ASRM Distinguished Researcher Award
- A letter of nomination
- The nominee’s curriculum vitae
- Summary of research and educational accomplishments in the field of reproductive medicine and biology
- Letters of support from at least two (2) additional members of the Society.
The recipient will be selected by the Executive Committee. Previous nominees will be considered.
The recipient will be recognized as the ASRM Distinguished Researcher Awardee by presentation of a plaque at the 2022 Scientific Congress & Expo. In addition, the recipient will receive complimentary registration for the ASRM 2022 Scientific Congress.
The recipient will be expected to present the ASRM Exchange Lecture at the Annual Meeting of the Society for the Study of Reproduction in 2023.
Dr. Orwig is a Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences. He directs the UPMC Fertility Preservation Program and the UPMC Magee Center for Reproduction and Transplantation. Dr. Orwig received his PhD in Animal Sciences and Biochemistry/Biophysics at Oregon State University where his research focused on ovarian function in cows and sheep. He conducted postdoctoral studies at the University of Kansas Medical Center characterizing prolactin family genes in the uterine decidual and placenta of rodents before starting his life’s work on stem cells and spermatogenesis in a senior postdoc/junior faculty position at the University of Pennsylvania. He was recruited to Magee-Womens Research Institute and the University of Pittsburgh as a tenure track assistant professor in 2003. Dr. Orwig’s lab has been continuously funded by NIH and other Sources. His research focuses on stem cells, germ lineage development, fertility and infertility. His lab is recognized for its leadership in translating stem cell and testicular tissue transplantation technologies to nonhuman primates and to the clinic. He currently serves as Chair of the ASRM Research Institute Advisory Committee and is honored to be recognized with the ASRM Distinguished Researcher Award.
Previous recipients of the ASRM Distinguished Researcher Award:
2021 James Segars, M.D.
2020 Nanette Santoro, M.D.
2019 Lawrence C. Layman, M.D.
2018 Teresa K. Woodruff, Ph.D.
2017 David K. Gardner, Ph.D.
2016 Carlos Simón Vallés, M.D., Ph.D.
2015 Frank Z. Stanczyk, Ph.D.
2014 Gautam Chaudhuri, M.D., Ph.D.
2013 Robert J. Norman, M.D.
2012 Serdar E. Bulun, M.D.
2011 Joe Leigh Simpson, M.D.
2010 Richard L. Stouffer, Ph.D.
2009 Bruce R. Carr, M.D.
2008 Linda C. Giudice, M.D., Ph.D.
2007 Robert N. Taylor, M.D., Ph.D.
2006 John A. Collins, M.D.
2005 Dolores J. Lamb, Ph.D.