Award Recipients Honor Founding Members

On Sunday after lunch the 2015 F. Clarke Fraser New Investigator Award will be presented to Sarah G. Obican of Columbia University. This award honors one of the founding members of the Teratology Society for his many contributions to the field of developmental toxicology. Sarah Obican will present a talk entitled The Risk of a Broken Heart at 1:30 pm.

The 2015 James G. Wilson Publication Award will be presented at 2:00 pm in the Westmount room. The recipient is Rodney R. Dietert of Cornell University, and he will present a talk entitled The Microbiome in Early Life: Self-Completion and Microbiota Protection As Health Priorities. This annual award is presented in recognition of the best paper published in the journal Birth Defects Research and honors a founding member of the Teratology Society.

The Patricia Rodier Mid-Career Award for Research and Mentoring will be presented in a jointly-sponsored session with the Neurobehavioral Teratology Society (NBTS) to Gregg Stanwood, PhD, Florida State University in the Westmount room at 5:30 pm. This award honors the legacy of Dr. Patricia Rodier, a past President of the Neurobehavioral Teratology Society and a Council member of the Teratology Society. The purpose of the award is to recognize a mid-career individual who has demonstrated successful independent research in neurobehavioral teratology, birth defects, or other related fields involving the central nervous system; and has demonstrated a commitment to mentorship of students, postdoctoral fellows, young investigators, and/or trainees.

Several Teratology Society Awards will be presented at the Banquet on Wednesday evening. Tickets for guests are available at the Registration Desk and must be purchased by noon Monday.

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