ASPET Division for Drug Metabolism
Early Career Achievement Award

The ASPET Division for Drug Metabolism Early Career Achievement Award has been established to recognize excellent original research by early career investigators in the area of drug metabolism and disposition.

The award is presented biennially in odd-numbered years. The award consists of $1,000, a plaque, and complimentary registration plus travel expenses (to a maximum of $1,000) for the winner to attend the awards ceremony at the annual meeting. The awardee will deliver a lecture at the annual meeting describing his/her relevant research accomplishments. The awardee will be invited to publish a review article on the subject matter of the award lecture in Drug Metabolism and Disposition.

Nominees for this award must have a doctoral degree (e.g., Ph.D., M.D., Pharm.D., D.V.M.) and must be within 15 years of having received their final degree, as of December 31 of the year of the award. There are no restrictions on institutional affiliation, and a candidate need not be a member of ASPET. There is a requirement for two nominators, although more are acceptable. Nominators must be members of ASPET. An individual cannot nominate more than one candidate per award cycle.

Candidates who have made their research contributions in any sector (e.g., academia, industry, government) of the drug metabolism community may be nominated for the award. The primary criterion for the award is the level of excellence and originality of the research conducted by the candidate in the field of drug metabolism and disposition. Independence of thought, originality of approach, clarity of communication, and the impact of the work on the drug metabolism field are important considerations. Candidates shall not be judged in comparison with the work of more experienced investigators. Selection will be made by the Executive Committee of the Division for Drug Metabolism.

Nominations must be submitted electronically to and shall consist of: 

  1. Two or more letters of nomination and support.
  2. A summary (limited to two pages) that describes the importance of the candidate’s research contributions. This summary must include brief statements regarding the candidate’s role in the five published papers and the overall significance and impact of the work.
  3. A brief biographical sketch of the candidate.
  4. The candidate’s curriculum vitae and publication list.
  5. The five most significant published papers authored by the candidate. A detailed examination of these publications will form a primary basis for evaluation.

Recipients of the ASPET Division for Drug Metabolism Early Career Achievement Award

  • 2007 Qiang Ma
  • 2009 Wen Xie
  • 2011 Emily E. Scott
  • 2013 Nina Isoherranen