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Annual Meeting 2014

2014 Teratology Society Awards

Narsingh Agnish Fellowship

This award recognizes Narsingh Agnish’s contributions to the Teratology Society, particularly the implementation of the Education Course. The Narsingh Agnish Fellowship facilitates the continuing participation of senior Teratology Society members at the Annual Meeting. The 2014 recipient is John M. DeSesso, who will present on Saturday, June 28 at 8:10 am.


Josef Warkany Lecturer
This award recognizes Josef Warkany’s contributions to the Teratology Society. Dr. Warkany was the first person to demonstrate that exposures to environmental chemicals are responsible for production of congenital malformation. His early studies culminated in the formulation of the scientific principles of teratology. This award recognizes a scientist who has significantly contributed to the field of teratology over his/her career. This year’s lecture will be presented by Thomas B. Knudsen, National Center for Computational Toxicology, US EPA, on Sunday, June 29 at 8:15 am.


F. Clarke Fraser New Investigator Award
This award honors F. Clarke Fraser, one of the founding members of the Teratology Society, for his many contributions to the field of developmental toxicology. This year’s award recipient is Julia M. Gohlke, University of Alabama, Birmingham, who will present on Sunday, June 29 at 1:30 pm.


James G. Wilson Publication Award
This award is presented in recognition of the best paper accepted or published in the journal Birth Defects Research. The dual purpose of the award is to provide recognition to the authors of the best paper and to encourage authors trained in various disciplines to submit high-quality papers to Birth Defects Research. The paper selected for this year’s award is “Dihydroartemisinin (DHA) Treatment Causes an Arrest of Cell Division and Apoptosis in Rat Embryonic Erythroblasts in Whole Embryo Culture.” Lorraine Posobiec, GlaxoSmithKline, will present the data on Sunday, June 29 at 2:00 pm.


Robert L. Brent Lecture
This award recognizes Robert L. Brent’s contributions to the Teratology Society and particularly to the implementation of the “Teratogen Update.” The purpose of the Robert L. Brent Lecture is to facilitate the discussion of new and old teratogens during the Annual Meeting. The 2014 Robert L. Brent Lecture will be presented by Sonja A. Rasmussen, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, on Wednesday, July 2 at 8:00 am.


Birth Defects Research Distinguished Scholar Awards
The awards recognize senior authors for the importance, impact, and relevance of their published works in the field of birth defects research. The dual purpose of the award is to provide recognition to the authors of high impact papers and to encourage authors trained in various disciplines to submit high quality papers to Birth Defects Research Part A and Birth Defects Research Part B. This award will be recognized during the Annual Meeting Banquet on Wednesday, July 2.

Birth Defects Research: Part A
The 2014 recipient of this award is Bengt Källen, Tornblad Institute for his research investigating the potential impacts of in vitro fertilization on birth defects incidences (reference paper: In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) in Sweden: Risk for Congenital Malformations after Different IVF Methods; BDRA 73, 3: 162-169)

Birth Defects Research: Part B
The 2014 recipient of this award is Anick Bérard, University of Montreal for her research investigating the potential adverse impacts of antidepressant use during pregnancy (reference paper: First Trimester Exposure to Paroxetine and Risk of Cardiac Malformations in Infants: The Importance of Dosage; BDRB 80, 1: 18-27).


Teratology Society Distinguished Service Award
The Teratology Society Distinguished Service Award honors an individual who has provided exemplary service to the Society and the field of teratology. The 2014 Teratology Society Distinguished Service Award recipient is Carole A. Kimmel, Exponent. Dr. Kimmel’s extraordinary service includes leadership throughout the years as a past president and an active member of several committees. Her extraordinary service includes the establishment of the Society’s first executive office, commissioning of the 5-year Strategic Plan, and initiation of the Society’s newsletter. Through these and other numerous contributions Dr. Kimmel has left an indelible mark on the Teratology Society and the field of birth defects research at large.

Award Nominations
Nominate a deserving candidate to receive one of the Society awards. Award nominations are due in October.




Rev. Saturday, April 5, 2014; at 4:49:09 PM EDT
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