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ASPET Scientific Achievement Awards

 

ASPET presents several major awards on either an annual or a biennial basis. These awards are given to recognize accomplishments either in specific areas of pharmacology or contributions to and accomplishments in the discipline in general.

Enter the ASPET Awards Portal to nominate someone for an ASPET Scientific Achievement Award by using the login box on the right.

John J. Abel Award in Pharmacology

AbelJJThe John J. Abel Award in Pharmacology, named after the founder of ASPET, was established in 1946 to stimulate fundamental research in pharmacology and experimental therapeutics by young investigators.

More information on the John J. Abel Award. 

Nominations accepted until September 15, 2017.

Julius Axelrod Award in Pharmacology

AxelrodJThe Julius Axelrod Award in Pharmacology was established in 1991 to honor the memory of the eminent American pharmacologist who shaped the fields of neuroscience, drug metabolism, and biochemistry and who served as a mentor for numerous eminent pharmacologists around the world. The Julius Axelrod Award is presented for significant contributions to understanding the biochemical mechanisms underlying the pharmacological actions of drugs and for contributions to mentoring other pharmacologists. ASPET assumed responsibility of the Julius Axelrod Award in Pharmacology from the Catecholamine Club in 2007.

More information on the Julius Axelrod Award. 

Nominations accepted until September 15, 2017.  

Goodman & Gilman Award in Receptor Pharmacology

Goodman and GilmanThe Louis S. Goodman and Alfred Gilman Award in Receptor Pharmacology was established in 1980 to recognize and stimulate outstanding research in pharmacology of biological receptors. Such research might provide a better understanding of the mechanisms of biological processes and potentially provide the basis for the discovery of drugs useful in the treatment of diseases. The award is presented biennially, in even numbered years, at the award ceremony during the ASPET Annual Meeting.

More information on the Goodman & Gilman Award. 

Nominations accepted until September 15, 2017.  

Otto Krayer Award in Pharmacology

Krayer OThe Otto Krayer Award in Pharmacology is given biennially in even years to commemorate the enduring legacy of Otto Krayer's personal qualities: his ethical behavior, his commitment to teaching, his high standards of scientific scholarship, publication and editorship, his promotion of interdisciplinary research to reveal the actions of drugs or other chemicals, and his guidance and support of younger scientists. The purpose of the award is to recognize an individual whose character and career contributions to pharmacology are in accord with those exemplified by Otto Krayer.

More information on the Otto Krayer Award. 

Nominations accepted until September 15, 2017. 

The David Lehr Research Award

Lehr croppedThe David Lehr Research Award is intended to extend funding for preclinical or clinical research directed towards improving human health. This award is made possible by an endowment to ASPET from Mrs. Lisa Lehr in honor of her husband, the late Dr. David Lehr, former chair of the Department of Pharmacology for New York Medical College.

More information on the David Lehr Research Award. 

This award will open in summer 2018.  

Pharmacia-ASPET Award for Experimental Therapeutics

Vitruvian_ManThe Pharmacia-ASPET Award in 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).

More information on the Pharmacia-ASPET Award for Experimental Therapeutics. 

Nominations accepted until September 15, 2017.  

The Robert R. Ruffolo Career Achievement Award in Pharmacology

Robert RuffoloThe Robert R. Ruffolo Career Achievement Award in Pharmacology was established in 2011 in recognition of the contributions made to drug discovery and development by Dr. Ruffolo. The Award recognizes the scientific achievements of scientists who are at the height of their careers (typically mid- to late-career) and who have made significant contributions to any area of pharmacology.

More information on The Robert R. Ruffolo Career Achievement Award. 

Nominations accepted until September 15, 2017.  

The Reynold Spector Award in Clinical Pharmacology

Mortar PestelThe Reynold Spector Award in Clinical Pharmacology was established in 2014 by ASPET in recognition of Dr. Spector’s dedication and contributions to clinical pharmacology. The Award recognizes excellence in research and/or teaching in clinical pharmacology. This award is made possible by an endowment to ASPET from Dr. Reynold and Mrs. Michiko Spector.

More information on the Reynold Spector Award in Clinical Pharmacology. 

 This award will open in summer 2018.  

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