American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists

Restricted Funds

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Donald A. Bergman, MD, MACE and Susan Bergman Family Fund

This fund was established in 2016 by Dr. and Mrs. Bergman to support the College EmPower® program. Dr. Bergman was instrumental in starting the program, which was Initially launched in May 2003 as the Power of Prevention program, AACE’s redefined EmPower platform is a comprehensive, powerful and wide-reaching AACE patient education initiative consisting of EmPower Magazine, related website, a streamlined, mobile version of the site, and a number of public educational programs held throughout the year. EmPower Magazine continues to be the strongest AACE public awareness asset, reaching out to endocrine patients and their family members/friends, allied healthcare professionals, AACE member physicians and non-AACE member physicians.


Alan J. Garber, MD, PhD, FACE Lectureship for the Prevention and Management of the Complications of Diabetes

This lectureship honors Alan J. Garber, MD, PhD, FACE, for his forty years of basic and human research, clinical endocrinology and academic excellence with the Baylor College of Medicine and The Methodist Hospital, Houston, Texas. Dr. Garber is a founding member, chairman of multiple task forces and past president of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists and past president of the American College of Endocrinology. Dr. Garber’s contributions to the literature include the diagnosis and management of diabetes, clinical practice guidelines for inpatient glycemic control and comprehensive care, all of which have proven to be invaluable resources for internists and endocrinologists. Dr. Garber has made it his life’s work to clinically, academically and personally enrich and enhance the practice of Endocrinology and its role in improving the quality of life for patients suffering from diabetes and its complications.


Jeffrey R. Garber, MD Fund

This fund honors Jeffrey R. Garber, MD, FACP, FACE, whose career focus is practice innovation, patient education, and clinical endocrinology fellowship training. The fund provides awards to Fellows-in-Training, whose research emphasizes cost-effective clinical endocrinology practice innovation or who have written an EmPower® Magazine article that enhances the lives of patients with endocrine disorders. EmPower® Magazine is the American College of Endocrinology (ACE) patient directed quarterly publication.

Hossein Gharib, MD Educational Fund

This fund honors Hossein Gharib, MD, MACE, for his outstanding contributions to clinical thyroidology and his service to AACE and ACE as past president of both organizations. He has also been Dean of Endocrine University® since 2003. The fund supports thyroid specific educational activities along with fora and symposia at the AACE Annual Scientific and Clinical Congress.

Throughout his career at the Mayo Clinic, as well as in his role at Endocrine University, Dr. Gharib has taught and mentored many. His clear passion for mentoring fellows and providing exceptional training and education in the field of clinical endocrinology make him the ideal honoree for the College’s first fund.


Donald (Don) C. Jones Leadership and Endocrine Excellence Award

In honor of Donald C. Jones twenty-two years of selfless and everyday exemplary service to the American Association of Clinical Endocrinology and the American College of Endocrinology as its CEO 1997-2017, the American College of Endocrinology Foundation has established the Donald C. Jones Leadership and Endocrine Excellence Award.

The purpose of this annual or biannual monetary award, which received its first gift of generous support through a contribution from Sanofi, will be to promote ACE programs that recognize exceptional, exemplary leadership in promoting the highest level of endocrine care across all population groups while preserving the doctor-patient relationship which sustains all exceptional endocrine care.

The award will be made on an annual or biannual basis to existent ACE programs or programs in development that promote the preeminent role of endocrinology.

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