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Women in Pathology Award for Advancement of Women in Experimental Pathology Award

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ASIP 2025 Meritorious Awards Application Deadline
December 15, 2023 
11:59 PM (ET)
 

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Frieda RobscheitFrieda Robscheit-Robbins

Award Description: The Frieda Robscheit-Robbins Award for Exceptional Achievement in the Advancement of Women in Experimental Pathology is named for Dr. Freida Robscheit-Robbins who achieved much in her long career as an educator, researcher, and mentor. Among her many achievements, Dr. Robscheit-Robbins was a pioneer in the leadership in the American Society for Experimental Pathology (precursor to the ASIP). She was the first woman President of the ASEP and served the Society in other elected positions, including Secretary-Treasurer, as well as representative to the FASEB Board of Directors. This award will be conferred on a senior ASIP member (either woman or man) who has demonstrated exceptional achievement in the advancement of women experimental pathologists during their career. The Meritorious Awards Committee will consider nominees’ achievements related to training/mentoring women in experimental pathology, leadership within the field of experimental pathology, service to the community in the promotion of science, innovation in the recruitment and retention of women in experimental pathology, and contributions to the Society. The recipient of the ASIP Freida Robscheit-Robbins Award for Exceptional Achievement in the Advancement of Women in Experimental Pathology is recognized each year at the ASIP Annual Meeting.

Award Eligibility: Eligible candidates will be a regular member of the ASIP in good standing for five years prior to nomination. The typical nominee for the ASIP Freida Robscheit-Robbins Award for Exceptional Achievement in the Advancement of Women in Experimental Pathology will be senior scientists (full Professor or equivalent), and can be active investigators or inactive (retired or partially retired). Both women and men can be nominated for this award. Nominees should have sustained and significant contributions to the Society (through leadership and/or participation in Society activities/programs).

Nominations for the ASIP Freida Robscheit-Robbins Award for Exceptional Achievement in the Advancement of Women in Experimental Pathology should include:

  1. The nominee's curriculum vitae (CV), including a complete bibliography of published research. The nominee’s CV should include clear descriptions of contributions to research, teaching, mentorship, leadership (including institutional leadership and leadership in the wider field of pathology), and contributions to the ASIP. The nominee’s CV should be updated in subsequent years if the nomination is renewed.
  2. A candidate’s statement describing their (i) training/mentoring of women in experimental pathology and success of their women trainees/mentees, (ii) leadership at their institution, in professional societies, and within the field of experimental pathology, (iii) service to the community in the promotion of science, and (iv) innovative approaches to the recruitment and retention of women in experimental pathology
  3. Three letters of support from peers, including at least two from current ASIP members. Peer letters of support should address each element considered for the award, including the nominee’s training/mentorship of women in experimental pathology, leadership within the field of experimental pathology, service and promotion of science, innovation in recruitment and retention of women in experimental pathology, and engagement in the activities of the ASIP. Letters of support should be updated in subsequent years if the nomination is renewed.
  4. Three letters of support from former or current trainees/mentees describing the nominee’s outstanding mentorship and its impact on their training and/or careers.

Scoring Rubric: ASIP Freida Robscheit-Robbins Award for Exceptional Achievement in the Advancement of Women in Experimental Pathology nomination packages will be scored based upon: (1) achievements in training/mentoring women in experimental pathology and success of their women trainees/mentees, (2) leadership at their institution, in professional societies, and within the field of experimental pathology, (3) service to the community in the promotion of science, (4) innovative approaches to the recruitment and retention of women in experimental pathology, (5) contributions to the ASIP, (6) strength of peer letters of support, and (7) strength of trainee/mentee letters of support.
 

Awardees

Michael A. Gimbrone, Jr., MD 2024
Michael A. Gimbrone, Jr., MD

Linda M. McManus, PhD 2023
Linda M. McManus, PhD