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The International Society for Antiviral Research presents four meritorious awards as listed below.

The membership is invited to click here to submit nominations to the Chair of the Awards Committee.

ISAR Award of Excellence

From time to time the International Society for Antiviral Research will issue the prestigious Award of Excellence to individuals who have made truly outstanding contributions to the field of antiviral research. The Board of Directors in conjunction with the Awards Committee makes the selection. Past recipients have been: Erik DeClercq, Gertrude Elion, William Prusoff, and Richard J. Whitley.

Gertrude Elion Memorial Lecture Award

GlxoSmithKline has established sponsorship for the annual Gertrude Elion Memorial Lecture Award by committing annual funding of $10,000 to the International Society for Antiviral Research (ISAR). The award will be conferred at the time of the lecture at the annual conference of the Society. The funds will be used for minimal administrative fees, travel and per diem for the awardee, and the award will be in the amount of $7,500 (the award will be constant, expenses for travel and per diem will vary depending on where the awardee is coming from). The remainder will be kept in escrow for future Elion awards.

The Awards Committee of the ISAR will select the recipient. The award will be given to an outstanding scientist, not necessarily in the field of antiviral research but certainly someone who has made considerable contributions to the scientific field directly or peripheral to it. It should be a senior scientist (basic or clinical) of international stature. If the nominee had some ties to Dr. Elion, this would be considered in a favorable light. The main selection criterion will be scientific prominence. In addition to scientific preeminence, the recipient should have some of the characteristics typical of "Trudy" -- a genuine love of science, not only admired but also respected, a reputation for scientific integrity and approachability, especially to young scientists. The awardee will be asked to give a 45-minute lecture at the annual meeting.

The ISAR membership will be invited to submit nominations following the published criteria by October 15 for the next award. In addition to the name, the nomination should include a paragraph substantiating the nomination. The Committee will consider these nominations and will submit nominations themselves. The list will then be narrowed down by the Committee to two to three finalists and the Committee will then select the awardee from that list. The name of the Awardee will be submitted to the Chair of the Program Committee in time for the placement in a prominent position in the Annual Program. The name will also be submitted to the President of the ISAR for his/her letter notifying the recipient of the Award and also notifying GlaxoSmithKline of the selection.

Elion Awards

2000 Michael Rossmann
2001 Leroy B. Townsend
2002 Antonin Holy
2003 John C. Martin
2004 Richard J. Whitley
2005 Erik De Clercq
2006 Robert Sidwell
2007 Frederick Hayden
2008 Jan Balzarini
2009 Karen Biron
2010 Bo Oberg
2011 Earl Kern
2012 Karl Hostetler
2013 Masanori Baba

 

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Antonin Holy Memorial Lecture Award



 

Gilead has established sponsorship for the annual Antonin Holy Memorial Lecture Award by committing annual funding of $7,500 to the International Society for Antiviral Research (ISAR). The nominee must be a senior scientist of international stature who has made innovative contributions that have had a major impact on antiviral drug discovery and/or development who has demonstrated career-long scientific prominence in medicinal chemistry evidenced by funded research, corporate and/or academic leadership, patents, publications, and presentations. The nominee must have demonstrated service to the field of medicinal chemistry and antiviral research through participation in study sections, membership in editorial boards, and leadership in professional societies. The award will be conferred at the time of the lecture at the annual conference of the Society. The funds will be used for minimal administrative fees, travel and per diem for the awardee, and the award will be in the amount of $5000 (the award will be constant, expenses for travel and per diem will vary depending on where the awardee is coming from).


The ISAR membership will be invited to submit nominations following the published criteria by October 15 for the next award. In addition to the name, the nomination should include a paragraph substantiating the nomination. The Committee will consider these nominations and will submit nominations themselves. The list will then be narrowed down by the Committee to two to three finalists and the Committee will then select the awardee from that list. The name of the Awardee will be submitted to the Chair of the Program Committee in time for the placement in a prominent position in the Annual Program. The name will also be submitted to the President of the ISAR for his/her letter notifying the recipient of the Award and also notifying Gilead of the selection.
 

 

 



William Prusoff Young Investigator Lecture Award

Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMS) has endowed the William Prusoff young Investigator Lecture Award, which will be awarded annually by the International Society for Antiviral Research (ISAR). The award will be conferred at the time of the lecture at the annual conference of the Society. The income from the endowment will be used for minimal administrative fees, travel, per diem, a plaque and a cash award for the awardee. The remaining funds will stay in the endowment account for future awards.

The ISAR and BMS are delighted to enter into this joint project to honor one of the most talented and beloved members of the Society, Bill Prusoff who has been a loyal member of the Society since its inception. His contributions to the development of antivirals, which have succeeded to clinical use, are legendary; his dedication to mentoring young scientists makes this award in his name truly appropriate.

The Awards Committee, supplemented by representation from BMS, will select the recipient. The award will be given to an outstanding young scientist (not older than 45 years of age) who has demonstrated dedication and excellence in the field of antiviral research (basic or clinical, synthetic or pharmacological) and future potential for contribution to the field and the society. The award is intended to encourage young investigators in the field and by definition should not be a fully developed scientist. The ISAR membership will be invited to submit nominations following the published criteria by October 15 for the next award. The Awards Committee will select the awardee and submit his/her name to the Chair of the Program Committee in time for the placement in the annual program; the awardee will make a presentation on his/her work. The name will also be submitted to the President of the ISAR for his/her letter notifying the recipient as well as BMS of the selection.

