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Honors, Awards

  • Sigma Xi (Research Honor Society)
  • Gamma Sigma Delta (Agricultural Research Honor Society)
  • Phi Eta Sigma (National Freshmen Honor Fraternity)
  • Certificate of Merit (College of Education-University of Missouri)
  • Scholastic Honors (College of Education-University of Missouri)
  • Fidelity Education ScholarRichard Higgins Scholar
  • University of Missouri Scholar
  • Levine Award for Research Excellence (1995; College of Veterinary Medicine, UIUC)
  • Secretary (1995-1998; American Society of Andrology)
  • 1996 Invited speaker, Gordon Research Conference on Reproductive Tract Biology, Plymouth State College, Plymouth, New Hampshire
  • 1997 Research Excellence Award (College of Veterinary Medicine)
  • 1998 Invited speaker, Gordon Research Conference on Reproductive Tract Biology, Plymouth State College, Plymouth, New Hampshire
  • 1998-1999 NIH Fogarty Senior International Fellowship
  • 1999 Symposium Lecturer, American Society of Andrology
  • 1999 Plenary Lecture, International Workshop, Estrogens and Male Reproduction, Crotone, Italy
  • 2000 Symposium Lecture, Estrogens and male reproduction, 1st European Congress of Andrology, L'Aquila, Italia, March 26.
  • 2000 Pfizer Award for Research Excellence, College of Veterinary Medicine, Univ. of Illinois
  • 2000 Presidential Merit Award, American Society of Andrology
  • Vice-President, Illinois Gamma Sigma Delta, 2001
  • 2002 Invited speaker, Gordon Research Conference on Environmental Endocrine Disruptors at Mt. Holyoke College in South Hadley, Massachusetts.
  • 2003 Invited Symposium Keynote Speaker, "Epididymal Toxicology," 1st European Congress of Toxicological Pathology, Hamburg, Germany, September 24-27, 2003.
  • 2004 Nomination as International Educator of the Year, The International Biographical Centre of Cambridge, England.
  • 2006 Co-Chair, Gordon Research Conference on Environmental Endocrine Disruptors to be held at Il Ciocco, Italy.
  • 2005-2008. Elected as member of the Executive Council for the American Society of Andrology.
  • 2009 Melvin Jones Fellow, Lions Clubs International Foundation
  • 2011 Elected Treasurer, American Society of Andrology.
  • 2013 Distinguished Service Award, American Society of Andrology

 Recent Research and Training Grants

  • NIH. Kirschstein-NRSA Predoctoral Fellowship (F31), 1F31HD05330, Avenel Joseph, PhD candidate. "Novel signaling molecules in Wolffian duct development and differentiation." Sponsor and Major Advisor: Rex A. Hess. 9/1/06-8/31/09
  • NIH. U54 HD 055787. "Hormone-Regulated Pathways Controlling Implantation and Fertility." Total: $6,000,000. PI: Milan Bagchi; Co-PI: Benita Katzenellenbogen, Indrani Bagchi, Paul Cooke, Robert Taylor, Francesco DeMayo; Co-I (Co-Director of Core B, Microscopy): Rex A. Hess. 04/01/08-03/30/13
  • NIH. "Program of Research Training in Reproductive Biology" Total $747,142; PI: David Sherwood; Co-I(s) (Preceptors): Paul S. Cooke, David Bunick, Janice M. Bahr, Gary Jackson, Benita Katzenellenbogen, David Miller, Ann Nardulli, Walt Hurley, Victor Ramirez, David Shapiro, Matthew Wheeler, Romana Nowak, Geoffrey Dahl, Philip Dziuk; 9/01/05-8/30/10.
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 Last updated 2/14/2013