AALAS Awards: Call for Nominations
The AALAS Awards Selection Committee (ASC) has made significant progress in refining the awards criteria and scoring system to ensure a fair and consistent process. The six awards which will require nominations are the Griffin, Garvey, Brewer, Collins, Technician of the Year, and Bhatt Young Investigator. These awards all require the same basic nomination information to be considered. General nominations are not necessary for the AALAS Technician Publication Award or the Poster Session Awards. All eligible papers for the Technician Publication Award are selected from the previous years' Comparative Medicine, JAALAS, and Tech Talk. All awards except the Poster Session Awards will be presented during the AALAS Opening General Session. The poster awards will be presented during the poster session reception.
Summary of the Awards Selection Process
The award nomination forms are submitted via email. The AALAS office notifies the nominee they have been nominated for a specific award. The nominee should they desire to be considered for the award should submit their completed information to the AALAS office prior to May 1st. Copies of the packets are then sent to the ASC members for review. Each packet receives a score based on the established criteria. Committee members then rank the nominees for each individual award based on the scores and send them back to the national office to be tallied with the other committee members ranks. A tally of these rankings and scores is sent back to the ASC members for their review. A conference call is then set up for the ASC members to discuss the nominees with the highest ranks or scores and finalize the award selections. The chair of the ASC notifies the Executive Director of the committees' recommendations which are subsequently submitted to the AALAS Board of Trustees for approval.
Nominees for all awards, other than the Nathan R. Brewer Scientific Award, must be national members of AALAS. Each of the awards, excluding the AALAS Technician Publication Award and Poster Awards, require the following information be provided to be considered a complete nomination.
- curriculum vitae or resume
- 3–5 letters of support
- provide any additional information as requested and outlined on the judge's evaluation sheet for each award
- nomination forms must be submitted to the AALAS office by email by April 15; completed information from nominee must be completed by May 1
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