Distinguished leadership and service: reproductive biology

Hudson Institute

Congratulations to Professor Kate Loveland on receiving the Jansen Distinguished Leadership and Service Award, given to an individual who has made outstanding contributions to the scientific discipline of reproductive biology in 2024.

The award recognises a member of the Society for the Study of Reproduction (SSR) who has demonstrated unselfish service and leadership in advancing the discipline of reproductive biology.

President of the SSR, Blanche Capel PhD, said it is a pleasure to recognise outstanding SSR scientists and leaders for their accomplishments in research, service, and mentorship.

“We honor these members for showing us the joy of a life dedicated to science. On behalf of all the members of SSR, I congratulate them,” Dr Capel said

Mentee to mentor: a collaborative community

The SSR was founded in 1967 to promote the study of reproduction by fostering interdisciplinary communication among scientists, holding conferences, publishing meritorious studies and contributing to the development and mentoring of young scientists.

Today the SSR is a global association of more than 1200 active members including scientists, veterinarians, students and physicians, representing over 50 countries.

Some members are engaged in basic or applied research, while others perform clinical practice. All are dedicated to advancing knowledge of reproductive processes in animals and in humans.

“My first talk at a conference was as a graduate student in 1984, when I presented at the SSR meeting in Laramie, Wyoming and I recall being very, very nervous about it! I received such kind support from my fellow students and leading scientists at the time and, as a result, I have always strived to help others do their best and to not fear the challenge of taking on leadership roles. I am grateful for receiving this support and encouragement from my peers 40 years later.”

Professor Kate Loveland, Research Group Head, Testis Development and Male Germ Cell Biology.

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