Nominations for Marie Taubeneck Award Due April 30

Nominations are being accepted now for the 2019 Marie Taubeneck Award.

The Marie Taubeneck Award is presented to a graduate student or postdoctoral fellow in recognition of scholarship in teratology and service to the Teratology Society and includes a cash prize presented at the Annual Meeting. Graduate students and postdoctoral fellows may self-nominate or be nominated by another member.

An important aspect of the Marie Taubeneck Award is recognition by fellow trainees, who are polled on which nominee should receive the award. The Marie W. Taubeneck Fund established in memory of Dr. Taubeneck supports this award.

The Marie Taubeneck Award is open to current graduate students and postdoctoral fellows who are members of the Society and is based on the following considerations:

  • Level of involvement in the Teratology Society
  • Attendance at a minimum of one Teratology Society meeting
  • Leadership among and mentoring of fellow trainees*
  • Level of enthusiasm for developmental and reproductive sciences
  • Courage to pursue new methods and areas of research

*Leadership among fellow trainees may be demonstrated in any number of ways, both formal and informal. Below are a few examples of the type of leadership and mentoring that help fellow trainees feel welcome and supported in our Society.

  • Actively engaged with fellow trainees at the meeting
  • Facilitate interactions with other trainees
  • Openly share experiences, both positive and negative, with fellow trainees to support, or even commiserate with them
  • Seek out and welcome trainees attending their first meeting
  • Support aspiring scientists in your lab, university or community

Each nomination should take the form of a letter describing the trainee’s activities with regard to the eligibility considerations. Nominations are due April 30, 2019 and should be sent to Teratology Society Headquarters at

A list of past recipients of the Marie Taubeneck Award is available on the Teratology Society website.

Thank you.

Ida M. Washington, DVM, PhD, DACLAM

Chair, Student Affairs Committee

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