wright bates 2016G. Wright Bates Jr., M.D., professor and director in the University of Alabama at Birmingham Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, has been chosen to receive the 2016 American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Mentor Award.

“This is an extremely coveted national recognition of a most worthy individual,” said William Andrews, Ph.D., M.D., Charles E. Flowers, Jr. Endowed Chair of the UAB Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. “Dr. Bates has made extraordinary contributions to the mentoring of residents, fellows and junior faculty that are an essential component of the decades long legacy of training excellence in the UAB Department of OB/GYN.”

The ACOG Committee on Honors and Recognitions and the Junior Fellow Congress Advisory Council give recognition to outstanding mentors across the United States who have made a difference and had a positive impact on junior fellows’ careers.

Bates will be recognized for this achievement at the Annual Clinical & Scientific Meeting in Washington, D.C., during the Junior Fellow Breakfast/Business meeting Monday, May 16.