Retired Awards | Endocrine Society

Retired Awards

Endocrine scientists and clinicians play a key role in achieving optimal public health and we are proud to recognized the meritorious achievements of endocrinologists worldwide.

Below are past awards that we have given, for current awards please visit our Awards page.

These travel grants were awarded in 2017 to outstanding abstracts submitted by in-training clinical fellows who had been accepted to present their research during our annual meeting. Preference was give to clinical endocrine fellows whose area of research was in metabolic bone.

RecipientInstitution
Alyssa HalperUniversity of Minnesota
Cemre RobinsonSection on Skeletal Disorders and Mineral Homeostasis
Janet ChiangUniversity of California, San Francisco
Manish RaisinganiNew York University School of Medicine
Negin Misaghian XanthosUNC-CH
Rajesh JainUniversity of Chicago
Sean IwamotoUniversity of Colorado School of Medicine, Anschutz Medical Campus
Sheliza LalaniGeorge Washington University
Smita JhaNational Institutes of Health
Sri Harsha TellaNational Institutes of Health (NIH/NICHD)
We thank Shire for their support.

RecipientInstitution
Christy FosterUTHSC/LeBonheur Children's Hospital
Dania AssadWayne State University
Hadoun JabriSIU School of Medicine
Heather GreenbergNYU Langone Medical Center
Joyce GeorgeCleveland Clinic Foundation
Kidmealem ZekariasUniveristy of Minnesota
Rachel Coleman-PierronVanderbilt University Medical Center
Richa PatelUniversity of Cincinnati
Rowella Licup SirbiladzeMedical College of Wisconsin
Se Young SuhAllegheny General Hospital
We thank Amgen for their support.


The Endocrine Society provided travel grants to attend ENDO, the Society's Annual Meeting and Expo. The Clinical Fellows Abstract Award in Cardiovascular Endocrinology travel grants were awarded to outstanding abstracts submitted by in-training clinical endocrine fellows (1st - 3rd year of fellowship) whose area of research was related to cardiovascular endocrinology. We thank Amgen for their support.

2015 Winners

RecipientInstitution
Olivia Papacostea, MDUT Southwestern Medical Center
Paul Jerome Custodio, MDAllegheny General Hospital
Swarna RaiUniversity of Iowa Hospital and Clinics
Joshua Tarkoff, MDUniversity of California - San Francisco
Lisa UnderlandAlbert Einstein College of Medicine and Children's Hospital at Montefiore
Lynn Ang, MDUniversity of Michigan
Ma. Conchitina FojasThe Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
Sarah Zaheer, MDBrigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School

2013 Winners

RecipientInstitution
Audrey ArzamendiUC Davis Medical Center
Benjamin DennisGeorgia Regents University
Cheryl GivensUniversity of Louisville
Christopher HudakUniversity of TX Southwestern Medical Center
Diala El-MaoucheNational Institutes of Health
Dorothy FinkCollege of Physicians & Surgeons, Columbia University
Gaja AndzelBanner Good Samaritan
Ila KhannaECU Brody School of Medicine
Loida Gonzalez-RodriguezUniversity of Puerto Rico School of Medicine
Mahima GulatiUtah Diabetes Center
Marianna AntonopoulouSUNY Downstate Medical Center
Nagashree Gundu RaoUniversity of Virginia


These travel grants were awarded to outstanding abstracts submitted by in-training clinical fellows who had been accepted to present their research during our annual meeting. Preference was give to clinical endocrine fellows whose area of research was in growth hormone. We thank Novo Nordisk, Inc. for their support.

2017 Winners

RecipientInstitution
2017 Catalina Cabrera SalcedoCincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
Elena VarlamovOregon Health & Science University
Nandini BhatStony Brook Children's Hospital

2016 Winners

RecipientInstitution
Fady Hannah ShmouniThe Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, National Institutes of Health
Kristina Derrick
Lindsey WaldmanMount Sinai Pediatric Endocrine
Patria Alba AponteChildren's Mercy Hospital
Rajeev ThirunagariWomen and Children's Hospital of Buffalo
Sakine SeverBaylor College of Medicine
Sina JasimMayo Clinic


The Endocrine Society provided travel grants to attend ENDO, the Society's Annual Meeting and Expo.

