Distinguished Service Award
This award is bestowed annually to recognize an individual who has provided distinguished service to The American Society of Andrology. The recipient must have been a member of the Society for at least ten (10) years, must have no direct affiliation with the organizational sponsors of the award; and must have served the Society in at least three (3) of the following categories: (1) Chair of Standing Committee; (2) Member of Board of Directors; (3) Editor of Journal of Andrology; (4) Chair of Annual Meeting; (5) Officer of Society.
The ASA Awards Committee asks for nominations each year in July. Only ASA members are allowed to nominate individuals for this award. The deadline to submit nominations to the Awards Committee is late August/early September.
2022 ASA Distinguished Service Award Winner
Dr. George Gerton, Ph.D
University of Pennsylvania
Dr. Gerton has been a member of ASA since 2001, serving in several roles. He is an Immediate Past President of the Society and served as Vice President, President, and a member of the ASA Executive Council. As ASA President, he led the Society through the important transition to a new management company, and he also coordinated activities through the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic, including the ASA’s first all virtual meeting. These contributions, driven by his passion to sustain and elevate ASA operations, were key to ensuring the cohesiveness and vitality of ASA during this very challenging time. His legacy is enduring.
Amongst other contributions to the ASA, Dr. Gerton has actively participated in and/or chaired many committees including Trainee Affairs, Membership, Constitution and By-Laws, Ethics, Endowment and Development, Diversity, Nominating, Program, and Archives and History. He has worked to expand the diversity of the ASA by providing opportunities for trainees from underrepresented minorities to participate and become members of the ASA, combining his passion for trainee advocacy with his interest in promoting the careers of underrepresented minorities in andrology. He continues to facilitate greater opportunities for clinicians and basic scientists to collaborate on meaningful research projects, integrate trainees and new members deeper into the workings of the society, develop programs to bolster the careers of trainees and members from diverse backgrounds, expand membership to include a broader base of workers in andrology, and seek ways to reach out to the public and legislators to make “andrology” a commonly used term and spread the word that male reproductive health is an important issue in need of more funding for research and clinical care.
In recognition of his extraordinary service to the American Society of Andrology, and to the field of Andrology in general, his dedication to and exceptional leadership that have improved ASA functions, and his effective actions that have built connections between ASA members, the American Society of Andrology is pleased to present the Distinguished Service Award to Dr. George Gerton.
- 2022 Dr. George Gerton, PhD
- 2021 Patricia S. Cuasnicu, PhD
- 2020 Douglas T. Carrell, Ph.D., H.C.L.D.
2019Wylie C. Hembree, MD 2018Rudi Ansbacher, MD 2017Janice P Evans, PhD 2016Donna L. Vogel, MD, PhD 2015Steve M Schrader, PhD 2014Susan Rothmann, PhD, HCLD 2013Rex A. Hess, MS, MD 2012Terry Brown 2011Christina Wang 2010Joel Marmar 2009Erwin Goldberg 2008Matt Hardy 2007Sally Perreault Darney 2006Barry Zirkin 2005Barry T. Hinton 2004J. Lisa Tenover 2003Arnold M. Belker 2002Terry T. Turner 2001Gail S. Prins 2000Bernard Robaire 1999David W. Hamilton 1998Rupert P. Amann 1997Marie-Claire Orgebin-Crist 1996Philip Troen 1995Andrzej Bartke 1994C. Alvin Paulsen