Awards & Honors: American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics (ASPET)

The American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics (ASPET) is currently accepting applications for its yearly awards program. These awards recognize and support individuals exploring pharmacology and experimental therapeutics at all career stages.

ASPET is a 5,000 member scientific society whose members conduct basic and clinical pharmacological research and work for academia, government, large pharmaceutical companies, small biotech companies, and even non-profit organizations.

The following ASPET awards are considered Prestigious by the National Research Council (NRC).


Deadline: September 15, 2017
Link: https://www.aspet.org/awards/

Nominate or Apply for an Award

  • Enter the ASPET Awards Portal to nominate or apply for an award using the login box on the right.
  • Login using your ASPET Member Username and Password
  • Once you enter the awards portal, choose the award you are applying to and follow instructions
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John J. Abel Award in Pharmacology
https://www.aspet.org/awards/aspet/abel/

This award was established in 1946 to stimulate fundamental research in pharmacology and experimental therapeutics by young investigators.

Presentation

The award is presented annually, at the award ceremony during the ASPET Annual Meeting. The award consists of:

  • An invitation to deliver the John J. Abel Award Lecture at the ASPET Annual Meeting at Experimental Biology
  • A $5,000 honorarium
  • An engraved plaque
  • Complimentary registration and travel expenses for the winner and spouse to attend the ASPET Annual Meeting at Experimental Biology

Nomination Criteria and Process

  • Nominees for this award shall not have passed his/her forty-fifth birthday by September 15 (nomination deadline) of the year in which s/he is nominated.
  • The candidate need not be a member of the Society.
  • The nomination must be made by an ASPET member.
  • No candidate may be nominated for more than one major ASPET award in any given year.
  • The Award shall be made for original, outstanding research in the field of pharmacology and/or experimental therapeutics. Independence of thought, originality of approach, clarity, and excellence of data presentation are important criteria. Candidates shall not be judged in comparison with the work of more mature and experienced investigators. Quality rather than the number of contributions shall be emphasized. It shall be the responsibility of the sponsor to make clear the contribution of the candidate to any jointly authored reprints and manuscripts and the originality and independence of the candidate’s research.
  • Selection will be made by the ASPET Awards Committee, appointed by the President of ASPET.

Nomination Submission

Nominations shall be submitted using the ASPET Awards Portal by logging into the blue box on the right. The nominations shall consist of:

  1. The candidate’s curriculum vitae and bibliography in PDF.
  2. A brief biographical summary of the candidate and his/her work (in no more than 200 words.)
  3. Six published articles and/or manuscripts that have been accepted for publication and are representative of the candidate’s work. Each document should be provided as a separate PDF.
  4. A letter of nomination with a summary that describes the importance of the candidate’s work (in PDF and no more than 1000 words.)

Goodman and Gilman Award in Receptor Pharmacology
https://www.aspet.org/awards/aspet/goodman-gilman/

The Louis S. Goodman and Alfred Gilman Award in Receptor Pharmacology was established in 1980 to recognize and stimulate outstanding research in pharmacology of biological receptors. Such research might provide a better understanding of the mechanisms of biological processes and potentially provide the basis for the discovery of drugs useful in the treatment of diseases.

Presentation

The award is presented biennially, in even numbered years, at the award ceremony during the ASPET Annual Meeting. The award recipient receives the following:

  • An invitation to deliver the Goodman and Gilman Award Lecture at the ASPET Annual Meeting at Experimental Biology.
  • A $2,500 honorarium
  • An engraved plaque
  • Complimentary registration and travel expenses for the winner and spouse to attend the ASPET Annual Meeting at Experimental Biology

Nomination Criteria and Process

  • The candidate must be an ASPET member.
  • The nomination must be made by an ASPET member.
  • No candidate may be nominated for more than one major ASPET award in any given year.
  • The award is to be made on the basis of the research contributions described in published work or submitted manuscripts and a summary of those contributions described in the letter of the individual who nominates the candidate.
  • Selection will be made by the ASPET Awards Committee, appointed by the President of ASPET.

Nomination Submission

Nominations shall be submitted using the ASPET Awards Portal by logging into the blue box on the right. The nominations shall consist of:

  1. The candidate’s curriculum vitae and bibliography in PDF.
  2. A brief biographical summary of the candidate and of his/her work (in up to 200 words.)
  3. Six articles published or ready for publication that have direct bearing on the award. Each document should be provided as a separate PDF.
  4. Letter of nomination in PDF with a summary that describes the importance of the candidate’s work (in up to 1000 words.)

