The Society of Toxicology (SOT) Enhancement of Animal Welfare Award is presented annually to a member of the Society in recognition of contributions made to the advancement of toxicological science through the development and application of methods that replace, refine, or reduce the need for experimental animals. The achievement recognized may be either a seminal piece of work or a long-term contribution to toxicological science and animal welfare.
As with most SOT Awards, nominations for the Enhancement of Animal Welfare Award should include the nominee’s abbreviated CV and both a primary and seconding letter of nomination from Full members of the Society that include documentation and description of the significant contributions to toxicology by the nominee. These letters should describe in layman’s terms an analysis of how the significant contributions to toxicology by the nominee apply to the criteria of the award. Please note: The Awards Committee will only review the two letters required to complete the nomination, no additional letters will be taken into consideration.
2018 Enhancement of Animal Welfare Award Recipient Anna Lowit (left) accepts her award from SOT Vice President Ronald Hines.
If you know a SOT Member who has advanced the welfare of research animals or made other major contributions to public awareness regarding animal research in Toxicology, nominate them for this award today. To nominate yourself or a colleague please visit the SOT Awards page. Nominations will be accepted online through October 9, 2018.
Recent Enhancement of Animal Welfare Award Recipients
- 2006 William S. Stokes
- 2007 Thomas Hartung
- 2009 Sally Robinson
- 2010 Leonard M. Schechtman
- 2013 Martin L. Stephens
- 2015 Marcel Leist
- 2016 Warren Casey
- 2017 David G. Allen
- 2018 Anna Lowit