Dr. Ricardo Azziz speaks about PCOS research over the past few decades, what we’ve learned about the condition and how to apply what we have learned to improve the health of women and girls with PCOS.
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Dr. Azziz's clinical and research focus include the study of androgen excess disorders, including the epidemiology, genetics, and pathophysiology of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS); the non-classic adrenal hyperplasias (NCAH); the role of the adrenal in hyperandrogenic disorders, the genetics of hyperandrogenic disorders, the physiology treatment of hirsutism; the regulation and physiology of adrenal androgens; and credentialing and cost-effectiveness of operative endoscopy for pelvic reconstruction.
Over the past 20 years Dr. Azziz has developed an internationally recognized research program, funded by the NIH for 18 years, with major contributions in these areas. He is the founding director of the Center for Androgen Related Disorders at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center (CSMC), and the founder and Senior Executive Director of the Androgen Excess & PCOS Society.
Dr. Azziz is a recognized leader in translational research, awarded the 2000 SGI President’s Award for Clinical Research; serving as Deputy Director of the Clinical & Translational Sciences Institute and Asst. Dean for Clinical & Translational Sciences at the UCLA School of Medicine (08-10); as member of the Independent Citizen’s Oversight Committee (managing board; 06-10) of the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine; and as acting Director of the GCRC at CSMC (08-09). In addition, he has championed the cause of faculty and leadership development in academics, with an emphasis on the development of under-represented minorities and women, and serves as senior mentor of the Network of Minority Research Investigators (NMRI) of the NIDDK.
Dr. Azziz currently serves as President, Georgia Regents University (the product of the consolidation of Medical College of Georgia/Georgia Health Sciences University and Augusta State University), and CEO Georgia Regents Health System.
For more information, visit http://www.gru.edu.