asrm_logo_color_tagline.png
Menu

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 by members of the Society to research@asrm.org by June 3, 2020.
Each nomination must include:
  • A letter of nomination
  • The nominee’s curriculum vitae
  • Summary of research and educational accomplishments in the field of reproductive medicine and biology
  • Letters of support from at least two (2) additional members of the Society.

The recipient will be selected by the Executive Committee. Previous nominees will be considered.

The recipient will be recognized as the ASRM Distinguished Researcher Awardee by presentation of a plaque at the 2020 Scientific Congress & Expo. In addition, the recipient will receive complimentary registration for the ASRM 2020 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  2021.

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.
2016 Carlos Simón Vallés, M.D., Ph.D.
2017 David K. Gardner, Ph.D.
2018 Teresa K. Woodruff, Ph.D.
2019 Lawrence C. Layman, M.D.

Congratulations to the 2019 Winner

Distinguished Researcher WinnerThe 2019 recipient of the ASRM Distinguished Researcher Award is Lawrence C. Layman, M.D. 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.

Dr. Layman is the Robert B. Greenblatt, M.D. Distinguished Chair in Endocrinology, Professor & Chief of the Section of Reproductive Endocrinology, Infertility, & Genetics in the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology at the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University. His decades of focused basic and clinical research efforts have resulted in significant advances in our understanding of genes important in the process of reproductive development, sexual differentiation, puberty, and the function of other organs including the heart and brain. He is among the first to have identified human reproductive gene mutations and their associated phenotypes. Dr. Layman’s research has been published in prestigious journals including Nature Genetics, New England Journal of Medicine, American Journal of Human Genetics, Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, and Fertility & Sterility. His impressive works have led to improved outcomes for patients with infertility and recurrent pregnancy loss, and potentially reduced the likelihood of birth defects.

Quick Links

Learn More About ASRM

Thousands of doctors, nurses, and other professionals in the field of reproductive medicine are advancing their careers with the latest news, continuing education, discounts, and networking opportunities. 

Ready to Join?  |  Renew