.D.
Vigersky Outstanding Clinical Practitioner Award

This annual award recognizes extraordinary contributions by a practicing endocrinologist to the endocrine and/or medical community. Singer is a professor of clinical medicine at the Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California in Los Angeles, and one of the country’s most dedicated and knowledgeable thyroidologists. He developed his first scientific and clinical thyroid symposium in 1978, and it continues annually to this day, after 41 years! Dr. Singer is known as an outstanding teacher and mentor to young physicians.


Alvin C. Powers, M.D.

Alvin C. Powers, MD
Outstanding Educator Award

This annual award recognizes exceptional achievement as an educator in the discipline of endocrinology and metabolism. Powers has directed the NIH-supported Vanderbilt Medical Student Research Training Program for the past 20 years and nine years ago established the NIDDK-sponsored Medical Student Research Program in Diabetes in Nashville, Tenn. His exceptional educational efforts have had a profound influence on more than 1,000 U.S. medical students and are fostering the development of young physician-scientists with an interest in endocrinology.


Christopher B. Newgard, Ph.D.

Outstanding Innovation Award
Christopher B. Newgard, Ph.D.

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. Newgard is a professor in the departments of Medicine and Pharmacology & Cancer Biology at Duke University School of Medicine and has devoted his career to metabolic research. He’s developed one of the most active metabolomics laboratories in the world to gain a better understanding of pandemic metabolic disorders like obesity and diabetes. Beyond metabolism, Newgard has extensively researched pancreatic islet biology.


John C. Marshall, M.D., Ph.D.

Outstanding Leadership in Endocrinology Award
John C. Marshall, M.D., Ph.D.

This annual award recognizes outstanding leadership in fundamental or clinical endocrinology. Marshall is a professor at the University of Virginia and a world renowned and highly innovative reproductive endocrinologist. He previously served as editor of Endocrinology and as secretary/treasurer of the Endocrine Society. His research has focused on the regulation of gonadotropin secretion in human health and disease and has contributed greatly to our understanding of complex reproductive disorders like polycystic ovary syndrome.


Ashley Grossman, B.A., B.Sc., M.D., F.R.C.P., F.Med.Sci

Outstanding Mentor Award
Ashley Grossman, B.A., B.Sc., M.D., F.R.C.P., F.Med.Sci

This annual award recognizes a career commitment to mentoring and a significant positive impact on mentees’ education and career. As a professor at the University of Oxford in the U.K., Grossman has leveraged his many years of patient-related experience and detailed knowledge of basic science to train hundreds of the world’s leading endocrinologists. He has also provided considerable support to underprivileged fellows and physicians from Asia and Africa and set up yearly training sessions for a new generation of endocrinologists in Central Asia.


R. Michael Tuttle, M.D.

R. Michael Tuttle, M.D.

Outstanding Scholarly Physician Award

This annual award recognizes outstanding contributions to the practice of clinical endocrinology in academic settings. Tuttle is an attending physician at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York, N.Y. and a leading clinician-investigator in the field of thyroid cancer. His work has shifted the paradigm in differentiated thyroid cancer treatment.


Andrew Dauber, M.D., M.M.Sc.

Andrew Dauber, M.D., MMSc
Richard E. Weitzman Outstanding Early Career Investigator Award

This annual award recognizes an exceptionally promising young clinical or basic investigator. Dauber is the chief of endocrinology at Children’s National Hospital in Washington, D.C. He is an exceptional clinician-scientist who has successfully applied innovative genetic technologies to pediatric endocrinology and has made major contributions to our understanding of the regulation of growth and puberty.


Eleftheria Maratos-Flier, M.D.

Eleftheria Maratos-Flier, M.D.
Roy O. Greep Award for Outstanding Research

This annual award recognizes meritorious contributions to research in endocrinology. Maratos-Flier is professor of medicine, emerita, at Harvard Medical School, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, Mass., and director of translational medicine at Novartis Institutes of Biomedical Research. Her research on energy balance defined the role of two “new” hormones in the development of metabolic syndrome. Her work is being translated and applied to help solve the obesity problem and its complications, including type 2 diabetes and fatty liver disease.


Carol A. Lange, Ph.D.

Sidney H. Ingbar Distinguished Service Award
Carol A. Lange, Ph.D.

This award recognizes distinguished service to the Endocrine Society and the field of endocrinology. Lange is a professor of Medicine and Pharmacology and holds the Tickle Family Land Grant Endowed Chair of Breast Cancer Research at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, Minn. She is a former Endocrine Society Vice President of Basic Science, a previous leadership role on the Board of Directors. She joined the Endocrine Society in 1996 and has attended every annual meeting since. She advocated for outstanding basic science research programming in her role as Basic Science Chair of the Annual Meeting Steering Committee (2008) and was instrumental in helping to create the first basic science program track for the Annual Meeting Trainee Day, which has become an ENDO mainstay. Her support for basic scientists and trainees has inspired and given a voice to these two overlapping groups.


Nominations are being accepted for the 2021 awards cycle until December 2019. Any submissions received after December will be considered for the following year.

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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
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
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 his/her own country and/or internationally.

Year Recipient Institution
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
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
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
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
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
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 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.

Year Recipient Institution
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
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
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
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
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
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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