A local University leader received honors for his contributions to women’s health.
Dr. Ricardo Azziz received the Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome Challenge, Inc.’s Leadership and Advocacy Award. Azziz gave two presentations last weekend at the organization’s annual awareness symposium near Atlanta.
“Dr. Azziz, without question, was key in helping make our symposium a success,” said PCOS Challenge Executive Director Sasha Ottey. “Beyond that, his research and influence in the field, and the extent of his involvement to advance PCOS awareness and discovery, are all reasons why we wanted to honor him with this award.”
The Georgia Regents University President and GR Health CEO is a world renowned expert in reproductive disorders such as PCOS, which he has been researching for 30 years. PCOS affects as many as five million women in the United States and is one of the main causes of infertility. The disease is also linked to diabetes.