Gary Hammer, M.D., Ph.D. of the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center was recently awarded one of The Endocrine Society’s major awards: The Edwin B. Astwood Award . This is an annual award that recognizes outstanding research in endocrinology. Dr. Hammer is the Millie Schembechler Professor of Adrenal Cancer, the Director of the Center for Organogenesis and the Director of the Endocrine Oncology Program at the U-M Comprehensive Cancer Center. He is also a world leader in adrenal developmental biology and adrenal cancer, and has become a major force in endocrinology. His work provided essential groundwork for the characterization of adrenocortical stem/progenitor cells and the importance of associated genes networks in adrenal hypoplasia and tumorigenesis. Dr. Hammer will serve the University of Michigan Health System (UMHS) as the inaugural ambassador of the Endocrine Society’s new Ambassador Exchange Program as well. In addition, he was chosen to travel to K.E.M. Hospital in Mumbai for two weeks, along with research fellow Tobias Else, M.D. A team from Mumbai will then come to the UMHS for two weeks in June for the second half of the exchange.

Originally established in 1967, the lectureship award was later renamed to honor the memory of Dr. Edwin B. Astwood. This award, which is sponsored by the Endocrine Society, is presented for outstanding research in endocrinology. The recipient presents a plenary lecture at The Endocrine Society’s Annual Meeting. The award includes an honorarium of $3,000 plus travel expenses to an end the Society’s Annual Meeting to accept the award.

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The Endocrine Society.

The Endocrine Society.