Awards

PASCV Career Achievement Awards 


Each year, PASCV’s awards program provides an array of awards that recognize the contributions made by individuals to the field of clinical virology. These awards are presented in conjunction with the Molecular Virology Workshop and ASM's Clinical Virology Symposium. For questions, contact Jess Warner at jess.r.warner@gmail.com. Click HERE for information on past recipients.

 

Nomination Criteria

Nominations will open in Fall 2017.


Nominations must include a:

  • Brief recommendation highlighting the nominee's accomplishments making them deserving of the award

  • Curriculum vitae

Nominees must:

  • Be able to attend the Clinical Virology Symposium and present a brief 10 minute presentation during the award presentation

  • Not have been a past recipient of the award

Note: Nomination of PASCV members is encouraged, but not required.


Ed Nowakowski Senior Memorial Clinical Virology Award 

The Clinical Virology Award acknowledges an individual whose contributions to clinical virology have had a major impact on the epidemiology, treatment or understanding of the pathogenesis of viral diseases.  The award consists of a $1000 prize, crystal award, and travel expenses to include hotel room and tax, airfare, ground transportation, and meals.

 

 2017 Recipient

  Susan Fiscus, Ph.D.
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, School of Medicine, Dept. of Microbiology & Immunology, Chapel Hill, NC

 

Diagnostic Virology Award

The Diagnostic Virology Award acknowledges an individual whose contributions to viral diagnosis have had a major impact on the discipline. The award consists of a $1000 prize, crystal award, and travel expenses to include hotel room and tax, airfare, ground transportation, and meals.

 

2017 Recipient

Kirsten St. George, Ph.D.
Wadsworth Center, Albany, NY

 

PASCV Memorial Pioneer Award for Young Investigators
Formerly the Young Investigator Award 
The award will be given in honor of individuals who had a significant role in the founding and advancement of PASCV. This award is offered to a young investigator who holds a doctoral degree and is under the age of 40 or less than 10 years from completion of the doctoral degree. This award recognizes an individual who has made a significant contribution to the field of clinical or diagnostic virology (either a single paper or a body of research) in the early years of his/her career. The award consists of a $1000 prize, crystal award, and travel expenses to include hotel room and tax, airfare, ground transportation, and meals.

 

Click here for information on adding an individual's name to the award in memorium.

 

2017 Recipient

Esther Babady, Ph.D., D(ABMM)
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY

 

 

 

Travel Awards

 

Special Travel Award for Latin American Residents
Made possible by an unrestricted educational grant from Roche.

 

This award is offered to trainees or faculty residing in Latin America who submit an abstract showing exceptional research in the field of clinical virology. The award consists of a prize of $2000 and a plaque.

 

2017 Recipient

Genetic Susceptibility to Hantavirus Infection Associated to a SNP at Entrance Receptor
Constanza Martinez-Valdebenito, M.S.; Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile, Santiago, Chile

 

Travel Awards

PASCV provides awards to students, postdoctoral fellows and technologists who have abstracts accepted to the Clinical Virology Symposium showing excellence in the field of clinical virology. The award consists of a prize of $750 and a plaque.

 

2017 Recipients

Effect of Influenza A Virus Shutoff Activity on Host Antiviral and Immune Responses

Chutikarn Chaimayo, M.D.; University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NY


Multiplex PCR Respiratory Panel: Two Year Experience Following Core Laboratory Implementation Servicing a Regional Veterans Affairs Medical System

Thomas Durant, M.D.; Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, CT

 

Novel Hepatitis B Virus B/C Inter-Genotypic Recombination within the 3'-Terminal Sequence of Reverse Transcriptase is Associated with Enhanced Serum Viral Load

Baoming Liu, Ph.D.; University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, TN

 

The First Laboratory Confirmation of a West Nile Case in Ethiopia, October, 2016

Adamu Mekonnen, B.Sc.; Ethiopian Public Health Institute, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia         

 

Community Wide Mumps Outbreak in Indiana - 2016

Brian Pope, B.A.; Indiana State Department of Health, Indianapolis, IN

 

Epidemiology of Respiratory Syncytial Virus in Hospitalized Patients

Marie Smithgall, B.S.; Columbia University, New York, NY

 

 

 

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