Annual Recognition Awards to be presented at the annual banquet – 2012 Recipients for these awards have been decided and awards will be presented on Tuesday, May 8, to the following scientists:
Ellen Weaver Award: Amy E. Herr, Assistant Professor, University of California, Berkeley
Sherrie Wilkins Award: Michelle Runge, Head of Sales for Oncology, Genentech
Judith Pool Award: Marlene Rabinovitch, Professor, Stanford Medical School
Each year, NCC-AWIS presents awards to women who have combined their professional activities with support of other women in science. Training and education in science is not enough. We each need to find our individual ways of using our science and developing a professional life and career. In honoring individual women, AWIS recognizes the importance of mentoring and of teaching and sharing with others more than just the content and techniques or our science.
We give awards in three professional categories. Two awards go to women working in research or technological advancements in academia or industry: the Judith Pool award, to a woman established in her field and the Ellen Weaver award, to a woman early in her career. A third award, the Sherrie Wilkins (formerly Distinguished Professional) award, goes to a woman using her science away from the bench. Service to other women in science could be to the scientific community through professional societies or schools or to individual women directly through mentoring and facilitating career development. The nominees need not be AWIS members. Register to attend the banquet here.