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 by June 4, 2021.
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.

Congratulations to the 2020 ASRM Distinguished Researcher Award Recipient

Nanette Santoro, MD
The 2020 recipient of the Distinguished Researcher Award is Nanette Santoro, M.D., University of Colorado School of Medicine.

Through more than 25 years of research, Dr. Santoro has crafted and implemented key studies in menopausal hormone therapy, the role of obesity in infertility, and how varying socioeconomic and racioethnic factors influence menopausal transition.

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.
2020 Nanette Santoro, M.D.

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