Deadline 2017/06/01 - Distinguished Researcher Award

Congratulations Frank Z. Stanczyk, Ph.D., the 2015 winner of the ASRM Distinguished Researcher Award 

Nominations are being sought for the 2016 ASRM Distinguished Researcher Award.

This award recognizes a member of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine who has made outstanding contributions to clinical or basic research in reproduction published during the previous 10 years. The recipient will have demonstrated sustained long-term commitment to advancing the frontiers of research in reproductive sciences and educating future scholars in the field.

Nominations may be submitted to Andrew R. La Barbera, Ph.D., ASRM Chief Scientific Officer, by members of the Society before June 1, 2016. Each nomination must include a letter of nomination and the nominee’s curriculum vitae, bibliography and summary of research and educational accomplishments in the field of reproductive medicine and biology, and must be accompanied by letters of support from at least two additional members of the Society. The recipient will be selected by the Executive Committee and notified by August 1, 2016. Previous nominees will be considered.

The recipient will be recognized as the ASRM Distinguished Researcher Awardee by presentation of a plaque at the ASRM 2016 Scientific Congress & Expo. In addition, the recipient will receive complimentary registration for the ASRM 2016 Scientific Congress. The recipient will be expected to present the ASRM Exchange Lecture at the Annual Meeting of the Society for the Study of Reproduction in 2017, after which the recipient will receive an honorarium of $1,500 from ASRM. 

Previous recipients of the ASRM Distinguished Researcher Award:

  • 2005 Dolores J. Lamb, Ph.D.
  • 2006 John A. Collins, M.D.
  • 2007 Robert N. Taylor, M.D., Ph.D.
  • 2008 Linda C. Giudice, M.D., Ph.D.
  • 2009 Bruce R. Carr, M.D.
  • 2010 Richard L. Stouffer, Ph.D.
  • 2011 Joe Leigh Simpson, M.D.
  • 2012 Serdar E. Bulun, M.D.
  • 2013 Robert J. Norman, M.D.
  • 2014 Gautam Chaudhuri, M.D., Ph.D 
  • 2015 Frank Z. Stanczyk, Ph.D. 


The 2015 recipient of the ASRM Distinguished Researcher Award is Frank Z. Stanczyk, Ph.D. Dr. Stanczyk currently serves as Professor of Research in the Departments of Obstetrics and Gynecology and of Preventive Medicine and Director of the Reproductive Endocrine Research Laboratory at the University of Southern California (USC) Keck School of Medicine. Born and raised in Montreal, Quebec, he received his doctorate from McGill University and then did postdoctoral study as a Ford Foundation Fellow at USC. Dr. Stanczyk’s expertise is in metabolism, pharmacokinetics and measurement of natural and synthetic steroids. 


His research interests include metabolism and pharma­cokinetics of estrogens and progestogens used in the treatment of postmenopausal women and for contraception; different routes of administration of estrogens, progesto­gens and androgens; impact of aging on pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamic effects of hormonal therapy in postmenopausal women; alternatives to traditional hormonal treatment of postmenopausal women, including “bioidentical” hormones; role of steroid hormones in the etiology of breast and prostate cancers, as well as in Alzheimer’s disease; insulin receptor defects and markers of adiposity in polycystic ovarian syndrome; androgenic markers in hyperandrogenic women with clinical manifestations of hirsutism and acne. During the past 40 years Dr. Stanczyk has published over 400 articles in peer reviewed journals. His laboratory is recognized internationally for its expertise in the measurement of steroid, peptide and protein hormones and other compounds in serum/plasma and a variety of tissues.


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