Meet the 2021 Laureates: Ursula B. Kaiser, MD

Ursula Kaiser

Sidney H. Ingbar Distinguished Service Award*

Ursula B. Kaiser, MD

Ursula Kaiser, MD, has been involved in service to the Endocrine Society continuously since 1997. She has served as member or chair on the Student Affairs Committee, Publications Committee, Laureate Awards Committee, Annual Meeting Steering Committee, Research Affairs Committee, and Committee on Governance Affairs. She has also served on two ENDO Task Forces, the Laureate Awards Review Task Force, and currently the Governance Task Force.

As vice-president, Basic Science from 2011 to 2014, Ursula worked tirelessly to improve services for the basic science members of the Endocrine Society. She initiated and served as chair of the Basic Science Task Force to assess the overall needs of the basic science community and develop recommendations for enhancements to the Society’s programs and services for basic scientists. Many concrete, practical, and sustainable recommendations arose from this task force have since been implemented with great success.

Ursula has been active in editorial roles and activities. She was a member of the editorial board of Endocrinology and of Molecular Endocrinology. She served as an associate editor of Molecular Endocrinology and of Endocrinology, facilitating the merger of the two journals.

Ursula has been active in Women in Endocrinology, serving as secretary-treasurer, on the Awards Committee, and as president. She has also served our endocrine community as a founding member and steering committee member of the Association of Endocrine Chiefs and Directors and as the Endocrine Society representative to the FASEB Board.

She has been a permanent member of the NIH ICER Study Section as well as an ad hoc member of multiple NIH study sections and advisory panels. Lastly, it is worth noting that she continuously strives to expand the impact of the field of endocrinology through her role as chief of the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Hypertension at Brigham and Women’s Hospital at Harvard Medical School.

*This award recognizes distinguished service to the Endocrine Society and the field of endocrinology. This year, the Society is honoring two members for contributions to basic science.

 

 

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