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Award & Scholarship Nominations


The deadline to submit nominations was June 15, 2020.

Winners will be notified by July 20, 2020.

NAMS Recognition Awards

 These recognition awards provide recipients with

  • Complimentary registration to the 2021 NAMS Annual Meeting
  • Commemorative display plaque   

1. NAMS/Thomas Clarkson Outstanding Clinical and Basic Science Research Award

This award will recognize a NAMS member’s outstanding menopause-related clinical or basic science research.

Past recipients
Claudio N Soares, MD, PhD, FRCPC, MBA (2019)
Chrisandra L Shufelt, MS, MD, FACP, NCMP (2018)
Pauline M Maki, PhD (2017)
Steven R Goldstein, MD, FACOG, CCD, NCMP (2016)
JoAnn E Manson, MD, DrPH, NCMP (2015)
Hadine Joffe, MD MSc (2014)
James H Pickar, MD, FACOG (2013)
Frederick Naftolin, DPhil, MD (2012)
Nancy Fugate Woods, PhD, RN, FAAN (2011)
Howard N Hodis, MD (2010)

2. NAMS/Leon Speroff Outstanding Educator Award

This award will recognize a NAMS member’s excellence in menopause-related education of clinicians or the general public.

Past recipients
Wen Shen, MD, MPH (2019)
Mary Jane Minkin, MD, NCMP (2018)
Risa Kagan, MD, FACOG, CCD, NCMP (2017)
Stephanie S Faubion, MD, FACP, NCMP, IF (2016)
Michael R McClung, MD (2015)
Michelle P Warren, MD, NCMP (2014)
William A Hohman, MD, FACOG, NCMP (2013)
Cynthia A Stuenkel, MD, NCMP (2012)
James A Simon, MD, CCD, NCMP, FACOG (2011)
Marcie K Richardson, MD (2010)

3. NAMS/Ann Voda Community Service Award

This award will recognize a NAMS member's outstanding community service.

Past recipients
Not awarded in 2019
Nicole Jaff, PhD, NCMP (2018)
Monica M Christmas, MD, FACOG, NCMP (2017)
Patricia J Sulak, MD (2016)
Lois J McGuire, RN, WHNP, NCMP (2015)
Susan G Murrmann, MD (2013)
Joann H Kersh, MD (2012)
Elaine E Jolly, OC, MD, FRCS(C) (2011)
Peter F Schnatz, DO, FACOG, FACP, NCMP (2010)

4. NAMS Certified Menopause Practitioner (NCMP) of the Year

This award will recognize one current NAMS Certified Menopause Practitioner (NCMP) for outstanding work with his or her patients. Both members and nonmembers of the Society who hold the NCMP credential are eligible for consideration.

Past recipients
Traci A Kurtzer, MD, NCMP (2019)
Barbara A Soltes, MD, NCMP (2018)
Ann L Steiner, MD, NCMP, FACOG (2017)
Diane T Pace, PhD, APRN, FNP-BC, NCMP, FAANP (2016)
Diana L Bitner, MD, NCMP (2015)
Mary K Clarkin, RN, MS, CNP, NCMP (2014)
Barbara J DePree, MD, NCMP (2013)
Terry M Gibbs, DO, NCMP (2012)
Lisa A Chism, DNP, APRN, NCMP, FAANP (2011)
Julia F Edelman, MD, NCMP (2010)
Wendy L Wolfman, MD, NCMP (2009)
Sally J Payette, RN, CME, NCMP (2008)

5. NAMS Media Award

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

Past recipients
Lauren F Streicher, MD, NCMP (2019)
Vivien Brown, MDCM, CCFP, FCFP, NCMP—A Woman's Guide to Healthy Aging (2018)
Ms Kristen Monaco—MedPage Today (2017)
Ms Melinda Beck—The Wall Street Journal (2016)
Ms Pam Belluck—The New York Times (2015)
Barbara Dehn, RN, MS, NP, NCMP, FAANP—NurseBarb (2014)
Machelle M Seibel, MD—Health Rock®, My Menopause Magazine (2013)
Ms Tanya Rivero—ABC News (2011)
Ms Katie Kalvaitis—Endocrine Today (2010)
Ms Carolyn R Schatz—Harvard Women’s Health Watch (2009)
Mr Sean Swint—WebMD (2008)
Ms Peggy Northrop—MORE Magazine (2007)
Mr Martin Franks and Mr Matthew Margo—CBS Cares (2006)
Marla Shapiro, MDCM, CCFP, MHSc—Canada AM, Toronto Globe & Mail (2005)
Ms Tara Parker-Pope—The Wall Street Journal (2004)
Ms Sally Squires—The Washington Post (2003)
Toby Hanlon, EdD—Prevention (2002) 

Endowments and Scholarships

6. The NAMS/Irwin J Kerber Scholarship Endowment

As there will be no live Annual Meeting in 2020, this scholarship will not be awarded this year. This scholarship was established through a generous endowment to the Society in 2011, and for 2021 will provide one medical resident working in women’s health with a one-year NAMS membership, 2021 Annual Meeting registration, and a $500 travel reimbursement. The recipient must be a non-member of the Society.

Past recipients
Michelle M Picon, MD, MPH (2019)
Isa Ryan, MD (2018)
Ann Vale, MD (2017)
Not awarded in 2016
Clayton Brown, MD (2015)
Amy M Hernandez, MD (2014)
Chelsi M Jackson, MD (2013)
Myda Thi Luu, MD (2012)

7. NAMS Annual Meeting Trainee Scholarship Fund

As there will be no live Annual Meeting in 2020, these scholarships will not be awarded this year. The generous donations from the NAMS membership during 2019 will be applied to scholarships to the 2021 NAMS Annual Meeting. These scholarships will provide one medical resident and one DNP-In-Training attendance at the 2021 NAMS Annual Meeting on the basis of their interests in midlife women’s health issues. Scholarship recipients in 2021 will receive travel reimbursement of up to $1,800 to attend the 2021 NAMS Annual Meeting, invitation to attend NAMS Recognition Event at the Annual Meeting, and complimentary Annual Meeting registration.


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