Congratulations to our 2022 award winners!

We are delighted to announce the 2022 winners of our prestigious annual awards. The winners have contributed to improving our knowledge and expertise in endocrinology and have helped significantly advance the field. 

Each of these deserving winners will be presenting a plenary lecture at ESE’s annual congress – the European Congress of Endocrinology (ECE) 2022.

Geoffrey Harris Award


This award recognises outstanding researchers in the field of neuroendocrinology. The 2022 Geoffrey Harris Award is being presented to AJ van der Lely (Netherlands).

AJ van der Lely is Head of the Division of Endocrinology, Professor of Endocrinology, and Vice Head of the Department of Internal Medicine at the Erasmus University MC. His work on pituitary diseases and the role of gut hormones in health and disease has helped significantly advance the field of neuroendocrinology, making him a deserving winner of this award.

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European Journal of Endocrinology Award

The European Journal of Endocrinology Award is awarded to a scientist who has significantly contributed to the advancement of knowledge in the field of endocrinology through publication. This year's recipient is Roland Stimson (UK).

Roland Stimson is a Senior Clinical Academic Fellow at the University of Edinburgh. He receives the EJE Award for his ground-breaking work on obesity and metabolic disease, particularly his recent discovery of novel mechanisms regulating human brown adipose tissue activation.

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European Hormone Medal

The European Hormone Medal is awarded to an international scientist who has made significant contributions to the field of basic or clinical endocrinology.

The 2022 award is being jointly presented to Joseph Köhrle (Germany) and Peter Rossing (Denmark).

Joseph Köhrle is Director of the Institute of Experimental Endocrinology at Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin. He receives this award for his involvement in the education and practical training of young scientists.

Peter Rossing is a Clinical Researcher and Professor at the Steno Diabetes Centre in Copenhagen. He earned this award for his devotion to researching complications in diabetes to improve patient prognosis.           

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Clinical Endocrinology Trust Award


The Clinical Endocrinology Trust (CET) Award is for clinical research that addresses aspects of endocrinology at the forefront of clinical practice. This year's award goes to Alberto Pereira (Netherlands).

Alberto Pereira is Chair of the Leiden Pituitary Workgroup and Chairman of the Academic Residency Program in Clinical Endocrinology, at the Leiden University Medical Center. He is also Co-Chair of the ESE Rare Disease Committee. He receives this award for his pioneering research on the long-term consequences of pituitary disease, and the effects of stress on cardiovascular and neuropsychological outcomes.

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Jens Sandahl Christiansen Award


The Jens Sandal Christiansen Award is presented to an endocrinologist for a specific piece of research or project which contributes to our understanding of metabolism. This award is split in to clinical and basic science.

The recipient of the award for clinical science is Nicoleta Olarescu (Norway) and for basic science is Ruben Nogueiras (Spain).

Nicoleta Olarescu is a Consultant in Endocrinology at the Oslo University Hospital. She wins this award for her contribution to improving our understanding of the metabolic consequences of growth hormone disturbances.

Ruben Nogueiras is an Associate Professor at the University of Santiago de Compostela. He receives this award for his research on glucose metabolism in type 2 diabetes and his contribution to improving diabetes treatment.  

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Transatlantic Alliance Award

The Transatlantic Alliance Award is a new joint initiative with the Endocrine Society. It is presented to a recognised international leader who has made significant advancements in endocrinology research, through work and collaboration in both the USA and Europe. The recipient of the 2022 award is Shlomo Melmed (USA).

Shlomo Melmed is Executive Vice President of Academic Affairs, Dean of the Medical Faculty and Professor of Medicine at Cedars-Sinai, California. He is an international endocrine leader and receives this award for his pioneering research in pituitary medicine and endocrine tumours.

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Nominations for the 2023 awards are opening soon! Find out more.

Read further information on the ESE’s Awards and previous recipients.