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June 13, 2024
11 a.m. EDT

Solomon Aaron Berson (1918–1972) was an American physician and scientist whose discoveries led to major advances in clinical biochemistry. This award is presented, in his honor, to a distinguished scientist for their outstanding contributions to endocrinology and metabolism physiology research.


Solomon Berson DL - John SpeakmanJohn Roger Speakman, PhD
Institute of Biological and Environmental Sciences, University of Aberdeen

Lecture title: "The Curious Effects of Very Low Protein Diets on Body Weight Regulation"

John Speakman, PhD, is a professor at the Shenzhen Institute of Advanced Technology in China, and at the University of Aberdeen in Scotland. He has been working on energy balance and obesity—specifically theoretical models of energy balance—for more than 40 years. Speakman’s recent work has focused on using the mouse as a model to understand macronutrient effects on energy balance, and the impacts of calorie restriction.


Licy L. Yanes Cardozo, MD
Associate Professor, Medicine—Endocrinology, Pharmacology and Toxicology , University of Mississippi Medical Center

Licy L. Yanes Cardozo, MD, is an associate professor of the Departments of Medicine (Endocrinology) and Pharmacology and Toxicology at the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC). She is a practicing endocrinologist engaged in basic and clinical research. Yanes Cardozo’s basic, translational and clinical research focuses on whether and how excess androgens mediate cardiometabolic complications in women. She is the director of the Women’s Health Research Center, the research director of the Internal Medicine Residency Program and the medical director of the PCOS Clinic at UMMC. Yanes Cardozo is the chair of the APS Endocrinology & Metabolism Section.

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