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The SRI Lifetime Distinguished Service Award

The SRI Lifetime Distinguished Service Award began in 2016, and is intended to recognize an individual who has made outstanding contributions to the Society for Reproductive Investigation and significant contributions to the field of reproductive medicine and women's health. The 2016 recipient was Alan DeCherney, MD and the 2017 award recipients were Joe Leigh Simpson, MD and James M. Roberts, MD.


The SRI Distinguished Scientist Award

An award is made annually to a senior member of the society who has made significant and lasting contributions to the society and to scientific research in reproductive medicine. The recipient is selected by the President with the advice of officers and other members. Past awardees include: Nicholas S. Assali (1982); Willard M. Allen (1983); Edward H.G. Hon (1984); Donald H. Barron (1985); James T. Bradbury and Leon Chesley (1986); Louis Helllman and Elizabeth Ramsey (1987); Jack A. Pritchard (1988); Kenneth J. Ryan (1989); Paul C. MacDonald (1990); Giacomo Meschia (1991); Samuel S.C. Yen (1992); Robert B. Jaffe (1993); Daniel R. Mishell, Jr. (1994); Paul G. McDonough (1995); Lawrence D. Longo (1996); Pentti K. Siiteri (1997); Edward J. Quilligan (1998); Orlando J. Miller (1999); Howard W. Jones, Jr. (2000); Georgeanna Seegar Jones (2000); James R. Scott (2000); Robert K. Creasy (2000); Frederick P. Zuspan (2001); Joe Leigh Simpson (2002); Frederick Naftolin (2003; Luigi Mastroianni, Jr. (2004); Maria Delivoria-Papadopoulous (2005); Jerome F. Strauss, III (2006); D. Michael Nelson (2007); Linda C. Giudice (2008); John R.G. Challis (2009); Gautam Chaudhuri (2010); James M. Roberts (2011); Peter Nathanielsz (2012); Charles J. Lockwood (2013); Carole Mendelson (2014); Eli Y. Adashi(2015); Roberto Romero (2016); the 2017 award recipient is  Leslie Myatt, PhD.


The President's Achievement Award

An award is made annually to a member of the society whose record in scientific investigation is outstanding and assures a continued productive career in research. The recipient is selected by the President with the advice of officers and other members. Past awardees include: Gary D. Hodgen (1983); Evan R. Simpson (1984); John R.G. Challis (1985); Joe Leigh Simpson (1986); A.H. DeCherney (1987); Aaron J.W. Hsueh (1988); Eli Y. Adashi (1989); Jerome F. Strauss (1990); Murray D. Mitchell (1991); Roberto Romero (1992); Maria Delivoria-Papadopoulos (1993); Robert Schenken and M. Linette Casey (1994); Rogerio A. Lobo (1995); Linda C. Giudice (1996); Stephen J. Lye (1997); Deborah J. Anderson (1998); Mark I. Evans (1999); Ricardo Azziz (2000); Sarah L. Berga (2000); Richard S. Legro (2000); Katherine D. Wenstrom (2001); Serdar Bulun (2002); Sandra Davidge (2003); Yoel Sadovsky (2004); Phillip Baker (2005); Sam Mesiano (2006); Kelle Moley (2007); Hugh Taylor (2008); Fiona Lyall and Jane Norman (2009); Marilyn Cipolla (2010); Lisa M. Halvorson (2011); Stephen Matthews (2012); Caroline Gargett (2013); Anil Sood (2014); Emily J. Su and Ayman Al-Hendy (2015); Emre Seli (2016); the 2017 award recipients are Jennifer Condon, PhD and Thomas Jansson, MD, PhD.


The Frederick Naftolin Award for Mentorship

This award was established in 2003 to recognize the contributions of a member of the society to training and career development of investigators in the field of reproductive and women's health. The award is named in honor of Dr. Naftolin, a former President of the society and past recipient of the President's Distinguished Scientist Award. Dr. Naftolin is a staunch advocate for creating a mechanism for the society to celebrate outstanding service to our scientific community through excellence in mentoring. The award was endowed by generous contributions from members or the society, Dr. Naftolin's colleagues and trainees. The awardee is selected by Council in consultation with the Past President's and members of the society. The first recipient of this award was Lawrence D. Longo (2004) followed by: Edward J. Quilligan (2005); Mortimer Levitz (2006); Philip J. DiSaia (2007) and James Roberts (2008); B.C.J.M. Fauser (2009); Louis Peeters (2010); James C. Rose (2011); John R.G. Challis (2012); Joan Hunt (2013); Leslie Myatt (2014); Linda Giudice (2015); Jerry Strauss (2016); the 2017 award recipient is Carole Mendelson.


