Frank Z. Stanczyk, PhD, professor of research at the Keck School of Medicine of USC, is the recipient of the 2015 Distinguished Researcher Award from the American Society of Reproductive Medicine (ASRM).

This award recognizes an ASRM member who has made outstanding contributions to clinical or basic research in reproduction published during the previous 10 years. Recipients must demonstrate sustained long-term commitment to advancing the frontiers of research in reproductive sciences and educating future scholars in the field.

In a letter of congratulations, ASRM President Rebecca Z. Sokol, MD, MPH, recognized Stanczyk’s role in educating other members of the organization, and she noted his “many fundamental contributions that have advanced our knowledge of the biology of the human reproductive system and the development of contraceptive technologies.”

Stanczyk received the award Oct. 19 during the 2015 ASRM annual meeting in Baltimore, MD.

As the association’s Distinguished Researcher, Stanczyk will present an exchange lecture about his research in July 2016 when the Society for the Study of Reproduction holds its annual meeting in San Diego.

Stanczyk is the director of the Reproductive Endocrine Research Laboratory and the technical director of the USC Reproductive Endocrine Clinical Laboratory, which are part of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. An internationally recognized expert in steroid biochemistry, he has been a listed contributor to more than 400 academic papers. In addition, Stanczyk has provided laboratory training and didactics to more than 80 fellows who received board certification in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility.

— Les Dunseith