Endocrine Abstracts (2012) 28

Society for Endocrinology Dale Medal Lecture



Kenneth S Korach, Laboratory of Reproductive and Developmental Toxicology at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, NIH, North Carolina, USA Abstract

Kenneth S. Korach is the Director of the Environmental Disease and Medicine Program, Chief of the Laboratory of Reproductive and Developmental Toxicology at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences.

He received his Ph.D. in Endocrinology from the Medical College of Georgia where he characterized biochemical properties of estrogen receptors in the pituitary and hypothalamus.

Ken was a Postdoctoral Biological Chemistry and a Ford Research Fellow at Harvard Medical School with Professor Lewis Engel. Ken joined the NIEHS where he has headed a research group investigating estrogen hormone action in numerous tissues by the generation of the ERKO mouse models with an application towards understanding the basic mechanisms of estrogens influence on physiological processes.

Ken was an Editor and past Editor-in-Chief for Endocrinology. He holds multiple adjunct Professorships at North Carolina State University, the University of North Carolina Medical School and in Pharmacology and Cancer Biology at Duke University Medical School. He was appointed into the Senior Biomedical Research Service (SBRS) at NIH. He is the recipient of the National Institutes of Health outstanding performance awards, National Institutes of Health Merit Awards, the Medical College of Georgia Distinguished Alumnus Award, the Edwin B. Astwood Award from the Endocrine Society, the Keith Harrison Lecture Award from the Australian Endocrine Society, and the Transatlantic Medal from the Society for Endocrinology, UK.

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