In 2015 the Clinical Fellows Abstract Award in Hypoparathyroidism travel grants were provided to endocrine fellows (1st–3rd year of fellowship) whose area of research is hypoparathyroidism. We thank NPS Pharmaceuticals, Inc. for their support.

RecipientInstitution
Christine FerraraThe Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Saraswathi SaiprasadNebraska Western Iowa Healthcare System / Creighton University Medical Center
Yasaman MohtasebiUniversity of Maryland Med Ctr


These travel grants were awarded to outstanding abstracts submitted by in-training clinical endocrine fellows who had been accepted to present their research during our annual meeting. Preference was given to clinical endocrine fellows whose area of interest is Women's Health (including reproductive health, menopause and osteoporosis, and endometriosis). We thank Pfizer, Inc. for their support.

2016 Winners

RecipientInstitution
Banafsheh KashaniRutgers - New Jersey Medical School
Caroline ChiuUT Houston
Manisha GargSUNY at Buffalo
Michael HomerUniversity of California, San Diego
Naykky Singh OspinaMayo Clinic
Nina LeHospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Shrinkhala SrivastavaConnecticut Children's Medical Center
Spyridoula Maraka

2015 Winners

RecipientInstitution
Andrea EstradaNIDCR/NICHD, NIH
Gianluca ToraldoBoston University School of Medicine

2014 Winners

RecipientInstitution
Asma JavedMayo Clinic
Cindy PauMassachusetts General Hospital
David KulakRutgers-New Jersey Medical School
Licy Yanes-CardozoUniversity of Mississippi Medical Center
Lori HomaUniversity of Michigan
Margaret GarinPerelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
Molly MoravekNorthwestern University

2013 Winners

RecipientInstitution
Amy AndersonUniversity of Virginia
Animesh SharmaMayo Clinic
Asma JavedMayo Clinic
Claire ParkHarbor-UCLA Medical Center
Jacklyn KarbanFeinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University
Prathima JastiVanderbilt University
Priyathama VellankiNorthwestern University
Ruchi BhabhraDivision of Endocrinology, University of Virginia
Swapna DharashivkarUniversity of Louisville
Vivian ChinColumbia University Medical Center


This fellowship award provided $35,000 in support of endocrine research in the area of women's health with a preference in menopause research. The recipients received a stipend, one-year complimentary membership, and one-year complimentary access to our online journals. We thank Pfizer, Inc. for their support.

YearRecipientInstitution
2015Eleanor HutchensUniversity of Virginia Health System
2015Jacquelyn Hatch-SteinThe Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
2013Grace HuangBoston University Medical Center
2013Melanie Cree-GreenUniversity of Colorado & Children's Hospital Colorado
2013Sharon ChouUniversity of Chicago Medical Center
2012Suzan Saber, M.D.University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NY


This award was given to outstanding abstracts submitted by in-training clinical endocrine fellows who had been accepted to present their research during the annual meeting. The six recipients selected participated in an oral presentation at ENDO, and the mentor of the winning presentation received a Mentor Award. We thank Pfizer, Inc. for their support.

2016 Winners

RecipientInstitution
Asima K AhmadUniversity of California-San Francisco
Erica Mahany University of Michigan
Eun Kyung Koh University of Washington
Joseph Findley University of Vermont
Luba Rakhlin NYP
Maria Renela Gambito Medstar Union Memorial Hospital

2013 Winners

RecipientInstitution
Amy Dhesi New Jersey Medical School
Caroline Davidge-Pitts Mayo Clinic
Joseph Davis Montefiore Medical Center
Kara Connelly OHSU
Laura Torchen Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University
Nora AlghothaniThe Ohio State University


These 2014 competitive awards were specifically designated for alumni of the Frontiers in Reproduction (FIR) Program. The top-scored abstracts received a monetary award to help cover travel costs to attend our annual conference. We thank the Burroughs Welcome Fund for their support.

