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The North American Menopause Society recognizes contributions to the field of menopause
Date:8/28/2013

CLEVELAND (August 28, 2013) The North American Menopause Society (NAMS) is pleased to announce the recipients of the Society's 2013 awards. The awards are given in recognition of exceptional contributions to menopause research, practice, and education; community service; and media. They provide special educational opportunities for physicians and Doctors in Nursing Practice (DNPs) who are just beginning promising careers that will give special attention to the care of midlife women. Recipients will be acknowledged during the 2013 NAMS Annual Meeting in Dallas, TX (October 9-12).

Awards will be presented to 51 recipients. Three will be recognized for their clinical, research, and humanitarian contributions. One NAMS Certified Menopause Practitioner (NCMP) will be named NCMP of the Year. Another award is being presented for the best paper published in 2012 in the Society's journal, Menopause. And, a member of the media will be honored for expanding knowledge about midlife women's health.

Other awards will single out four early career investigators for their Annual Meeting abstract submissions, and NAMS also will recognize medical residents who have demonstrated excellence in the field of menopause. In addition, 30 medical residents, fellows, and DNPs-in-Training have been awarded scholarships to attend the Annual Meeting and participate in two special educational events with veteran menopause practitioners during the meeting.

In 2012, the first NAMS member-initiated endowment was established. Named in honor of long-time NAMS member Irwin J. Kerber, MD, NCMP, from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, this scholarship provides a NAMS membership to one medical resident each year. The recipient of the scholarship this year is Chelsi M. Jackson, MD.

"These NAMS awards and scholarships represent the Society's commitment to enhancing women's health," says NAMS Executive Director Margery L.S. Gass, MD, NCMP. "
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Contact: Mary Nance
mary@menopause.org
440-442-7845
The North American Menopause Society (NAMS)
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