NEBAALAS MEMBERS …

RECOGNIZE YOUR PEERS, COLLEAGUES, YOUR MANAGERS WHO HAVE MADE OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTIONS IN THE LABORATORY ANIMAL SCIENCES FIELD

DEADLINE IS AUGUST 18th, 2017!

NEBAALAS is seeking nominations for several 2017 awards.  Award recipients will be honored at the ROCK THE BOAT ANNUAL AWARDS DINNER to be held on the Spirit of Boston, Thursday, September 14, 2017.

These awards are open to all NEBAALAS members
Fill out a nomination form and submit it!  What are you waiting for?

ALL PEOPLE WHO NOMINATE A PERSON WILL RECEIVE A FREE RAFFLE TICKET … WHICH GIVES YOU A CHANCE TO WIN BIG!
ALL AWARD WINNERS AND NOMINATORS OF THE WINNERS WILL RECEIVE ONE (1) FREE TICKET TO THE SEPTEMBER EVENT!

You can download the nomination packet HERE. Nominations must be submitted by e‐mail no later than AUGUST 18, 2017 to lynne.walsh@msmr.org
Feel free to send nominations for more than one category; however, individuals can only be nominated for one category each year.  

BERNARD F. TRUM AWARD, WITH AN HONORARIUM OF $250 KATE SWEENEY LABORATORY ANIMAL TECHNOLOGIST AWARD, WITH AN HONORARIUM OF $100
JOHN F. ZUCKER ANIMAL TECHNICIAN AWARD, WITH AN HONORARIUM OF $100 ASSISTANT LAB ANIMAL TECHNICIAN/CAGE WASHER AWARD, WITH AN HONORARIUM OF $100
ROBERT KYDD VENDOR EXCELLENCE AWARD, WITH AN HONORARIUM OF $100 LABORATORY ANIMAL SUPERVISOR/MANAGER AWARD, WITH AN HONORARIUM OF $100
ON BEHALF OF THE NEBAALAS NOMINATIONS/ AWARDS COMMITTEE, WE THANK YOU IN ADVANCE!



The New England Branch of the American Association (NEBAALAS) for Laboratory Animal Science gives six awards annually at the winter meeting, as follows:


Bernard F. Trum Award, with an honorarium of $250.00

Kate Sweeney Laboratory Animal Technologist Award, with an honorarium of $100.00

John F. Zucker Animal Technician Award, with an honorarium of $100.00

Assistant Lab. Animal Technician/Cage Washer Award, with an honorarium of $100

Laboratory Animal Supervisor/Manager Award, with an honorarium of $100

Robert Kydd Vendor Award, with an honorarium of $100

Bernard F. Trum Award. Dr. Bernard F. Trum retired from Harvard Medical School after a very distinguished career.  Dr. Trum is one of the original founders of the branch and worked hard to make it succeed.  He was president of NEBAALAS and held other offices as well.  The person nominated for the Bernard F. Trum Award should have made significant contributions to the betterment of the New England Branch, to the field of animal care and/or quality of animals used in research.  The person must be a member of the branch.

The Kate Sweeney Laboratory Animal Technologist Award is for technicians who are certified at the LATG level and hold animal care positions with minimal to moderate supervisory responsibility and exhibit an interest in attaining additional education and training to become more proficient in their vocation; show a dedication to furthering laboratory animal science through teaching and training junior technicians; are respected by colleagues for dedication to common goals in laboratory animal science; contributed to personnel and facility management training of animal care personnel; and/or have shown an interest in participating in AALAS at local, regional, and/or National levels. The technician has made outstanding contributions to laboratory animal science and technology, which may include participation in NEBAALAS affairs, publications, work performance, technician training and other notable accomplishments in the field of laboratory animal science.

The John F. Zucker Animal Technician Award is for technicians who are certified at the LAT level and hold animal care positions with minimal supervisory responsibility and exhibit an interest in attaining additional education and training to become more proficient in their vocation; show a dedication to furthering laboratory animal science through teaching and training junior technicians; are respected by colleagues for dedication to common goals in laboratory animal science; and/or have shown an interest in participating in AALAS at local, regional, and/or National levels. The technician has made outstanding contributions to laboratory animal science and technology, which may include participation in NEBAALAS affairs, publications, work performance, technician training and other notable accomplishments in the field of laboratory animal science.

The Assistant Laboratory Animal Technician/Cage Washer Award is for technicians who are generally certified at the ALAT level and hold animal care positions with no supervisory responsibility and exhibit an interest in attaining additional education and training to become more proficient in their vocation; show a dedication to furthering laboratory animal science through teaching and training junior technicians; are respected by colleagues for dedication to common goals in laboratory animal science; and/or have shown an interest in participating in AALAS at local, regional, and/or National levels. Note: ALAT certification is not an absolute requirement for this award.

The Laboratory Animal Supervisor/Manager Award is for facility supervisors or managers who are certified at the LATG level and have supervisory positions. The person must exhibit an interest in attaining additional education and training to become more proficient in their vocation; show a dedication to furthering laboratory animal science through teaching and training technicians; are respected by colleagues for dedication to common goals in laboratory animal science; contributed to personnel and facility management training of animal care personnel; and/or have shown an interest in participating in AALAS at local, regional, and/or National levels. The person has made outstanding contributions to laboratory animal science and technology, which may include participation in NEBAALAS affairs, publications, work performance, technician training and other notable accomplishments in the field of laboratory animal science.

The Robert Kydd Vendor Excellence Award is given to a vendor who has made outstanding contributions to laboratory animal science and technology, which may include participation in NEBAALAS affairs, publications, work performance, technician training and other notable accomplishments in the field of laboratory animal science.


Nomination Process

Be prepared to provide the following contact information when you submit your nomination:
To be eligible for consideration, the nominee must be a current member of NEBAALAS.
In the Nomination Form you will be asked why your candidate deserves to win over all of the others Nominated. You may want to have these items ready before you begin your Nomination:
 • Which of the Awards Categories best suits the work of your Nominee?
 • State why you think the nominee deserves recognition
 • Why is this Nominee truly outstanding?
 • Nominee’s complete contact information
• Your Name and Contact Email & Phone Number

How to submit nominations & support letters:
We urge you to submit supporting letters to assist the committee in determining how well the nominee meets the criteria for the selected award.
All materials must be received by August 18th 2017. Here are the directions to send us your nominations:
In consideration of the environment, we encourage the submission of electronic nominations instead of physical materials. If you still wish to submit physical materials, we require five (5) copies. These materials will NOT be returned.
Send materials to:
MSMR, Inc. c/o Lynne Walsh ATTN: NOMINATION Committee 73 Princeton Street, Suite 311 North Chelmsford, MA 01863
Electronic Nominations:
Electronic materials sent as attachments will be distributed to the nomination committee members by e-mail. Nominations & Support letters may be sent as e-mail attachments to: lynne.walsh@msmr.org

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