How to Apply
Nominations should consist of:
- A nominating letter (not to exceed 1500 words)
- The nominee’s current CV (to include current address, phone number, email address and publications)
- An additional letter seconding the nomination (not to exceed 1000 words).
When submitting a nomination, please include the following (in word document or pdf):
- Lecture Topic
- Name of Nominee
- Institutional Affiliation(s)
- Contributions (Research & Scholarship, Teaching, Practice of Pediatric Endocrinology)
- Nominee’s CV
Please send nominations and supporting materials by e-mail to the PES National Office with subject line: "Blizzard Lectureship Nomination". All nominations will be forwarded to the Awards and Honors Committee for deliberation and selection.
The Robert M. Blizzard, MD, lectureship was established to honor the contributions and career of Dr. Blizzard to the Pediatric Endocrine Society (PES), the pediatric endocrine community at large, and especially to the children of the world with disorders of the endocrine system. The Lecturer, who need not be a member of the PES and/or may reside outside the United States, is chosen yearly to deliver a plenary lecture at the Annual Meeting of the PES on a topic within the broad area of pediatric endocrinology, including diabetes mellitus.
Most addresses intersect with the subjects of Dr. Blizzard’s all-encompassing career in basic and clinical research and/or in the clinical care of children with disorders of the endocrine system. The Lectureship was established by the Board of Directors of the Genentech Foundation, to which the PES expresses its appreciation.
The Lecturer will be selected by the PES Honors & Lectures Committee based upon nominations submitted by the PES membership taking into consideration the contributions to (pediatric) endocrinology including research and scholarship, teaching, and practice of (pediatric) endocrinology made by the nominated individual. This Committee will consider all initial nominations and may request further information to support an individual candidate when considering the final group of potential lecturers.
How Children Grow: Insights from Growth Plate Biology
Jeffrey Baron, MD, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD
Neuroendocrinology of Stress: From Pythagoras and Epicurus to Systems Medicine Stress
George P. Chrousos, MD, University of Athens, Athens, Greece
McCune-Albright Syndrome: a Mosaic Disease of Gs alpha Signaling
Michael Collins, MD, Chief, Skeletal Clinical Studies Unit, CSDB, NIDCR, NIH, Bethesda, MD
Health Effects in Children Exposed to Ionizing Radiation and the Role of Pediatricians
Thomas P. Foley, Jr., MD, University of Pittsburgh, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
Hormones and Hypertension in Children and Adolescents
Robert M. Carey, MD, MACP, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
Pathogenesis of Type 1 Diabetes
George Eisenbarth, MD, PhD, University of Colorado Denver, School of Medicine, Aurora, CO
Diagnosis and Management of Craniopharyngioma
Edward R. Laws, MD, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA
Effects of Sport Training on the Neuroendocrine Regulation of Growth and Puberty
Alan D. Rogol, MD, PhD, Riley Hospital for Children and University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
Ghrelin and Growth Hormone Secretogogues
Michael O. Thorner, DSc, FACP, MACP, MBBS, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
New Genes That Control Puberty
William F. Crowley Jr., MD, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
Growth Hormone: For Growth and For Life
Jens Sandahl Christiansen, MD, DMSc, FRCPI, Aarhus University Hospital, Aarhus, Denmark
On the Unraveling of the Etiopathogenesis of Type 1 Diabetes: Are We Stuck or Are We Winning?
Gian Franco Bottazzo, MD, FRCP, FRCPath, Ospedale Pediatrico Bambino Gesu, Rome, Italy
The Molecular Basis of Congenital Hypothyroidism
Annette Grueters, MD, Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany
Autoimmune Polyglandular Syndrome Type 1: Clinical Insights from Molecular Discoveries
Diane Mathis, MD, Joslin Diabetes Center, Boston, MA
Puberty and Its Hormones: Neuroendocrine and Metabolic Regulation
Nelly Mauras, MD, Nemours Children’s Clinic, Jacksonville, FL