Congratulations to Dr. Serdar Bulun, M.D. for winning the 2011 ASRM Distinguished Researcher Award.
||The 2012 recipient of the ASRM Distinguished Researcher Award is Serdar E. Bulun, M.D., John J. Sciarra Professor and Chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Bulun has had a distinguished career in both clinical obstetrics and gynecology and in basic and clinical research in the area of estrogen-responsive abnormalities of the uterus.
He has made a significant global impact on medicine via pioneering contributions to the epigenetics, pathology and therapeutic aspects of steroid production and action in understudied areas of gynecology, namely, endometriosis and uterine fibroids, which impact some 15 million US women.
|At the bench, he revolutionized our understanding of the molecular basis of endometriosis and, at the bedside, single-handedly introduced aromatase inhibitors as an effective and novel class of drugs to treat it. He demonstrated progesterone resistance as a key mechanism in endometriosis and infertility. To support his research endeavors, Dr. Bulun has secured more than $20 million in federal funding. He has published more than 140 peer-reviewed articles and trained 38 pre- and postdoctoral students. As a leader in our field, he serves as a role model for the physician-scientists in reproductive endocrinology-infertility.
Nominations are being sought for the 2013 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 Scientific Director, by members of the Society before June 1, 2013. Each nomination must include 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 September 1, 2013. 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 Boston. In addition, the recipient will be provided with an honorarium of $1,500, which will be presented after the recipient presents a lecture at the Annual Meeting of the Society for the Study of Reproduction in Grand Rapids, Michigan, in August 2014.
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.