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Award & Scholarship Recipients


 
The North American Menopause Society (NAMS) is pleased to announce the recipients of the Society's 2016 awards that recognize outstanding contributions to the field of women's health and menopause. Recipients
will be acknowledged during the NAMS 27th Annual Meeting, in Orlando, Florida, from October 5 through
October 8, 2016.

Poster Prize Winners


The top prize of $1,000 went to:

Poster #61
"Effect of Oral Hormone Therapy on Oxidative Stress Produced by Hot Flashes in Postmenopausal Women"
Presented by Mariano Zacarias Flores, MD, Hospital General Gustavo Baz Prada, Instituto de Salud del Estado de Mexico, Nezahualcoyoti, Mexico.

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

Poster #8
"The Association of Breast Arterial Calcifications (BACs) and Cardiovascular Disease (CVD): Results of a 10-Year Prospective Study"
Presented by Ragad Asmaro, MD, Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA.

Poster #40
"Filibanserin in Postmenopausal Women With Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder: Results of the PLUMERIA Study"
Presented by David J. Portman, MD, Columbus Center for Women's Health Research, Columbus, OH.

Poster #42
"Dysfunctional Beliefs About Sleep in Women Who Develop Insomnia in the Context of the Menopausal Transition: A Target for Treatment"
Presented by Fiona C. Baker, PhD, Center for Health Sciences, SRI International, Menlo Park, CA.

Recognition Awards

Goldstein, Steven 
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: 
Steven R. Goldstein, MD, FACOG, CCD, NCMP
New York, NY

Faubion, Stephanie 
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:
Stephanie S. Faubion, MD, FACP, NCMP, IF
Rochester, MN

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

Recipient:
Patricia J. Sulak, MD
Temple, TX

Pace, Diane 
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:
Diane T. Pace, PhD, APRN, FNP-BC, NCMP, FAANP
Memphis, TN

Beck, Melinda 
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. Melinda Beck
The Wall Street Journal
New York, NY

Davis, Susan 
NAMS/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins Best Paper of the Year Award
This award recognizes the best paper published in Menopause in 2015. The recipient is selected by the Editor-in-Chief of the journal.

Recipient:
Susan R. Davis, MBBS, FRACP, PhD
Melbourne, VIC, Australia

“Moderate to severe vasomotor and sexual symptoms remain problematic for women aged 60 to 65 years.”
Menopause. 2015; 22(7):694-701.


New Investigator Awards

These awards recognize the outstanding abstract submissions of three investigators who have achieved their degree within the past seven years.

Nowakowski, Sara
Sara Nowakowski
PhD

Galveston, TX

Thomas, Holly
Holly Thomas
MD, MS

Pittsburgh, PA

Yamaguchi, AyumiMs. Ayumi Yamaguchi
Tokyo, Japan




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

These 34 scholarships were designed to provide medical residents, fellows, and DNPs In-Training the opportunity to attend the 2016 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.

Agrawal, Nidhi
Nidhi Agrawal
MD
 
New York, NY

Asmaro, Ragad
Ragad Asmaro
MD, MS

 
Philadelphia, PA

Block, Sarah
Sarah J. Block
RNC-OB, DNP(S)
 
Sun Prairie, WI

Bonnett, Lindsay
Lindsay M. Bonnett
MD
 
Reading, PA

Dale, Avery
Avery L. Dale
BSN, DNP(S)

 
Cordova, TN

Escobar, Christina
Christina Escobar
MD
 
New York, NY

Eto, Chidimma
Chidimma Eto
MD

 
Atlanta, GA

Freeman, Kimberly
Kimberly Willey Freeman
MD

 
Memphis, TN

Gay, Steven
Steven A. Gay
MD

 
Atlanta, GA

Gordon, Sashana
Sashana S. Gordon
MD

 
Cincinnati, OH

Jacobs, Kaleb
Kaleb L. Jacobs
DO
 
Peoria, IL

Kadletz, Alison
Alison M. Kadletz
RN, MS, DNP(S)

Mendota Heights, MN

Kepler, Kristin
Kristin M. Kepler
RN, BSN, DNP(S)
Alexandria, VA

Kuruvilla, Sarah 2016
Sarah M. Kuruvilla
MD
Tyler, TX

Lange, Allison
Allison Lange
MD

Boston, MA

Mahoro, Porshia
Porshia E. Mahoro
RN, MSN, DNP(S)

Memphis, TN

Mehta, Jaya
Jaya M. Mehta
MD

Phoenix, AZ

Mokhtari, Neggin
Neggin B. Mokhtari
MD

Pittsburgh, PA

Molitoris, John
John J. Molitoris
MD
Cincinnati, OH

Morris, Holli
Holli Morris
RN, BS, DNP(S) 

Memphis, TN

Newton, Lisa
Lisa S. Newton
MD

Little Rock, AR

Nudy, Matthew
Matthew S. Nudy
MD
Hershey, PA

Roberts, Elizabeth
Elizabeth M. Roberts
MD
Boston, MA

Ross, Jade
Jade M. Ross
RN, BSN, DNP(S)

Columbia Heights, MN

Rynda, Amanda
Amanda K. Rynda
RN, BSN, DNP(S)

Shakopee, MN

Shea, Alison
Alison Shea
MD, PhD, MSc

Toronto, ON, Canada

Sikka, Sabrina
Sabrina Kaur Sikka
MD

Hampton, VA

Skory, Robin
Robin M. Skory
MD

San Francisco, CA

Smith, Cassandra
Cassandra Smith
RN, BSN, DNP(S)

North St. Paul, MN

Stecher, Anna
Anna M. Stecher
MD
Cincinnati, OH

Tran, My-Huyen
My-Huyen M. Tran
MD

Tyler, TX

Williams, Benjamin
Benjamin Williams
DO

Rochester, MN

York, Ashley
Ashley York
MSN, AGNP-C,
WHNP-BC, DNP(S)

Jackson, TN

Zeleke, Eden
Eden A. Zeleke
MD
St. Petersburg, FL





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