RecipientInstitution
Ashwini ChandMonash University
Dalhia Abramovich Instituto de Biología y Medicina Experimental
Esther Calderon Gierszal University of Illinois at Chicago


These travel grants were awarded to outstanding abstracts submitted by in-training clinical fellows who had been accepted to present their research during our annual meeting. Preference was give to clinical endocrine fellows whose area of research was in diabetes.

2019 Winners

RecipientInstitution
Elizabeth RosenfeldThe Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Estelle EverettJohns Hopkins University
Felona GunawanYale School of Medicine /Yale New Haven Hospital
Hilal SekizkardesNational Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)
Jawad BabarMarshall University
Kyle McNerneyWashington University in Saint Louis School of Medicine
Marissa KilbergChildren's Hospital of Philadelphia
Mark O'ConnorMassachusetts General Hospital
Monica BiancoAnn & Robert H Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago/Northwestern University
Shilpa MehtaNew York University School of Medicine
We thank Lilly USA, LLC for their support.

RecipientInstitution
2019 Carmen Bustamante EscobarJackson Health System/UHealth System
Donald CaraccioUNC Hospital
Hyunju LeeCity of Hope & Harbor UCLA
Jennifer IkleWashington University
Julie IslamScripps Clin & Res Foundation
Kathryn FantasiaBoston University Medical Center
Maria Marcedes Chang VillacresesCity of Hope National Medical Center
Mary McCauleyUniversity of Chicago
Sahil ParikhRutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Vivek AlaighBrown University
We thank Merck & Co., Inc. for their support.

2018 Winners

RecipientInstitution
Karina SzczepanczykUniversity of Connecticut
Anupam KotwalMayo Clinic
Eng Keong TanCity of Hope
Eric ShiffrinThomas Jefferson University Hospital
Jason LingNorthwell Health
Laura DickensUniversity of Chicago
Mini Sara CherianSouthern Illinois University
Mizuho MimoroUniversity of Chicago
Mohammed Al-SofianiJohns Hopkins University
Sreedevi Veluvarti VenkataUniversity of Mississippi Medical Center
We thank Merck & Co., Inc. for their support.

2017 Winners

RecipientInstitution
Arianna Perez LopezUniversity of Texas Medical Branch
Janet LeeUniversity of California, San Francisco
Jose KuzhivelyRush University Medical Center
Lavanya ViswanathanTemple University
Lubna Bashir MunshiMount Sinai Beth Israel
Maali MilhemMarshall University
Madhavi AverneniECU ENDOCRINOLOGY
Raquel VillavicencioRichard L Roudebush Veterans Administration Medical Center
Tess JacobWestchester Medical Center
We thank Lilly USA, LLC for their support.

RecipientInstitution
Melinda ChenIndiana University School of Medicine
Christina TatsiNational Institutes of Health, NICHD
Christopher MartinUniversity of Minnesota Medical Center
Danae DelivanisMayo Clinic
Erjola BalliuStony Brook Hospital
Katie OSullivanUniversity of Chicago
Maximiliano HyonCity of Hope National Medical Center
Michael MorkosRush University Medical Center
Miriam UdlerMassachusetts General Hospital
Reilly CochDuke University Medical Center
We thank Merck & Co., Inc. for their support.

2016 Winners

RecipientInstitution
Akshata DesaiUniversity at Buffalo
Anne BantleUniversity of Minnesota
Anu SharmaMayo Clinic
Camille PoweMassachusetts General Hospital
Carolina Solis Herrera
Jessica FurstColumbia University Medical Center
Laya EkhlaspourMassachusetts General Hospital
Supriiya KulkarniUniversity of Nebraska Medical Center
We thank Merck & Co., Inc. for their support.


This award assisted future endocrinologists in conducting endocrine research focusing on bone disorders and diabetes mellitus. The recipients received a stipend, one-year complimentary membership, and one-year complimentary access to our online journals. The recipients were also honored at the awards dinner at our annual meeting. We thank Lilly USA, LLC for their support.