The Rogerio A. Lobo Award

This award was established in 2007 to recognize the most outstanding contribution to Reproductive Sciences by a member of the Society for Reproductive Investigation. The award is named in honor of Dr. Lobo, a former President of the Society and former Editor in Chief of the Journal of the Society for Gynecologic Investigation (JSGI) which is now Reproductive Sciences. The first recipients of this award were: Michael G. Ross and Omid Khorram (2008); Joan S. Hunt (2009); Carolyn Y. Muller (2010); Linda C. Giudice (2011); Nasser Chegini (2012); Kelle Moley (2013); Felice Petraglia (2014); Ayman Al-Hendy (2015); Hilary Critchley (2016); the 2017 award recipient is Kutluk Oktay.


The Laxmi Baxi Award

The Laxmi Baxi Award is funded by Drs. Laxmi and Vibhakar Baxi in honor of Mr. and Mrs. Ishwardhas Haridas Bhatia. The award was established in 2013 by and will be awarded to PhD individuals only who are either graduate students still in training or postdoctoral fellows within 5 years of their PhD degree. Two $1,000 travel awards will be given to the top abstracts in basic reproductive science and in translational reproductive science. The awardees will receive a certificate and a check and they will be honored at the SRI annual meeting. This award by a generous, long-standing member of SRI, Dr. Laxmi Baxi, was created to encourage young PhD trainees to present their research at our meeting. Recipients are: Christina Hayward and Adva Cohen-Fredarow (2014); and Fiona Brownfoot and Frederick Rosario (2015); Bin Cao and Gulden Menderes (2016); Christia Angela M. Sison and Kimberley J. Botting (2017).


The Thomas McDonald Foundation Travel Award

This award was established in 2014 by friends of Thomas McDonald to commemorate his life and contributions to many aspects of biology especially brain and endocrine development. The award is given to the submission by an early stage investigator either oral or poster, that the selectors feel would have interested Dr. McDonald most. The award recipient will be presented with a check and a certificate at the SRI Annual Meeting Awards Ceremony. Recipients are: Luis Reyes-Castro (2014); Beth J. Allison (2015); Andrea Constantinof (2016). The 2017 recipient is Nozomi Itani.


The SRI-Pfizer President's Presenter's Award

The SRI-Pfizer President's Presenter's Award (formerly, Wyeth) was established in 1996 to recognize the 25 most meritorious abstracts (either poster or oral presentation) submitted by individuals still in training. Fellows and those in both pre and post-doctoral training are eligible to receive the award which, has been generously funded by Pfizer. The 25 awardees will receive a certificate, check and they and their training directors will be honored at a luncheon during the SRI annual meeting. The society has always sought a means by which to encourage young investigators to present their research at our meeting. We anticipate the Pfizer President's Presenter's Award will result in the submission of more and better abstracts by the very people who need encouragement to consider a research career. A list of awardees can be found on the SRI website each year. View the 2017 award recipients by clicking here.


The Giorgio Pardi Foundation Awards

The Giorgio Pardi Foundation (FGP) will give one three "Giorgio Pardi Travel Awards" for $1,000 each to young, worthy investigators from Italian Universities to assist them with travel to the upcoming SRI Annual Meeting. This information will be published on the Giorgio Pardi Foundation website and, they need to be registered on the free network FGPRICERCA website of the Giorgio Pardi Foundation: www.fgpricerca.net.

View the 2017 Pardi award recipients by clicking here.

For more information about the Fondazione Giorgio Pardi Please visit their website: http://www.fondazionegiorgiopardi.it/en/


The SRI Poster Awards

These awards were initiated at the 2010 SRI Annual Meeting in Orlando, Florida. Two investigators discuss/judge posters presented by Investigators-In-Training. The Poster Presenter will summarize their work in 2-3 minutes, followed by questions from the poster discussants/judges, maximum time frame 7-8 minutes. It is crucial for the presenter to be at his/her poster at the beginning of the poster session and remain there throughout the entire poster session. If the presenter is not at his/her poster when the discussants/judges arrive, the poster will not be judged and the presenter will not be eligible for a prize. The most important task of the poster discussants is to provide the presenter with valuable feedback on their work, the discussants/judges will score your poster with emphasis on the presentation. The scores will be used to award the 20 Best Investigator-In-Training Poster Presentations. The awards will be presented at a ceremony at the SRI Annual Meeting. The 2017 Poster Awardees are listed here.