The Endocrine Society Elects Five Members to its Governing Council

Article ID: 628104

Released: 8-Jan-2015 10:00 AM EST

Source Newsroom: Endocrine Society

Newswise — Washington, DC–Members of the Endocrine Society have elected five new Officers and Council members to lead the world’s oldest, largest and most active organization devoted to research on hormones and the clinical practice of endocrinology.

The new Officers and Council members are:

Henry M. Kronenberg, MD: President-Elect• Richard S. Legro, MD: Secretary Treasurer-Elect• Anthony L. McCall, MD, PhD: Vice President, Clinical Scientist• Alan C. Dalkin, MD: Council Member, Physician-in-Practice Seat• Beverly M.K. Biller, MD: Council Member, At-Large Seat

The new Officers and Council members will begin serving their terms following ENDO 2015, the 97th Annual Meeting & Expo of the Endocrine Society. The meeting will take place in San Diego, CA from March 5-8, 2015.

Dr. Kronenberg will serve as President-Elect in 2015-2016 and then as President in 2016-2017. He is Chief of the Endocrine Unit at Massachusetts General Hospital. He also is Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School in Boston, MA. An active Society volunteer for more than two decades, he has served as Vice President, Basic Science, and as a member of the Society’s leadership Council. He also served on a number of Society committees, including the Laureate Awards Committee and Research Affairs Core Committee. Kronenberg has been an editorial board member for the Society’s basic science journals Endocrinology and Molecular Endocrinology. He represented the Society in work with the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB). His awards and honors include the Society’s Gerald D. Aurbach Award Lecture, the International Research Prize from the Austrian Society for Bone and Mineral Research and the Gideon Rodan Mentoring Award from the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research. He received his MD from Columbia University.

Dr. Legro will serve as Secretary Treasurer-elect for one year and then begin a three-year term as Secretary Treasurer (2016-2019). He is Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Public Health Sciences at Penn State College of Medicine in Hershey, PA. An active Society member for nearly 17 years, he serves on the Finance and Audit Committee and previously served on the Research Affairs Core Committee. He also has served on the editorial boards for The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism and Endocrine Reviews. He has served as President of the Androgen Excess-PCOS Society and on the American Society of Reproductive Medicine’s Board of Directors. His honors include being named a Longjiang Scholar, a Chair Professorship at Heilongjiang University of Chinese Medicine in Harbin, China, and being selected by the Chinese government for its 1,000 Talents Program. He received his MD from Mount Sinai Medical School.

Dr. McCall will serve a three-year term as Vice President, Clinical Scientist (2015-2018). He is the James M. Moss Professor of Diabetes at University of Virginia School of Medicine and a member and investigator at UVA Medical Center’s Center for Diabetes Technology. He also is Medical Director for the Virginia Center for Diabetes Professional Education. An active Society member for more than three decades, he has served as Clinical Science Chair for the Society’s annual meeting and been a member of the Annual Meeting Steering Committee. He was awarded the University of Virginia Department of Medicine’s Clinical Teaching Award. In addition, he worked with colleagues in Egypt and Mexico to help establish national standards of care for treating diabetes. He received his MD from Medical College of Wisconsin and his PhD from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Dr. Dalkin will serve a three-year term in the Physician-in-Practice designated seat on Council (2015-2018). He is Professor of Medicine in the University of Virginia’s Department of Medicine. A Society member for more than 25 years, he is the Self-Assessment Chair for the Society’s Scientific and Educational Programs Core Committee and chairs the Self-Assessment Committee. He previously served on the Membership Committee and Journals Managing Subcommittee. His awards and honors include the Department of Medicine Award for Outstanding Clinical Activity, the Department of Internal Medicine Teaching Award and the Department of Internal Medicine Attending of the Year. He received his MD from the University of Michigan.

Dr. Biller will serve a three-year term as an at-large member of Council (2015-2018). She is a physician at Massachusetts General Hospital and Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. A Society member for 25 years, she chaired the Scientific and Educational Programs Core Committee and served on numerous committees, including the Laureate Awards Committee and Nominating Committee. A past editor of The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, she also has served as Clinical Science Chair for the Society’s Annual Meeting Steering Committee. Her honors and awards include the Society’s International Award for Publishing Excellence, International Award for Excellence in Published Research in The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, and the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine Alumni Association’s Academic Physician of the Year award. She received her MD from the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine.

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Founded in 1916, the Endocrine Society is the world’s oldest, largest and most active organization devoted to research on hormones and the clinical practice of endocrinology. Today, the Endocrine Society’s membership consists of over 18,000 scientists, physicians, educators, nurses and students in 122 countries. Society members represent all basic, applied and clinical interests in endocrinology. The Endocrine Society is based in Washington, DC. To learn more about the Society and the field of endocrinology, visit our site at www.endocrine.org. Follow us on Twitter at https://twitter.com/#!/EndoMedia.


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