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Endocrine Society awards for outstanding public service announced

The Outstanding Public Service Award is one of the Endocrine Society’s prestigious 2016 Laureate Awards, recognising the highest achievements in the endocrinology field, raising awareness of the health effects of endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs).

Jean-Pierre Bourguignon (right), Professor of Pediatrics and Head of Pediatric Endocrinology at the University Hospital Centre in Belgium (right) is one of four experts to receive an Outstanding Public Service Award 2016 from the Endocrine Society. He was the founding President of the Belgian Society for Pediatric Endocrinology and Diabetology 25 years ago, and serves as co-chair of the Endocrine Society Global and European EDC Policy Task Forces. Mr Bourguignon’s vital work provides scientific expertise on endocrine systems to a broad community of stakeholders including regulators, industries, public health NGOs and the public.

The equally eminent US recipients are:

Andrea C. Gore (left), Professor and Vacek Chair of Pharmacology at the University of Texas at Austin, who is the Editor-in-Chief of the basic science journal Endocrinology, and lead author of the Endocrine Society’s upcoming Scientific Statement on EDCs. She is also the author of IPEN’s introductory guide to EDCs for policymakers and public interest organisations.



John P. Myers, Founder (right), CEO and Chief Scientist of Charlottesville, VA., and co-authored ‘Our Stolen Future’, a book that explores the scientific basis of concern for how EDCs in the environment threaten fetal development.




R. Thomas Zoeller (left), Professor of the Biology Department at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, where he studies thyroid hormone action on brain development and environmental disruption of thyroid hormone action. Zoeller is a member of the United Nations Environment Programme Advisory Group on EDCs and serves as co-chair of the Endocrine Society Global and European EDC Policy Task Forces.







The Endocrine Society will present more than US$100,000 in awards to the 18 winners at ENDO 2016, the Society’s 98th Annual Meeting and Expo in Boston from 1 – 4 April 2016.

Congratulations from HEAL!

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Originally posted on 17 September 2015

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