YearRecipientInstitution
2016Kevin BauerleWashington University in St Louis School of Medicine
2015Christina AstleyBoston Children's Hospital
2014Risa Small WolfJohns Hopkins Hospital
2013Diala El-MaoucheNational Institutes of Health
2013Jeffrey RoizenChildren's Hospital of Philadelphia


This award rewarded early career endocrinologists who were currently in a postgraduate fellowship and conducted research on growth hormone disorders. We thank Genentech for their support.

2015 Winners

RecipientInstitution
Julian LuiNational Institute of Child Health and Human Development
Melissa Rodriguez-TallantUT Health Science Center
Sani RoyThe Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Zhongbo LiuNYU College of Dentistry

2014 Winners

RecipientInstitution
Jose Cordoba-ChaconUniversity of Illinois at Chicago
Laura DichtelMassachusetts General Hospital


Established in 2010 by President Robert Vigersky, the goal of this award was to provide support to US-based clinicians in private practice who do not receive financial support or reimbursement to attend our annual meeting or Clinical Endocrinology Update.

YearRecipientInstitution
2019Ari GeliebterComprehensive Endocrinology PC
2019Kanakasabai NarasimhanNovant Health South Charlotte Endocrinology
2018Dr. Satya PotluriWellSpan York Hospital
2018Dr. Shilpi SinghMonroe Rheumatology and Endocrinology
2017Dr. Katy J. BrownProvidence Health & Services
2017Dr. Manish R. UpadhyaySutter Health
2016Dr. Jyotsna KeniFountain Valley Regional Hospital
2015Troy DillardNorthwest Endocrinology
2014Dr. Nadia KhouryDownriver Endocrinology
2013Dr. Jennifer ChangHuntington Medical Foundation
2012Dr. Michael H. ShanikEndocrine Associates of Long Island
2011Dr. Edward D. JavorKaiser Permanente
2010Dr. Michael K. Laidlaw


These awards were presented in 2013 to high school students for their outstanding endocrine-related science projects presented at the annual Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF)—the world's largest pre-college science exposition.

RecipientInstitution
Rohan Anand SavoorMonte Vista High School, Danville, California
Hannah Claire PagelsGrove High School, Grove, Oklahoma
Trevor James KrolakPaul Laurence Dunbar High School, Lexington, Kentucky
Anna Elizabeth SappingtonSouth River High School, Edgewater, Maryland
Alexis Joy HarrounBellarmine Prepatory School, Tacoma, Washington
Jaclyn Nicole KetchumCarter County High School, Ekalaka, Montana
Priyadarshani SarkarHenrico High School, Henrico, Virginia


The International Endocrine Scholars Program (IESP) connected the world’s brightest young endocrinologists with unparalleled research positions at top institutions outside of their home countries. This unique training program fostered collaboration and open communication through the exchange of ideas and techniques. Selected scholars received counsel through an exceptional mentoring program that helped them find financial support, advice, and esteemed training opportunities.

2014 Winners

RecipientInstitution
Guillermina LuqueInstitute of Biology and Experiemental Medicine
Martin Blomberg-JensenRighshospitalet
Rosana LoretiCentre for Endocrine Research- National Research Council Argentina ( CONICET)
Stuart AndrewUniversity of Birmingham

2013 Winners

YearRecipientInstitution
Ayse ZenginLudwig Maximilians University - Klinikum der Universität München
Maria Celia FernandezCenter for Endocrinological Investigation (CEDIE-CONICET)
Martin CrivelloInstituto de Biología y Medicina Experimental (IBYME-CONICET)
Miguel DebonoRoyal Hallamshire Hospital School of Medicine/Biomedical Science
Panagiotis AnagnostisAristotle University of Thessaloniki


This lectureship award was presented for outstanding research in endocrinology. Originally established in 1967, this award was later renamed to honor the memory of Edwin B. Astwood.

