About the Award
(Formerly the Fred Conrad Koch Award)
The Fred Conrad Koch Lifetime Achievement Award—the Society’s highest honor—recognizes the lifetime achievements and exceptional contributions of an individual to the field of endocrinology.
Award Recipient receives the following:
• Fred Conrad Koch Medal
• $25K honorarium
• Award certificate
• Complimentary registration to attend The Endocrine Society’s Annual Meeting & Expo — ENDO 2015
• Travel expenses to attend ENDO 2015
• Potential meaningful opportunities to engage with attendees during ENDO, e.g., Plenary, symposia, Meet-the-Professor sessions, and workshops
Fred Conrad Koch, PhD, the Society’s 19th president, is best remembered for his elucidation of testicular function. In 1957, the late Elizabeth Koch bequeathed a substantial legacy to The Endocrine Society in memory of her late husband, Dr. Fred Conrad Koch.
George P. Chrousos, MD
Athens University Medical School, Aghia Sophia Children’s Hospital
George P. Chrousos pioneered studies that elucidated the effects of stress on the organism at the behavioral, neuroendocrine, cellular and molecular levels and made fundamental contributions to the understanding, diagnosis and treatment of pituitary, adrenal and stress-related pathologies, i.e., major depression, obesity/metabolic syndrome, and autoimmune/inflammatory, reproductive and sleep disorders. Made seminal observations in the glucocorticoid signaling system and deciphered some of its key clinical implications.
– Jan-Ake Gustafsson, MD, PhD