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Award Description

The Pharmacia-ASPET Award for Experimental Therapeutics recognizes and stimulates outstanding research in pharmacology and experimental therapeutics, basic laboratory or clinical research that has had, or potentially will have, a major impact on the pharmacological treatment of disease. This award was originally established in 1969 as the ASPET Award for Experimental Therapeutics, but was renamed in 2002, when supported in perpetuity by an endowment from Pharmacia (now Pfizer).

The award is presented annually, at the award ceremony during the ASPET Annual Meeting. The award consists of:

  • A $2,500 honorarium
  • A commemorative plaque
  • Complimentary registration and travel expenses for the winner and spouse to attend the ASPET Annual Meeting


  • The candidate must be a member of ASPET.
  • The nomination must be made by a member of ASPET.
  • No candidate may be nominated for more than one major ASPET award in any given year.
  • The current Council president and secretary/treasurer are ineligible during their active tenure.
  • Members of the Awards Committee are not eligible to be nominated for an award. If nominated for an award, an Awards Committee member must stand down for that year and be replaced by a temporary member chosen by the Awards Committee Chair and approved by the Awards Committee. 

Criteria and Selection

  • The Award shall be made on the basis of an exemplary record of accomplishments as well as published articles (or manuscripts ready for publication) that demonstrate outstanding research in pharmacology and experimental therapeutics, basic laboratory or clinical research that has had, or potentially will have, a major impact on the pharmacological treatment of disease.
  • Selection will be made by the ASPET Awards Committee, appointed by the President of ASPET.

Encouraging Diversity

ASPET is strongly committed to providing opportunities to all its members regardless of race, color, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, or ability/disability.  Nominations from and for members of marginalized and underrepresented communities are greatly encouraged.

Nomination Materials

Nominations shall be submitted using the ASPET Awards Portal by logging into the box below. The nominations shall consist of:

  1. Candidate's curriculum vitae and bibliography in PDF.
  2. A brief biographical summary of the candidate and the importance of their work for use in award winner announcements (in no more than 150 words.)
  3. The most impactful papers should be mentioned in the nomination and the URLs provided.
  4. Letter of nomination in PDF with an up to 1000-word summary that describes the importance of the candidate's work.

If any of the following relationships exist between the nominator and the candidate, you are encouraged to disclose it in your letter of nomination:  family member, spouse, partner; current dean, departmental chair, or postdoctoral or graduate advisor; current business or financial relationship (e.g., business partner, employer, employee); research collaborator or co-author within the last three years; work at the same institution or having accepted a position at the same institution; previous graduate student or postdoctoral fellow in the last five years; or if either are currently serving on the award selection committee for this award.

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Nomination Deadline

Nominations open July 15, 2024. The deadline to submit is September 2, 2024. 

Award Recipients

1969 John A. Oates
1970 Joseph R. Bertino 
1971 Elliot S. Vesell 
1972 Francois M. Abboud 
1973 Dean T. Mason 
1974 Leon I. Goldberg 
1975 Mackenzie Walser 
1976 Louis Lasagna 
1977 Allan H. Conney
1978 Attallah Kappas
1979 Sydney Spector
1980 Sanford M. Rosenthal 
1981 David G. Shand
1982 William H. Prusoff 
1983 Marcus M. Reidenberg 
1984 Sir James Black 
1985 Louis Lemberger
1986 Alan C. Sartorelli
1987 Albrecht Fleckenstein 
1988 Jean-Francois Borel 
1989 Benedict R. Lucchesi 
1990 Albert Sjoerdsma
1991 Theophile Godfraind
1992 James W. Fisher
1993 V. Craig Jordan   
1994Susan Band Horwitz 
1995Henry I. Yamamura 
1996Robert F. Furchgott 

1997Michael M. Gottesman 
1998Phil Skolnick 
1999Yung-Chi Cheng 
2000Salomon Z. Langer 
2001George Breese
2002Darryle D. Schoepp 
2003William C. De Groat 
2004Philip Needleman 
2005Donald P. McDonnell 
2006John C. Lee 
2007P. Jeffrey Conn 
2008Jerry J. Buccafusco
2009Kenneth A. Jacobson
2010Garret A. FitzGerald 
2011Jan Balzarini
2012Angela H. Brodie
2013Richard R. Neubig
2014Jürgen Wess 
2015L. Jackson Roberts
2016Csaba Szabo
2017Craig W. Lindsley  
2018Mark Currie
2019Craig M. Crews
2020Daniela Salvemini
2021Alan Saltiel
2022Morris J. Birnbaum
2023Ian A. Blair
2024Katernia Akassoglou



Last Updated: June 25, 2024

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