C. Wayne Bardin, MD, International Travel Award

December 05, 2023

Please Note: the application period for this award has now closed.

The C. Wayne Bardin, MD, International Travel Award was created in honor of Dr. Wayne Bardin, who made remarkable research contributions to both reproductive physiology and contraception throughout his long career. This award honors an exceptional ENDO Annual Meeting abstract submission from an author outside the United States.

Please note that you must submit an abstract by January 9, 2024, to apply for this award. The recipient will receive a $3,000 travel grant for ENDO 2024 and complimentary meeting registration 

Application Dates:

  • Application Open: November 2, 2023
  • Application Deadline: January 28, 2024
  • Notification: March 4, 2024
  • Award Program Dates: ENDO 2024–June 1-4, 2024

Note: Please do not register for ENDO until the award winners are announced. The winners of this award will receive complimentary ENDO registration.

Eligibility Criteria:

  1. Must be an endocrine fellow currently in training or a junior faculty member for less than 5 years;
  2. Must submit an abstract to ENDO;
  3. Awardee will be considered from the international community as defined by residence outside of the USA, with emphasis to select candidates from  countries with emerging economies;
  4. Must attend ENDO in-person. The program is not available virtually.

Award Details:

  • The C. Wayne Bardin, MD International Travel Award is funded from the proceeds of a C. Wayne Bardin Endowment Fund for the purpose of supporting expenses incurred while attending the annual meeting of the Endocrine Society for an outstanding candidate based on the quality of his/her research presentation.
  • The Award covers costs incurred for travel, hotel, food and miscellaneous expenses to attend the four-day annual meeting of the Endocrine Society; up to $3,000. Additionally, the annual meeting meeting registration fee will be waived for the award recipient. 

Application Requirements

Upload your file containing your Letter of Recommendation, CV, Personal Statement, and verification of current training or job status (i.e. copy of degree or certificate).
Please note: In-person attendance at ENDO 2024 is required to receive the award. ENDO 2024 will take place June 1-4 in Boston, Massachusetts. The travel award program is not offered virtually. Members are eligible to receive one travel award or travel reimbursement per meeting. If you are selected for more than one travel award you will receive the higher monetary value. Please do not register for ENDO until the award winners are announced. The winners of this award will receive complimentary ENDO registration. For questions please email pd@endocrine.org.

Former Endocrine Society President Richard J. Santen, MD shares the significance of Wayne Bardin's contributions to the field of endocrinology: 

Award Background:

  • Wayne Bardin made remarkable research contributions to both reproductive physiology and contraception throughout his long career. During this time, he mentored many international trainees, most of whom have proceeded in their own right to pursue notable careers in endocrine research.
  • Dr. Bardin is remembered after his passing on October 10, 2019, at the age of 85, not only for his numerous scientific contributions but also for his teaching excellence, mentoring of students, clinical and basic science skills, and international leadership.
  • Based on his numerous achievements and global efforts, a group of his peers, along with the Bardin family, thought it appropriate to establish a named International Travel Award to the annual meeting of the Endocrine Society through earnings from an Endowment Fund to honor this great man and giant in the endocrine community.

Past Recipients: Bardin International Travel Award

Dalal S. Ali, MD

The Society has selected Dalal S. Ali, MD, as recipient of its 2023 C. Wayne Bardin, MD, International Travel Award for her outstanding ENDO abstract and research contributions related to bone disease, calcium and endocrine disorders in pregnancy. Ali is a clinical fellow in metabolic bone disease at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada under the supervision of Aliya A. Khan, M.D. She has 14 peer-reviewed publications, is an author of several clinical practice guidelines and has served on many task forces. She has also presented at many international endocrinology and metabolic bone scientific meetings.

2022 Recipient: Rimesh Pal, MD, DM

Dr. Rimesh Pal is an Assistant Professor (Junior Faculty) with full-time appointment in the Department of Endocrinology at the premier Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh, India. He completed his Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) degree in 2013, Doctor of Medicine (MD) degree in Internal Medicine in 2016 and Doctorate of Medicine (DM) degree in Endocrinology from PGIMER in 2019. He is an astute and dedicated physician, highly motivated academician and a keen researcher. His research ideas are original and scientifically sound. He has particular interest in the fields of metabolic bone diseases, osteoporosis, primary hyperparathyroidism, sarcopenia, type 2 diabetes and endocrinological aspects of COVID-19. In his hitherto short career, he has published more than 85 PubMed indexed articles, including publications in The Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology, Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice, Osteoporosis International, Journal of Endocrinological Investigation, Frontiers in Endocrinology, and Endocrine Connections, among others. His publications are a result of collaborative work with researchers from PGIMER as well as from other parts of India and across the globe.

Hydelene Dominguez, MD

University of the Philippines - Philippines General Hospital (First award recipient)

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