YearRecipientInstitution
2014Domenico Accili, MDColumbia University
2013Gary D. Hammer, MD, PhDUniversity of Michigan
2012Keith R. Yamamoto, PhDUniversity of California, San Francisco
2011David Ron, MDInstitute of Metabolic Sciences, University of Cambridge United Kingdom
2010Myles A. Brown, MDDana-Farber Cancer Institute
2009Theo J. Visser, PhDErasmus University Medical Center
2008John A. Cidlowski, PhD National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, National Institutes of Health
2007Lawrence C. Chan, MBBS, DSc Baylor College of Medicine
2006Mitchell A. Lazar, MD, PhD University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
2005Willa Hsueh, MD University of California - Los Angeles, David Geffen School of Medicine
2004Paolo Sassone-Corsi, PhD Institut de Genetique et de Biologie Moleculaire et Cellulaire, France
2003Jeffrey S. Flier, MD Beth Israel Hospital
2002P. Reed Larsen, MDBrigham and Women's Hospital
2001David L. Garbers, PhD
2000Jeffrey M. Rosen, PhDBaylor College of Medicine
1999David D. Moore, PhD
1998Allen M. Spiegel, MD
1997John D. Baxter, MD
1996Alfred G. Gilman
1995Kenneth S. Korach, PhD
1994Patricia K. Donahoe, MD
1993Ronald Evans, PhD
1992Michael O. Thorner, MBBS, DSc
1991Marc E. Lippman, MD
1990Stephen B. Baylin, MD
1989Jerrold M. Olefsky, MD
1988Walter L. Miller, MD
1987C. Ronald Kahn, MD
1986Lelio Orci, MD
1985Gerald D. Aurbach
1984Michael P. Czech, PhD
1983Lawrence G. Raisz, MD
1982Wylie W. Vale, PhD
1981Susan E. Leeman, PhD
1980Anthony R. Means, PhD
1979Joel F. Habener, MA, MD
1978Jack H. Oppenheimer, MD
1977Armen H. Tashjian, Jr., MD


This award was presented to a young investigator in recognition of meritorious accomplishments in the field of basic or clinical endocrinology.

YearRecipientInstitution
2014W. Lee Kraus, PhDUniversity of Texas Southwestern
2013Doris Adelheid Stoffers, MD, PhDUniversity of Pennsylvania
2012Tamas L. Horvath, DVM, PhDYale University, School of Medicine
2011Martin Grosvenor Myers, Jr., MD, PhD University of Michigan Medical School
2010Wiebke Arlt, MD, DSci, FRCP University of Birmingham School of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, United Kingdom
2009Constantine A. Stratakis, MD National Institutes of Health
2008Joel K. Elmquist, DVM, PhD University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
2008Randy J. Seeley, PhD University of Cincinnati
2007Rohit N. Kulkarni, MD, PhD Joslin Diabetes Center
2006Charis Eng, MD, PhD Cleveland Clinic Genomic Medicine Institute
2005Steven A. Kliewer, PhD University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
2004Ursula B. Kaiser, MD Brigham and Women's Hospital - Harvard Medical School
2003Donald P. McDonnell, PhD Duke University Medical Center
2002Leonard P. Freedman, PhD Sloan-Kettering Institute
2001John Donald Scott, PhD
2000Christopher K. Glass, MD, PhDUniversity of California, San Diego
1999David W. Russell, PhD
1998Roger D. Cone, PhD
1997Pamela L. Mellon, PhD
1996Keith L. Parker, MD, PhD
1995Deborah L. Segaloff, PhD
1994Kelly E. Mayo, PhD
1993Margaret A. Shupnik, PhD
1992J. Larry Jameson, MD, PhD
1991Perrin C. White, MD
1990Michael Karin, PhD
1989P. Michael Conn, PhD, MS
1988Geoffrey L. Greene, PhD
1987Aaron J. W. Hsueh, PhD
1986Betty A. Eipper, PhD
1986Richard E. Mains, PhD
1985Olli A. Janne, MD, PhD
1984Benita S. Katzenellenbogen, PhD
1983Michael G. Rosenfeld, MD
1982Robert J. Lefkowitz, MD
1981Bruce D. Weintraub, MD
1980Inder J. Chopra, MD
1979John C. Brown, PhD, DSc, FRSc
1978Cornelia P. Channing
1977Anthony W. Norman, MS, PhD
1976Roger A. Gorski, MS, PhD
1975Bert O'Malley, MD
1974Jesse Roth, MD
1973Richard J. Wurtman, MD
1972Jean D. Wilson, MD
1971Jack Gorski, MS, PhD
1970Donald Steiner, MD
1969Jack L. Kostyo, PhD
1968John T. Potts, Jr., MD
1967David M. Kipnis, MD
1966Samuel McCann, MD
1965Sidney H. Ingbar
1964Kenneth J. Ryan, MD
1963George F. Cahill, Jr., MD
1962Richard Egdahl
1961Ernst Knobil, PhD, DSc
1960Don Harry Nelson, MD
1959Gordon L. Farrell
1958Monte A. Greer, MD
1957Nicholas S. Halmi, MD
1956Alfred M. Bongiovanni
1955Jack Gross
1954Isadore N. Rosenberg, MD
1953Clara M. Szego, MS, PhD
1953Sidney Roberts, MS, PhD
1952Seymour Lieberman, PhD, MA, MS
1951Albert Segaloff
1950Oscar M. Hechter
1949George Sayers, PhD
1948Carl Heller
1947Choh Hao Li
1946Martin M. Hoffman
1945Jane A. Russell
1944Edwin B. Astwood


