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Awards

The ACLAM Awards Committee is soliciting nominations for the following four awards: Nathan R. Brewer Career Achievement Award in Laboratory Animal Medicine, Comparative Medicine Scientist Award, Mentor Award, and Honorary Diplomate. The nomination criteria can be found on the ACLAM web site under the About Us/Awards tab. Please submit your nominations electronically to Executive Director Dr. Mel Balk, mwbaclam@gsinet.net for distribution to the Awards Committee. Complete nomination packets must be submitted prior to January 15.  Awardees will receive the recognition at the upcoming ACLAM Forum. Additional information may be sought from the Executive Director. 

 

ACLAM MENTOR AWARD
Existing or Proposed Existing
Eligibility Senior level Diplomate of ACLAM
Achievement

This award would recognize individuals who have contributed substantially to the membership of ACLAM in terms of mentoring postdoctoral fellows, graduate students or junior level ACLAM diplomates.  Mentoring could be in the areas of research, board certification, technical training, or administrative duties.  Examples include:                                                                           

1. having been a director of a training program whose trainees have gone on to become leaders in our field 
2. recognition as a leader in the field through other awards such as the Griffin Award, Charles River Prize, AVMA/ASLAP Research Award, and other AALAS and AVMA awards 
3. having held leadership positions in ACLAM, ASLAP,  AALAS, and AVMA              
4. provided training programs or workshops at major meetings or institutions which have been instrumental in the training of laboratory animal veterinarians                       
5. publication of books, manuscripts or training manuals which have been instrumental in the development of laboratory animal veterinarians

