2024 Awards Ceremonies
All awardees will be featured during one of four awards ceremonies held during SRI 2024. All attendees are encouraged to attend.
Thursday, March 14 from 9:00 - 10:00 a.m.
President's New Investigator Plenary
Supported by the Past Presidents' Fund
Friday March 15 from 5:30 - 6:45 p.m.
Presidential Address and Awards Ceremony
Saturday, March 16 from 1:15 - 2:45 p.m.
Hot Topics & Awards Ceremony
The Society for Reproductive Investigation is pleased to be able to provide the following awards at our 2024 Annual Scientific Meeting:
The DeCherney Society Lifetime Distinguished Service Award
The DeCherney Society 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. In 2018, current and former trainees of SRI Past President, Dr. Alan DeCherney, provided a generous donation of $50,000 to endow this award for future recipients.
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.
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.
The SRI Mentorship Award
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 science and women's health.
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.
President’s Plenary Award
Recognizes the four highest ranked abstracts chosen for presentation during the President’s New Investigator Plenary Session at the Annual Meeting. The Society has always sought a means by which to encourage young investigators to present their research at our meeting. The award encourages many young investigators to submit high-quality abstracts.
President’s Presenter’s Award
Originally established in 1996 as the Wyeth President’s Presenter Award to recognize the 25 most meritorious oral abstracts submitted by individuals still in training. Fellows and those in both pre and post-doctoral training are eligible to receive the award. The 25 awardees will receive a certificate and a $1,000 USD award, and they and their training directors will be honored at the Annual Meeting during the Saturday Awards ceremony. The Society has always sought a means by which to encourage young investigators to present their research at our meeting. We anticipate the SRI President’s Presenter’s Award will encourage more abstract submissions and higher quality abstracts by the very people who need encouragement to consider a research career.
Early Career Investigator Award
The Early Career Investigator Travel Award, with support from the National Institutes of Health, was established to enhance the career development of early investigators by facilitating interaction with other scientists in the field, development of research collaborations, and exposure to the latest technologies and scientific developments in reproductive biology and medicine. Early career investigators are defined as individuals who have completed their terminal research degree or end of post-graduate clinical training, whichever date is later, within the past 10 years and who has not previously competed successfully as PD/PI for a substantial NIH independent research award. Up to four awardees will receive a $1,000 USD travel award and certificate at the Award Ceremony on Saturday afternoon during the SRI Annual Scientific Meeting.
Laxmi Baxi Award
Established in 2013 and will be awarded to PhD individuals only, who are either graduate students still in training or postdoctoral fellows within five years of their PhD degree. Two $1,000 USD travel awards will be given to the top abstracts in basic reproductive science and in translational reproductive science. The awardees will receive a plaque, award and they will be honored at the Awards Ceremony on Saturday afternoon during the SRI Annual Meeting. This award is made possible by a generous, long-standing member of SRI, Dr. Laxmi Baxi, and was created to encourage young PhD trainees to present their research at the SRI Annual Scientific Meeting.
Thomas McDonald Award
Acknowledges the highest ranked abstract by an in training investigator within the field of fetal neuroscience. This award honors the legacy of Dr. McDonald, whose immense contributions to the field of obstetrics and gynecology focused upon the neuroendocrinology of the developing fetus, placental function, fetal brain development, and the uterine contractility. The $750 USD monetary award and certificate will be presented at the Award Ceremony on Saturday afternoon during the SRI Annual Scientific Meeting.
The Kusum Lata Excellence Award
The Kusum Lata Award was established in 2020 and is supported by Dr. Bhuchitra Singh. The award will provide a $1,000 USD award to two worthy In Training Investigators, coming from Indian Universities and/or currently residing in India, originally from India, or abstract research is taking place in India. The award is based on high quality of their abstract submitted and accepted for the Annual Meeting and was created to encourage young investigators to present their research at our meeting. The award winners will be presented a certificate and monetary award at the Award Ceremony on Saturday afternoon during the SRI Annual Scientific Meeting.
SRI Chinese Trainee Award
Established in 2020, provides a $500 USD award each to up to ten worthy In Training Investigators coming from Chinese Universities and currently residing in China, or of Chinese origin. The award is based on high quality of abstracts submitted and accepted (decided by the SRI Program Committee). The award winners will be presented a certificate and monetary award at the Award Ceremony on Saturday afternoon during the SRI Annual Scientific Meeting.
SRI In Training Investigator Poster Awards
Initiated at the 2010 SRI Annual Meeting in Orlando, Florida, two senior investigators will be discussing/judging posters presented by in training investigators. The Poster Presenter will summarize their work for the judges, followed by questions from the poster discussants/judges. Certificates and $100 USD awards towards membership dues or the next annual meeting will be given to the best 20 posters at the SRI Annual Meeting.
Underrepresented Minority Registration Awards
To both encourage global participation and further diversify the Annual Meeting, SRI offers Awards to allow discounted Annual Meeting registration for up to 25 individuals who are underrepresented in their country or originate from a low-income, lower-middle-income, or upper-middle-income country. The awardees will be recognized at the Annual Meeting.
Registration and in-person attendance at the SRI Annual Meeting is required to receive full award.