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Award & Scholarship Recipients


The North American Menopause Society (NAMS) is pleased to announce the recipients of the Society's 2015 awards that recognize outstanding contributions to the field of women's health and menopause. Recipients will be acknowledged during the NAMS 26th Annual Meeting, in Las Vegas, NV, from September 30 through
October 3, 2015.

Poster Prize Winners

The top prize of $1,000 went to:

Poster #19
"Q-1001: A Phase 1b Study of the Safety and Effect of Q-122 on Vasomotor Symptoms in Females with Breast Cancer"
Presented by Dr. Wendy Painter, QUE Oncology, Atlanta, GA. 

The 3 runners up won $500 each. In poster number order, they are:

Poster #34
"Relationship between Equol Producer Status and Metabolic Parameters in 743 Healthy Women"
Presented by Dr. Remi Yoshikata, Tokyo Midtown Medical Center, Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan.

Poster #36
"Lasofoxifene, an Estrogen Agonist/Antagonist Improves Symptoms of Genitourinary Syndrome of Menopause (GSM) and Physiologic Markers Associated with Vulvovaginal Atrophy (VVA) in Two Large Phase 3 Studies"
Presented by Dr. David Portman, Columbus Center for Women's Health Research, Columbus, OH.

Poster #80
"DXA Assessment of Adiposity is a Better Predictor of Metabolic Risk Than BMI"
Presented by Dr. Steven Goldstein, NYU School of Medicine, New York, NY.

Recognition Awards

NAMS/Thomas B. Clarkson Outstanding Clinical & Basic Science Research Award
This award recognizes a NAMS member’s outstanding menopause-related clinical or basic science research.
 
Recipient:
JoAnn E. Manson, MD, DrPH, NCMP
Boston, MA

NAMS/Leon Speroff Outstanding Educator Award
This award recognizes a NAMS member’s excellence in menopause-related education of clinicians or the general public.

Recipient:
Michael R. McClung, MD
Portland, OR

NAMS/Ann Voda Community Service Award
This award recognizes a healthcare provider within the NAMS membership who has demonstrated outstanding community service.

Recipient:
Lois J. McGuire, RN, WHNP, NCMP
Rochester, MN

NAMS Certified Menopause Practitioner (NCMP) of the Year
This award recognizes one current NAMS Certified Menopause Practitioner (NCMP) for outstanding work to his/her patients.

Recipient:
Diana L. Bitner, MD, NCMP
Grand Haven, MI

NAMS Media Award
This award recognizes a media professional whose body of work, through any consumer media outlet (ie, print, television, radio, Internet) has served to expand the knowledge and understanding of menopause.

Recipient:
Ms. Pam Belluck
New York Times

NAMS/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins Best Paper of the Year Award
This award recognizes the best paper published in Menopause in 2014. The recipient is selected by the Editor-in-Chief of the journal.

Recipient:
Rebecca M. Brotman, PhD, MPH
Baltimore, MD

“Association between the vaginal microbiota, menopause status, and signs of vulvovaginal atrophy”
Menopause, Vol. 21, No. 5, 2014, pp. 450-458


New Investigator Awards

This award recognizes the outstanding abstract submissions of four investigators who have achieved their degree within the past seven years.


Bethany Everett
PhD

Salt Lake City, UT


Elim Shih
MD

Kent, OH


Melissa Wellons
MD, MHS

Nashville, TN


Massimiliano
de Zambotti
PhD

Menlo Park, CA



NAMS/Pfizer Medical Resident, Fellow, and DNPs In-Training Reporter Program

These scholarships were designed to provide medical residents, fellows, and DNPs In-Training the opportunity to attend the 2015 NAMS Annual Meeting. The recipients have been asked to prepare a presentation on a topic of their choice from content at the meeting to share with colleagues in their program when they return home.


Sapna Amin
MD
Mulberry, FL


Lucian Aravapalli
RN, DNP(S
)
Charlotte, NC


Caroline Brandon
MD
New York, NY


Marie Coroneos
MD
Toronto, ON, Canada


Brigid Dineley
MD, BScH

Hamilton, ON, Canada


Jocelyn Fitzgerald
MD
Baltimore, MD


Heather Foreman
MD, MS

Cleveland, OH


Sheena K. Gamble
DO

Greenville, SC


Eleni A. Greenwood
MD, MSc

San Francisco, CA


Keerthi Gadiparthi Heckle
MD

Memphis, TN


Omoye E. Imoisili
MD, MPH
New Haven, CT


Haleigh James
MD

Rochester, MN


Melissa L. Jones
BSN, RN, WHNP, DNP(S)
Plymouth, MN


Amy M. Lee
MD

Boston, MA


Melissa L. Legowski
WHNP, DNP(S)

Hampton, VA


Nancy McBride
MD

Cleveland, OH


Bri Anne McKeon
MD

Boston, MA


Katherine L. O’Flynn O’Brien
MD

Philadelphia, PA


Megan Peters
BSN, RN, WHNP, DNP(S)
Minneapolis, MN


Kyra Eddy Pinango
MD

Winter Park, FL


Stephanie Pott
BSN, RN, WHNP, DNP(S
)
Minneapolis, MN


Jacqueline Reid
MSN, CNM, DNP(S)
Carthage, TN


Sara Revelle
APRN, FNP, GNP-BC, DNP(S)

Fulton, MO


Michelle K. Roach
MD

Nashville, TN


Sara Saghir
RN, BSN, DNP(S)

Lorton, VA


Melanie A. Schlittenhardt
FNP-BC, DNP(S)

Bismarck, ND


Elim Shih
MD

Kent, OH


Whitney Gadd Shroyer
MD

Memphis, TN


Joyce C. Snyder
MSN, FNP-C, DNP(S)
Goodlettsville, TN


Amy Ran Tao
MD

San Diego, CA


Tara E. Taylor
MD

St. Petersburg, FL


Elissa Tepperman
MD, BSc, MSc

Hamilton, ON, Canada


Nenoi M. Umeh
MD

Milwaukee, WI


NAMS/Irwin J. Kerber Membership Scholarship Endowment
This scholarship will provide a NAMS membership to one medical resident each year.

Recipient:
Clayton Brown, MD
Dallas, TX




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