The Officers and Board are very pleased to announce that this prestigious bursary was awarded to Dr Tae Hee Kim from Korea following the 13th World Congress on Menopause, Rome in June 2011 following open competition from ten medically qualified applicants aged under 40 years, who submitted a detailed plan of their research projects. Dr Kim's research was entitled "Difference of vitamin D receptor expression and vaginal maturation index in comparison of hormone therapy and estrogen vaginal tablets from vaginal smear samples of postmenopausal women".
Preference was given to applicants from countries where opportunities for research and funding are limited. A subcommittee of the IMS Board considered the applications which were all at a very high standard and made proposals of awards and the amount for the Board to approve. All final research findings were presented at the 14th IMS World Congress in Cancun, Mexico in May 2014.