SSR Distinguished Service Award

This award recognizes an individual who has demonstrated unselfish service and leadership in advancing the discipline of reproductive biology.

Award Criteria

In order of importance:

  1. Evidence of service to the discipline, such as organization of meetings, provision of reagents, participation in public advisory groups, contributions to public relations or communications with lay support groups, and related activities.

  2. Evidence for training predoctoral and/or postdoctoral fellows in reproductive biology. Emphasis should be given to trainees who have attained positions of leadership.

  3. Evidence of leadership positions in reproductive biology, such as offices in the Society for the Study of Reproduction and related organizations, editorial boards, and national and international review committees.

  4. Evidence of a productive career in research. Of particular importance are insights resulting from studies of the nominee that pioneered new areas of significant research in reproductive biology.

Submit a Nomination

Current Regular and Emeritus members of the Society may nominate an individual for the SSR Distinguished Service Award. Click here for the online nomination form. In addition to filling in text fields, you will be asked to attach the following documents:

  1. At least two supporting letters from other individuals, each no longer than 4 pages.
  2. Curriculum Vitae (CV): The CV should include
    1. professional positions held,
    2. overview of research focus, service to reproductive biology, and seminal accomplishments,
    3. honors/awards received,
    4. invited lectures/workshops/symposia,
    5. leadership positions held (e.g. offices in SSR, editorial boards, review committees),
    6. contributions to public advisory groups, public relations, or communications with lay support groups,
    7. extramural funding/grant support,
    8. peer-reviewed publications and reviews which highlight the criteria of the award (indicate the total number of publications at the beginning of this section).

Contact Rebecca Krisher, Chair, SSR Awards Committee, with questions about the award. 

Award Recipients

2017: Jock Findlay, Ph.D.
2016: Asgerally Fazleabas, Ph.D.
2015: John R. McCarrey, Ph.D.
2014: Mary B. Zelinski, Ph.D.
2013: Mitch Eddy, Ph.D.
2012: Barbara M. Sanborn, Ph.D.
2011: Joy L. Pate, Ph.D.
2010: Robert C. Burghardt, Ph.D.
2009: Fredrick Stormshak, Ph.D.
2008: Joanne E. Fortune, Ph.D.
2007: Bruce D. Murphy, Ph.D.
2006: P. Landis Keyes, Ph.D.
2005: Virendra B. Mahesh, Ph.D. (endowment fund)
2004: Anita H. Payne, Ph.D. (memorial; endowment fund)
2003: E. Keith Inskeep, Ph.D.
2002: David W. Schomberg, Ph.D.
2001: Gordon D. Niswender, Ph.D., and Terry M. Nett, Ph.D.
2000: Fuller W. Bazer, Ph.D.
1999: Koji Yoshinaga, Ph.D.
1998: John A. Resko, Ph.D.
1997: Janice M. Bahr, Ph.D.
1996: Billy N. Day, Ph.D.
1995: Rupert P. Amann, Ph.D.
1994: Sheldon J. Segal, Ph.D. (memorial)
1993: Noland VanDemark, Ph.D.
1992: Luigi Mastroianni Jr., M.D.
1991: William Hansel, Ph.D.
1990: Julia Lobotsky, Ph.D.
1989: Philip Dziuk, Ph.D.
1988: Gilbert S. Greenwald, Ph.D. (memorial)
1987: Larry L. Ewing, Ph.D. (memorial; endowment fund)
1986: Andrew V. Nalbandov, Ph.D. (memorial)

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