Narsingh Agnish Fellowship
This award recognizes Narsingh Agnish’s contributions to the Teratology Society, particularly the implementation of the Education Course. The Narsingh Agnish Fellowship facilitates the continuing participation of senior Teratology Society members at the Annual Meeting. The 2013 recipient is James L. Shardein, who will present on Saturday, June 22 at 8:10 am.
Josef Warkany Lecturer
This award recognizes Josef Warkany’s contributions to the Teratology Society. Dr. Warkany was the first person to demonstrate that exposures to environmental chemicals are responsible for production of congenital malformation. His early studies culminated in the formulation of the scientific principles of teratology. This award recognizes a scientist who has significantly contributed to the field of teratology over his/her career. This year’s lecture will be presented by Robert J. Kavlock, US Environmental Protection Agency, on Sunday, June 23 at 8:45 am.
Student/Postdoctoral Fellow Platform Session: James G. Wilson Presentation Award Competition
This year’s Student/Postdoctoral Platform Session showcases the work of eight students and postdoctoral fellows. The participants in this session were selected by the Student Affairs Committee from submitted abstracts. The presenters in this session will compete for the Wilson Presentation Award. This award was established in honor of James G. Wilson, one of the founding members of the Teratology Society and recognizes the work of students and postdoctoral fellows in the field of teratology. It is awarded based on the content and quality of the oral presentations. Make plans to support the Society’s student and postdoctoral members by attending this session on Sunday, June 23 at 9:30 am. The two award recipients will be announced during the Banquet on Wednesday evening.
F. Clarke Fraser New Investigator Award
This award honors F. Clarke Fraser, one of the founding members of the Teratology Society, for his many contributions to the field of developmental toxicology. This year’s award recipient is Peixin Yang, University of Maryland, who will present on Sunday, June 23 at 1:00 pm.
James G. Wilson Publication Award
This annual award is presented in recognition of the best paper accepted or published in the journal Birth Defects Research. The dual purpose of the award is to provide recognition to the authors of the best paper and to encourage authors trained in various disciplines to submit high quality papers to Birth Defects Research. The paper selected for this year’s award has not yet been selected. The recipient will present on Sunday, June 23 at 1:30 pm.
Robert L. Brent Lecture
This award recognizes Robert L. Brent’s contributions to the Teratology Society, and particularly to the implementation of the “Teratogen Update.” The purpose of the Robert L. Brent Lecture is to facilitate the discussion of new and old teratogens during the Annual Meeting. The 2013 Robert L. Brent Lecture will be presented by Joe Leigh Simpson, Sr. Vice President for Research and Global Programs, March of Dimes, who will present on Tuesday, June 25 at 1:30 pm.
Student and Postdoctoral Fellow Travel Awards
Each year the Teratology Society awards money to students and postdoctoral fellows to assist them with their travel expenses to attend the Teratology Society Annual Meeting. Students and postdoctoral fellows who have an abstract that is accepted for presentation and present the abstract during the meeting, as either a platform or poster presentation, are eligible for a Travel Award. Travel Awards are presented to awardees during the Banquet on Wednesday evening.
James C. Bradford Memorial Poster Award
This is an award for the best poster presentation by a student or postdoctoral fellow at the annual meetings of the Teratology Society and Neurobehavioral Teratology Society (NBTS). It is jointly sponsored by the Middle Atlantic Reproduction and Teratology Association (MARTA) and Sanofi US. These awards are presented to awardees during the Banquet on Wednesday evening.
Marie W. Taubeneck Award
The Marie W. Taubeneck Award is presented to a student or postdoctoral fellow in recognition of scholarship in teratology and service to the Teratology Society. The Marie W. Taubeneck Fund established in memory of Dr. Taubeneck supports this award. This award is presented to during the Banquet on Wednesday evening.
Teratology Society Distinguished Service Award
The Teratology Society Distinguished Service Award honors an individual who has provided distinguished service to The Teratology Society. This award is presented to during the Banquet on Wednesday evening.