Nominations for the American Society of Laboratory Animal Practitioners Research Award are requested.
The award was first presented in 1998 to honor members in good standing of ASLAP and the AVMA for scientific contributions to the fields of laboratory animal medicine and/or comparative medicine.
The award is intended to honor individuals who have made notable and repeated scientific contributions to the field. The contributions may be in the refinement or development of technical procedures that have resulted in advanced animal welfare, animal husbandry, animal health, or development of animal models.
Studies that have used laboratory animals and have resulted in notable contributions to human health, either through basic or applied research, are also applicable.
While the award is not intended to recognize administrative accomplishments alone, contributions to the service functions of ASLAP and other professional organizations will also be evaluated.
A nomination letter, four to six supporting letters directly relating to the award criteria, and a curriculum vitae should be sent to the ASLAP secretary prior to Feb. 1, 2004. The award will be presented at the AVMA Annual Convention in July. The award recipient will receive a plaque and an honorarium.
Nominations should be submitted Dr. Jim Fox through the ASLAP Coordinator, 11300 Rockville Pike, Suite 1211, Rockville, MD 20852. For information on the nomination process, refer to the ASLAP Web site, www.aslap.org.