Prusoff Awards

2001 Chris McGuigan
2002 Ralf Bartenschlager
2003 Johan Neyts
2004 Fabien Zoulim
2005 Arianna Loregian
2006 Tomas Cihlar
2007 Chris Meier
2008 Bruno Canard
2009 Mark Prichard
2010 Jose Este
2011 Brian Gowen
2012 William Delaney
2013 Andrea Brancale

 

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Eligibility Criteria (Gertrude Elion Memorial Lecture Award)


  1. Nomination for the award must be made by a member of the International Society for Antiviral Research.

  2. The nominee must be:

    • A senior basic or clinical scientist of international stature.
    • An outstanding contributor to the field of antiviral research or someone who has made considerable tangential contributions that positively affected or advanced antiviral research.


  3. The nomination must include a letter of recommendation, by the person making the nomination, outlining accomplishments and the curriculum vitae of the candidate.

  4. The letter must include detailed reasons for the nomination and describe attributes and qualifications possessed by the nominee in order of priority as follows:

    • Career-long scientific prominence in antiviral research evidenced by funded research programs, corporate leadership, publications, presentations, etc.
    • Service to the field of antiviral research such as serving on study sections, editorial boards, and in leadership of professional societies.
    • In addition to scientific preeminence, the recipient should have some of the qualities typical of "Trudy" -- a genuine love of science, admired and respected, a reputation for scientific integrity, and approachability -especially to young investigators.
    • Personal ties to Dr. Elion would be considered positive but not necessary.

The nominations will be received by the Chairman of the ISAR Awards Committee and reviewed by the Awards Committee, who will make the selection. The President of the Society will notify the awardee. as well as, GlaxoSmithKline, of the selection.

The awardee will be invited to make a presentation at the next International Conference on Antiviral Research, where the award will be presented.

Eligibility Criteria (Antonin Holy Memorial Lecture Award)

1.Nomination for the award must be made by a member in good standing in the International Society for Antiviral Research.

2.The nominee must be:

A senior chemist of international stature.

An outstanding contributor to the field of medicinal chemistry who has made significant contributions that directly or tangentially advanced antiviral drug discovery.

3.The individual submitting the nomination must include a letter of recommendation outlining the accomplishments and career highlights of the nominee and describing his or her impact on the field of medicinal chemistry. The letter should include specific examples of accomplishments and reasons for the nomination and describe attributes and qualifications possessed by the nominee in order of priority as follows:

Career-long scientific prominence in medicinal chemistry and antiviral research evidenced by funded research programs, corporate leadership, patents, publications, presentations, etc.

Service to the field of medicinal chemistry and antiviral research such as participation in study sections, membership on editorial boards, and leadership in professional societies.

The nominations will be received annually by the Chairman of the ISAR Awards Committee and reviewed by that Committee, which will make the selection. The President of the Society will notify the awardee.

The awardee will be required to make a presentation at the next International Conference on Antiviral Research, where the award will be presented.


 

Eligibility Criteria (William Prusoff award)


  1. Nomination for the award must be made by a member of the International Society for Antiviral Research.

  2. The nominee must be not older than 45 years of age on January 1 of the year in which the award will be made.

  3. The nomination must include a letter of recommendation, by the person making the nomination, outlining accomplishments and the curriculum vitae of the candidate.

  4. Peer recognition and productivity in the area of antiviral research evidenced by:

    • number and quality of peer reviewed publications
    • number and quality of presentations at national/international meetings
    • amount of responsibility (academic and/or industry).


  5. Nominee should have potential for contribution to antiviral research and the Society.
Other criteria, which may be considered, include service to the antiviral research community evidenced by:
  • service to the ISAR or service to National or International Health or science organizations; ( e.g. serving on a Study Section of the National Institutes of Health)
  • service to other professional organization

The nominations will be received by the Chairman of the ISAR Awards Committee and reviewed by the Committee, who will make the selection. The President of the Society will notify the awardee. as well as, BMS, of the selection.

The awardee will be invited to make a presentation at the next International Conference on Antiviral Research, where the award will be presented.


Nominations for the Elion and Prusoff Awards should be submitted electronically.
 



ISAR Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Society

The success of the International Society for Antiviral Research is due to the hard work and devotion of many individuals. However, occasionally an individual stands out as a key factor in the Societies success. Earl Kern is the first recipient of this award which was enacted in 2004. This award is dedicated to one who has made significant contributions consistently over many years (at least 10 years) that are considered to have been essential to the continuing success of the Society and its annual Conference. This rare award is conferred by the ISAR Board upon considerable reflection of the individual’s extensive contributions. These contributions could include, but are not limited to: administrative efforts, efforts considered essential to the success of the Society and its Conference, fund raising activities, membership on committees, recruitment of members, an ambassador and promoter of the society at multiple venues, promotion and/or presentation of the highest quality science at society meeting, promotion of the effective integration of industry and academic society members, etc.

Outstanding Contributions Award

Earl R. Kern Presented in 2004
George Galasso Presented in 2007
Erik De Clercq Presented in 2012


CONFERENCE POSTER AWARDS

The International Society for Antiviral Research presents awards for excellence in scientific poster presentations at the annual Conference. The awards will be presented to recognize young investigators for their outstanding contributions to antiviral research. Awards will be based on criteria including scientific excellence, innovative research methodology, clarity and organization of presentation materials, and competence of the investigator in responding to the poster audience. Award recipients will be chosen by the Poster Award Subcommittee, a panel of ISAR members; with prizes presented at the annual ICAR banquet with a commemorative plaque sent shortly after the meeting. First and second prize awards will be presented for each of the following categories:

Category 1: Graduate students (Pre-Ph.D or equivalent degree)
Category 2: Post-doctoral (to 5 years post Ph.D. or equivalent degree.)
Category 3: Young investigator (junior faculty member or the equivalent)

Participants in the awards competition will identify the appropriate
category on the poster board during the poster presentation. Abstracts chosen for oral presentations will be eligible for an award if a poster is also submitted.

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