Etienne-Emile Baulieu

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1992 AACC Lectureship Award

This year’s AACC National Lectureship Award, sponsored by Miles Inc., Diagnostics Division, manufacturer of Ames and Technicon products, goes to Etienne-Emile Baulieu. His lecture will cover the structure and function of steroid receptor forms and mechanisms of action in antihormones.

In 1955 Dr. Baulieu earned his M.D. degree, and in 1963 he earned a Doctor des Sciences from the Lycée Pasteur, Faculté de Médecine and Faculté des Sciences in Paris.

In 1958 he became an associate professor of biochemistry. He was a visiting scientist to Columbia University’s Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology in 1961–62. Since 1963 he has directed the Unité de Recherches 33 de l’Institut National de la Santé et de la Recherche Médicale (INSERM), Lab. Hormones. Since 1970 he has been a Professor of Biochemistry at the Faculté de Médecine de Bicetre, Université Paris-Sud.
He has won support from a number of quarters, including INSERM, French University, CNRS, ARC, Fondations de France pour la Recherche Medicale, Del Duca. Ligue Française contre le Cancer, Florence Gould Foundation, the Ford Foundation, and the National Institutes of Health.
Dr. Baulieu has served on the editorial boards of both French and international journals. He has been a member of numerous scientific committees, including the Fondation pour la Recherche Médicale Française (past president), INSERM (past president), Centre de Recherches Médicales de Franceville, Gabon (past chairman), and president of the Société Française d’Endocrinologie (1978). He is past French Scientific Chair of the National Cancer Institute-INSERM program, Cancer and Hormones, and a past member of the scientific advisory board for the special program in human reproduction of the World Health Organization.

Dr. Baulieu has earned so many awards that they are too numerous to list here. He has been awarded or named to the Lauréat de l’Assistance Publique, de l’Académie Nationale de Médecine (Prix Fondation Dreyfous, 1956, Prix Special, 1964); the Reichstein Award of the International Society of Endocrinology (1972); the Grand Prix Scientifique de la Ville de Paris (1974); the Roussel Prize (1976); among the 1000 most cited scientists (ISI, 1981); member of the French Académie des Sciences (1982); the First European Medalist of the Society of Endocrinology (G. B., 1985); the Lasker Clinical Research Award (1989); Commandeur de la Légion D’Honneur (1990), Premio Minerva (Rome, 1990); Honorary Degree, Université de Gand (1991); and Premio Christophe Colomb, Genova and NIH (1992).