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Professor honored with 2022 Laureate Award from Endocrine Society

Dr. Simon Rhodes, UNF professor of biology, has been selected as one of 13 leading endocrinologists to receive the 2022 Laureate Award from the Endocrine Society. The Society’s Laureate Awards recognize the highest achievements in the endocrinology field, including research and innovations in clinical care.

Rhodes received the Sidney H. Ingbar Distinguished Service Award that recognizes his distinguished service to the Endocrine Society and the field of endocrinology. He is noted for reaching trainees and early career investigators around the world and giving special attention to diversity, equity and inclusion for the past 15 years.

Rhodes has been engaged in the Endocrine Society’s Future Leaders Advancing Research in Endocrinology (FLARE) diversity program since its inception and served as a program presenter and mentor for eight years. He was also co-chair of the Endocrine Society’s Trainee and Career Development Core Committee and a member of the Minority Affairs Committee. He currently serves on the Society’s Finance & Audit Committee and the Global Leadership Academy Planning & Advisory Task Force.

Endocrinologists are scientists and medical doctors who specialize in unravelling the mysteries of hormone disorders to care for patients and cure diseases. The field has achieved breakthroughs in scientific discoveries and clinical care benefiting people with hundreds of conditions, including diabetes, thyroid disorders, obesity, hormone-related cancers, growth problems, osteoporosis and infertility.

Rhodes previously served as UNF provost and vice president of Academic Affairs and prior to that was dean of science at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis.