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Bernard B. Brodie Award in Drug Metabolism

Brodie Medal 

The B. B. Brodie Award in Drug Metabolism has been established to honor the fundamental contributions of Bernard B. Brodie in the field of drug metabolism and disposition. The Award is presented biennially in even years to recognize outstanding original research contributions in drug metabolism and disposition, particularly those having a major impact on future research in the field. The B. B. Brodie Award is sponsored by the Division for Drug Metabolism, and funds to support the award come from members’ contributions.

The award consists of a $2,000 honorarium, a commemorative medal, hotel, and economy airfare to the award ceremony at the annual meeting. A lecture, delivered by the awardee at the annual meeting, describing appropriate research accomplishments and their future direction, will be published in Drug Metabolism and Disposition

There are no restrictions on institutional affiliation, and a candidate need not be a member of the Society. The only restriction for the Award is that supporting research accomplishments must not be used to win any other major award. Only one nominator is necessary, although more are acceptable, the primary nomination must be submitted by an ASPET member. Selection of an awardee will be made biennially by the B.B. Brodie Award Committee, appointed by the President of ASPET with input from the Division for Drug Metabolism.

Nominations shall be submitted using the ASPET Awards Portal and shall consist of:

  1. Nominating letter and no more than five supporting letters detailing accomplishments of the nominee.*
  2. Six published articles and/or manuscripts that have been accepted for publication that are representative of outstanding work by the candidate. Each should be provided as a separate PDF.
  3. Comments on the candidate's outstanding papers provided as one PDF or Word document.
  4. Brief biographical summary of the candidate and his/her work (up to 300 words max).
  5. Candidate’s curriculum vitae and bibliography.

*The nominator does not need to collect the additional letters of nomination. The online ASPET Awards Portal (please log in to the awards portal using the blue box on the right) will prompt you to provide their names and emails so they can provide their own letters separately and directly through the portal.

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Nomination Deadline

Award nomination for 2016 are due by Tuesday, September 15, 2015.

Recipients of the Bernard B. Brodie Award in Drug Metabolism

  • 1978 James R. Gillette
  • 1980 Minor J. Coon
  • 1982 Donald M. Jerina 
  • 1984 Gilbert J. Mannering
  • 1986 Daniel W. Nebert
  • 1988 Wayne M. Levin
  • 1990 Daniel M. Ziegler
  • 1992 F. Peter Guengerich
  • 1994 Paul R. Ortiz de Montellano
  • 1996 Anthony Y.H. Lu
  • 1997 Ronald W. Estabrook
  • 1999 Marion W. Anders
  • 2000 Bettie Sue Siler Masters
  • 2002 Eric F. Johnson
  • 2004 Thomas L. Poulos
  • 2006 Frank J. Gonzalez
  • 2008 Curtis D. Klaassen
  • 2010 James Halpert
  • 2012 Yuichi Sugiyama
  • 2014 Bruce Hammock
  • 2016 Masahiko Negishi 

Last updated: Aug 17, 2016

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Division Goals


  • To serve members with interests in all aspects of metabolism enzymes.
  • To suggest programming in this field for the Experimental Biology Meetings.
  • To select the James R. Gillette Best Paper Awards from the ASPET Journal Drug Metabolism and Disposition, the B. B. Brodie Award in Drug Metabolism (presented in even numbered years), and the Early Career Achievement Award (presented in odd numbered years).