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The American College of Toxicology recognizes outstanding toxicologists during the Awards Ceremony and Luncheon held during the ACT Annual Meeting. The Awards Committee will review all nominations, unless otherwise noted in the description. Submissions received after the deadline will be considered for the following year. Should your nominated candidate not be selected, the nominee will automatically be considered for a second year. After two years a new nomination must be submitted.
A Distinguished Fellow is a person who has attained international recognition in a field of research and has contributed to significant advancement in the science of toxicology. Two Full members can nominate another ACT Full member for Council consideration as a Distinguished Fellow.
Distinguished Scientist Award in Toxicology
This award recognizes an individual (not necessarily a member of ACT) who has made outstanding contributions to toxicology and improvement of public health and/or the environment. The DSA winner becomes the keynote Awards Ceremony and Luncheon Speaker at the Annual Meeting. ACT’s Distinguished Scientist receives a $2,000 honorarium. The deadline for this award is March 31.
This award recognizes an individual for their long-term dedication to ACT including but not limited to service to the College (e.g., councilor, officer, committee member), frequent participation and contribution to the Annual Meeting (speaker, chairperson, organizing committee), and longstanding support of the College’s activities. The recipient must be a member of ACT. The deadline for this award is March 31.
Early Career Professional Award
This award recognizes an ACT member with no more than 10 years of full-time employment experience since completing the highest degree. Nominee must have demonstrated outstanding service to the College, including serving as an officer, councilor, committee member, and/or frequent participation and contribution at the Annual Meeting or any other College activity (i.e., speaker, chairperson, organizing committee, etc.). The deadline for this award is March 31.
Carol C. Lemire Unsung Hero Award
Recognizes an ACT member who has made substantive unrecognized contributions to ACT. The nominee should have demonstrated on-going willingness to help in ACT activities generally behind the scenes.The deadline for this award is March 31.
ACT's International Journal of Toxicology annually recognizes the authors of the best paper published in the journal.
The Best Paper award will be presented at the ACT Annual Meeting during the Awards Ceremony and Luncheon. Papers that will be eligible for the Best Paper award will be those published in the previous calendar year. Nominations may be submitted to ACT Headquarters’ office. The Publications Committee will carefully consider all nominations received. The deadline for this award is March 31.
Mildred Christian Women’s Leadership in Toxicology Award
Mildred Christian, PhD, was a founding member of the ACT whose vision and leadership truly made a difference to the College and in the world of toxicology. This award is presented to a woman who has made a difference in advancing the science and practice of toxicology and who has attained industry/government/academia recognition as a global leader in this field.
The recipient should be a woman who demonstrates many of Dr. Christian's defining characteristics including: leadership, inclusiveness, collaboration, perseverance, and devotion to ACT's goals to Educate, to Lead, and to Serve. Candidates may come from many fields (the pharmaceutical or chemistry industries, contract research organizations, government agencies, academia) but must be a current member of the College. The deadline for this award is March 31.