Professor Ashley Grossman wins Endocrine Society’s Outstanding Mentor Award
The awards, which have been running for more than 70 years, recognise the highest achievements of leading endocrine researchers and clinicians worldwide, working to unravel the mysteries of hormone disorders to care for patients and cure diseases.
Professor Grossman’s Outstanding Mentor Award reflects a career commitment to mentoring and making a positive impact on mentees’ education and careers.
“I am delighted and honoured to be given this award by the prestigious Endocrine Society,” he said.
“It has been my privilege to work with so many hard-working and dedicated medical students, young doctors and research fellows from around the world whose enthusiasm has never failed to encourage me. It has also been enormous fun!”
The Endocrine Society said Professor Grossman had been honoured for leveraging his “many years of patient-related experience and detailed knowledge of basic science to train hundreds of the world’s leading endocrinologists.”
He has also provided considerable support to underprivileged fellows and physicians from Asia and Africa, and organised annual training sessions for a new generation of endocrinologists in Central Asia.
The Endocrine Society’s President, E. Dale Abel, said: “Our Laureate Awards celebrate the most remarkable endocrinologists in the world, whose transformative research, mentorship, public service and translation of science to practice has earned them a place in endocrine history. These, our highest awards, recognise endocrine scientists and clinicians at the pinnacle of the field as well as young endocrinologists who are blazing trails and emerging as our future leaders.”
Professor Grossman graduated in Psychology from the University of London, continuing on to study Neurosciences and then Medicine at University College London. He is currently Professor of Endocrinology at the University of Oxford, Professor of Neuroendocrinology at Barts and the London School of Medicine, and Consultant NET Endocrinologist at the Royal Free Hospital in London.
He will be given his award at ENDO 2020, the Society’s annual meeting, which takes place in San Francisco, California, from 28 to 31 March 2020. Twelve other leading endocrinologists will also be honoured at the event.