Deadline 2016/06/01 - Distinguished Researcher Award

Congratulations Gautam Chaudhuri, M.D., Ph.D. Professor Chaudhuri, the 2014 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 Annual Meeting in Baltimore, Maryland. In addition, the recipient will receive complimentary registration for the ASRM 2016 Annual Meeting Scientific Program. 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. 

The 2014 recipient of the ASRM Distinguished Researcher Award is Gautam Chaudhuri, M.D., Ph.D. Professor Chaudhuri currently serves as Executive Chair and Distinguished Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. After completing his medical training in India, he studied the role of prostaglandins in the mechanism of action of the intrauterine device under the mentorship of subsequent Nobel Laureate Sir John Vane. He was the first to formulate the hypothesis, since proven, as to how NSAIDs reduce uterine bleeding. After completion of his medical and scientific training he joined the faculty at UCLA, where he collaborated with the pharmacologist Lou Ignarro in the discovery of nitric oxide as the endothelium-derived relaxing factor.    Chaudhuri-img 
Professor Ignarro did the chemical identification – for which he received the Nobel Prize – and Professor Chaudhuri did the pharmacological identification. He has published 115 highly cited, high-impact peer-reviewed papers that have advanced our understanding significantly of the factors that control vascular tone, the effects of estrogens on atherosclerosis, the biology of breast cancer, and the etiology of pre-eclampsia. Professor Chaudhuri is recognized as an outstanding leader in basic and clinical reproductive medicine and biology.



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