ASM DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD

The Distinguished Service Award recognises exceptional service of, or contributions by, individuals to microbiology and the ASM over a sustained period of time. Posthumous awards will be considered.

Individual ASM members, Committees or Branches, may nominate individual ASM members or organisations for a Distinguished Service Award.

The recipients receive an embossed certificate, announced and presented at the ASM Annual General Meeting during the ASM Annual Scientific Meeting.

+ Eligibility Requirements

Essential criteria:

  • Nominees must have been a member of the Society for at least five consecutive years and currently must be a financial member.

+ Application Requirements

Applications must include:

  • a letter of recommendation from the applicant’s proposer/s summarising and confirming involvement in and exceptional contributions to the discipline and/or practice of microbiology and to the Society, together with information attesting to the high personal and professional standards of conduct of the candidate. This letter should be signed by both the proposer and the seconder and their email addresses included.
  • a complete curriculum vitae together with a condensed summary and photograph suitable for publication in Microbiology Australia.

+ Assessment

The Executive Committee will review the nominations received and place those considered acceptable in order merit.

The Executive Committee will present a summary report on nominations received and the names of up to ten recommended awardees to National Council.

*No more than ten Distinguished Service Awards shall be awarded in any one year.

If any additional names were considered acceptable to the Executive Committee but missed out due to the maximum number of award, they will automatically be included in the following year.
This process shall be repeated for a maximum of three years. At the end of this three year period, a fresh nomination will be required if consideration is to be continued.

PREVIOUS AWARD WINNERS

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Thomas Riley, Helena Ward & Andrew Lawrence

Stephen Graves & Richard Bradbury

Charlene Kahler, Ruth Hall & Chris Burke

Chris Ossowicz, Danilla Grando, Fran Morey & Sue Coloe

Andrew Butcher, Louise Roddam, Mohammed Katouli, David Dickeson, Harsha Sheorey & Diane Lightfoot

Stephen Davis

Peter Timms & Sylvia Kirov 

William Crozier & Peter Traynor

Sue Cornish, Enzo Palombo, Tony Marshall & Hatch Stokes

Pat Blackall, Ailsa Hocking, Keryn Christiansen, Lee Smyth, Robyn Wood & Tony Della-Porta

Julian Rood

Janine Elliott & Trevor Duxbury

Lyn Gilbert

Adrian Lee

Helen Roberts & Jan Lanser

John Mackenzie & Derk Groo-Obbink

Joan Eyles

Lorraine Broussard

Kerry Cox

John Finlay-Jones & Valerie Asche & John Pitt

Peter Wood

Ian Cheyen & Ian Griffith

H Geoffrey Stevens