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Awards Program

The ASMB Award Program operates in conjunction with the ASMB Biennial Meeting. The 2018 award program will be open for senior award nominations in the fall of 2017. Travel Award applications are accepted at the time of abstract submission. Please check the website for updates on nomination procedures. 

The Renato Iozzo Award 

The Renato Iozzo Award for Outstanding Research in Matrix Biology will be given to a mid-career investigator, 5-15 years from their first faculty or equivalent appointment, in a fashion that distinguishes the qualifications of the awardee from the recipients of the current Junior and Senior Investigator Awards. The ASMB Nominating Committee, chaired by the Past President, will make the final selection among candidates, subject to the approval of the ASMB council. Award nominations must originate from ASMB members and be accompanied by a complete CV and at least three letters of support, including one from an ASMB sponsor. The additional letters should come from leaders in the discipline who may or may not be ASMB members. The sponsor's letter should provide an in-depth description of the candidate's accomplishments and their impact on the discipline of matrix biology as well as a listing of key papers and accomplishments. Additional letters, solicited by the sponsor or the selection committee should emphasize the scientific impact of the candidate's current work and the prospect of continuing contributions to the field. The awardee will be required to be an active member of the ASMB at time of the award, and he/she will be required to deliver a concurrent or plenary talk during the biennial meeting of the Society. The award will speak at the biennial meeting and will be presented with a plaque, an honorarium and conference registration. For more details, click here. 


Senior Investigator Award

The Senior Investigator award is presented to an established researcher for outstanding, continued contributions to the field. To be considered for this prestigious award, the nominee must be a current ASMB member, be active in matrix-related research, and be well recognized for making important scientific contributions to matrix biology. The awardee is invited to speak at one of the Plenary Sessions during the biennial meeting and is presented with a plaque, an honorarium, and complimentary conference registration. Nominations are called for from the membership prior to the biennial meeting and chosen by election of the ASMB council and officers. The previous awardees are listed here


Junior Investigator Award

This award is presented to a newly established, independent investigator who has already made a high-impact finding (or findings) and who shows much promise for continued accomplishments. To be considered for this prestigious award, the nominee must meet the criteria as set forth in the NIH policies (http://grants.nih.gov/grants/new_investigators/index.htm) and be a current ASMB member and hold an entry-level faculty appointment (e.g., Instructor, Assistant Professor, or equivalent) at an accredited institution or be an entry-level scientist in industry. Nominees for the Junior Investigator Awardee are put forth by a sponsor and must include the CV of the nominee, a letter of support by the sponsor, and at least one other letter of support. The nominating packages are evaluated by and chosen by election of the ASMB council and officers. The awardee is invited to speak at one of the concurrent or plenary sessions during the biennial meeting and is presented with a plaque, an honorarium, and complimentary conference registration. The previous awardees are listed here


Travel Awards: Selected Talks

Five (5) Travel Awards will be given to outstanding abstracts selected for oral presentation in one of the thematic concurrent sessions at the ASMB biennial meeting. To be considered for one of these awards, the candidates must be a trainee (i.e., a student or postdoctoral fellow) and an active ASMB member. In addition, the candidates need to indicate their interest in applying for the award and their preference that their abstract be considered for an oral presentation by checking the appropriate boxes on the abstract submission form. Candidates must submit a CV and letter of recommendation (advisor or other senior investigator) during the abstract submission process. The abstracts are reviewed by the program and awards committee before the meeting and those chosen will then be informed. Each awardee is presented with a certificate and an honorarium and will be recognized at the meeting. 


Travel Awards: Poster Presentations

Five (5) Travel Awards are selected onsite at each biennial meeting by a panel of judges who review the presented posters. The award is open to students and postdoctoral fellows who indicate at the time of their abstract submission that they wish to apply for the award. Candidates must submit a CV and letter of recommendation (advisor or other senior investigator) during the abstract submission process. These awards are limited to active ASMB members. The award is presented onsite at the biennial meeting and is accompanied by a certificate and an honorarium.
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ASMB 2017 Workshop on Basement Membranes
Wednesday, July 12, 2017
Vancerbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN

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