Ana Claudia Latronico, MD, PhD
International Excellence in Endocrinology Award
It is my great pleasure to introduce Ana Claudia Latronico, MD, PhD, for the 2019 International Excellence in Endocrinology Award from the Endocrine Society.
Ana is currently the head professor of the Endocrinology and Metabolism Division of Sao Paulo University in Brazil and one of the pioneers of translational molecular investigation in the human adrenal and pubertal disorders areas. She has a very special ability for developing long-term and very productive scientific collaborations with recognized international researchers. Ana is currently one of the top faculty leaders of the internationalization project of Sao Paulo University.
Ana Claudia Latronico is a quintessential leader-role model whose lifetime work bridges basic science, clinical investigation, and endocrine education.
Her publication record speaks for itself, both in terms of the laboratory’s original research as well as collaborations with leading research groups around the world. She has an extensive list of seminal publications, many in high profile journals, such as The New England Journal of Medicine, Lancet Endocrinology and Diabetes, and The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. One of her most important research achievements was to first elucidate the genetic basis of familial central precocious puberty in humans, previously considered an idiopathic disease. Ana is a very enthusiastic mentor who has transmitted her passion in scientific investigation to her trainees, inspiring many of them to pursue careers as physician-scientists.
Because of her body of work, she has received many awards and international distinctions, including Young Investigator Award from Brazilian Endocrine Society, 2017 Mentor Award from Brazilian Federal Research Agencies (CAPES) and from Sao Paulo University. In 2003, she received the Endocrine Society’s Richard E. Weitzman Laureate Award. Ana has been honored to serve as a plenary speaker in several prestigious scientific international endocrine events. Ana Claudia Latronico is a quintessential leader-role model whose lifetime work bridges basic science, clinical investigation, and endocrine education.
Vinicius Brito, MD, is a clinical researcher, Division of Endocrinology, Hormone, and Molecular Genetics Laboratory (LIM/42), University of Sao Paulo Medical School, Sao Paulo, Brazil.