Charles River Prize in Laboratory Animal Science and Medicine

The Charles River Prize is awarded to a veterinarian in recognition of his/her outstanding contributions to laboratory animal science and medicine.


Background

Since 1978, Charles River has proudly sponsored the Charles River Prize in the United States. Beginning in 2013, we expanded the reach of the Charles River Prize to include our international colleagues through AALAS.


Nominee Eligibility

Nominee should be a veterinarian who has had significant, consistent contributions to laboratory animal science and medicine. Nominee must be either a member of AALAS or an AALAS-recognized affiliate organization (AALAS Global Partner Affiliates list). Nominee may be a resident of any country. The Charles River Prize Nomination Form and Charles River Prize Reference Letter of Support Form must be completed for each nominee. Please note that each letter of support must be accompanied by a Reference Letter of Support Form.

Please notify the CHARTER program of your intention to nominate one of your colleagues for the CR Prize no later than March 1st at [email protected]. If more than one person wishes to nominate a single nominee, the parties will be encouraged to work together to submit a single nomination packet.

The completed nomination packet must be received no later than April 1st. Please send nomination packet via email to [email protected].


Criteria

  • Publications and presentations in the field of laboratory animal science, medicine, welfare or ethics
  • Teaching and training activities that foster the highest standards of animal care and use
  • Public outreach supporting biomedical research
  • Involvement in public policy enhancing biomedical research
  • Involvement in development of recognized guidelines, standards and other activities enhancing the use of animals in biomedical research
  • Contributions to the implementation of the 3Rs in biomedical research
  • Other attributes not covered above that should be considered, including grants to enhance animal care and use programs or involvement in professional organizations (particularly leadership roles)


Award Details

Plaque and a $2,500 honorarium.
 

Past Winners

  • 2010s

    2018    Dr. Kap Lee
    2017    Dr. Christian Abee
    2016    Dr. Timo Nevalainen
    2015    Dr. Christian Newcomer
    2014    Dr. Steven M. Niemi
    2013    Dr. Anne-Dominique Degryse
    2012    Dr. Kathryn Bayne
    2011    Dr. Steven L. Leary
    2010    Dr. Mel Balk

  • 2000s

    2009    Dr. John Miller
    2008    Dr. Stephen Barthold
    2007    Dr. Susan Stein Cook
    2006    Dr. William S. Stokes
    2005    Dr. Michael Kastello
    2004    Dr. Steele F. Mattingly
    2003    Dr. Hilton Klein
    2002    Dr. Margaret Susan Landi
    2001    Dr. Robert O. Jacoby
    2000    Dr. Daniel Ringler

  • 1990s

    1999    Dr. Dale G. Martin
    1998    Dr. B. Taylor Bennett
    1997    Dr. Lynn C. Anderson
    1996    Dr. Harry Rozmiarek
    1995    Dr. Fred Quimby
    1994    Dr. Albert E. "Gene" New
    1993    Dr. Howard C. Hughes, Jr.
    1992    Dr. Nathan R. Brewer
    1991    Dr. Steven P. Pakes
    1990    Dr. James G. Fox
     

  • 1980s

    1989    Dr. Robert A. Whitney
    1988    Dr. Franklin M. Loew
    1987    Dr. C Max Lang
    1986    Dr. Joseph E. Wagner
    1985    Dr. Henry J. Baker
    1984    Dr. Joseph R. Held
    1983    Dr. Ronald D. Hunt
    1982    Dr. Edward Melby, Jr.
    1981    Dr. Lisbeth Kraft
    1980    Dr. Bennett Cohen

  • 1970s

    1979    Dr. Russell Lindsey
    1978    Dr. Thomas B. Clarkson