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 February 1.  Awardees will receive the recognition at the upcoming ACLAM Forum. Additional information may be sought from the Executive Director. 

ACLAM MENTOR AWARD
Existing or ProposedExisting
EligibilitySenior level Diplomate of ACLAM
Achievement

This award recognizes 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) Held the position of 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) 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/NumberThis award could be given annually to 1-3 eligible individuals. It is not necessarily an annual award.
Career StageLate to Retirement
Group or IndividualIndividual
Nomination Criteria and Progress

1) Meets eligibility, career stage and achievement criteria.
2) A letter of nomination to be written by an ACLAM Diplomate.
3) Five (5) letters of support from ACLAM Diplomates.
4) A curriculum vitae of the individual being nominated.

Selecting Entity/ProcessMajority vote of a convened meeting of the ACLAM BOD following recommendation by the Awards Committee.

Presentation Venue and Award

Award presented during ACLAM Forum at the Awards Dinner.
CommunicationJAVMA, Comparative Medicine, and other journals as appropriate. Press release for awardee’s
institution, local press, alumni institutions, and/or employer.
Nathan R. Brewer Career Achievement Award in Laboratory Animal Medicine      
Existing or ProposedExisting
EligibilitySenior level Diplomate of ACLAM
AchievementThis award recognizes an individual who has afforded rare and exceptional contributions to the field of laboratory animal and comparative medicine over the bulk of their professional career. Cumulative achievements, research, teaching, and service should demonstrate 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 all Diplomates).
Frequency/NumberThis award is 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 StagePost-retirement, or post retirement age.
Group or IndividualIndividual
Nomination Criteria and Progress1)  Meets eligibility, achievement and career stage descriptions.
2)  A letter of nomination written by an ACLAM Diplomate.
3)  At least five (5) letters of support from ACLAM Diplomates.
Selecting Entity/ProcessUnanimous vote of a convened meeting of the BOD, after recommendation from the Awards Committee.
Presentation Venue and AwardPresented during ACLAM Forum at Awards Dinner.  Should be New Design ACLAM Pin (Diamond and Gold).  
CommunicationAVMA, Comparative Medicine and other Journals as appropriate.  Press release for awardees local press, alumni institutions, employer.
ACLAM Comparative Medicine Scientist Award
Existing or ProposedExisting
EligibilityFull-time, doctoral level scientist. A significant portion of whose work is directly relevant to comparative medicine and/or laboratory animal medicine.
AchievementThis award recognizes an individual who has made outstanding contributions (research publications, reviews, book chapters, lectures) in comparative medicine. The contribution of the individual’s work should be over a period of time (5-20 years) and have had a significant impact on the field of animal-based biomedical research. A nominee’s scientific contributions are recognized and accepted by Diplomates and non-Diplomates working in the awardees' field.
Frequency/NumberThis award is ACLAM’s highest level award for scientific achievement. Therefore, the award is given on an infrequent basis based on merit, expected to be once every one to three years.
Career StageMid to late
Group or IndividualIndividual
Nomination Criteria and Progress1) Meets eligibility, achievement, and career stage descriptions.
2) A letter of nomination from an ACLAM Diplomate.
3) At least five (5) letters of support.
4) A curriculum vitae of the individual being nominated.
Selecting Entity/ProcessMajority vote of a convened meeting of the ACLAM BOD following recommendation by the Awards Committee.
Presentation Venue and AwardPlaque presented during ACLAM Forum at Awards Dinner.
CommunicationScientific society of awardees' choice, Comparative Medicine and other Journals as appropriate.  Press release for awardee's local press, alumni institutions, employer.
ACLAM Honorary Member
EligibilityHonorary membership may be bestowed on individuals, not necessarily veterinarians, who have made outstanding contributions to the specialty of laboratory animal medicine.
AchievementThe primary criteria of selection is based on specific acts or achievements, which have made significant contributions to the field of laboratory animal medicine. Those awarded this honor are expected to continue such contributions and further enhance the prestige of the College. Such examples of achievement include:
• Administration of Institutional Policies and Responsibilities
   o To include Training; Occupational Health and Safety; Regulatory Medicine; IACUC or Veterinary Responsibilities; Public Outreach, Education, and Advocacy.
• Animal Environment, Housing, and Management
   o To include Behavioral Management and Research; Animal Resource and Personnel management.
• Veterinary Medical Care
   o To include Preventive Medicine; Diagnostics; Clinical care; Alleviation of Pain and Distress; Anesthesia and Analgesia.
• Facilities Design/Engineering of Animal facilities
   o To include unique improvements in the design and function of animal facilities.
• Experimental Medical Sciences/Comparative Medical Sciences/Science
   o To include Animal Model Development in Scientific Areas; Pathology; Animal Alternatives.
Frequency/NumberHonorary membership should be bestowed when the accomplishments of an individual so merit; it is not an annual award.
Career StageElection of an individual should not be based on specific academic degree status, age, race, ethnic background, nationality, sex, or other similar factors.
Group or IndividualIndividual
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/Science
To include Animal Model Development in Scientific Areas; Pathology; Animal Alternatives.

Selecting Entity/ProcessThe 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 AwardPresented during the ACLAM Forum at the Awards Dinner
 

PAST ACLAM AWARD WINNERS

Mentor Award

2008 - Al Moreland
2009 - Tom Clarkson
2011 - Dale Martin
2014 - Tim Mandrell
2017 - Angela King Herbert
2018 - Craig Franklin
2018 -  Stephanie Murphy

Nathan Brewer Lifetime Achievement Award

2007 - Henry Foster
2009 - John Miller
2013 - Harry Rozmiarek
2014 - Sam Adams
2015 - Michael Kastello
2016-  William J.White
2018 -  John Bacher

Comparative Medicine Award

2007 - Jim Fox
2008 - Mike Swindle
2010 - Stephanie Murphy
2013 - Daniel Myers
2014 - Craig Franklin
2016 -  Sue Vandewoude

Foster Award

1989 - Lynn Keller (W&P)
1990 - Judith Davis (W&P)
1991 - Glenn Otto (W&P)
1992 - Daniel Morton (W), Diane Forsythe (P)
1993 - Sanford Feldman (W), Kathryn Bayne (P)
1994 - Michael Blanco (W&P)
1995 - Nan Kleinman and Tracy Peace (W), Bryan Ogden (P)
1996 - Gay Ruble (W), Brent Morse (P)
1997 - Joseph Schech (W&P)
1998 - Susan Goodwin (W), James O’Malley (P)
1999 - Andrew Wilkinson (W&P), Samuel Cartner, and Lisa Forman (P)
2000 - Lisa Halliday (W), Jon Reuter (P)
2001 - Monica Schroder (W&P), Mary Martin (P)
2002 - Jennifer Pullium (W), Andrew Burich (P)
2003 - Patricia Stewart (W), Leanne Alworth (P)
2004 - George DeMarco (W&P), Anne Schiavetta (P)
2005 - Kenneth Jacobsen (W&P), Nina Woodford (P)
2006 - Douglas Taylor (W), Larry Carbone (P)
2007 - Robert Rose (W&P), Jeremey Smedley (W&P)
2008 - Thomas Meier (W), Tracy Gluckman (P)
2009 - Leslie Curtin (W&P)
2010 - Brett Taylor
2011 - Patrick Lester
2012 - Gordon Roble
2013 - Marla Brunell
2014 - Lauren Drew Martin
2015 - Laura A. Wilding
2016 - Cassie Moats
2017 - Sara R. Hegge

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
2018 -  Susan Compton