The North American Menopause Society (NAMS)

The North American Menopause Society (NAMS)

August 10, 2005 15:01 ET

The North American Menopause Society Recognizes Contributions to the Field of Menopause; Award Winners for 2005 Announced

CLEVELAND--(CCNMatthews - Aug 10, 2005) -

The North American Menopause Society (NAMS) is pleased to announce the recipients of the Society's 2005 awards that recognize outstanding contributions to the field of menopause. Recipients will be honored during the NAMS 16th Annual Meeting in San Diego, California, on September 28-October 1, 2005.

Awards will be presented to 13 individuals recognizing their clinical contributions or scientific investigation. Recognition will also be given to an outstanding media professional, four new investigators for their abstract submissions to the Annual Meeting, and 10 deserving physician assistants and nurse practitioners.

"These awards demonstrate the Society's commitment to stimulating and acknowledging quality research. They also allow NAMS to recognize the contributions the awardees have made to advancing women's health," said NAMS Executive Director Wulf H. Utian, MD, PhD. "NAMS appreciates receiving the unrestricted grants from industry that help fund these awards."

The recipients of the NAMS awards are as follows:



2005 NAMS/Berlex Laboratories, Inc. Innovations in Perimenopausal
Contraception Award -- Recognizing an individual whose body of
research has made an innovative contribution to the understanding of
perimenopausal contraception:
Arthur F. Haney, MD, Chicago, IL

2005 NAMS/Berlex Laboratories, Inc. Postmenopausal Metabolic Syndrome
Research Award -- Recognizing an individual whose body of research
has made a significant contribution to the understanding of metabolic
syndrome in postmenopausal women:
Walter C. Willett, MD, MPH, DrPH, Boston, MA

2005 NAMS/Cargill Health & Food Technologies Soy Research Award --
Recognizing an individual whose body of research has contributed to
increasing the understanding of the role of soy foods or supplements
in women's health:
J. Mark Cline, DVM, PhD, Winston-Salem, NC

2005 NAMS/Duramed Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Vasomotor Symptoms Research
Award -- Recognizing an individual whose research has made significant
contributions toward increasing the understanding of menopause-related
vasomotor symptoms:
Fredi Kronenberg, PhD, New York, NY

2005 NAMS/GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare Calcium Research
Award -- Recognizing an individual whose body of research has made a
significant contribution to the understanding of the role of calcium
therapy for peri- and postmenopausal women:
Bess Dawson-Hughes, MD, Boston, MA

2005 NAMS/Merck & Co., Inc. Innovations in Osteoporosis Award --
Recognizing an individual whose research has made an innovative
contribution to the understanding of osteoporosis prevention,
treatment, or diagnosis:
Bruce Ettinger, MD, San Francisco, CA

2005 NAMS/Mission Pharmacal Company Education Excellence Award --
Recognizing a consumer health educator among the NAMS membership who
has made a significant contribution toward improving the quality of
life of peri- and postmenopausal women:
Joan E. Starker, PhD, Portland, OR

2005 NAMS/Media Award -- Recognizing 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. This award was established by the NAMS
Board of Trustees in an effort to meet the Society's mission of
promoting the health and quality of life of women:
Marla Shapiro, MDCM, CCFP, MHSc, FRCP(C), Don Mills, Ontario, Canada

2005 NAMS/Novo Nordisk Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Vaginal Health
Research Award -- Recognizing an individual whose research has made a
significant contribution toward increasing the understanding of
vaginal health in peri- and postmenopausal women:
Mark G. Martens, MD, Tulsa, OK

2005 NAMS/Procter & Gamble Pharmaceuticals Androgen Research Award --
Recognizing an individual whose recently published research has
advanced the understanding of the role of androgen (endogenous and
exogenous) in postmenopausal women:
Jan L. Shifren, MD, Boston, MA

2005 NAMS/Procter & Gamble Pharmaceuticals Leadership Award in
Androgen Research -- Recognizing an individual whose body of research
over his/her lifetime has advanced the understanding of the role of
androgen (endogenous and exogenous) in postmenopausal women:
John H. Bancroft, MD, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom

2005 NAMS/Solvay Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Surgical Menopause Award --
Recognizing an individual whose body of research has made a
significant contribution to the understanding of surgical menopause
(ie, menopause experienced via bilateral oophorectomy):
Donna Kritz-Silverstein, PhD, La Jolla, CA

2005 NAMS/Warner Chilcott Perimenopause Research Award -- Recognizing
an individual whose body of research has advanced the understanding
of perimenopause:
Nancy E. Avis, PhD, Winston-Salem, NC

2005 NAMS/Wyeth Pharmaceuticals SERM Research Award -- Recognizing
an individual whose body of research has advanced the understanding of
the use of selective estrogen-receptor modulators (SERMs) in
postmenopausal women for any indication, including but not limited to
osteoporosis:
Myles A. Brown, MD, Boston, MA

2005 NAMS New Investigator Awards -- Recognizing the outstanding
abstracts submissions of four investigators who have achieved their
degree within the past seven years:
Laszlo B. Tanko, MD, PhD, Denmark
Yoshiko Kudo, Japan
Robert M. Badeau, MS, Finland
Jamie Kroft, MD, Canada

2005 NAMS/Wyeth Pharmaceuticals Nurse Practitioner Excellence
Awards --
Toni S. Baldwin-Dufour, MSN, FNP, Knox, IN
Katie F. Feldman, ARNP, Cedar Rapids, IA
Lynn E. Hartz, ANP, Anchorage, AK
Sandy H. Kesner, MSN, NP, Cincinnati, OH
Mary Knudtson, NP, DNSc, Irvine, CA
Patricia A. Rouen, RN, MSN, FNP, Novi, MI
Susan K. Spang, RNC, NP, Andover, MA
Sara K. Wilkinson, MSN, APRN, BC, Memphis, TN

2005 Wyeth Pharmaceuticals Physician Assistant Excellence Awards --
Linda M. Burdette, MPAS, PA-C, Yakima, WA
Maxine Stanesa, PA-C, Boston, MA



NAMS is North America's leading nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting women's health through midlife and beyond through an understanding of menopause. The Society's unique multidisciplinary membership of 2,000 experts from medicine, nursing, pharmacy, sociology, psychology, anthropology, epidemiology, nutrition, education, and basic science - helping NAMS to be the preeminent resource on all aspects of menopause to healthcare providers and the public.

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