Awards

The awards committee is soliciting nominations for the
2018 Macy-Gyorgy and Erhlich-Koldovsky Awards.

Please send complete nomination packages to Lars Bode at: lbode@ucsd.edu no later than April 15, 2018.

THE MACY-GYORGY AWARD FOR RESEARCH IN HUMAN MILK AND LACTATION

Purpose. The purpose of this biennial lifetime achievement award is to honor individuals who have made outstanding, original scientific contributions to the study of human milk and lactation.

Qualifications.The awardee will be a senior scientist whose work has been recognized internationally and whose papers have appeared in excellent peer-review journals. Although membership and participation in the Society may be reasons for consideration, they are not essential criteria. Active members of the Executive Committee are not eligible for the award.

Nomination Process. A candidate will be nominated by two members of good standing in the Society. The nomination will consist of primary and seconding letters of nomination that detail the qualifications of the candidate, the curriculum vita of the candidate, and three of the most significant research publications from the nominee. These documents will be sent to the President of the Society at least six months before the international scientific meeting of the Society.

Selection of the Recipient. The Awards Committee will recommend nominees to the Executive Committee. The selection of a recipient will require a majority affirmative vote from the Executive Committee.

Nature of the Award. The award will be a plaque and/or certificate from the Executive Committee indicating the significance of the award. The recipient will be invited to attend the next international research meeting of the Society; travel, lodging, and registration for the awardee will be paid for by the Society. The recipient will be introduced by the nominator and presented the award from the Society by the President

THE EHRLICH-KOLDOVSKY EARLY CAREER AWARD FOR RESEARCH IN HUMAN MILK AND LACTATION

Purpose. The purpose of this biennial award is to recognize early-career investigators who have begun to make outstanding, original scientific contributions to the study of human milk and lactation.

Qualifications. Nominees will be at the junior faculty level or will hold a similar position that includes independent research responsibilities. They will have obtained their Ph.D. or M.D. degree within the last 10 years. Their work will have been published in excellent peer-reviewed journals and will be beginning to be recognized internationally. The work in question will be due primarily to the efforts of the nominee and not to efforts of mentors or other colleagues. It is not required for nominees to be members of the Society.

Nomination Process. A candidate will be nominated by a Society member in good standing, who may be a mentor or a senior colleague of the nominee. A nominator may be a current or past member of the Executive Committee. A nomination will consist of the curriculum vita of the candidate, the most significant research publication from the nominee, and a letter of nomination that details the qualifications of the candidate. These documents will be sent to the President of the Society three to six months prior to the meeting where the award is to be presented. In addition, the candidate must have an abstract accepted for either an oral or poster presentation at an International Scientific Meeting.

Selection of the Recipient. The selection of a recipient will require a majority affirmative vote by the Executive Committee members who are in attendance for the presentation of the their research at the International Scientific Meeting.

Nature of the Award. The award will be a plaque and/or a certificate from the Executive Committee indicating the significance of the award. The recipient will be introduced by the nominator (if she or he is in attendance), and the award presented by the President of the Society at the international scientific meeting at which the awardee presented his/her abstract. If funds are available from the society’s general fund, a travel grant will be given to defray the costs of attending the meeting; the amount of this grant will be determined by the Executive Committee in consultation with the Treasurer at the time the awardee is selected.


2018 Award Winners:

Macy György Award

Awarded to individuals who have made outstanding, original Scientific contributions to the study of human milk and lactation. For more information on Macy and György click here.

2018 Recipient: Ann Prentice

Ann Prentice has been selected to receive the 2018 ISRHML MACY GYORGY AWARD FOR RESEARCH IN HUMAN MILK AND LACTATION. She is Director and Head of Nutrition and Bone Health Research at the MRC Elsie Widdowson Laboratory, Cambridge, and Head of the Calcium, Vitamin D and Bone Health Group at MRC Keneba, The Gambia. She is a basic scientist with a strong commitment to the translation of scientific evidence into policy and practice.

This lifetime achievement award recognizes the many outstanding, original scientific contributions that Dr. Prentice has made to the study of human milk and lactation.  Her research focuses on life course nutritional requirements for population health, with an emphasis on calcium and vitamin D, encompassing the nutritional problems of both affluent and resource-limited societies. She is involved in projects studying pregnant and lactating women, children, adolescents and older persons in the UK, The Gambia, Uganda, Malawi, Kenya, China, Bangladesh and South Africa.

Dr. Prentice will receive her award at the ISRHML Conference in Japan and will deliver the Keynote Lecture entitled “The Rewards of Cross-Cultural Research into Human Milk and Lactation”

Previous Recipients

2016 Kathleen Rasmussen
2014 Margaret Neville
2012 Kathryn Dewey
2010 Mary Frances Picciano
2008 Allan Walker
2006 Peter Hartmann
2004 Lars Hansen
2002 Bo Lonnerdal
2000 Armond S. Goldman
1999 Margit Hamosh
1997 Stuart Patton
1995 Robert Jensen

Ehrlich-Koldovsky Award

Awarded to recognize junior investigators (less than 10 years post PhD) who have begun to make outstanding, original scientific contributions to the study of human milk and lactation. For more information on Otakar Koldovský click here.

Previous Recipients

2016 Katie Hinde
2014 Foteini Kakulas (formerly Hassiotou)
2012 Lars Bode
2010 Stefano Bembich
2008 Mark Cregan and Donna Geddes
2006 Shannon Kelleher
2002 Johanna Hawkes and Michelle (Shelley) McGuire
2000 Bohuslav Dvorak and Cheryl Lovelady
1999 Rafael Perez-Escamilia
1997 Ardythe Morrow*
1995 Sharon Donovan*


*Formerly Young Investigator Award