On June 19th, 2013 Teresa K. Woodruff, PhD, took office as the President of The Endocrine Society during the Society’s 95th annual meeting in San Francisco, CA.  Dr. Woodruff brings a wealth of expertise to her new role having spent her career researching fertility preservation. She has also devoted herself to the advocacy of women’s health within the clinical, public health and research communities.  Goals for her term include introducing a new award program through the Society titled “Leap”.  The Leap awards will be used to secure global funding for “next-generation innovators”.  Dr. Woodruff will also work to redesign the Society's logo and branding with the end goal of developing more visibility and global recognition.  Dr. Woodruff ‘s ascension to the presidency of The Endocrine Society also represents a continued presence of leadership within the Society from the Northwestern University reproductive science community.