Julius Axelrod Award in Pharmacology
https://www.aspet.org/awards/aspet/axelrod/

The Julius Axelrod Award in Pharmacology was established in 1991 to honor the memory of the eminent American pharmacologist who shaped the fields of neuroscience, drug metabolism, and biochemistry and who served as a mentor for numerous eminent pharmacologists around the world. The Julius Axelrod Award is presented for significant contributions to understanding the biochemical mechanisms underlying the pharmacological actions of drugs and for contributions to mentoring other pharmacologists. ASPET assumed responsibility of the Julius Axelrod Award in Pharmacology from the Catecholamine Club in 2007.

Presentation

The award is presented annually, at the award ceremony during the ASPET Annual Meeting. The award consists of:

  • An invitation to deliver the Julius Axelrod Lecture at the ASPET Annual Meeting the year following receipt of the Award.
  • An invitation to organize the Julius Axelrod Symposium at the ASPET Annual Meeting the year following receipt of the award.
  • An invitation by the Catecholamine Club to give a less formal presentation at its annual dinner meeting that year of the award.
  • A $5000 honorarium.
  • A commemorative medal.
  • Complimentary registration and travel expenses for the winner and spouse to attend the ASPET Annual Meeting at Experimental Biology.

Nomination Criteria and Process

  • There are no restrictions on nominees for this award.
  • The nomination must be made by a member of ASPET or the Catecholamine Club.
  • No candidate may be nominated for more than one major ASPET award in any given year.
  • The award shall be made on the basis of originality and uniqueness of accomplishments throughout a long career distinguished by sustained, significant contributions to research and mentoring in pharmacology.
  • Selection of the recipient will be made by the ASPET Awards Committee, appointed by the President of ASPET.

Nomination Submission

Nominations shall be submitted using the ASPET Online Awards Portal by logging using the blue box on the right. The nominations shall consist of:

  1. The candidate’s curriculum vitae and bibliography in PDF.
  2. A brief biographical summary of the candidate and his/her work (in no more than 200 words.)
  3. A letter of nomination describing the research and mentoring contributions to pharmacology of the candidate that make him/her eligible for this Award, listing major contributions (in PDF and no more than 1000 words.)
  4. A list of individuals mentored by the candidate in PDF.
  5. The names and emails of up to two people who can provide additional letters of support (optional). They need not be ASPET members.
  6. The names and emails of up to two former trainees who can describe the quality of their training with the candidate and its impact on their careers (optional). They need not be ASPET members.

Pharmacia-ASPET Award in Experimental Therapeutics
https://www.aspet.org/awards/aspet/Pharmacia-ASPET/

The Pharmacia-ASPET Award in Experimental Therapeutics recognizes and stimulates outstanding research in pharmacology and experimental therapeutics, basic laboratory or clinical research that has had, or potentially will have, a major impact on the pharmacological treatment of disease. This award was originally established in 1969 as the ASPET Award for Experimental Therapeutics, but was renamed in 2002, when supported in perpetuity by an endowment from Pharmacia (now Pfizer).

Presentation

The award is presented annually, at the award ceremony during the ASPET Annual Meeting. The award consists of:

  • A $2,500 honorarium
  • A commemorative plaque
  • Complimentary registration and travel expenses for the winner and spouse to attend the ASPET Annual Meeting at Experimental Biology

Nomination Criteria and Process

  • The candidate must be a member of ASPET.
  • The nomination must be made by a member of ASPET.
  • No candidate may be nominated for more than one major ASPET award in any given year.
  • The Award shall be made on the basis of published articles, manuscripts ready for publication, and a 1000-word summary.
  • Selection will be made by the ASPET Awards Committee, appointed by the President of ASPET.

Nomination Submission

Nominations shall be submitted using the ASPET Awards Portal by logging into the blue box on the right. The nominations shall consist of:

  1. Candidate’s curriculum vitae and bibliography in PDF.
  2. Brief biographical summary of the candidate and his/her work (in up to 200 words.)
  3. Six published articles and/or manuscripts that have been accepted for publication that have direct bearing on this award. Each document should be provided as a separate PDF.
  4. Letter of nomination in PDF with an up to 1000-word summary that describes the importance of the candidate’s work.

Bernard B. Brodie Award in Drug Metabolism
https://www.aspet.org/Drug-Metabolism/Brodie-Award/

The B. B. Brodie Award in Drug Metabolism has been established to honor the fundamental contributions of Bernard B. Brodie in the field of drug metabolism and disposition. The Award is presented biennially in even years to recognize outstanding original research contributions in drug metabolism and disposition, particularly those having a major impact on future research in the field. The B. B. Brodie Award is sponsored by the Division for Drug Metabolism and Disposition, and funds to support the award come from members’ contributions.

The award consists of a $2,000 honorarium, a commemorative medal, hotel, and economy airfare to the award ceremony at the annual meeting. A lecture, delivered by the awardee at the annual meeting, describing appropriate research accomplishments and their future direction, will be published in Drug Metabolism and Disposition.

