Jonathan T. McGuane, Ph.D., has won an award from the Society of Gynecological Investigation (SGI) for an abstract that he submitted for their upcoming annual scientific meeting in Orlando, to be held in March. He is a postdoctoral associate whose faculty mentor is Kirk P. Conrad, M.D.
The Pfizer President’s Presenter’s Award (formerly, Wyeth) was established in 1996 to recognize the 25 most meritorious abstracts (either poster or oral presentation) submitted by individuals still in training. Fellows and those in both pre and post-doctoral training are eligible to receive the award, which has been generously funded by Pfizer. The 25 awardees will receive a plaque and check, and they and their training directors will be honored at a luncheon during the SGI annual meeting. The society has always sought a means by which to encourage young investigators to present their research at our meeting. We anticipate the Pfizer President’s Presenter’s Award will result in the submission of more and better abstracts by the very people who need encouragement to consider a research career. A list of awardees can be found on the SGI web site each year.