Career Achievement Awards

The PASCV Career Achievement Awards recognize outstanding scientific contributions by individuals to the field of clinical virology. Three such awards are presented annually at the ASM Clinical Virology Symposium.


Ed Nowakowski Senior Memorial Clinical Virology Award

Ed Nowakowski was the Founder and President of Bion Enterprises. He was a brilliant scientist and an influential member of PASCV during its formative years. The Clinical Virology Award recognizes an outstanding scientist whose contributions to clinical virology have had a major impact on the understanding of viral disease pathogenesis, epidemiology or treatment.


2020 Recipient

Jeanne A. Jordan, PhD 
George Washington University, School of Public Health, Washington, DC

Diagnostic Virology Award

The Diagnostic Virology Award recognizes an outstanding scientist whose contributions to viral diagnosis have had a major impact on the discipline.


2020 Recipient

Frederick S. Nolte, PhD, D(ABMM), F(AAM) 
Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC 

Young Investigator Award

The Young Investigator Award recognizes a scientist who has made significant contributions to the field of clinical or diagnostic virology in the early years of their career. The award is made in memory and honor of individuals who had a significant role in the founding and advancement of PASCV. 


2020 Recipient

Ryan F. Relich, PhD, D(ABMM), MLS(ASCP)SM

Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN



All awards consist of a $1000 prize, crystal award, and travel expenses including accommodation, transportation, and meals.


Criteria include:

  1. Evidence of national/international reputation
  2. Evidence of scholarship: grants/publications
  3. Service, leadership positions
  4. Mentorship
  5. Statement of recommendation
  6. Current CV

Please note:

Nominees must be able to attend the ASM Clinical Virology Symposium, in order to accept the award in person and present a brief (approximately 10 minute) acceptance speech immediately following the presentation of their award.

Nominators should contact their respective nominees to obtain an updated copy of their nominee’s CV and confirm that they will be available to attend the symposium if selected for the award.

Nominees for the Young Investigator Award must hold a doctoral degree and be under the age of 40 and/or less than 10 years since completion of their doctoral degree, at the time the award is made.

Membership of PASCV is not required for a person to be nominated for a PASCV Career Achievement Award, however, only PASCV members can submit nominations for the awards.

Nominations are also welcome for additions to the list of scientists who are honored in the award to the Young Investigators. This memorial award is for individuals who played a significant role in the founding and advancement of PASCV. Click here for information on adding an individual's name to the award in memorium.


Deadline for nomination for the 2020 PASCV Career Achievement Awards has passed.                                                                          

Click here for information on past recipients.


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