Emory University’s School of Medicine Associate Professor To Receive Award from the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists

Monday, May 2, 2016 10:06 am EDT

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Jacksonville, Fla.
"I am pleased that AACE has brought attention to the struggles that transgender people face today. I hope that we can fix the health care disparity of transgender and gender non-conforming people by educational programs as provided by AACE and other medical societies."

Vin Tangpricha, MD, PhD, FACE, Associate Professor of Medicine and the Endocrinology Fellowship Program Director at Emory University School of Medicine is the 2016 recipient of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists’ (AACE) Outstanding Service Award for the Promotion of Endocrine Health of an Underserved Population.  

The Outstanding Service Award is presented to an individual for outstanding contributions to the endocrine care, health and service to an underserved population in the U.S. or abroad via leadership, long-term commitment, vision, innovation, and impact.

Dr. Tangpricha first developed an interest in the endocrine care of transgender patients during his residency and fellowship at Boston University in 1999 and 2001, respectively. In 2003, after careful investigation of the accepted endocrine protocols for treating transgender patients at that time, he published a review on the topic of transgender care in Endocrine Practice.

He is a highly sought-after speaker on transgender issues, having cared for more than 400 people with transgender and gender non-conforming identity. At Emory’s School of Public Health, Dr. Tangpricha is a co-investigator with colleagues on two, federally funded grants to explore the long-term health of transgender people. He remains active internationally in the field of transgender by serving as the AACE liaison for the revised Transgender Guidelines by the Endocrine Society to be released in 2016. 

“I’m humbled and honored to accept this award for my work with the transgender community,” said Dr. Tangpricha. “I am pleased that AACE has brought attention to the struggles that transgender people face today. I hope that we can fix the health care disparity of transgender and gender non-conforming people by educational programs as provided by AACE and other medical societies.”

Furthermore, Dr. Tangpricha also serves on the board for the World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH) and was the conference chair for the 2012 meeting in Atlanta, Georgia, and the scientific programming chair for the 2014 WPATH meeting in Bangkok, Thailand. He was recognized by Emory University by receipt of the Emory University’s Outstanding Transgender Advocate Award. For his work in LGBT issues, he was appointed as a member of the Atlanta Hawks Diversity and Inclusion Committee.

Dr. Tangpricha’s biography and high-resolution photo are available here. 

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About the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE)

The American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) represents more than 7,000 endocrinologists in the U.S. and abroad. AACE is the largest association of clinical endocrinologists in the world. A majority of AACE members are certified in endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism and concentrate on the treatment of patients with endocrine and metabolic disorders including diabetes, thyroid disorders, osteoporosis, growth hormone deficiency, cholesterol disorders, hypertension, and obesity. Visit our site at  www.aace.com.

About the American College of Endocrinology (ACE)

The American College of Endocrinology (ACE) is the educational and scientific arm of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE). ACE is the leader in advancing the care and prevention of endocrine and metabolic disorders by providing professional education and reliable public health information; recognizing excellence in education, research, and service; promoting clinical research and defining the future of Clinical Endocrinology. For more information, please visit  www.aace.com/college.

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