Established in 1993 to honor the memory of Dr. Gerald D. Aurbach , the Gerald D. Aurbach Award Lecture was presented for outstanding research in endocrinology. The recipients presented a plenary lecture at the Endocrine Society’s Annual Meeting & Expo.

YearRecipientInstitution
2014Peter J. Tontonoz, MD, PhDHoward Hughes Medical Institute/UCLA
2013Mitchell A. Lazar, MD, PhDUniversity of Pennsylvania
2012Evan Dale Abel, MBBS, MD, PhDUniversity of Utah
2011Derek LeRoith, MD, PhDMount Sinai School of Medicine
2010Barbara B. Kahn, MD Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center - Harvard Medical School
2009David Goltzman, MDMcGill University, Royal Victoria Hospital
2008Andrew F. Stewart, MDUniversity of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
2007Eve Van Cauter, PhDUniversity of Chicago
2006Paul A. Kelly, PhDNecker Faculty of Medicine
2005David R. Clemmons, MDUniversity of North Carolina School of Medicine
2004David J. Mangelsdorf, PhDHoward Hughes Medical Institute
2003Gilbert Vassart, MD, PhDUniversity of Brussels-Erasme, Belgium
2002Agnes Schonbrunn, PhDUniversity of Texas Medical School
2001Andrew Arnold, MD
2000Marvin C. Gershengorn, MDCornell University Medical College
1999James E. Darnell, MD
1998JoAnne S. Richards, MS, PhD
1997Edward M. Brown, MD
1996Ernesto Canalis, MD
1995Robert J. Lefkowitz, MD
1994Henry M. Kronenberg, MD
1993Daniel Camerini-Otero


This award was presented to basic, clinical, or translational scientists for outstanding recent research efforts (up to the past five years) contributing to advances in the field of endocrinology.

YearRecipientInstitution
2014Ming-Jer Tsai, PhDBaylor College of Medicine
2014Sophia Y. Tsai, PhDBaylor College of Medicine


In 2013 the EndoCareers Promotion and Tenure Workshop offered junior faculty and mid-career professional in-depth skills training and networking opportunities to connect with senior advisors through engaging question and answer sessions and a networking reception. Recipients received a $250 travel award and complimentary workshop registration at ENDO, the Society's Annual Meeting and Expo.

RecipientInstitution
Aime FrancoUniversity of Washington, Seattle Children's Hospital
Daniel RubinTemple University
Gilberto Paz-FilhoAustralian National University
Jonathan WassermanHospital for Sick Children
Kristy BrownPrince Henry's Institute
Madson AlmeidaUniversity of Sao Paulo Medical School
Mara RothUniversity of Washington
Marina FernandezUniversity of California, San Diego
Pranita AshokBharati Vidyapeeth Medical College
Savitha SubramanianUniversity of Washington
Tadas VasaitisUniversity of Maryland, Eastern Shore
Yongmei WangUniversity of California, San Francisco


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