There are no restrictions on institutional affiliation, and a candidate need not be a member of the Society. The only restriction for the Award is that supporting research accomplishments must not be used to win any other major award. Only one nominator is necessary, although more are acceptable, the primary nomination must be submitted by an ASPET member. Selection of an awardee will be made biennially by the B.B. Brodie Award Committee, appointed by the President of ASPET with input from the Division for Drug Metabolism and Disposition.

Nomination Submission

Nominations shall be submitted using the ASPET Awards Portal (log in to the portal using the Member Login box on left) and shall consist of:

  1. Nominating letter and no more than five supporting letters detailing accomplishments of the nominee (as separate PDF documents).
  2. Six published articles and/or manuscripts that have been accepted for publication that are representative of outstanding work by the candidate. Each should be provided as a separate PDF.
  3. Comments on the candidate’s outstanding papers provided as one PDF or Word document.
  4. Brief biographical summary of the candidate and his/her work (up to 200 words max).
  5. Candidate’s curriculum vitae and bibliography.

P.B. Dews Lifetime Achievement Award for Research in Behavioral Pharmacology
https://www.aspet.org/Behavioral-Pharmacology/Dews-Award/

ASPET’s Division for Behavioral Pharmacology sponsors the P. B. Dews Award for Research in Behavioral Pharmacology to recognize outstanding lifetime achievements in research, teaching, and professional service in the field of Behavioral Pharmacology and to honor Peter Dews for his seminal contributions to the development of behavioral pharmacology as a discipline. The biennial award is supported by an endowment made possible by contributions from Aventis, Centre de Recherche Pierre Fabre, Eli Lilly, Harvard University, International Life Sciences Institute Caffeine Committee, Merck (San Diego), Pepsi Cola Company, Pfizer Central Research and Pfizer Global Research and Development, Pharmacia, Wyeth Research, and ASPET members.

Read more about P.B. Dews here.

Contributions to the endowment fund are also welcome.

The Award consists of $1,000, a plaque, and partial travel expenses (up to $500) to attend the award ceremony at the ASPET Annual Meeting. The recipient will be invited by the Chair of the Division for Behavioral Pharmacology to deliver a special lecture on this occasion. The lecture will be published subsequently in an appropriate ASPET-sponsored publication.

There are no restrictions on nominees for this award. Nominations must be made by members of ASPET. Selection will be made by the P.B. Dews Award Committee, appointed by the President of ASPET with input from the Division for Behavioral Pharmacology.

Nomination Submission

Nominations shall be submitted using the ASPET Awards Portal (please log in to the awards portal using the blue box on the right) and shall consist of:

  1. Description of the candidate’s major contributions, including scientific, teaching, and professional achievements (up to 1000 words max).
  2. Candidate’s curriculum vitae and bibliography.
  3. List of the candidate’s trainees.
  4. Six major publications provided as separate PDFs.
  5. Brief biographical summary of the candidate and his/her work (up to 200 words max).

Paul M. Vanhoutte Distinguished Lectureship in Vascular Pharmacology
https://www.aspet.org/Cardiovascular-Pharmacology/Vanhoutte-Award/

The Paul M. Vanhoutte Award in Vascular Pharmacology was established to honor Dr. Vanhoutte’s lifelong scientific contributions to our better understanding and appreciation of the importance of endothelial cells and vascular smooth muscle function in health and disease and for his mentoring of countless prominent endothelial and vascular biologists and pharmacologists.

The Paul M. Vanhoutte Award is a biennial award, consisting of an honorarium of $1,000, a custom-designed crystal bowl depicting the named Lectureship, and up to $2,000 travel expenses including registration to the ASPET annual meeting. A recipient will be selected and invited to deliver a state-of-the-art lecture on recent advances in vascular biology and pharmacology at the ASPET annual meeting (Division’s programming session). The presentation of his/her research should be of broad interest and contribute to the growth of the Cardiovascular Pharmacology Division.

There are no restrictions on institutional affiliation, nationality, or age of the candidate, but the recipient must be an active member of the ASPET before receiving the award nomination. Nominations must be made by a member of the ASPET, and no member may nominate more than one candidate per year. Final selection of the recipient will be made by the Award Committee of the Division for Cardiovascular Pharmacology.

Nomination Submission

Nominations should consist of:

  1. A letter of nomination describing the contributions to vascular biology and pharmacology of the candidate that make him/her eligible for this Award with a listing of his/her major contributions (1000 word limit)
  2. Up to four additional letters of support describing the candidate’s contributions to vascular biology and pharmacology may also be submitted (uploaded as separate PDFs)
  3. A complete curriculum vitae
  4. A brief biographical summary (up to 200 words max).

To submit your nomination, visit ASPET’s online awards portal and use the blue box on the left to log in with your ASPET member user name and password. If you do not remember your user name or password, please contact membership@aspet.org.


Questions?

For questions or more information, contact ASPET at awards@aspet.org.