Frequency/Number This award could be given annually to 1-3 eligible individuals. It is not necessarily an annual award.
Career Stage Late to Retirement
Group or Individual Individual
Nomination Criteria and Progress 1) Meets eligibility, career stage and achievement criteria. 
2) A letter of nomination to be written by an ACLAM diplomate and supporting letters from an additional five diplomates. 
3) A curriculum vitae.
Selecting Entity/Process Majority vote of a convened meeting of the ACLAM BOD following recommendation by the Awards Committee.
Presentation Venue and Award Plaque presented at ACLAM Forum Awards Banquet
Communication Scientific society of awardees' choice, Comparative Medicine and other Journals as appropriate.  Press release for awardees' local press, alumni institutions, employer.
Nathan R. Brewer Career Achievement Award in Laboratory Animal Medicine      
Existing or Proposed Existing
Eligibility ACLAM Diplomates only
Achievement Rare and exceptional contributions to the field of laboratory/comparative medicine which have accrued over the bulk of the professional career of a Diplomate.  Cumulative achievements research, teaching and service shall have had a major impact on the advancement of the specialty of laboratory animal medicine.  Contributions are widely recognized and accepted within ACLAM, i.e. obvious to the casual ACLAM observer).
Frequency/Number This award is envisioned as the highest level award for a diplomate.  Therefore, the award is given on an infrequent basis, no more than one per year, except under highly unusual circumstances. 
Career Stage Post-retirement, or post retirement age.
Group or Individual Individual
Nomination Criteria and Progress 1)  Meets eligibility, achievement and career stage descriptions; 
2) Letter of nomination with at least five letters seconding the nomination, all from Diplomates; 
Selecting Entity/Process Unanimous vote of a convened meeting of the BOD, after recommendation from the Awards Committee.
Presentation Venue and Award Presented during ACLAM Forum at Awards Dinner.  Should be New Design ACLAM Pin (Diamond and Gold).  
Communication AVMA, Comparative Medicine and other Journals as appropriate.  Press release for awardees local press, alumni institutions, employer.
ACLAM Comparative Medicine Scientist Award
Existing or Proposed Existing
Eligibility Full-time, doctoral level scientist, Diplomate or non-Diplomate, a significant portion of whose work is direclty relevant to animal-based comparative medicine.
Achievement This would be ACLAM's highest award for scientific achievement for outstanding contributions (research publications, reviews, book chapters, lectures) in comparative medicine.  Contribution should be body of work over a period of time (5-20 years) and have had a significant impact on the field of animal-based biomedical research.  The award should be recognized and accepted by Diplomates and non-diplomates working in the awardees' field. 
Frequency/Number No fixed schedule.  Based strictly on merit-based nominations, but expected to be once every one to three years.
Career Stage Mid to late
Group or Individual Individual
Nomination Criteria and Progress 1)  Meets eligibility, achievment and career stage descriptions.
2)  Letter of nomination from a diplomate with at least five non-diplomate letters seconding the nomination.
Selecting Entity/Process Majority vote of a convened meeting of the BOD, after recommendations of the Awards Committee.
Presentation Venue and Award Plaque presented during ACLAM Forum at Awards Dinner.
Communication Scientific society of awardees' choice, Comparative Medicine and other Journals as appropriate.  Press release for awadee's local press, alumni institutions, employer.
ACLAM Honorary Member
Eligibility Honorary membership may be bestowed on individuals, not necessarily veterinarians, who have made outstanding contributions to the specialty of laboratory animal medicine.
Achievement The primary criteria of selection should be based on specific acts or achievements, which have made a significant contribution to the field of laboratory animal medicine.  Those awarded this honor can be expected to continue such contributions and further enhance the prestige of the College.
Frequency/Number Honorary membership should be bestowed when the accomplishments of an individual so merit; it is not an annual award.
Career Stage Election of an individual should not be based on specific academic degree status, age, race, ethnic background, nationality, sex, or other similar factors.
Group or Individual Individual
Nomination Criteria and Progress Nominations may be made at any time by a Diplomate in good standing.  Nominations will be forwarded to the President (who will forward to the Awards Committee) and contain the following:  A letter clearly stating the specific acts or achievements of the individual being nominated and how such have made a significant contribution to the field of laboratory animal medicine; letters from five in good standing to second the nomination, again referring to specific acts or achievements; CV of the individual being nominated.  Examples of criteria are listed below:
--Administration of Institutional Policies and Responsibilities
To include Training; Occupational Health and Safety; Regulatory Medicine; IACUC or Veterinary Responsibilities; Public Outreach, Education, and Advocacy.
--Animal Environment, Housing, and Management
To include Behavioral Management and Research; Animal Resource and Personnel management
--Veterinary Medical Care
To include Preventive Medicine; Diagnostics; Clinical care; Alleviation of Pain and Distress; Anesthesia and Analgesia
--Facilities Design/Engineering of Animal facilities 
To include unique improvements in the design and function of animal facilities
--Experimental Medical Sciences/Comparative Medical Sciences/ScienceTo include Animal Model Development in Scientific Areas; Pathology; Animal Alternatives
Selecting Entity/Process The President upon receiving the completed nomination will forward the packet to the Awards Committee for review and recommendation.  A unanimous vote of the BOD is necessary for election to honorary membership.
Presentation Venue and Award Presented during the ACLAM Forum at the Awards Dinner
 

 

PAST ACLAM AWARD WINNERS

Updated 30 July 2015

Mentor Award

2008 - Al Moreland
2009 - Tom Clarkson
2011 - Dale Martin
2014 - Tim Mandrell

Nathan Brewer Lifetime Achievement Award

2007 - Henry Foster
2009 - John Miller
2013 - Harry Rozmiarek
2014 - Sam Adams
2015 - Michael Kastello

Comparative Medicine Award

2007 - Jim Fox
2008 - Mike Swindle
2010 - Stephanie Murphy
2013 - Daniel Myers
2014 - Craig Franklin

Honorary Members

1962 - Leo Bustad
1971 - T.C. Jones
1973 - Bert Hill
1974 - George Harrell
1978 - Joe Held
1979 - Harry Rowsell
1981 - Phil Trexler
1989 - Lars Vass
1992 - Pravin Bhatt
1994 - Abigail Smith
1995 - Julia Hillard
1996 - Leo Whitehair
1999 - Lela Riley
2000 - Michael Festing
2001 - John Vandebergh
2002 - Hans Hedrich
2003 - Stephen Barthold
2004 - Ann-Dominique Degryse
2007 - Judy MacArthur Clark
2007 - Ralph Dell
2008 - Paul Flecknell
2008 - Art Hall
2011 - Frankie Trull
2014 - Robert Jacoby